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Our next event:
consecutive annual production of
The Christmas portion of G. F. Handel's
A Sacred Oratorio
December 6, 2014
Rehearsal: 1:00 PM Performance: 4:00 PM
World Class Vocal Soloists
Sara Peeples McNatt, Soprano
Melissa Misener, Alto
Jason Ferrante, Tenor
Joseph Ryan, Bass
Dr. Jonathan Spivey, organ
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.
Click on Past Soloists for photos & bios of previous season's artists.
Click on the links below for other pages.
Performances & Tickets
George Frideric Handel
DVD's & CD's
Click below for photos and information about some of our past performances.
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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
scroll down to see the entire page!
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.
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.
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.
Oct. 28, Nov. 4, 11, 18, 25, & Dec. 2, 2014.
Dress Rehearsal & Performance: Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014.
1:00 pm &
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print out and use at home. If you do not have Word, go to
download the free Word Viewer.
Click here for a link to order
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
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.
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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 #
Last updated 10/27/2014
Above photo courtesy of Bruce Lehman.