Chorale Events

2021 Spring Season

A Gaelic Celebration — An Evening of Celtic Music

Saturday, March 13, 2021

7:00 PM at the Dan Valentine Auditorium - 839 E 900 N, American Fork, Utah
Enjoy music from Ireland, Scotland, and Wales performed by Timpanogos Chorale, Timpanogos Youth Choirs, and members of Garden Valley Pipe Band as we celebrate our Celtic heritage.

This concert is open to all people. Masks are required by Utah Health Department regulations for concert attendees. We note that while steps will be taken to ensure your health and safety, no preventative measures are 100% guaranteed. Please exercise wisdom and discretion in deciding whether to attend.

Tickets:
  • Kids 5 and Under: Free
  • Students: $3
  • Adults: $5
  • Immediate Family Pass: $15

Believe!  Finding Power Within

Wednesday, May 19, 2021 - American Fork Main Concert

7:00 PM in the American Fork Junior High School Auditorium - 20 W 1120 N, American Fork, Utah
Timpanogos Chorale presents an evening of uplifting and empowering music about finding the strength inside to face the challenges of today's world.
Free Admission - Donations gratefully accepted.

Thursday, May 27, 2021 - Stonehenge Service Concert

6:00 PM at Stonehenge of American Fork - 538 S 500 E, American Fork, Utah
This concert is provided as a service for the residents of the care center.

Thursday, May 27, 2021 - Heritage Community Service Concert

7:00 PM at The Heritage Care Center - 350 E 300 N, American Fork, Utah
This concert is provided as a service for the patients of the treatment center and their parents.

Saturday, June 5, 2020 - St. George Concert

12:00 PM at the St. George Tabernacle - 18 S Main St, St George, Utah
Free Admission - Donations gratefully accepted.



2021 Winter Season Auditions

Instructions

Come with a song prepared to sing from any genre or style. An accompanist will be provided.

The audition will consist of a range check, your prepared piece, and a small sight reading exercise to gauge your music reading abilities. Note: you do not have to be a skilled sight reader to join the Chorale.



Thursday, August 12, 2021

6:00 PM to 6:55 PM at the American Fork Historic City Hall - 31 North Church Street, American Fork

Thursday, August 19, 2021

6:00 PM to 6:55 PM at the American Fork Historic City Hall - 31 North Church Street, American Fork
The first rehearsal of the season will immediately follow the auditions.

Come Join Us

About the ChoraleA 59-YEAR MUSICAL LEGACY

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Mission Statement

Timpanogos Chorale is dedicated to providing members with vocal opportunities, aiding in the development of their musical talents and skills, assisting in the development of their appreciation for beautiful music from diverse cultures and genres, and presenting such music to the community.

History

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 organization of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints had disbanded larger, regional choirs in order to encourage support for local congregation 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.

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The choir has performed at the Golden Spike Centennial celebration, in the Tabernacle on Temple Square, 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 its various incarnations, has enjoyed the directorship of Dale Rasmussen, Paul Mortensen, Annette Anderson, Kathy Jolley, Merilee Barrett Hunter, Kenna Mills, Brett Rasmussen, and now Andrew Wheelwright, among others. It has also enjoyed the accompaniment of some very talented pianists – among them, former city Councilwoman Heidi Rodeback.

Timpanogos Chorale would like to thank our current and former members for their contributions and hard work, the members of our community for their patronage, and especially the city of American Fork for their generous support through the Park, Arts, Recreation, and Culture grant program.

Come Join Us

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Join the ChoraleGiving Back Musically to the Community

Practices and Commitments

Our concert year runs from September through the first part 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 from the end of August through mid-December and from the second full week of January through the beginning of June. We do not rehearse from the end of June through the beginning of 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.

Monetary Requirements

Dues are $50 per person per concert year. Additional family members are $35 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 tuxedo. The women's concert skirt and blouses (red on black and turquoise) are from Formal Fasions; a tuxedo may be purchased or rented from any local vendor. Tuxedo Warehouse in Orem or Allen's Tuxedos in American Fork both offer a small discount. Ladies must also purchase matching jewelry while men purchase bow ties which match the women's blouses. Contact our costume coordinator, Laurie Patterson, at rehearsal to purchase the accessories.

Choir members have the option to purchase or borrow their music. You must have a plain, black folder for performances. You are welcome to use any plain, black folder for holding your music but you should refrain from hole-punching the scores if you haven't purchased them (please, use octavo holders instead). High quality choir folders are available from mymusicfolders.com as well as musicfolder.com.

Contact

Phone: 801-228-0842, Email: info@timpanogoschorale.org