The Sounds of the Southwest Singers serve the Northwest Valley communities. This 85 plus member, 501(c)(3) non-profit volunteer choir is under the direction of Matt Deller. The programs of the Sounds of the Southwest singers are primarily supported by individual and public donations in addition to concert revenue. They perform a variety of music with concerts throughout the year.
Rehearsals are every Tuesday at 7PM located at Foothills Christian Church, 3951 W. Happy Valley Rd. (SWC of 39th Ave. and Happy Valley Rd.) Members of this group have sung at both Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center in New York City, toured Germany and Austria, Pearl Harbor in Hawaii and twice at Disneyland. In February, 2014 they are scheduled to return to Carnegie Hall. Information is available here. The choir is open to anyone who loves to sing.
For more information or Email: SoundsoftheSouthwestSingers@cox.net.
Matt, graduated from Central Washington University with a BA degree in communications and music performance. He has played the timpani/percussion/melodic percussion in multiple orchestral and band settings. He currently plays in the percussion section for the newly organized North Valley Symphony Orchestra, in Phoenix. He also has played the piano/keyboard with various jazz ensembles. His real passion for choral music began in 1994 when he volunteered as his church choir director in Washington State.
He moved his family to Arizona in 1999. In 2002 he led a local Glendale church choir starting with only 15 in its volunteer choir, at the end of his leadership in January, 2010 there were over 65 members. Matt has also played as a church praise team band musician, and worked through a church with a youth community concert band. He also accompanies soloists and musicians on the keyboard.
Matt thrives on pursuing his musical path with the Sounds of the Southwest Singers community choir which serves the Northwest Valley communities. There is a lot of local talent out there who need a venue to musically express themselves.
The choir has had many wonderful opportunities both locally and internationally. The Sounds of the Southwest Singers enjoy working with notable musicians and visiting distinguished locations. Their goal is to continue making a difference musically in their community and wherever their talents take them.
Matt believes music isn't just notes on the page, but one truly experiences it through emotion and feeling from the heart. The group through his direction has brought their own brand of passion to their music. As you watch him direct you can see and feel the passion he brings to the music. The emotional values are evident to the performer and the listener under his direction.