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The Master Chorale of Tampa Bay

The Master Chorale of Tampa Bay Praised by music critics as "one of the country's finest choirs," “an amazing instrument,” and The organization serves Tampa Bay and west central Florida with a mission to advance the art of choral music by performing great works of the past, commissioning and performing new literature and sharing the joy and power of choral music with new and existing audiences and singers.

Since 2004 the Master Chorale has had American conductor and composer, Dale Warland to Tampa presenting artistic and administrative workshops as they prepared for concerts and recordings. During the past decade the organization has regularly commissioned some of the most important contemporary composers for works for The Master Chorale including Eric Whitacre (Lux Aurumque), Paul Basler (Missa Ken

Since 2004 the Master Chorale has had American conductor and composer, Dale Warland to Tampa presenting artistic and administrative workshops as they prepared for concerts and recordings. During the past decade the organization has regularly commissioned some of the most important contemporary composers for works for The Master Chorale including Eric Whitacre (Lux Aurumque), Paul Basler (Missa Ken

Operating as usual

05/03/2022

NEXT WEEK! Reconnect, reflect and be inspired. Join us and The Florida Orchestra for Mozart's monumental Requiem and Allegri’s gorgeous Miserere mei, Deus, plus we'll also be singing Hildegard von Bingen's O virtus sapientiae and Mindaugas Urbaitis' Lacrimosa. This is a bucket list concert! You don't want to miss it! We'll be in Tampa, St. Pete, and Clearwater on May 13, 14, and 15.

Tickets and Info: https://the.floridaorchestra.org/2122-mozart-requiem

#mozart #bucketlist

We are seeking an exceptionally talented choral conductor to serve as our Artistic Director beginning in July, 2022, whi...
04/28/2022

We are seeking an exceptionally talented choral conductor to serve as our Artistic Director beginning in July, 2022, which kicks off our 44th season. Apply by June 3!

Details at: https://www.masterchorale.com/employment.html

We look forward to seeing everyone at our Faure Requiem concert this evening in St. Pete! Tickets will be available at t...
04/01/2022
Faure Requiem

We look forward to seeing everyone at our Faure Requiem concert this evening in St. Pete! Tickets will be available at the door starting at 7pm, 1 hour prior to the performance at 8pm. Due to the possibly rainy conditions, our Box Office and Will Call will be located inside and we will be opening the doors 30 minutes early at 7pm. Complementary valet service will also begin at 7pm. See you soon, St. Pete!

DATES: ​April 1 & 3, 2022

Did you hear Susan Giles Wantuck's audio version (with clips of our recordings) of Kurt Loft's story about our Faure Req...
03/31/2022
Master Chorale Offers Musical Balm in Times of Stress

Did you hear Susan Giles Wantuck's audio version (with clips of our recordings) of Kurt Loft's story about our Faure Requiem concert happening TOMORROW at 8pm? Take a listen!

Creative Pinellas Sydney Guillaume WUSF Public Media

CONCERT SPONSORS:
Tampa Bay Times & Baysource Global

#Faure #Concert #stpetersburg

An audio version of Kurt Loft's story, "Master Chorale Offers Musical Balm in Times of Stress," voiced and produced by Susan Giles-Wantuck. Published in the Creative Pinellas Arts Coast Magazine on Ma

We are honored to be working with composer Sydney Guillaume this week in preparation for our world premiere of his new c...
03/30/2022

We are honored to be working with composer Sydney Guillaume this week in preparation for our world premiere of his new choral piece, “This, Too, Shall Pass." We can’t wait to meet him in person all the way from Oregon at rehearsal tonight in St. Pete, and we’d like to introduce him to you, too!

“Praised by the Miami Herald for their “impressive maturity and striking melodic distinction," Sydney Guillaume’s compositions are known to be intricate, challenging and yet highly spirited. They promote human values and are full of heart and passion. His compositions continually enthrall choirs everywhere and have been performed around the world. They have been featured at numerous conferences and international festivals like the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA), the World Choir Games and Ireland’s Cork International Choral Festival. Guillaume also writes film music – he has written original film and documentary scores for the Los Angeles based company Loyola Productions.

Originally from Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Sydney Guillaume is currently residing in Portland, Oregon working as a full-time composer, conductor and frequently doing workshops on his music with university and high school choirs throughout North America. Since 2013 he has been the conductor of Imbroglio Sextet, a group of musicians from Haiti, Spain, Bolivia and the United States. In 2017, he was honored by the top music school in Haiti for his “great contribution in the expansion and the promotion of the music and culture of Haiti around the world.”

