The singers began making music together in September of 2013. They regularly perform three concerts per year plus a summer weekend workshop in addition to performances throughout the community. They perform a wide variety of choral music from Renaissance to Contemporary. Rehearsals are held on Tuesday evenings from 7 to 9 PM with music reading sessions for those who are learning at 6:30. The Alpharetta Community Chorus is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization.
Alpharetta Community Chorus Mission Statement
The Alpharetta Community Chorus promotes life-long involvement in music by providing a non-auditioned opportunity for adult singers to perform a variety of choral styles and voicings. The chorus gives free concerts to enhance the musical offerings in the community, furthering the musical education of both performers and audience members. The Alpharetta Community Chorus supports music-making at all stages by collaborating with local school choirs and enlisting both student and professional instrumentalists as part of their outreach efforts.
About the Directors
Thomas directed choruses in public schools for 31 years including 20 years at Milton High School and 8 years at Alpharetta High School. Choruses under his direction have performed in New York City, Hawaii, and at GMEA and ACDA conferences. Currently, Thomas teaches classes at the Alpharetta Arts Center and is the owner and chief photographer at Yackley Photo.
Robin Yackley taught chorus and general music at Webb Bridge MS for 17 years. Prior to that, she taught in Habersham, Dekalb, and Gwinnett counties with experience spanning grades K-12. Robin is in demand as an accompanist and clinician. Together they have also supervised graduate student conductors at Georgia State University. They currently lead the Park Place Social Singers at Newtown Park in Johns Creek and weekly sing-alongs at a memory care facility where Tom’s Mom resides.
Ruth Slaten, President
Ann Lam, Treasurer
Marty Young, Secretary
Donna Shelton, Communications
Dieter Kraft, Fundraising
Mary Busman, At-Large
Jennifer Scott, Membership