Contact: Peggy Olsen

30th Anniversary Luncheon & Auction


[Sarasota, FL – October 12, 2014] – Key Chorale, Sarasota’s Symphonic Chorus will hold their anniversary fundraising luncheon on Monday, November 10 at Michael’s on East Ballroom beginning at 11:30 a.m.

Our theme for this season is Celebrating The Past, Endowing The Future as we acknowledge 30 years of performing choral music of the highest quality in our community. Honorary Chairs are Ernie and Alisa Kretzmer with Marita Marsh and Richard Storm serving as Luncheon Co-Chairs.

Our guests will be delighted to know we are bringing back soprano Mary Wilson to perform a piece by Antonio Vivaldi accompanied by a string quartet and harpsichord played by Ann Stephenson-Moe, Co-Founder of Key Chorale. A priceless Live Auction opportunity will offer guests a personal performance by Mary Wilson in their home or selected venue for lunch or dinner January 21 or 22, 2015.  Mary is acknowledged as one of today’s most exciting young artists and has graciously agreed to perform encore works ranging from light classics to Broadway hits as a very special offering to the highest bidder.

Luncheon festivities will also include our Silent Auction with many items for the discriminating shopper.  Auction Co-Chairs are Aida Coleman and Kathy and Kelsey Van Praag. We have a hand-knitted, multi-fiber shawl by textile artist Carole Reiss, a 30th Anniversary signature necklace by Earthstone Handmade Jewelry; fitness consultation and analysis with personal training from Fyzical Therapy & Balance Centers and many other treasures including tickets to concerts and the theatre.

Season Sponsors include BMO Private Bank; Capstan Financial Consulting Group; Community Foundation of Sarasota County; Gateway Bank of Southwest Florida, Herald-Tribune Media Group; Huisking Foundation; TDT Sarasota County Tourist Development Tax; Woman’s Exchange, Inc. and WUSF Public Media.

Reservations are required by November 5 and tickets start at $100 per person.

For sponsorship opportunities contact Peggy Olsen via email at or call 941/954.9820.



Key Chorale’s 2014 – 2015 Season
30th Anniversary Season
Celebrating the Past, Endowing the Future

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Sarasota Choral Festival featuring Shining Night: A Portrait of Composer Morten Lauridsen Screening
October 18, 2014
7:00 PM
Church of the Palms
3224 Bee Ridge Road
Sarasota, FL 34239

The Courts of Heaven and Earth
January 24, 2015
2:30 PM
First Church
104 S Pineapple Avenue
Sarasota, FL 34236

Tomorrow’s Voices Today
March 21, 2015
2:30 PM
North Port Performing Arts Center
6400 W Price Boulevard
North Port, FL 34291

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The final works of Mozart
April 18, 2015
2:30 PM
First Church
104 S Pineapple Avenue
Sarasota, FL 34236