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Key Chorale Chamber Singers and Church of the Redeemer present a unique take on Oktoberfest, with a 3-day festival celebrating music of the Baroque – and Beer! Four amazing concerts featuring a star-studded cast of performers, chamber orchestra, and concluding with an authentic Biergarten Experience with German food, beers from Calusa Brewing, and dancing to the Oompah Band.

Calusa Brewing

Peter & Francine Gray; Richard Lilley & Carmen Letelier


Event details

Date: October 18-20, 2024
Time: Various Times
Price: $15-$210


Price includes all 4 concerts and the Biergarten Experience.
SAVE 15% when you buy the 3-day pass!

Festival Schedule & Individual Tickets

Guest Artists

Thea Lobo

Thea Lobo

Sam Nelson

Sam Nelson

David Tinervia

David Tinervia

glenn priest

Glenn Priest

Principal Keyboardist

Daniel Jordan

Daniel Jordan

yulia van doren

Yulia Van Doren

Friday, October 18 @ 7:30 PM

Church of the Redeemer

Opening Night Concert – Handel

Music fit for royalty, composed by the King of Baroque, George F. Handel. Festive sounds of trumpets and timpani permeate the occasion with works written for the coronation of King George II and the rarely heard Te Deum commemorating the British victory and the King’s safe return from the Battle of Dettingen.

Featuring baritone David Tinervia and organist Sam Nelson



Zadok the Priest    

Sinfonia “The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba”           

The King Shall Rejoice Coronation                                                                                  

Dettingen Te Deum                                                   

Organ Concerto No. 2 in B-flat



Saturday, October 19 @ 11:30 AM

Gillespie Hall at Church of the Redeemer

Organ Recital

Last year you heard Sam Nelson’s red-blooded Bach. This year, we bring you Psychedelic Bach. Sam Nelson will present an all-Bach organ program with colorful visualizations not to be missed. Complete with a gourmet Bach’s Lunch.


Passacaglia and Fugue in C Minor

Concerto Grosso in D Minor BWV 596 – Antonio Vivaldi, Arr. J.S. Bach

Nun freut euch, Lieben Christen g’mein (Dear Christians, One and All, Rejoice)

“Gigue” Fugue G Major

Saturday, October 19 @ 7:30 PM

Church of the Redeemer

Period instruments Chamber Music Concert – French Baroque

Join us for a program of ravishing and exciting French Baroque chamber music we’re calling La Fièvre du Samedi Soir (Saturday Night Fever). You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll want to stand up and dance, and you might be surprised to hear the description of a medical procedure with musical accompaniment! Theorbo (a lute with bass strings that is over 6’ long) and viola da gamba are just a few of the unique period instruments that you will hear, along with harpsichord and a quartet of vocalists.

Featuring works by Jean-Philippe Rameau, François Couperin, Élisabeth Jacquet de La Guerre, Jean-Baptiste Lully, and more

Sunday, October 20 @ 4:30 PM

Church of the Redeemer

Closing Night Concert – Vivaldi

Known as the ‘Red Priest’ for his curly red hair and fiery music, Vivaldi composed more than 500 concertos, none more famous then The Four Seasons. We will feature Sarasota Orchestra concertmaster Daniel Jordan in Autumn; vibrant and colorful as the leaves of the season. Grammy-nominated soprano Yulia Van Doren will display her dazzling coloratura in one of Vivaldi’s most virtuosic compositions ever and will combine with mezzo soprano Thea Lobo for his popular Gloria.


Concerto in F Major, Autumn (L’autunno)

Concerto for 2 Trumpets in C Major

In furore iustissimae irae (In the fury of most righteous wrath)

Gloria in D Major

Peter Kretzmer & Melody Genson; Lee Holden & Lorraine Murphy


Sunday, October 20 @ 6:00 PM

Gillespie Hall at Church of the Redeemer

Baroquetoberfest Biergarten Experience

A Biergarten Experience of German food, beers from Calusa Brewing, and an authentic Oompah Band.

Please note: No tickets will be sold at the door, only advance tickets sales.

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