2018-2019 Season

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AMERICAN ROOTS: DIGGING DEEPER
Chamber Series

Saturday, October 27 • 4:00PM
St. Boniface Episcopal Church
General Admission

Come “Down in the River to Pray” with us as the Key Chorale Chamber Singers celebrate the music of Appalachia. Back by popular demand, this new concert will highlight the rich heritage of the shape note tradition and the roots of American Bluegrass from its origins to today. Three Key Chorale commissioned world premieres from arranger Keith Christopher will feature banjo, mandolin, fiddle, guitar and string bass in a unique fusion of Bluegrass and the choral arts sure to keep your toes tapping.
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MISATANGO
Masterworks Series
Sunday, November 25 • 4:00PM
Sarasota Opera House

Reserved Seating 

Misatango, a tango mass from Argentina, combines the passion of tango with the ancient beauty of the Latin mass sung to the melodies and rhythms of the streets of Buenos Aires. Dancers from Sarasota Ballet’s Studio Company, choreographed by Elizabeth Bergmann, present and unforgettable feast for the senses.
Argentine composers Astor Piazzolla, Martin Palermi and Ariel Ramirez’s evocative Misa Criolla capture the vibrant, lively sounds of Argentina with guitars, accordion, strings, voices and percussion.
Join us for a free pre-concert lecture with Artistic Director Joseph Caulkins 1 hour before concert and a complimentary post-concert reception. *for ticket holders only
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CHRISTMAS IN VENICE
Special Event
Saturday, December 8 • 3:30PM & 7:00PM
Venice Presbyterian Church
General Admission

World-renowned organist Craig Williams, brass sextet, flute and percussion join Key Chorale in a holiday program of carols and seasonal music. James Whitbourn’s Missa Carolae, commissioned for the 1400th anniversary of England’s Rochester Cathedral, incorporates Christmas classics from France, Germany and Poland. Impressive brass, timpani and the 100 voices of Key Chorale, combine for an unforgettable holiday program featuring choral works by John Rutter, Stephen Paulus, Morten Lauridsen and Mack Wilberg.
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sarasota choral festival
HONORING HEROES: SARASOTA CHORAL FESTIVAL
Masterworks Series
Saturday, Jan. 26 • 4:00 PM

Riverview Performing Arts Center
Reserved Seating

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MENDELSSOHN’S ELIJAH
Masterworks Series
Sunday, March 10 • 4:00PM
Monday, March 11 • 7:00PM
First United Methodist Church 
Reserved Seating

Mendelssohn’s powerful choral masterpiece brings to life some of the most dramatic moments in the Old Testament. Fire comes from the heavens, storms gather, and the people cry for vengeance. From the prophet’s curse of drought, to confronting an evil queen, to his ascent to heaven on a fiery chariot, Elijah is an extraordinary musical experience. Elijah, portrayed by Jamal Sarikoki, and Key Chorale will retell the story of a man’s devotion, persecution, and ascension in one of the greatest oratorios ever written.
Join us for a free pre-concert lecture with Artistic Director Joseph Caulkins 1 hour before each concert and a complimentary post-concert reception on Sunday, March 10. *for ticket holders only
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CIRQUE DES VOIX®
Special Event
Friday, March 22
Saturday, March 23
Sunday, March 24
Big Top at Nathan Benderson Park
Reserved Seating 

This is a performance unlike any other – see world-class circus artists combine with the 100+ voices of the Key Chorale and the musical mastery of the 40-piece Cirque Orchestra to produce one of the most unforgettable productions you’ll ever experience.
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FAURE REQUIEM
Chamber Series
Saturday, April 13 • 4:00PM
St. Boniface Episcopal Church
General Seating

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TOMORROW’S VOICES TODAY
Masterworks Series
Friday, May 3 • 7:30PM
Venice Performing Arts Center
General Seating

Witness a wholly unique choral festival incorporating more than 200 singers of all ages from students to seniors. Maestro Caulkins inspires music making at the highest levels, planting seeds that will ripen throughout these students’ lives with an eclectic program from classics to contemporary.
Key Chorale’s 6th annual collaboration with the Sarasota County Schools will feature Pine View, Venice and North Port High School choirs performing separately and alongside Key Chorale.
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