Meet Our Patrons

Over the years, the generosity of our patrons has sustained the Tyler Civic Chorale, allowing it to grow into its mission to enrich the community by providing access to high quality music.

Together, Our Voices Reach Further

These generous sponsorships underwrite several initiatives in particular each season which allow the Chorale to share their music with more impact.

At Christmas and on Independence Day, the Chorale hosts free concerts open to the public—events that have become holiday traditions in Tyler and draw hundreds to pack the house each year. These concerts demonstrate the power of music to give shape to the rhythm of seasons, our collective memories, and our celebrations.

In addition to making these free concerts possible, patrons underwrite the addition of a professional chamber orchestra at one concert each season, enabling the community to engage with the rich history of choral composition written for orchestral accompaniment.

Become a Patron

Patrons of the 2016–2017 Season


$5000 and up

Claudia & Otis Carroll




Bill and Tandy Brandt
JT and Suzi Pundt
Sammy and Cherisa York




Gary and Ramona Chance
Joan P. Curtis
Dr. D.M. Edwards
Jeffrey and Karen Ford
Bill and Mary Ann Girard
Randy and Jo Carol Hunnicutt
Robert and Mary Lee
Mr. and Mrs. Charles P. Niven
Joe and Gay Odom
Dr. Jimmie A. & Shirley A. Reese
Southside Bank
Guinette Tell




Veronica Casals
W.E. Curtis, Jr.
Betsy and Elmer Ellis
Jerry and Ila England
Marshall Ewing
Debbie Ippolito
Mr. and Mrs. John K. Simpson
Cynthia Welch
Sammye Woodward




Richard Herr
Holly Marsh
Karin and Paul Morrow
Kevin and Megan Pierce




Dr. Jack & Mrs. June Shull
Tyler Music Coterie