Events & Links
Our next event:
consecutive annual production of
The Christmas portion of G. F. Handel's
A Sacred Oratorio
December 5, 2015
World Class Vocal Soloists
Dr. Jonathan Spivey, organ
and a special appearance by
Sarasota Young Voices
Church of the Palms Presbyterian Church
3224 Bee Ridge Road. Sarasota, FL
Funding for this program provided in part by the John J. Weiss
Memorial Fund of the Community Foundation of Sarasota County.
Click on Past Soloists for photos & bios of previous season's artists.
Click on the links below for other pages.
Performances & Tickets
George Frideric Handel
DVD's & CD's
Click below for photos and information about some of our past performances.
Click here to see our T-shirt and get
The Sarasota Choral Society has been performing in the Sarasota/Manatee/Venice
area for almost seven decades and in that time we have presented our prestigious
productions of sacred and secular choral music at some very fine venues. These include, but are not limited to; The Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall,
Neel Performing Arts Hall at SCF, The Sarasota Municipal Auditorium, The John &
Mable Ringling Museum Courtyard, Epiphany Cathedral in Venice, First Baptist,
First Methodist, St. Armands Key Lutheran, Church of the Palms Presbyterian,
Pine Shores Presbyterian, and Bee Ridge Presbyterian. If you are interested in
having us perform in your venue, please send an email with all of the
appropriate contact information to
You may now support the Sarasota Choral Society through your purchases on
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Amazon website for shopping. 0.5% of your purchase will be donated to The
Sarasota Choral Society.
Thank you for your support.
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Welcome to The Sarasota
Choral Society website. We hope you enjoy browsing the
information contained herein and find it entertaining and
informative. If you would like to contact us with
questions or suggestions, please click on
CONTACTS at the top of this page.
Membership is open to any and all who enjoy singing.
New members are welcome and encouraged to register in advance. All you
need is a desire to sing. Auditions are not required.
Click here for details. Scroll down to
Rehearsals for dates and times.
are pleased to announce we have a Facebook page. Scroll
down to the bottom of this page and click on the link to
see it. Thanks Tif!
you would like to purchase tickets for a performance,
please click on "Tickets" above for details.
Click on "Fund
Raising" (below, left) to see articles and pictures on
past fund raising activities.
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OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE
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The Sarasota Choral Society invited
to perform in Carnegie Hall, NYC!
Click above for more details!
Mark your calendar accordingly!
Rehearsal schedule for the 2015 Messiah:
Each Tuesday at 7:30pm at Church of the Palms Presbyterian
beginning on October 27 and continuing Nov. 3, 10, 17, 24, and
Dec. 1, 2015. December 1 will be a dress rehearsal with the
orchestra and soloists and all chorus members are expected to attend.
There will be no dress rehearsal on the day of the performance, just a
warm-up. Click on "Join Us" above to renew your membership and to join
in this wonderful experience.
Please continue to check the website periodically for updates. To get on our mailing list and receive news and
updates directly, send an email request to
The 2015 Giving Challenge
to all of you who donated via the 2015 Giving Challenge. Your
generosity will help us continue to present the highest quality choral
performances in the area and support our student scholarship program(s).
The 2015 Giving Challenge is
made possible by the Community Foundation of Sarasota
and The Patterson Foundation with support from the
William G. and Marie Selby Foundation, John S. and James L. Knight
Foundation, Manatee Community Foundation, and the Herald-Tribune Media
from the 70th Anniversary Reception!
Geneviève Beauchamp, Dr. Julia W. Rohr, and Paul Weber at the
reception following the Society's 70th Anniversary performance on Saturday,
December 6, 2014.
President Paul Weber and Artistic Director Geneviève Beauchamp
cut the 70th Anniversary Cake generously donated by Publix Supermarkets.
The links below will provide Microsoft Word and other files which you may
print out and use at home. If you do not have Word, go to
download the free Word Viewer or
www.adobe.com for Adobe Reader.
2014 Member Instruction Letter in MS Word.
Click on the following for a PDF (Adobe) copy of the
2014 Poster and 2014
Sarasota Herald-Tribune Ad.
You may save these to your computer for printing and emailing to others.
Click here for a link to order
practice CD's. In the Search section type in "Learn Handel's Messiah" and
click "GO". This will take you to the proper page to order practice tapes or
Photos of Christmas Messiah 2013
If you are interested in photos of this performance, the following link is
provided by our photographer, Bruce Lehman. Please provide a donation for any
pictures you use. Many thanks to Bruce for providing the beautiful pictures. His
contact information is located on his website if you require his services.
Messiah 2013 photos
See our review of the 2013 Messiah in the
December 9th, 2013 issue of the Sarasota Herald Tribune; Section B, page 7.
Last updated 9/13/2015