The Broomfield Civic Chorus, a non-profit singing group, was founded by Elis-Barbara Schipper in 1988. Over the years the group has grown from the original 25 members to a chorus of 40-45 singers. In June, 2007, the group joined other area choruses in performing Fauré's "Requiem" at Carnegie Hall in New York City.
In addition to the Broomfield Civic Chorus, Ms. Schipper directs the choir at the Presbyterian Church of Broomfield, a position she has held since 1972. She graduated from the University of Colorado with a major in German and minors in music and English.
Chorus officers are:
Dr. Robert Pearson, President
Dr. Bart Beverly, Treasurer and Representative to the BCAH
Major Harold L. Schipper, Jr., Manager, (1924-2016)
The Chorus is a proud member of the Broomfield Council on the Arts and Humanities (BCAH). Since 1973, the BCAH has devoted its energy to passionately supporting the cultivation and sustainability of arts and humanities in Broomfield, Colorado. It is a registered, volunteer-governed nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting artists, arts groups and programs in the pursuit of performance and presentation of diverse arts, culture, and science events in varied mediums for all ages.
The Chorus also gratefully acknowledges funding from the Kenneth King Foundation.
"Sing with your voices and your hearts. Sing the new songs not only with your tongue, but with your life."
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