About the Chorus

History and mission

Taos Community Chorus was founded in 1978, incorporated in 1985 and received 501c(3) status in 1988. The joy of singing together, making beautiful music and bringing quality choral music concerts to area communities are what bring the singers together and are the basis for the group’s mission statement, creating community through song. Read more history.

Organization

TCC is governed by a board of directors, with each director also being a member of the chorus. Erick Brunner is TCC’s conductor and artistic director, and Martha Shepp is TCC’s accompanist. Read more.

Venues

Performances are held in local venues, often in churches with excellent acoustics. This helps us keep costs down and makes tickets affordable.

Financial

We are funded by the singers, ticket sales and private donations from our supporters. We also receive funding from New Mexico Arts (a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs) and the National Endowment for the Arts. We are proud to be the recipient of funding from these two organizations and greatly appreciate their confidence in and support of us. Read more in Support us.

Board of directors

TCC is governed by a board of directors, with each director also being a member of the chorus. Read about our board members.

Conductor & Accompanist

Erick Brunner is TCC’s conductor and artistic director, and is able to pull the best out of each singer. Martha Shepp is our multi-talented accompanist.
Erick Brunner
Martha Shepp

Programs

TCC’s programs are full of music that is diverse, challenging and enjoyable to sing. Volunteer choristers come from many parts of Taos County and beyond, as well as from varied backgrounds. TCC provides a forum for meeting people, sharing a common interest, learning from and supporting each other and experiencing how music can be a universal language. See past programs.

Life in the chorus

Love to sing? Become a member of this unique, open, warm group. Read more.

Seasons

We have two seasons: fall (September through November) and spring (January through May). Singers can choose one or both.

Rehearsals: Monday nights from 6:30 to 8:30 at First Presbyterian Church of Taos, just north of Kit Carson Park. We break for snacks and talk about 7:30.

TCC in the news

Taos News: ” … From the Taos News in anticipation of our Fall 2019 concerts, entitled “LOVE”: ” … Brunner explains, “This has been quite the adventure, assembling all the components of this rather eclectic program entitled ‘Love.’ In a world that needs as much love as it can get, it seemed appropriate to explore the many facets of the subject – not only romantic love, but love for our planet, our shared home with the other creatures who call Earth theirs and our love for all humanity.” Read the article.

Taos News … 40th anniversary of Taos Community Chorus: A legacy of voices raised in song. Read the article.

Taos News … Mozart’s Requiem Mass in D minor article. Read the article.