Join the ChoraleGiving Back Musically to the Community
Practices and Commitments
Our concert year runs from September through the first week of June. In September we begin rehearsal for our Christmas concert. We break for the holidays and reconvene in January, when we begin rehearsals for our spring/summer concerts.
Timpanogos Chorale rehearses every Thursday evening from 7 to 9 pm at Historic City Hall in American Fork, Utah. The address is 31 N Church Street in American Fork. We do not rehearse June through August.
Choir members should plan to rehearse and perform with us for the entire concert year. Attendance at dress rehearsals and our main performances of our Christmas and spring/summer concerts is mandatory. We make every effort to provide the year's schedule in advance so choir members can arrange their schedules accordingly.
Dues are $50 per person per concert year. Additional family members are $30 each. Dues are due by the end of September for returning members, or within 8 weeks of joining the choir for new members.
Choir members must provide their own concert dress or tux. (Concert dress is from Stage Accent ; a tux can be purchased or rented from Tuxedo Wearhouse. Contact Brandt at 801-226-7681.) Ladies also must purchase matching jewelry. Contact Jetta Rasmussen at rehearsal. Choir members have the option to purchase or borrow their music. You must have a plain black folder for performances. Some choir members have purchased theirs here, but you are welcome to purchase yours wherever you like. It must be plain and black.
Phone: Cheri Christensen at 801-885-3409, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
About the ChoraleA 59-YEAR MUSICAL LEGACY
Timpanogos Chorale is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide members with vocal opportunities, to aid in the development of their musical talents and skills, to assist in the development of their appreciation for beautiful music from diverse cultures and genres, and to present such music to the community.
The Timpanogos Chorale was originally called the American Fork Civic Choir. It has also been called the American Fork Community Choir and the North Utah County Community Choir, among other names. It started back in 1963 under the direction of Kenneth J. Bird, who also directed the American Fork City Band. The local LDS stake had disbanded stake choir in order to encourage support for ward choirs. City Councilman F. Haw Durfey, later a prominent mayor of American Fork, asked the disheartened choir members if they would like to form the American Fork Civic Choir.
And thus it began. Alpine School District agreed to let them practice in the chorale room at the high school. By 1969 there were 80 members.
We have performed at the Golden Spike Centennial celebration, in the Tabernacle on Temple Square and at the Provo Tabernacle Chorale Festival, at the West Valley Multi-Choir Festival in West Jordan and in many surrounding Utah communities. Timpanogos Chorale, in many of its various incarnations, has enjoyed the directorship of Dale Rasmussen, Paul Mortensen, Annette Anderson, Kathy Jolley, Merilee Barrett Hunter, Kenna Mills, and now Brett Rasmussen, among others. It has also enjoyed the accompaniment of some very talented pianists – among them, current city Councilwoman Heidi Rodeback.
Timpanogos Chorale would like to thank the American Fork Arts Council for its continued patronage, as well as the contribution and hard work of its members – current and former – and especially the support of the members of the community.
Chorale EventsFall Concert Series
Now Unto Us a Savior is Born
Saturday, November 29, 2014 - Christmas on Temple Square
5:30 PM in the Assembly Hall - Temple Square, Salt Lake City
Saturday, December 6, 2014 - Christmas at Fresh Market
2:00 PM at Fresh Market - 135 East Main Street, American Fork
Monday, December 8, 2014 - Christmas in the Rotunda
7:00 PM at the American Fork Library - 64 South 100 East, American Fork
Saturday, December 13, 2014 - Christmas Memories at Anderson Mortuary
4:30 PM at Anderson Mortuary - 6141 West 1100 North, Highland
Friday, December 19, 2014 - Christmas Concert
7:30 PM at Pleasant Grove High School - 700 East 200 South, Pleasant Grove
Tickets: $5.00 per person or $15.00 per family