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For Immediate Release: April 9, 2010

Contact: Jen Rogers, 480-204-0101
Email: jen@phoenixchorale.org

PHOENIX CHORALE TO RAISE
$3OK IN 3O DAYS”

On April 9, 2010, the Grammy Award-winning Phoenix Chorale begins their first annual spring fund drive titled “$30K in 30 Days.”  This fund drive is an organization-wide effort – including singers, board and staff members – to raise $30,000 in thirty days and concludes when the concert season ends on May 9, 2010.

Like most non-profit arts organizations, the Phoenix Chorale relies heavily on contributions. Less than 20% of the Chorale’s expenses are covered by sales of tickets, subscriptions and CDs.

“I’ve always said, if we can get our singers involved in fundraising, there’s no stopping us. Harnessing the passion of our singers for their art-form and applying that passion to fund-raising is a powerful tool for the Phoenix Chorale. The singers and their love for this organization make them powerful spokespersons for this campaign,” said Joel Rinsema, Executive Director.

Donations to the “$3OK in 3O Days” campaign will support the Phoenix Chorale in creating beautiful, inspiring and unforgettable musical experiences for audiences in Phoenix and around the globe – and to continue serving its mission:

The Phoenix Chorale enriches life through excellence and distinction in choral artistry.

Contributions can be made by clicking on the “$3OK in 3O DAYS” logo online at www.phoenixchorale.org. All donations are tax deductible. The Phoenix Chorale is a 501(c)(3) non-profit performing arts organization.

The Phoenix Chorale is regarded as one of the finest professional choral ensembles in the world.  In the last two years its recordings have earned a combined total of eight Grammy Award nominations and two wins.  The Chorale is dedicated to the creation and performance of new music, mixed with more traditional concert literature.

For more information visit the Phoenix Chorale’s website at www.phoenixchorale.org or call 602-253-2224.

About the Phoenix Chorale: The Grammy Award-winning Phoenix Chorale is regarded as one of the finest professional choral ensembles in America and is equally dedicated to the creation and performance of new music, which it intermingles with more traditional concert literature. Audiences around the world have been treated to the sounds of the Chorale through live performances across the United States and in Canada, and in live broadcasts and recordings on radio stations across the globe. In 2004, the Phoenix Chorale became the first North American choir to release an album on Chandos Records, one of the largest independent classical record labels in the world.  The Phoenix Chorale’s newest solo recording, Spotless Rose, was released in September 2008, and received a Grammy Award nomination for ‘Best Classical Album,’ and won a Grammy for ‘Best Small Ensemble Performance.’ Rheinberger: Sacred Choral Works is the Phoenix Chorale’s third joint-recording in a series of albums on the Chandos Record label with the Kansas City Chorale and received two Grammy Award nominations including ‘Best Choral Performance’ and ‘Best Surround Sound.’ Two other joint-recordings have been released on Chandos Records, the first in the series is Eternal Rest (2005) followed by Grechaninov: Passion Week which received Grammy Award nominations in 2007 including ‘Best Classical Album,’ ‘Best Choral Performance,’ ‘Best Surround Sound Album,’ and won a Grammy Award for ‘Best Engineered Album, Classical.’ The Phoenix Chorale is sponsored in part through grants and funding from Cathedral Arts, Arizona Commission on the Arts, the City of Phoenix’s Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture, the National Endowment for the Arts, and Quail Distributing. More information is available at www.phoenixchorale.org.

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