Final Rehearsal, Tuesday Dec. 3,
7:30 PM in the Main Sanctuary. New chorus members will be accepted on a
case by case basis.
Rehearsals for Messiah
will be in the Choir Room at Church of the Palms, 3224 Bee Ridge Rd.,
Sarasota at 7:30 PM on Tuesdays: Oct. 29, Nov. 5,
12, 19, 26, and Dec. 3, 2013.
by following the directions on the "Join Us" page of this website
or at rehearsal.
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Thank you to all of those who participated with us in
the 36-Hour Giving Challenge. It was our first attempt at a fund raiser
such as this and we appreciate all the effort and generosity from the
volunteers to the donors and the organizers and sponsors of the event.
Twenty-nine individuals donated $1350, which is not too
bad in spite of the difficulty we experienced early the first morning.
For those of you who tried to donate and did not get through we
apologize. For those who were persistent until they got through, we
thank you whole heartedly and applaud your fortitude.
If you would still like to show your generosity and make a contribution
after the fact, please do not use the Giving Challenge website any
longer. Instead mail your check made out to The Sarasota Choral
Society to our local address at 5317 Fruitville Road
#147, Sarasota, FL 34232. All gifts are tax deductible and we
will provide you with a receipt to the address you enclose.
A special thanks to Debye Bernard for being so quick in
getting out the e-blasts to keep us all informed of our progress. A tip
of the hat to all of the other Board members for their support during
Our final tally after matching grants and fees is
$1382.50. We would like to thank the
generosity of the donors who participated listed in the order of
Susan Copeland, Greti & Thomas Mueller, Paul Weber, James
Copeland, Deborah Bernard, Vince A. Vance, Allison Vance, Susan
Kerzisnik, Mary Benfer, Richard Mayer, Paul Binder, Anne Hathaway, Mary
Lindamood, Margaret Heaton, Maria Banek, Joseph Hochadel, Henry W.
Curran, Jeanette M. Harris, Jennifer Daniels, Diane Curtis, Anonymous
Gift - $100, Jean Raskin, Barbara & Coleman Plecker, Richard Bailey,
Jane Lautner, Genevieve Beauchamp, Julia Dadekian, Gisele Reid
(all the way from Scotland), and Anna Lybrook. Our
deepest gratitude to you all for your generosity! We will put the money
to good use!
For all of you who have
supported The Sarasota Choral Society over the last 69 years, and
those who continue to do so, we give a hearty “Thank you and well done!”
We would also like to thank the
Community Foundation of Sarasota County and The Patterson
Foundation for sponsoring and organizing this event, including the
Gulf Coast Community Foundation, Manatee Community Foundation,
Charlotte Community Foundation, and the William G. and Marie
For more information
about the Giving Challenge, click the green Giving Challenge icon above.