Philip Miles Gerber

Born:                 November 06, 1952
Died:                  July 07, 1985

Turtle Years:   1980-1985
Section:            Tenor II/Baritone

A Turtle’s Tribute:

From Karen Estes:

Our friend Frances Balch (rest in peace September 9, 1991) knew Phil and spoke of him often. She was my friend and business partner furing the mid-80’s until her death. She often said that Phil was her barometer of what was to come. Those of you who knew Frances, Typesetter to the Stars, will remember.

In Love and laughter,

Karen

A Turtle’s History

Phil was a charter member of the Chorale. He sang with the Chorale through June 1985. Phil was a totally inspiring individual. He was a fierce advocate for people with AIDS.

The TCC Member-of-the-Year Award was originally named The Phil Gerber Award.

He had an indomitable Spirit. He sang I’ve Got Rhythm as a member of the Showstoppers in the July 1982 production of The Music of America – 1982.

During his time with the Chorale, Phil served in several administrative positions as follow: 1st season – President 4th season – Vice President 3rd, 4th & 5th seasons – Member of Board of Directors 4th and 5th seasons – Assistant to the General Manager 5th Season; Director of Program Advertising. He also served on several committees: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th seasons – Advertising Sales 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th seasons – Program Design ; Layout 2nd season – Publicity 2nd season – Showstopper Logo 3rd season – Cover Design From the program for the concert BRAVO! in September 1985: “This evening’s performance is dedicated to Philip M. Gerber (1951-1985), a founding director of the Chorale”.

Phil passed away on July 1, 1985.

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