The Grammy Award-winning Phoenix Chorale is regarded as one of the finest choral ensembles in North America. The 28-voice chorus, made up of highly trained singers residing in Arizona, has developed this reputation through live performances across the U.S. and Canada. Each season, the Chorale reaches over 7,500 local individuals through concerts and outreach events across the Valley. Annually, the Chorale’s video and audio recordings reach over one million listeners around the world.
Founded in 1958 as the Bach & Madrigal Society of Phoenix and subsequently known as the Phoenix Bach Choir, the Phoenix Chorale became a fully professional choir in 1992. The Phoenix Chorale aims to be the preeminent model for American choral music by redefining standards of excellence and enriching the lives of its listeners through distinction in choral artistry.
After an exhaustive two-year search, Christopher Gabbitas was appointed as our new Artistic Director in May 2019. A two-time Grammy Award-winning singer and former member of The King’s Singers, Gabbitas has performed almost 2,000 concerts worldwide and has served as a clinician in over 500 masterclasses. Gabbitas’ vision for the Phoenix Chorale is to increase its visibility at home and abroad, expand outreach opportunities, and increase the capacity of the Chorale to reach a broader audience.