On December 5, AGMA announced that the singers of the Philadelphia Symphonic Choir have taken steps to unionize with AGMA. The Philadelphia Orchestra Association was given until December 12 to respect their artists’ wishes and voluntarily recognize their union. That deadline has passed.
In response, the artists, with the support of AGMA, have launched an Action Network letter-writing campaign.
Supporters can access the pre-drafted letter via this link. Please take two minutes and support the singers of the Philadelphia Symphonic Choir!
Supporters can send it as is or personalize it any way they’d like. However, supporters MUST enter their own personalized subject line, to avoid it being sent to spam. The letter will automatically send to Philadelphia Orchestra Association leadership Matias Tarnopolsky, President and CEO; Ryan Fleur, Executive Director; Judia Jackson, Chief People and Culture Officer; Kate Schimmer, Director, Strategic Initiatives; Jeremy Rothman, Chief Programming Officer; and Makiko Freeman, Artistic Administrator.
You do not need to be an AGMA member to send a letter through this campaign. Every voice, every supporter, matters. We hope this campaign is shared far and wide. Follow the Choir on Instagram @philadelphiasymphonicchoir and use the hashtag #PSCUnionYES!