Contact: Richard Storm

Key Chorale Presents Acclaimed Soprano Mary Wilson


[Sarasota, FL – January 15, 2015] – Sarasota’s Symphonic Chorus, Key Chorale, is pleased to present prize-winning soprano, Mary Wilson, in their concert of royal music – The Courts of Heaven & Earth – on Saturday afternoon, January 24th.

This appearance by Wilson, the first here since her sold-out and critically-acclaimed performance last season, will include a rarely heard work by Handel, Laudate pueri Dominum, for which her recording with the American Bach Soloists was selected by Opera News as one of the Best of Year.

The program also includes two of Handel’s Coronation Anthems, including Zadok the Priest, which has been performed at every British coronation since it was composed in 1727, and Let Thy Hand be Strengthened, accompanied by organ and chamber orchestra.  Elizabeth Goldstein, esteemed music director at First Church, will play the organ for Zadok the Priest and the remainder of the program will include organ continuo played by the chorale’s Accompanist, Nancy Yost Olson, with the orchestra.

Mary Wilson will also sing the soprano solo in J.S. Bach’s Cantata No. 196, The Lord is Mindful of Us which will also include solos by members of Key Chorale’s Chamber Chorus.

The concert will be conducted by Artistic Director Joseph Caulkins.


The Courts of Heaven & Earth
Date:               Saturday, January 24, 2015
Time:              2:30 P.M.
Place:              First Church, 104 Pineapple Avenue, Sarasota



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

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

MOZART: 1791
The final works of Mozart
April 18, 2015
2:30 PM
First Church
104 S Pineapple Avenue
Sarasota, FL 34236