These are unprecedented times for our country. All of us at The
Orpheus Male Chorus of Phoenix mourn the deaths of those who have died
recently, and all who have gone before them, as the result of
society’s intolerance of their fellow human beings.
We grieve along with their families and friends and all who grieve, and we join our
voices with theirs in righteous indignation as they call for justice.
We condemn systemic racism and all senseless acts of violence.
We recognize that ugliness such as this often masks what is truly good in
our world. We know, as do all whom we entertain with our music, that
the arts are beautiful precisely because they arise out of mankind’s
most basic nature – a nature that has love as its root. We are
thankful for the many talented artists of every race who have, through
the ages and especially today, enriched our lives by means of their
We at Orpheus pledge that we will do everything in
our power, despite injustice, despite unrest, and most especially now
despite disease, to use our art, and our music, to bring beauty, light
and hope to a world that all too often seems engulfed by darkness and
despair. We sincerely hope that you will join with us in this crusade.