“Creating Community through Song” Mission Statement
Taos Community Chorus (TCC) has a long standing tradition in Taos, beginning in 1978. The joy of singing together, making beautiful music, and bringing quality choral music concerts to the community, is what brings the singers together.
When first incorporated in 1985, we were called Taos Community Orchestra Inc. We received our 501c(3) status in 1988. Later we called ourselves Taos Community Orchestra & Chorus, until eventually the “Orchestra” was dropped.
TCC’s programs are full of music that is diverse, challenging, and enjoyable to perform. Volunteer choristers, anywhere from forty to sixty women and men- ages 14 to 90, come from all parts of Taos County and beyond, as well as from varied backgrounds. There are no auditions, but singers bring with themselves a willingness and commitment to perform choral music to the best of their ability. TCC performs choral music from many genres including: Masterworks & Oratorios; cultural selections from around the world sung in the original language; Opera; sacred, spirituals, jazz, contemporary, as well as traditional choral works.
Taos Community Chorus is a non profit organization funded by the singers, ticket sales, private donations, and in part by New Mexico Arts (a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs), the NEA, Taos Community Foundation, the Siegel Foundation, and the McCune Foundation.
TCC has been fortunate enough to work with many fantastic conductors through the years including: Nancy Carson, Bea McTighe, Anne Martin, Jan McDonald, Peter Morris, Elizabeth Schauer, Paul Fowler, Val Davis, Chris Jackson, Bob Draper, Erick Brunner, Tina Sandoval, Mark Jackson, Susan Valdez, and currently Ryan Allais. Accompanists have included Paul Fowler, Kathleen Mills, Alan Armstrong, and currently Claire Detels.