Sarasota Herald-Tribune: “Rise Up” for New Season

By Jay HandelmanSeptember 11, 2020 With the theme of “Rise Up!,” Choral Artists of Sarasota plans to re-emerge from the coronavirus pandemic with a season of programs that will be presented virtually at first, then in outdoor venues with online options as well. The choral group’s 42nd season will feature eight concerts from October through Read More >

Choral Artists of Sarasota Announces 2020-2021 Season

The ensemble’s 42nd season is entitled “Rise Up” and features eight concerts, four of which will be presented virtually. The organization will also stage the long-awaited “Listen to the Earth” project. (Sarasota, FL) Choral Artists of Sarasota’s 42nd season, entitled “Rise Up!” features eight concerts in October, November, December, February, March, April, and July. Two Read More >

July 4th “American Fanfare” Concert Program Announced!

For the last 15 years, Choral Artists of Sarasota has honored Independence Day with a concert of rousing songs celebrating the United States. The choral group will continue that tradition this July 4—with a twist. To ensure the safety of its singers and audience, the concert will be virtual. According to Artistic Director Joseph Holt, Read More >

Performances with Joseph Holt

Join Artistic Director Joseph Holt for two virtual events! Tenor Rafael Dávila is performing live with Joseph on Wednesday, June 17 at 7:30 pm from St. Boniface Episcopal Church.  It’s a half-hour program and Rafi is scheduled as the tenor soloist for the December Holiday performance with Choral Artists. Click to watch! Beginning Wednesday, June Read More >

Media Release: “American Fanfare” Concert

Choral Artists of Sarasota Will Feature a Virtual July 4th “American Fanfare” Concert For 15 years, the choral group has celebrated Independence Day with rousing songs celebrating America. This year, the virtual performance will highlight music that offers hope, comfort, and inspires patriotic pride during this difficult time. (Sarasota, FL) For the last 15 years, Read More >

Media Release: A Virtual Fourth!

Choral Artists of Sarasota Will Feature a Virtual July 4th “American Fanfare” Concert For 15 years, the choral group has celebrated Independence Day with rousing songs celebrating America,  including patriotic favorites by Irving Berlin, George and Ira Gershwin, George M. Cohan, and more.   [Sarasota, FL] For the last 15 years, Choral Artists of Sarasota has Read More >

Choral Artists Invites You to Rise Up!

Choral Artists of Sarasota is the region’s premier professional chorus. Like other area-based arts and cultural nonprofits, Choral Artists has been deeply affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. We engage and compensate 40 professional singers, rehearsal pianist, and conductor for rehearsals and performances. These musicians constitute our primary concern as they cannot work during this shutdown. Read More >

Dr. Joseph Holt hosts Online Concert

On April 5, 2020, Artistic Director Joseph Holt hosted a special one-hour concert Take My Hand on Facebook Live with inspirational music for our time. The performance, recorded live during concerts in 2018 and 2019, featured favorite hymns, spirituals, music from the synagogue and Eastern Chant. Dr. Holt specifically chose these choral selections from different Read More >

New Dates Announced for “Listen to the Earth Project”

Joseph Holt, the artistic director of Choral Artists of Sarasota, announced that the group is postponing its “Listen to the Earth Project,” which was scheduled for April 17, 18 and 19. “We have listened to the earth and the message is clear—the world premiere of James Grant’s ‘Listen to the Earth’ concert and the additional Read More >

Listen to the Earth Project

To honor the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, Choral Artists of Sarasota is hosting Listen to the Earth Project – Friday, April 17 through Sunday, April 19, 2020.  Planet Earth takes a front seat through the eyes of regional and national experts and a world premiere performance of Listen to the Earth by James Grant, commissioned by Choral Artists and Read More >

Media Release: Kickstarter Campaign Launched

Choral Artists of Sarasota Launches Kickstarter Campaign to Fund “Listen to the Earth” Initiative This ecological initiative commemorates Earth Day’s 50th anniversary with a world premiere concert, film screenings, panel discussions, and a community-wide partnership to promote regional environmental engagement. (Sarasota, FL) Joseph Holt, the artistic director of Choral Artists of Sarasota recently announced that Read More >

Concert Insights with Artistic Director Joseph Holt

Concert Insights: Carmina Burana Tuesday • February 11 • 10:00 AM Center for Arts & Humanity, 1226 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota Join Choral Artists Artistic Director Joseph Holt and Sarasota Contemporary Dance’s Artistic Director and Choreographer Leymis Bolaños Wilmott as they discuss the creative processes behind creating Carmina Burana.  This is a FREE event but Read More >

