Key Chorale’s Festival Chorus honors first responders with Stephen Paulus’ Grammy-winning composition Prayers and Remembrances, commissioned for the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 tragedy. Paulus honors the victims while addressing the universal experience of those grieving and healing from loss of loved ones – in his words, “a work that would be spiritual but not necessarily religious.”

We will also be celebrating three heroes from our local Fire, EMT and Police departments, whose stories will be told through compelling mini-documentaries created by Ringling College of Art & Design students. More than 150 Festival singers and members of the Sarasota Orchestra will present uplifting and empowering music highlighting the heroism of our First Responders.

Join us for a free pre-concert lecture with Artistic Director Joseph Caulkins 1 hour before concert. *for ticket holders only


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