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.
AZWIT is the most well respected and sensational choir in Arizona. Iam proud to be a donor, volunteer,singer and previous board member.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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)!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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/
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.
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.
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.
I've been a volunteer with this organization for the better part of 16 years. AZWIT is unwavering in its commitment to Enhanced Lesbian Visibility, Celebrations of the Contributions of Women in Music, and the Passionate Pursuit of Artistic Excellence!
I have been a singer, board member, and volunteer over the last 6 years with AZWIT. I can no longer imagine my life without this group of women. We have been through a lot of change in the last year....all for the better. Dr. Lucik Aprahamian is a gift from above! She is a joy to be around and is continually teaching us music in ways we never thought we could learn, as a non-audition choir. The music this wonderful group of women make is sometimes just mind blowing. It puts tears in my eyes, it is just that beautiful. I have found my best friends in this choir. We are a bright light in the community. Accepting of all people. And as a soon to be single-straight-mother...I appreciate the support of my AZWIT sisters.
My first AZWIT concert was held at the rehearsal space for the PHX Boys Choir. The room was packed with women (and some men), the choir members sang their hearts out, and the music was lively and engaging. That was sometime in the late 1990's. I have been attending faithfully since then--watched the choir ebb and flow, grow and change. The Holiday concert 2010 reminded me of the energy, spirit, and community of the first concert. I LOVED IT!
When I go to an AZWIT concert I never know whether I will laugh or cry--or both--because the range of music presented is not only excellent quality, it is emotionally riveting and speaks to my woman's heart. AZWIT is an art community that deserves the accolades it has won and the support of women (and men...) throughout the valley. ENCORE!
We have been going to Arizona Women In Tune (AZWIT) concerts for several years and have never been disappointed. The concerts are always outstanding both in the selection and presentation of the music.
The musical selections range from the inspirational to humorous. The performance is always a pleasure to hear.
An AZWIT concert is entertainment at it's best. We have been season ticket holders for several years and will continue in the future.
Arizona Women In Tune (AZWIT) provides a safe and nurturing environment for the lesbian community, striving to have their
voices be heard as one. Their musical expertise continues to amaze as they take on the challenge of singing music written by women for women. They are are a visible and viable entity in the LGBT community through their music.
This is a chorale that has come into its own as a member of the Phoenix Performing Arts community. It is a diverse group that believes its mission is relevant to today's awareness of civil rights, and the needs of women, especially lesbians. Arizona Women in Tune provides a safe place and a common bond in music for those who have been pushed aside because of their orientation. There are many testimonies of women of all ages and backgrounds who were silent, but have "found their voice" through being a part of AZWIT. Dr. Lucik Aprahamian is a talented, motivated young woman who is going to help AZWIT make great new strides in the coming seasons.
I have been a member of Arizona Women in Tune for 5 years. I am currently serving my second term on the Board of Directors. AZWIT has enabled me to find my voice both as a singer and an individual. I never cease to be amazed by the level of skill in this chorale. The sense of community and friendship inspires me on a daily basis.
I've been aware of Arizona Women in Tune for most of the organization's existence. It has grown into a group that is a wonderful blend of community support for lesbians and pro-LGBT allies and a musical powerhouse. Member musical experience spans the spectrum, and the director is able to draw on the talents of each person and put on an entertaining, moving show each concert. I have been a non-singing member of the group on and off over the years -- this year I have volunteered by videotaping a concert for the group. The women of AZWIT truly support each other, on and off the concert stage. And that is what makes them so very special!
Change always comes bearing gifts and no better gift could have been given to AZWIT than Dr. Lucik Aprahamian. AZWIT's new conductor should have been wearing a bow and certainly the audience was aware of the technical upgrade. For me this is the first time that I recognized this group as a Chorus. I noticed that the subtleties of conscientious direction have been restored or perhaps for the first time been presented. The lyrics were crisp and the punctuation was spot on. Metaphysically, the energy was positive and tangible. The Bass, the piano and the drums were exceptional and could have been an interlude. Really, I feel like Arizona Woman in Tune may have found their way and their voice. Bravo!
Arizona Women In Tune is a wonderful community of passionate women who love to be together and sing. The new artistic director, Dr. Lucik Aprahamian is a very talented musician who is bringing her expertise to the women of AZWIT with precision and just the right touch of humor. One aspect of our mission is to increase lesbian visibility and I believe that the community can be proud of this hardworking group of allies as we strive to bring an excellent woman-identified interpretation of songs to our performances. You can count on AZWIT to deliver their audience a delightful concert experience.
I've had over 20 years of experience in the performing arts as a dancer, then actor, then theater manager, and more recently, singer. I was told on a couple of occasions to see AzWIT concerts, but the timing never quite worked out. Thank goodness I finally went to their 2010 holiday concert. The pieces were well-rounded for a diverse audience, the stories heart-warming, the presentation classy, fun, interactive, and joyful, and the music was beautiful. After realizing they produced this result with an inclusive approach to singers of all levels, I was extremely impressed. In my experience, this kind of result only comes from a group that loves what they do, has excellent leadership, and all members are committed to the group's mission. I enjoyed the concert so much, that after a ten-year hiatus from being involved in the performing arts, I joined AzWIT in January of 2011 to lend my voice to their amazing work!
Arizona Women in Tune (AZWIT) is a heart-warming, welcoming, caring community of women, who also sing and support the greater Phoenix area. My partner attended one of their concerts a few years ago, and raved about them for days. I was thrilled to join this group and sing w/ them. You feel like you have been part of them from the moment you step into their rehearsal room. You are greeted, welcomed, given a buddy and it's all up-hill from there. If you love to sing, or hear concerts, I cannot say enough superlatives about AZWIT!
When I first moved to Phoenix I only knew one acquaintence. Now because I am an active member and volunteer for AZWIT, I am part of a great sisterhood. These women have helped me move in the heat of a Phoenix summer and each week given me reasons to laugh and cry. We fill a definite need in the GLBT and greater community for our women's based music concerts. Come sing with us!
I have been a member of Arizona Women in Tune for over 13 seasons. This time includes current board service and six years prior board service. This organization and the community it creates strengthens those who are members, touches those who are patrons and inspires those in the larger GLBTQ community who know us.
Personally, AZWIT always provides me with a meaningful outlet for living my social just values. Our music gives voice to the voiceless, lifts hearts and heals spirits.
I have been an active member of Arizona Women In Tune for almost 14 years and have had the most wonderful time singing, socializing, and fund-raising with this unique organization. Not only are the members dedicated to the advancement of women's music but they are so caring and supportive of each and every person involved.
I am saddened by the news of the Board's decision to terminate Kim as director of this fine group. I wish the very best for all involved.
I have enjoyed the variety of music in the concert programming. I've seen and heard the skills and vocal technique of the women in the chorus improve. Us Gaias and other instruments and ensembles have been great!
There are too many bad things that happened to fit into this space. Keep away from this group of women. They are back stabbing, rumor mongers, drama queens.