Sarasota Choral Society is a Non-Profit 501.C.3 Charitable Organization
The Sarasota Choral Society receives the majority of its financial support through membership dues and ticket sales. However, putting on a production as large and complex as Messiah is not an inexpensive undertaking. The soloists, accompanists, orchestra, and Artistic Director are all paid professional artists. Venues in Sarasota and Bradenton are becoming more expensive and less available as time moves on, and the basic costs of operation are increasing as fuel prices reach record levels and other supplies and services become more expensive. However, all of the “behind-the-scenes” work is done by volunteers out of their homes. The Sarasota Choral Society has no paid staff nor maintain expensive office space!
The Sarasota Choral Society provides many benefits. Patrons are able to enjoy and be uplifted by one of the largest and longest running productions of sacred classical music in the Sarasota area with full orchestra, professional soloists, and a chorus with upwards of 300 voices. Chorus members are able to perform in a major musical production utilizing some of the best venues in the area and membership is available to anyone interested in choral singing, auditions are not required. The Choral Society has supported other charitable and choral organizations such as The Manger, a local Christian organization that provides food and other services to those in need, and the Sarasota Boys Choir and Sarasota Girls Choir. We are currently providing financial assistance to members of Sarasota Young Voices (SYV) who might not otherwise be able to participate and are also hoping to revitalize our scholarship program to benefit young musicians in the area.
A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE (800-435-7352) WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. CH17376.