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, indeed, a most powerful natural drug that stimulates our imaginations.

We seek musical experiences and yearn for the magical delight of exquisitely beautiful sounds caressing our very being, nurturing the deepest places of our souls. Music has become available everywhere in the modern era, and yet, the communal act of experiencing music together in a concert space has not been duplicated in our digital life. We invite you to share in this common experience with the Choral Artists of Sarasota, encountering a musical world like no other.

Events supporting Choral Artists this season include a Reinvention Luncheon in October at Michael’s On East featuring guest speaker Todd Craven and a stellar performance with sopranos Jenny Kim-Godfrey and Robyn Rocklein in addition to a Key To Our Success Gala in March which celebrates the musical achievements of Choral Artists of Sarasota.

Our 41st season will take you on flights of musical fancy that will thrill, enchant, and delight while offering you an opportunity to marvel in the one art that touches each and every one of us in deeply satisfying ways. As Stephen Sondheim so aptly stated, “If I cannot fly, let me sing.

One World, Many Voices

events-2019-oneworld-manyvoicesHonor the traditions of various faiths, uniting through one universal power: music. Enjoy hymns, chants and spiritual music from belief systems all around the world at this concert – a truly Zen experience. This concert features organist Ann Stephenson-Moe and an instrumental ensemble from professional orchestras in Sarasota. LEARN MORE ->

November 16, 2019 | 4: oo PM | First United Methodist Church

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Sounds of the Season

December 22, 2019 | 5:oo PM | Church of the Redeemer

events-2019-soundsseasonRing in the holiday season with this cheerful concert highlighting choral music with brass and organ. Guest conductor Todd Craven, the associate conductor of the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and former Principal Trumpet with the Sarasota Orchestra, will lead a program featuring Christmas Cantata by Daniel Pinkham, works arranged by Daniel Moe and the Sarasota premiere of Eja! Eja! by James Grant. LEARN MORE ->

December 22, 2019 | 5:oo PM | Church of the Redeemer

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Celebrating Sondheim

events-2019-sondheimToast to Broadway with this concert of show tunes written by Stephen Sondheim, celebrating his 90th birthday in 2020, including A Little Night Music, Company, Sweeney Todd, and Sunday in the Park with George. This performance also features renowned musical theater artists Ann Morrison, Michaela Ristaino, Ben Pattison, and Matthew Nall as soloists. LEARN MORE ->

January 18, 2020 | 4:00 PM | Riverview Performing Arts Center

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Carmina Burana

events-carmina-buranaSarasota 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. LEARN MORE ->

February 22, 2020 | 7:oo PM | Venice Performing Arts Center
February 23, 2020 | 2:00 PM | Venice Performing Arts Center

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Listen to the Earth

events-listen-to-the-earthOur planet Earth, the only home we’ve ever known, is front and center in this performance as we celebrate and commemorate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Our sun, moon, planet, and universe are all highlighted in this unique program, recognized as a sister-related cultural activity with the Smithsonian Institution’s Earth Optimism Symposium in Washington, DC (April 2020). Several Sarasota premieres and a WORLD PREMIERE of Listen to the Earth by James Grant are featured in this performance. Be the first to hear this stunning world premiere which was commissioned by Choral Artists of Sarasota along with the families of Richard and Daniel Moe, honoring the legacy of their contributions to society. LEARN MORE ->

April 19, 2019 | 7:00 PM | Sarasota Opera House

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American Fanfare

July 4, 2020 | 4:00 PM | Sarasota Opera House

events-american-fanfareCelebrate Independence Day with this annual display of vocal fireworks set off by a program of inspiring patriotic songs and marches. The patriotic fervor lives on through Choral Artists of Sarasota! LEARN MORE ->


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