Cultural Equity and Inclusion Statement
From the strength of our differences, we create beauty through unified choral singing.
We believe everyone deserves equal access to the arts and a rich creative life. The Pasadena Chorale strives to cultivate an appreciation of classical music by presenting affordable high-quality choral performances and free youth educational offerings to the greater Pasadena Community.
Our mission extends to our chorale membership. The Chorale welcomes people of all backgrounds, and we actively seek to assemble a group of excellent singers that reflect the community around us - diverse in race, ethnicity, gender identity, belief, sexual orientation, age and physical ability. And while our singers pay modest dues, no qualified singer will be kept from being a part of the Chorale because of their socio-economic status.
Diversity in our membership, however, would not be meaningful without our commitment to creating an inclusive and welcoming environment. Everyone in our organization prioritizes creating a welcoming and open community among our members and audience - breaking down the artificial barriers that prevent us from connecting meaningfully with one another through music.
With this same commitment to diversity and inclusion in mind, the Chorale offers its existing educational programs at no cost to participating San Gabriel Valley students. As we look to the future, we are actively seeking ways to create access to all our programs for any student with an interest, regardless of their previous access to musical study or economic capacity.