Current Events

Current Events

The Sarasota Choral Society proudly presents its 75th consecutive annual performance of the Christmas portion of George Frederic Handel’s

“Messiah:  A Sacred Oratorio”


Working Dress Rehearsal

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

7:30 – 9:30 PM — Tickets $15 each

You’ll feel part of the Sarasota Choral Society as we rehearse in real time what it actually takes to perform this event. This is our final rehearsal for the December 7th – 75th Diamond Jubilee performance, and there will be many starts and stops for fine tuning!  Expect approximately two (2) hours for the process.  This rehearsal is in casual attire.

Our Artistic Director, Genevieve Beauchamp, along with organist, Dr. Jonathan Spivey, have been rehearsing with the chorus for five weeks. This final rehearsal is when it all comes together for the very first time with the orchestra and professional soloists.  In addition, Sarasota Young Voices will practice their prelude and join in with the Hallelujah Chorus.

Soloists: Jenny Kim-Godfrey, Soprano; Robyn Rocklein, Alto; Brandon Evans, Tenor; Jamal Sarikoki, Bass

When tickets sell out online, there may be tickets available at the door.

Please print your receipt and bring it with you to rehearsal; take it to the Will Call table to obtain your ticket.  The receipt is not a ticket.

NOTE: Please do not confuse this event with the 75th Diamond Jubilee performance in concert dress with reception, Saturday, December 7, 2019, at 4:00 PM ($25) below. That event is a totally separate event, date, time, and price.   If you would like to attend the final performance – tickets and information are listed below.

Purchase tickets for the Messiah Working Dress Rehearsal for $15 each.

 

 

Messiah Performance

Saturday, December 7, 2019

4:00 PM - Tickets $25 each

Doors open at 3:00 PM
Performance at 4:00 PM

Join us for the Christmas portion of George Frideric Handel’s Messiah: A Sacred Oratorio. The all-volunteer Chorus share the stage with Soloists: Jenny Kim-Godfrey, Soprano; Robyn Rocklein, Alto; Brandon Evans, Tenor; Jamal Sariloki, Bass.; and Dr. Jonathan Spivey, Organist.  Orchestra and special appearance by the Sarasota Young Voices for their prelude and joining in with the Hallelujah Chorus. All of this is under the helm of our Artistic Director, Geneviève Beauchamp.

The reception immediately following this event will be a gala celebration with light refreshments and a special 75th Diamond Jubilee commemorative cake!

Please print your receipt and bring it with you to this event; take it to the Will Call Table to obtain your ticket.  (The receipt is not your ticket.)

Note: When tickets sell out online, they may still be available at the door.

General Admission Tickets for 75th Diamond Jubilee Performance for $25 each

Location for both events above:

Church of the Palms Presbyterian Church
3224 Bee Ridge Road, Sarasota, FL 34231
941-924-1323

Geneviève Beauchamp, Artistic Director

Dr. Jonathan Spivey, Accompanist

Live Orchestra
and
The Sarasota Choral Society Chorus

with a prelude by

SYV

 

The entire production runs approximately 1 1/2 hours long.