Phoenix Boys Choir to host New Roaring ‘20s Gala on November 9 at Hotel Valley Ho – sure to be the bee’s knees and all that jazz

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The Phoenix Boys Choir is set to host its annual fundraising gala at Hotel Valley Ho on Saturday, November 9 from 6-10 p.m. This year the theme is “The New Roaring ‘20s” – bringing the swell sounds of a bygone era to Arizona, it’s sure to be the bee’s knees and all that jazz! As the only Grammy Award-winning youth organization in Arizona, Phoenix Boys Choir strives to develop character, discipline and global leadership through the power of music. 


We can’t wait to transport our guests back to an age full of decadence, prosperity, and timeless music,” says Herbert Washington, the newly appointed Harvey K. Smith Artistic Director of the Phoenix Boys Choir. 

“This evening will highlight a dynamic new sound and vibrant energy that encapsulates the spirit of the 1920s, while simultaneously ushering the Choir and its respected community into the decade ahead.” 

Valley resident and radio host Rich Berra of the nationally syndicated morning show “The Johnjay and Rich Show” will serve as master of ceremonies. The ‘20s-themed cover band, Jackie Lopez & Jazzola will perform live. Then, the highly anticipated choral performances by Phoenix Boys Choir’s Tour and Masters Men’s Choirs. 

Guests will have the opportunity to bid on items in the silent and live auctions. The online portion of the auction opens on October 25, 2019 and runs until 11 a.m. on November 9, 2019.  Packed with hundreds of amazing items, the auctions feature local dining and retail items, tickets to visit Arizona attractions, exciting travel packages and fine artwork from local artists the Fortoul Brothers. The auction proceeds will support the Phoenix Boys Choir programs. Click here for the online auction:

The New Roaring ‘20s Quick Facts

Date:              November 9, 2019

Time:               6-10 p.m.

Location:       Hotel Valley Ho, 6850 E Main Street, Scottsdale, AZ 85251


Tickets:           $200 per person – includes dinner, live performance and auctions

Who:               All ages

Special thanks to the 2019 official sponsors including: Northern Trust, Fennemore Craig Attorneys, Vestar, North Valley Chorale, Robert Brown of Brown Community Management, Inc., Rodeo Ford and the McIver family. This year’s Honorary Chair is Dorothy Lincoln-Smith and Kristine McIver serves as Gala Chair. 

About Phoenix Boys Choir

Founded in 1947, the Phoenix Boys Choir, has programs featuring training in voice, music theory, and performance for boys age 7-18. The Phoenix Boys Choir, through educating boys in the art of singing and performing the finest music in the boy choir tradition, develops character, discipline, leadership, global awareness, and a strong commitment to excellence, thereby contributing to the greater Phoenix musical life and enhancing Arizona’s cultural reputation nationally and internationally. Visit online at for more information and a complete list of ways to support the Phoenix Boys Choir.

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