Choral Artists’ Gift Certificates
Gift giving is made easy with Choral Artists’ Gift Certificates! Give the gift of music; A perfect gift for any occasion! Recipients have one year to use their gift for a Choral Artists’ concert.
Annual Holiday Concert
Choral Artists of Sarasota Presents“Peace on Earth”Sunday, December 11, at Church of the RedeemerRing in the holidays with a traditional concert featuring carols resounding with themes of peace interspersed with “In Terra Pax,” a work of childlike serenity that is both intimate and universal by British composer Gerald Finzi. (November 15, 2022) Choral Artists of Read More >
United in Song
Choral Artists of Sarasota Announces 2022-2023 Season Choral Artists of Sarasota’s 44th season, entitled “United in Song,” features five concerts in October, December, March, April, and July. A season highlight includes the Florida premiere of “The Children’s March,” a moving oratorio by composer Andrew Bleckner that takes audiences on a journey to a historical event Read More >
A trip home and then The Met beckons for Adelaide Boedecker (Observer)
by: Spencer Fordin A+E Editor Adelaide Boedecker stands poised at the precipice of the biggest moment of her career. But first she has a homecoming performance to savor in Sarasota. Boedecker, who will appear courtesy of the Metropolitan Opera, will be the featured performer at the Choral Artists of Sarasota’s “A Night at the Opera” program on Read More >
Press Release – A Night at the Opera
Choral Artists of Sarasota Presents A Night at the Opera Sunday, February 20, at Church of the PalmsGrand passion and scintillating intrigue! Sarasota’s own Grammy-winning soprano, Adelaide Boedecker, takes a brief break from her engagement at the Metropolitan Opera for this concert that also features her husband, the Grammy-winning bass-baritone, Calvin Griffin. (January 14, 2022) Read More >
Choral Artists of Sarasota Presents “A Night at the Opera” (Tampa Bay Newswire)
Grand passion and scintillating intrigue! Sarasota’s own Grammy-winning soprano, Adelaide Boedecker, takes a brief break from her engagement at the Metropolitan Opera for this concert that also features her husband, the Grammy-winning bass-baritone, Calvin Griffin.
Save the Date!
On January 22 we will host a reception honoring our founder, Dr. Ann Stephenson-Moe. Join us and become a sponsor! Contact Susan Burke for details (941) 387-6946!
Press Release – What Sweeter Music
Choral Artists of Sarasota Presents What Sweeter MusicSunday, December 19, at Church of the Redeemer The holidays will resound with spectacular brass, organ, and choral arrangements of Christmas classics. The concert features arrangements by one of the world’s finest brass quintets, the Canadian Brass. One of the founding members of this venerated ensemble, Ronald Romm, Read More >
What Sweeter Music – Broadway World
Choral Artists of Sarasota’s 43rd season, “Carried Away,” continues with “What Sweeter Music,” Sunday, December 19, 5 p.m., at Church of the Redeemer, 222 S. Palm Avenue, Sarasota. Read full article at BroadwayWorld.com
What Sweeter Music
Do you have your tickets for our next concert? Choral Artists of Sarasota’s 43rd season, “Carried Away,” continues with “What Sweeter Music,” Sunday, December 19, 5 p.m., at Church of the Redeemer, 222 S. Palm Avenue, Sarasota. The concert features spectacular brass, organ, and choral arrangements, notably by the Canadian Brass, of Christmas classics. Mezzo-soprano Read More >
On The Town!
Join us for the 2021 – 2022 season opener, On The Town! Sunday, November 07, 2021 – 7:00 PM at the Riverview Performing Arts Center
Live In-Person Concert!
American Fanfare at the Opera House! Join Choral Artists of Sarasota for the annual July 4th concert, American Fanfare, at the Sarasota Opera House. COVID social distancing will be in place and only 50% of the seats will be sold. July 4 – 2:30 PM Sarasota Opera House61 N Pineapple AvenueSarasota, FL 34236
Dangerous Ladies Documentary
Kate Alexander and Florida Studio Theatre created an incredible year-long celebration and observance of the 100th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote. Dozens of cultural organizations in Sarasota joined the celebration and Choral Artists is featured twice in the documentary, DANGEROUS LADIES. The women of Choral Artists appear singing “An American Anthem” and Read More >
Come Fly With Me
Audience members are invited to go on a musical journey around the world with Choral Artists of Sarasota’s next concert, Come Fly With Me. This travel-themed, one-hour outdoor concert without intermission features 32 singers from the Choral Artists ensemble, Sunday, April 25, 4 p.m., at Phillippi Estate Park, 5500 S Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. Social distancing Read More >
Singing about Freedom
Music has been integral in the decades-long fight for freedom and civil rights and Choral Artists of Sarasota recalls some of the music heard from the fight to end slavery to the battle against Jim Crow laws and the right to vote. “Marching to Freedom” was recorded live at Selby Gardens’ Historic Spanish Point campus Read More >
The Concert Insight for You’ll Never Walk Alone has been rescheduled for Thursday, March 11 and the concert video on-demand for March 18 – April 15.
Music guides Choral Artists of Sarasota through pandemic
Sarasota Herald Tribune Even before the pandemic, Choral Artists of Sarasota had set the theme of its 42nd season as “Rise Up!” Artistic Director Joseph Holt said he had little idea how prophetic and timely the theme would be. Nor did he know how such concerts as “Marching to Freedom,” dedicated to the African American Read More >
On-Demand Marching to Freedom
Marching to Freedom pays tribute to racial injustice through music composed by Black Americans. From the early days of slavery to the Civil War to Reconstruction and the Jim Crow laws, to the Civil Rights Era of the 60s and even in our own time, the road to freedom for African-Americans has been long and Read More >
Upcoming Events: March 2021
“You’ll Never Walk Alone”On-Demand: March 11- April 9 “Love is in the Air”On-Demand: March 28- April 27 (February 8, 2021) Choral Artists of Sarasota’s 42nd season, entitled “Rise Up!” continues with “You’ll Never Walk Alone,” which features” uplifting songs from Broadway musicals. Through adversity, many characters of the Broadway musical “rise up” and successfully confront Read More >
Sarasota Herald-Tribune: Concert Review
Music Review: Choral Artists explore musical ‘Adversity’ by Gayle Williams, CorrespondentOctober 19, 2020 Choral Artists of Sarasota debuted its season of streaming performances with the release of the insightful “Out of Adversity: Embracing Our Differences” Sunday afternoon. It remains available online through Nov. 18. The concert, featuring six singers and three instrumentalists, was an engaging Read More >
“Rise Up” Season Begins
Rise Up! Season opens with a live streaming Concert Insights Artistic director Dr. Joseph Holt takes us behind the scenes with insights into the works and composers in the upcoming concert as well as the cultural and social intention of the concert. Holt interviews Mari Esabel Valverde, Composer of Prayer of St. Francis that is Read More >
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 >
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. ChoralArtistsSarasota.org 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
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.