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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Arts & Culture, Performing Arts

Mission: The mission of Phoenix Women's Chorus is to increase lesbian visibility, to celebrate the accomplishments of women in music, and to passionately pursue artistic excellence.

Geographic areas served: Arizona

Programs: The chorus performs four full-length concerts each year. In addition, the chorus participates in a wide variety of community activities.

Community Stories

48 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Barb

Client Served

Rating: 5

Phoenix Women's Chorus helped me find a voice that I had lost many years ago. The sisterhood and music touch many lives. .I sang with the Choir for 10 years and served as a Board member as well as other positions. Thank you Phoenix Women's Chorus for celebrating community through music year after year.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

AZWIT is the most well respected and sensational choir in Arizona. Iam proud to be a donor, volunteer,singer and previous board member.

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1 Katharine H.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I've been singing with the Phoenix Women's Chorus for almost 4 years. I so love the experience and the community of wonderful, supportive women. I have learned so much in this short period of time and am grateful for our Artistic Director, Livia Gho, for her support and encouragement. Livia puts her entire being into leading and educating us.

1 Kristine K.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I've been a singing member of the Phoenix Women's Chorus for about 2 years now. I love it! Singing is so good for the soul. It's a great group of women with awesome direction. It's a commitment of time and energy, but what I get in return is SO worth it!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

For 13 years this chorus has been an important part of my life, speaking out in song for gay/lesbian and woman-identified issues. The quality of the music is beautiful and professional. I am proud to be a donor, volunteer, singer and supporter of this organization. In addition to the music, the chorus provides moral support to many women as they face life crises.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have been a member of Arizona Women in Tune for the last nine years and am also a donor to the organization. This chorale is exceptional in its performance of a wide variety of music and is also an important voice for lesbian issues and diversity in our community. I have been pleased to participate as a singer, volunteer and audience participant. The organizaion is exceptionally well-run also, and has a well qualifed director and staff.

3 Mary261

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

Well, my dear sister and sister-in-law are i. the Phoenix Women's Chorus and I have not had the privelege of hearing them in person, I wm on the east coast, Although I have listed to quite a few beautiful concerts on the computer and youtube! I have enjoyed them deeply! They are conducted very well, the harmony is amazing! I can also hear all the different sections, individually and blended when they harmonize! I can also hear the voices of my family members! i love the organ also! I have an AZWIT CD in my car from a few years ago, and when I need
to relax and feel uplifted I put it in, the first song is Cradle Me! I just love that and (I sing along)!


Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been singing with this choir off and on since 2005. The quality of the music keeps getting better and better. You would never know that this is a non-audition choir. The director, Lucik Aprahamian, is phenomenal. Along with creating beautiful music, these women are dedicated to increasing lesbian visibility and are always willing to help others.

1 Joanna R.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Arizona Women In Tune is more than simply a choir. It is a wonderful group of women who support each other through life's uncertainty, while working toward greater lesbian visibility within the community. The repertoire is as diverse as the women that make up this incredible organization. Each concert brings something new and exciting. The dedication of the staff, board and volunteers is evident in everything that this organization has and will continue to accomplish. Anyone who has ever been a part of this organization or has the privilege of seeing AZWIT perform is part of a family that compares to nothing else. The community has been lucky to have AZWIT for the past 20 years and I hope that we can add another 20 years to our legacy.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I was visiting my Mom in Phoenix in June and had the opportunity to hear Arizona Women in Tune sing. Wow! I have performed with the Bel Canto Chorus of Milwaukee as well as the Milwaukee Symphony Chorus under the direction of Margaret Hawkins. In addition, I have sung professionally. It's hard to believe this is an all-volunteer and non-audition choir! They are a joy to hear and I can tell they work really hard to be so excellent! If I were to live in the Phoenix area, I would be honored to be accepted into this choir!

1 IanandJenny L.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Arizona Women in Tune is an absolutely fantastic group. Watching them perform is just an amazing experience. In addition to their beautiful singing, they are beautiful people with big hearts who do wonderful things for the community.

1 Christen B.

Donor

Rating: 5

Arizona Women in Tune is a fabulous group of women who have a true dedication to each other. It is an amazing group, of which I am proud to say I am a member. The choir made me feel right at home from the very first time I walked through the door! It is a true privilege to make music with this group of women, who truly care about giving back to the community through music!!!

1 Alyce N.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Arizona Women in Tune has been such a gift. This is my second season singing with this amazing group of women under the direction of Dr. Lucik Aprahamian. The dedication and love the women have for this group is something I’ve never experienced before. We work very hard to bring a beautiful and unique experience to our audience every performance. From the day I joined I’ve been welcomed and cared for and genuinely appreciated. When Arizona Women in Tune had the opportunity to go to GALA and I didn’t think I would be able to afford the trip, they made sure I got there, and it was one of he best experiences of my life. I will always and forever be changed for the better by the time I’ve spent with Arizona Women in Tune.

