The Key Chorale Chamber Singers are a group of auditioned and selected voices from the full, 110-voice Key Chorale, including the Chorale’s professional base of section leaders and core singers. They perform at a wide variety of events and venues, from the Key Chorale Annual Luncheon at the Sarasota Yacht Club, to holiday caroling for Palm Avenue’s First Friday Gallery Walks in downtown Sarasota, to their partnership with Temple Emanu-el for their tribute concert honoring Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. In April 2017, they presented their premiere solo concert, We Can Mend the Sky, featuring songs of healing, hope, and peace for our time, at Church of the Redeemer. They returned there in October 2018 for the first concert of their inaugural Chamber Singers concert series, which included American Roots, a concert that explored the origins of American choral music, from 17th century colonial tunes to Shaker songs to Appalachian folk music and bluegrass, and French Impressions, a presentation of the rapturous choral music of French composers such as Debussy, Fauré, and Saint-Saëns. Music Review: Key Chorale Chamber Singers provide French treats
In the upcoming season, the Chamber Series returns with further exploration of the shape note tradition and bluegrass with American Roots: Digging Deeper, performed with a five-piece bluegrass band, and Fauré Requiem, performed with organ and violin alongside some of Benjamin Britten’s most beloved choral works, such as the Festival Te Deum.
For more information on booking the Chamber Singers for your event, please call the Key Chorale offices at (941) 921-4845.
Chamber Singers 2017-2018
Amy Jo Connours
All of Key Chorale’s singers are accepted into the chorale through an audition process and Chamber Singers are selected through a second audition.