Carmina Burana

Sarasota Contemporary Dance, Sarasota Young Voices and Venice Symphony’s percussion section breathe new life into Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana. SCD Artistic Director Leymis Bolaños Wilmott’s strikingly original choreography, commissioned by Choral Artists in 2017, illuminates the dramatic and well-known score. Soloists are Catherine Wethington, soprano; Luis González, baritone; and John Kaneklides, tenor. Andrew Lapp and Michael Read More >

Sarasota Herald-Tribune Review Jan 19, 2020

MUSIC REVIEW: Choral Artists celebrate 90 years of Sondheim By Jay Handelman Ann Morrison, a Broadway veteran, was among the soloists in the Choral Artists of Sarasota’s “Celebrating Sondheim” concert Under the leadership of Joseph Holt, the Choral Artists of Sarasota has been branching out stylistically, with a greater variety of music featured in its Read More >

Sarasota Herald-Tribune: Concert Preview

Choral Artists Play with Tradition Guest conductor Todd Craven leads ‘Sounds of the Season’ with seasonal and familiar favorites By Susan L. Rife, Correspondent December 20, 2019 ‘Sounds of the Season’: Choral Artists of Sarasota. 5 p.m. Sunday, Church of the Redeemer, 222 S. Palm Ave., Sarasota. Tickets $38, $5 students. Here’s what audiences Read More >

Open Rehearsals Schedule

Open Rehearsals provide a “backstage” view of concert preparation, particularly marrying vocal and instrumental components. Join us! Monday, December 16 – Sounds of the Season Monday, January 13 – Celebrating Sondheim Monday, February 17 – Carmina Burana Monday, April 6 – Listen to the Earth Monday, June 29 – American Fanfare

Reinvention Luncheon

Join us for this exciting luncheon as guest speaker Todd Craven, Associate Conductor of the Buffalo Philharmonic, enlightens us on his transformation from trumpet virtuoso to conductor extraordinaire, reinventing his career as a musician. Sopranos Jenny Kim-Godfrey and Robyn Rocklein will perform passionate Tchaikovsky Duets with pianist Joseph Holt, Artistic Director of Choral Artists. Education Read More >

Get Tickets 15% Discount

Who doesn’t love a discount? Check it out…EVERY concert ticket you purchase from now through October 15 will be discounted 15%!! Join us this season and “Encounter! Choral Artists of Sarasota! Click to learn more about the 2019/2020 Season & purchase tickets.

2019/2020 Season: Encounter!

Welcome to our 41st Season As the great philosopher, Plato observed, “Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” As the color of sound, music is an overwhelming sensory experience, bringing joy, expressing the inexpressible, and creating an aural world of wonder. Music is, Read More >

Choral Artists of Sarasota Auditions

Choral Artists of Sarasota is holding Professional Member auditions in Sarasota on Saturday, June 29 for the 2019-20 Season! Click here to submit your audition form Choral Artists of Sarasota Announces 2019-2020 Season The ensemble’s 41st season is entitled “Encounter!” and features six dynamic concerts. Highlights include a world premiere composition, commissioned by Choral Artists, Read More >

Ode to Joy!

This weekend Choral Artists of Sarasota were honored to be a part of the Sarasota Orchestra’s tribute to their Musical Director, Anu Tali. Choral Artists along with the singers of Key Chorale joined the orchestra at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall for three sold out performances!

A Golden Celebration

Please help us celebrate our 40th Anniversary  and Dr. Joseph Holt’s 10th Anniversary as artistic director. To learn more about  our rich history click here. Tickets are $150 and on sale now!       March 16, 2019 • 6:00 p.m. In Recognition of Choral Artists of Sarasota 40th Anniversary and Dr. Joseph Holt’s 10th Read More >

Special Guest Jenny Kim-Godfrey

On February 5, Artist Director Joseph Holt was joined by special guest soprano Jenny Kim-Godfrey. Attendees were treated to several lovely works sung by Ms. Kim-Godfrey accompanied by Dr. Holt on the piano. This event was the last in Choral Artists’ new series “Coffee & Concert Insights” that was introduced earlier in the season. Be Read More >

Coffee and Concert Insights

Join Dr. Joseph Holt and soprano Jenny Kim-Godfrey for Coffee & Concert Insights to learn more about upcoming concert “From the Heart”

February Concert – From the Heart

The 40 singers of the Choral Artists of Sarasota lift their voices to celebrate the organization’s 40th season in “From the Heart,” a concert featuring Johannes Brahms’ “A German Requiem,” one of the one of the most inspirational works of the 19th century.