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Our next event:

The 70th consecutive annual production of

     The Christmas portion of     G. F. Handel's

Messiah

A Sacred Oratorio

 

Date: Saturday,

December 6, 2014

 

Dress Rehearsal: 1:00 PM Performance: 4:00 PM

Geneviève Beauchamp   Artistic Director

Four World Class Vocal Soloists

Sara Peeples McNatt, Soprano  

Melissa Misener, Alto     

Jason Ferrante, Tenor        

Joseph Ryan, Bass

Dr. Jonathan Spivey, organ

Live Orchestra,

and a special appearance by Sarasota Young Voices

Church of the Palms Presbyterian Church

3224 Bee Ridge Road. Sarasota, FL

 

Reception to celebrate our 70th anniversary to follow the Performance.

 

Funding for this program provided in part by the John J. Weiss Memorial Fund of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County.

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Click on Past Soloists for photos & bios of previous season's artists.

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2006            2007              2009

2011            2013

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Venues

 

The Sarasota Choral Society has been performing in the Sarasota/Manatee/Venice area for almost seven decades and in that time we have presented our prestigious productions of sacred and secular choral music at some very fine venues. These include, but are not limited to; The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, Neel Performing Arts Hall at SCF, The Sarasota Municipal Auditorium, The John & Mable Ringling Museum Courtyard, Epiphany Cathedral in Venice, First Baptist, First Methodist, St. Armands Key Lutheran, Church of the Palms Presbyterian, Pine Shores Presbyterian, and Bee Ridge Presbyterian. If you are interested in having us perform in your venue, please send an email with all of the appropriate contact information to members@sarasotachoralsociety.org.

 

 

 

  Welcome

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Welcome to The Sarasota Choral Society website. We hope you enjoy browsing the information contained herein and find it entertaining and informative. If you would like to contact us with questions or suggestions, please click on CONTACTS at the top of this page.

Membership is open to any and all who enjoy singing. New members are welcome and encouraged to register in advance. All you need is a desire to sing. Auditions are not required. Click here for details. Scroll down to Rehearsals for dates and times.

If you would like to purchase tickets for a performance, please click on "Tickets" above for details.

Click on "Fund Raising" (below, left) to see articles and pictures on past fund raising activities.

 

REHEARSALS

Messiah 2014

Dates and times for our 70th anniversary production of the Christmas portion of Handel's Messiah are as follows:

 

All at Church of the Palms, 3224 Bee Ridge Rd. Sarasota, 7:30 PM.

 

Rehearsals: Tuesdays, Oct. 28, Nov. 4, 11, 18, 25, & Dec. 2, 2014.

Dress Rehearsal & Performance: Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014.

1:00 pm & 4:00 pm respectively.
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Please continue to check the website periodically for updates. To get on our mailing list and receive news and updates directly, send an email request to members@sarasotachoralsociety.org.

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The links below will provide Microsoft Word and other files which you may print out and use at home. If you do not have Word, go to www.microsoft.com/downloads and download the free Word Viewer.

Click here for a link to order Messiah practice CD's. In the Search section type in "Learn Handel's Messiah" and click "GO". This will take you to the proper page to order practice tapes or CDs.

Photos of Christmas Messiah 2013

If you are interested in photos of this performance, such as the one below, the following link is provided by our photographer, Bruce Lehman. Please provide a donation for any pictures you use. Many thanks to Bruce for providing the beautiful pictures. His contact information is located on his website if you require his services.

Messiah 2013 photos

See our review of the 2013 Messiah in the December 9th, 2013 issue of the Sarasota Herald Tribune; Section B, page 7.

 

 

Thank you to the Giving Challenge Donors for your support!

Thank you to each and every person who donated through the 2014 Giving Challenge. You have helped put us a little closer to our goals.

Click on the logo above for more details about the 2014 Giving Challenge.

The 2014 Giving Challenge is made possible by the Community Foundation of Sarasota County, The Patterson Foundation, Manatee Community Foundation, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, William G. and Marie Selby Foundation, and the Charlotte Community Foundation.

 

A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE (800-435-7352) WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. Registration # CH17376.

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Last updated 10/27/2014

 

Above photo courtesy of Bruce Lehman.

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