Bruffy Steps Down from Phoenix Chorale After 18 Years

Posted By on November 9, 2017
After 18 years as Phoenix Chorale’s music director, Charles Bruffy has stepped down. He was honored by the chorale’s board and donors at a reception entitled Serenade to Charles last month at the home of Dorothy Lincoln Smith.
During his tenure, he led over 200 Phoenix Chorale performances and was nominated for 10 Grammy Awards, winning three. 
In his honor, Greg Stanton issued a proclamation declaring the date of his final concert at Trinity Cathedral, October 28, “Charles Bruffy Day.” 
  • Phoenix Chorale Assistant Conductor and Tenor Kevin Kriegel and Phoenix Chorale Concert Manager_ Jay Good
  • Phoenix Chorale Alto Stephanie and Board Member David D. Dodge
  • Kathryn Murphy and Dorothy Lincoln-Smith
  • John and Lois Rogers
  • Jeffrey Heimer and Linda Brock_ Phoenix Chorale patrons
  • harles Bruffy with charter members of the Phoenix Chorale from 1958_ Millie and John Wesley. Millie was also the first conductor of the Phoenix Chorale
  • Dorothy Lincoln-Smith with Richard and Nancy Joaquim
  • Dorothy Lincoln-Smith with Albert _ Kathy Leffler
  • Dorothy Lincoln-Smith
  • Constance McMillin with Jen Rogers_ President _ CEO of Phoenix Chorale
  • Constance McMillin with Jen Rogers_ President _ CEO of Phoenix Chorale
  • Charles receiving gift horse from our first conductor in 1958_ Millie Welsey
  • Charles Bruffy and former Phoenix Chorale singer_ Amy Perciballi
  • Charles Bruffy _ City of Phoenix Mayor Proclamation
  • Board Member Nicole Underwood_ with Advisory Board Member and CEO of Rosie’s House_ Becky Bell Ballard_ and Phoenix Chorale alto Holly Sheppard
  • Board Member Nicole Underwood_ President _ CEO Jen Rogers and Laura Schairer
  • Barbara and Ralph Rockow
  • Ted Cunningham_ Dorothy Lincoln-Smith_ Charles Bruffy_ Board Member David D. Dodge
  • Charles Bruffy with host and Advisory Board Member_ Dorothy Lincoln-Smith
Jamie Killin

About Jamie Killin

Jamie Killin is the web editor for Frontdoors Media. She also is a freelance journalist who has been published in Thrillist, Phoenix Magazine, So Scottsdale!, The Arizona Republic and more.

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