About Us

We are an all-volunteer group of women who treasure music, rehearse and perform for the love of music, and share our commitment and love of music with audiences throughout the NW valley of Phoenix.  We come from different fields of music including musical theater, teachers of music, vocal jazz, classical performance, and various instruments.

We typically perform 8 - 10 concerts a season from September through April. We rehearse Mondays, 9 am - noon during the concert season at Sun City West Christian Church. Sectional rehearsals are scheduled as needed.

A 5-member Board of Directors with Ad Hoc non-voting positions as well manages Chorale business.

To learn about individual members 

  • B.S Music, Soprano 1

  • Member since 2018

  • Masters Degree - Religious Education

  • Masters level music courses

  • Former Director of Christian Education & Music Ministry

  • Sang in church/school choirs since age 13

  • Served in churches in LA, TX, PA as Minister of Music and Education

  • Toured as an Ensemble Singer

  • Plays piano and French horn

  • Sings with Westernaires of Sun City West

  • Has traveled extensively with husband of 55 yrs

Jan Schaafsma

Accompanist                      

Jan Schaafsma has been an accompanist for many years.  Starting in 3rd grade and through high school she accompanied many school choirs, church choirs and musicians.  In Jr. HIgh she began to play the pipe organ for church services, weddings and more continuing for over 45 years. During this time she also performed solos on both piano and organ.  She was also an accompanist for performances of the Messiah, choral groups and 2 ladies' chorus groups in Indiana.

Jan and her husband, Wayne, moved to Sun City West 6 years ago from NW Indiana.  She attended Calvin College in Michigan.  She is married, has 3 married children and 7 wonderful grandchildren.

Sue Powell
Musical Director