Tree T.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

Arizona Women in Tune provides art, culture and camaraderie to the members (singing and non-singing) and to the Community. I receive so much positive energy from these women (and Brad) I have to give some of it away to all who will listen to me wax poetic about joining AZWIT and attending the concerts and events.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Arizona Women in Tune fulfills my need for estrogen and music. Each concert and event I attend leaves me bursting with pride and accomplishment.

Christina33

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am in my second season singing with Arizona Women in Tune. I was drafted by a friend that sung in the choir, but I always assumed the organization was a loosely knit group that came together to practice. Only after joining did I realize that AZWIT is a sisterhood (of 20 years!), and that rehearsing and performing together is theraputic, energizing, and transformative. Our musicality has consistantly grown via the dynamic efforts of our extremely talented Musical Director. We perform in both small community events and larger operatic venues, and that balance makes AZWIT the perfect fit for me.

Lenora P.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I only recently joined Arizona Women in Tune and am already very happy that I did. I found out about them when searching on the internet and was invited to a Meet and Great shortly after contacting the choir. From the first moment, this has been a warm, friendly group. Everyone is there to help each other, whether it is with the music or lending a helping hand on moving day. They offer solace to each other in difficult times and celebrate together in good times. I have to admit that I was worried about joining at first because it had been so long since I had read music, and I had never been in a choir or singing group at all, but I am very happy that I did. I have received so much support and even compliments on my voice. I even got to sing the National Anthem at a sporting event - something I never even imagined doing in my lifetime.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have sung with Arizona Women in Tune for more than five years now. I am proud to belong to this organization and am very excited at the increased excellence it showcases every year in its performances and involvement with the community. The community created within the chorus is welcoming of all its members and truly cares for everyone involved. Furthermore, the music the chorus creates together is not only beautiful, but engaging and inspiring. The dedication of its director, Lucik Aprahamian, Ph.D., its board of directors, and different committees helps lead the way for the whole organization, and shines a light I am glad to carry every time I sing with them.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been a member of this organization for about five years now, and I am very pleased and excited with the changes we have experienced this past year. Our new conductor, Lucik Aprahamian, Ph.D., is talented, dedicated, and knowledgeable about the music we perform; her enthusiasm and attention to detail and sound quality are unparalleled. The choir has responded to her challenges with its own dedication and enthusiasm; the results are evident in the quality of the sound, the precision of the diction, and the smiles after rehearsal, which I had not seen in months. I look forward to the path Dr. Aprahamian is clearing for us. It will truly be phenomenal.

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1 Abuela D.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have enjoyed the music of AZ Women in Tune for over 10 years. They just keep getting better and better--especially under the direction of the new Artistic Director, Lucik Aparahamian! AZWIT sings from the heart songs from around the world that are diverse, inclusive, and just down right lovely! Giving only three concerts a year makes them a treat I wait for every year knowing they will only get better as time goes on!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Having been a musician almost all my life, I can attest that Arizona Women in Tune works very hard to present the very best musical product they have to offer. On the rare occasions I've had the privilege to sit in the audience rather than perform on the stage, I have been swept up in the music, and moved to laughter and tears. The chorus is one of the most loving and nurturing groups I've ever been a part of. When I first moved to Phoenix, I knew one person. Now I have a whole group of sisters! Thank you, AZWIT, and congratulations on your 20th year!

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Donor

Rating: 5

After 7 years of working in the non-profit sector I became involved on the board of Arizona Women in Tune (AZWIT). Serving on this board was life-changing and taught me more professionally than all of my paid experience in the field. I also performed with this group for a handful of years. AZWIT provides a strong feminist and activist voice (using music) to affect cultural changes in areas such as LGBT rights, women's rights, women's health, race and class. It also provides a welcoming and educational setting for all those who self identify as women (be they Lesbian, "straight" or Transgendered). Many times, this is the only supportive setting that these women have. AZWIT offers not only a musical experience to it's audience but also a mechanism for Social Justice and Human Rights. It also just happens to be a ton of fun! I donate to this non-profit because it changed my life for the better and I know it does the same for everyone who crosses it's path. I urge you to check them out at http://azwit.com/

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a board director and have sung wth azwit for 5 years. It is like a giant sorority...with its sum is greater than its parts.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

As a newcomer to AZ, I joined this wonderful group of women. I found that not only I could sing, but that others couldn't read music either. Our new director is funny, bright and is teaching me how to read music without being boring. I love AZWIT, and have made fast friends with many in te chorus.

Board Member

Rating: 5

As a Board Member and Donor for this organization I am proud to say that Arizona Women in Tune really cares about the LGBT community and also helps women find their voice, I urge you to contribute to this organization and attend their new 20 Year Anniversary Concert Season.