The Lubbock Civic Chorale began in September 1976, following numerous enthusiastic performances by a "sing-along" group during the city’s Bicentennial celebration. That first group was only a handful of singers who had a dream of creating choral excellence on the South Plains. Over the years, the group grew to a viable force in Lubbock. In 1985, the Chorale was asked to perform with the Texas Tech University choirs and the University Symphony Orchestra in the annual Scholarship Concerts. The ensemble changed its name to The Lubbock Chorale in October 1992 and has steadily and consistently grown in stature and reputation to become a viable artistic force in the South Plains. Concert seasons now regularly include the presentation of choral masterworks with full symphony orchestra.
Mission Statement, Vision & Goals
The Lubbock Chorale will be a positive force in the advocacy and evolution of the choral art through cultivating educational opportunities, nurturing intergenerational experiences, and creating musical excellence on the Texas High Plains. The Lubbock Chorale prepares and performs choral music to the highest artistic standards for the West Texas community. The Lubbock Chorale's goals are to create the finest possible artistic product; to cultivate a sense of community and camaraderie among people of all ages, both students and community members, who appreciate the choral art; to support the academic and artistic growth and development of students in the Texas Tech University School of Music; to perform art music of various styles and genres in a variety of performance venues; to strive for excellence and to share the aesthetic beauty of choral music through performances that meet the highest artistic standards.
Board Of Directors
The Lubbock Chorale
Dr. John Hollins, Artistic Director
Dr. Debbie Gelber, Accompanist
Anh Van Collins, Business Manager
Jacob Garcia, Graduate Teaching Assistant
Samantha San Francisco
Susan San Francisco
Ellen Peffley Harp
Faith La Lande
Jack Clinton Looney
*Denotes TTU Scholarship Singers
**2018-2019 Recipient of the Lottie Hilton and Judge Patmoore Altrusa Club Music Scholarship
This list represents all currently active members. Some members may not participate in every concert.