Philomusica Chorale was formed in 1979 by Dr. Mardia Melroy. From the beginning, our purpose has been to present to the public all types of choral music from all periods of music history. Through our singers, instrumentalists and audiences, the Chorale draws together people of diverse backgrounds from communities all over the Delaware Valley. We try to engage, entertain, educate and inspire!
Recent programs have taken audiences ?Around the World in 80 minutes" and even ?Out of This World." In collaboration with other local arts organizations, recent concerts have incorporated dance, theater, Taiko drumming, classical and jazz instrumentalists and Reckless Amateurs, a rock band. Audience participation is an integral part of most Philomusica concerts. In recent programs, concert go-ers have sung together, recited poetry, created puppet theaters, and even joined in playing guitar for a short folk song sing-a-long. Philomusica audiences now expect to be delighted by the music and a surprise or two.
In addition to its public concerts, the Chorale takes programs to senior citizen communities, rehabilitation centers and shelters. We welcome children to our concerts. Special ?Kids? Packs? filled with concert-related materials and puzzles are available at every concert. (Although one young person recently reported that the concert was ?way too interesting. I forgot to do the Kids Pack!?)
Philomusica Chorale is a small non-profit organization supported by dues from singing members, grants from non-profit giving organizations, ticket sales, and private, tax-deductible gifts. As none of these sources is fully able to cover our operating expenses, all are important to ensure our continued music-making in the community. Toward that end, consider making your gift to Philomusica Chorale today!
You can donate via Pay Pal or you can also send your contribution to us directly using this address:
Philomusica Chorale P.O. Box 4016 Philadelphia, PA 19118
Checks can be made out to Philomusica Chorale.
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Even if you don't sing with us, you can still join in our mission!
We value a range of skills: marketing, graphical design, production, and outreach. We can use lots of help particularly during our concert weekends. We need ushers, ticket takers and parking lot attendants.
Email PhilomusicaChorale@msn.com or phone 215-247-1283