2024 – 2025 Season

A New Season

The 2024 – 2025 Season kicks off on November 3, 2024, with George & Ira Gershwin’s “Of Thee I Sing” and ends on May 25, 2025, with our Memorial Day Concert, “United We Stand.” This exciting lineup showcases the breadth and diversity of our programming, promising a season filled with memorable performances that will resonate with our audience.

For those unfamiliar with Artistic Director Joseph Holt’s programming, Choral Artists presents many genres of musical works, from Broadway tunes to hymns to rousing marches. Some of the works will be familiar, and others will be new, but all will be inspiring.

We are proud to be the only professional choral group in our area with the highest caliber of singers. Our commitment to excellence and our passion for music shine through in every performance, making each concert a unique and enriching experience.

George and Ira Gershwin: Of Thee I Sing (concert version)
Sunday, November 3, 2024 • 7pm
Of Thee I Sing was the first American musical with a consistently satirical tone as it lampoons American politics. With catchy George Gershwin tunes along with pithy phrases from Ira Gershwin, Congress, the U.S. Supreme Court, the Presidency, and the democratic process itself are all targets of this satire. This musical was the first to receive a Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1932. Our performance will be the premiere of the new critical edition prepared by the Gershwin Initiative from the University of Michigan.

Join us for Meet the Music on October 24 at 6pm, where Joe Holt will share insights on this timely and entertaining musical. A few singers from the Choral Artists will join to give a sneak peak at the music from the show. Refreshments will be served.

Happy Christmukkah
Sunday, December 8, 2024 • 7pm
The season of light is enriched by the music of Christmas and Hanukkah combined. Lighting candles during this time of year is a treasured ritual, whether celebrating the birth of a child or the miracle of the holy menorah. The sparkle of light will abound in this holiday choral program promoting peace, comfort and joy for the season.

Join us on November 28 at 6pm for Meet the Music, where Joe Holt will illuminate works from the upcoming concert. He is joined by some singers from the Choral Artists. Refreshments are served.

Gilbert & Sullivan Revue
Sunday, January 26, 2025 • 4pm
Choral Artists presents the topsy-turvy world of Gilbert & Sullivan where absurdities reach logical conclusions. The famed English team of the 19th Century wrote such memorable shows as The Mikado, The Pirates of Penzance, Gondoliers, and HMS Pinafore among others, featuring many hit tunes from these shows are familiar to this day.

On Thursday, January 16 at 6pm, join us for Meet the Music, where Joe Holt and singers from the Choral Artists will share highlights from the upcoming performance and explore some of the stories behind the songs. Refreshments will be served.

The Measure of All Faith
Sunday, February 23, 2025 • 7 pm
Spiritual music takes center stage in this concert, featuring music from a wide variety of faith traditions from around the world. Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, and Native American music celebrates the Divine in our lives.

Meet the Music on Thursday, February 13, 2025, at 6pm and awaken to new insights about the upcoming Choral Artists performance. Joe Holt provides a preview, joined by singers from the chorus. Refreshments will be served.

Considering Matthew Shepard
Encore Performance
Sunday, April 6, 2025 • 7 pm
This haunting modern-day cantata tells the story of Matthew Shepard, young gay man from Wyoming who was brutally beaten and left to die on a fence. The story is both gut-wrenching and heart-warming at the same time, offering hope for a better world where love and acceptance are the norm.

Join us on March 27 at 6 pm for Meet the Music, to connect with the music and reflect on the story prior to the Choral Artists’ upcoming encore performance. Joe Holt, along with some of the singers from the Choral Artists, will present pieces from the show. Refreshments will be served.

United We Stand: Memorial Day Concert
with the Lakewood Ranch Wind Ensemble
Sunday, May 25, 2025 • 4 pm
This traditional patriotic concert offers us a chance to reflect on the lives of service women and men who have paid the ultimate sacrifice to defend our country while in uniform. We proudly salute them for their service to the United States and securing freedom around the world.

On Thursday, May 15 at 6pm, join Joe Holt and singers from the Choral Artists at Meet the Music. Hear some of the tunes and learn more about the upcoming program. Refreshments will be served.

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