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The East Valley Chorale unites singers from over 50 Phoenix area churches. We share God’s message of love and salvation at local churches, community events, retirement communities, and nursing facilities.
The Chorale was formed in 1999 when another volunteer church choir “hit the dust.” Because many churches were transitioning to small worship bands, former choir members had limited opportunities to sing and share their love of God through music.
Dr. Bruce Cochran, who had been directing church choirs for over 20 years at the time, took a creative approach. He provided a haven for these displaced choir “refugees.” The chorale began with only 12 singers from three different churches. There are now nearly 100 singers from about 50 Phoenix area churches.
The East Valley Chorale performs 25 to 30 concerts yearly. In addition to our standard venues, the Chorale also enjoys performing at the Phoenix Veterans Home every summer and was honored to sing at the Gilbert Constitution Day Celebration and at the Fiesta Mall. Our annual Christmas concerts at Crossroads Nazarene Church in Chandler and at the Mesa Regal RV Park are the highlight of the year; these events include full orchestral accompaniment.
The Chorale repertoire includes Hymns, Light Classical, and Contemporary Christian arrangements. We have recorded six CDs and our music is available to stream or download for listeners worldwide.