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.

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Patrons of the 2017–2018 Season

(as of November 19th, 2017)

Bach's Mass in B minor


Otis & Claudia Carroll

Duruflé's Requiem


Mahler's Symphony of a Thousand


Austin Bank Texas, N.A.
Suzanne Mitchell

Beethoven's Missa solemnis


Bill & Tandy Brandt
Bill & MaryAnn Girard
Cherisa & Sammy York

Rachmaninov's Vespers                             


Dr. D. M. Edwards                                            Debra Ippolito                                                          
Carol Guinette Tell

Orff's Carmina Burana


Gary & Ramona Chance
Joan P. Curtis                                                            W. E. Curtis Jr.                                                          Michael W. Jones
Jerry & Ila England                                              Joe & Gay Odom
Dr. Jimmie A. & Shirley A. Reese
Sammye Woodward

Marshall E. Ewing                                                  Richard W. Herr                                                      Holly Marsh                                                            Maria L. and James R. Ogburn, Jr.                          Drs. Charles and Amy Holmes Weinstein

Vivaldi's Gloria



James & Sandra Bailey                                  Pamela H. Franzen                                           Mary E. George                                              Ireland, Carroll & Kelley, P.C.                                  Paula J. and David B. Little

Haydn's Creation