His recent activities as conductor include the 2022 Georgia All-State Senior Treble Choir, the 2019 Florida All-State Middle School Treble Chorus, the 34th annual Idaho State University Choral Invitational Festival, the 2018 Maine All-State High School Mixed Chorus, an all-Guillaume concert at the Lincoln Center in NYC, and concerts with the Imbroglio Sextet at Carnegie Hall and at the 2018 ISME World Conference in Azerbaijan.”

Don’t miss our world premiere of Sydney Guillaume’s “This, Too, Shall Pass,” performed by The Master Chorale of Tampa Bay in one of the finest choral venues the Tampa Bay area has to offer! Sydney will be in attendance, and we hope to see you there, too!

Sydney Guillaume Website: https://sydneyguillaume.com/

Tickets: https://www.masterchorale.com/faure-requiem.html

ONE WEEK until our Faure Requiem concert! Learn more about the program by reading "Master Chorale Offers Musical Balm in...
03/23/2022

ONE WEEK until our Faure Requiem concert! Learn more about the program by reading "Master Chorale Offers Musical Balm in Times of Stress" by Kurt Loft published by Creative Pinellas. An audio version of this article including samples from our performances is available too, generously read by Susan Giles Wantuck from WUSF Public Media.

"The war in Ukraine, a lingering pandemic, and spikes in the cost of living can strain anyone, so we seek relief amid the chaos.

The right music provides it – sublime sounds that serve as a balm to soothe and nurture us. A pair of concerts aims to do precisely that, momentarily washing away our anxieties through the intimacy of the human voice."

ARTICLE: https://creativepinellas.org/magazine/master-chorale-offers-musical-balm-in-times-of-stress/

Tickets: https://www.masterchorale.com/faure-requiem.html

Special thanks to our sponsors Tampa Bay Times and Baysource Global

#Faure #livemusic #choralmusic #concert #worldpremiere #sydneyguillaume Sydney Guillaume Jake Runestad

Join us next weekend for a stunning combination of the the pinnacle of symphonies, bringing audiences to their feet to r...
01/22/2022

Join us next weekend for a stunning combination of the the pinnacle of symphonies, bringing audiences to their feet to rejoice in Beethoven's Ode to Joy chorus, paired with Jake Runestad's unforgettable and inspirational "A Silence Haunts Me" bringing you through Beethoven's heartbreaking and emotional journey of the impending loss of his hearing (read more about this work on our blog: https://www.masterchorale.com/blog/a-silence-haunts-me)

Beethoven: Symphony No. 9 with The Florida Orchestra, conducted by Michael Francis
Jake Runestad: A Silence Haunts Me, conducted by Brett Karlin

Tickets: https://the.floridaorchestra.org/2122-beethoven9

Performances:
Fri, Jan 28, 8 pm, Straz Center, Tampa
Sat, Jan 29, 8 pm, Mahaffey Theater, St. Pete
Sun, Jan 30, 2 pm, Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater

Health & Safety
Face masks are required in all concert venues, regardless of vaccination status. The Straz Center has additional requirements related to performances at their hall. For details: https://floridaorchestra.org/coronavirus-updates

Rodney Shores... You could probably play this with no problem! 🤣 Cris cross!
01/22/2022

Rodney Shores... You could probably play this with no problem! 🤣 Cris cross!

Having a great day at the BUCS stadium! We are getting ready to perform the National Anthem at 1:00PM!! Tune into Fox to...
01/16/2022

Having a great day at the BUCS stadium! We are getting ready to perform the National Anthem at 1:00PM!! Tune into Fox to see us and the Buccaneers!!!

We are so excited to be singing the National Anthem for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Eagles game this Sunday at 1pm! Wil...
01/11/2022

We are so excited to be singing the National Anthem for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Eagles game this Sunday at 1pm! Will you be there?! 🏈
#GoBucs #FireTheCannons
Raymond James Stadium

Love to sing? AUDITIONS for new Master Chorale singers are happening online now through January 3 - Find out more at htt...
12/28/2021
Audition

Love to sing? AUDITIONS for new Master Chorale singers are happening online now through January 3 - Find out more at https://www.masterchorale.com/audition.html

The spring half of our season is brimming with exciting music including Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 and Mozart’s Requiem with The Florida Orchestra, a world premiere of a new commission by Haitian-American composer Sydney Guillaume, Gabriel Faure’s exquisite setting of the Requiem Mass, and more.

Weekly rehearsals begin on Tuesday, January 4.

Click the link to learn more about our online audition process and our Health & Safety protocols.

Auditions - 2021-2022 Season Auditions for new members will be happening completely online and audition submissions for the spring half of the season will be accepted through January 3. ​ Sign up...

Love to sing? AUDITIONS for new Master Chorale roster members are happening online now through January 3 - Find out more...
12/21/2021
Audition

Love to sing? AUDITIONS for new Master Chorale roster members are happening online now through January 3 - Find out more at https://www.masterchorale.com/audition.html

The spring half of our season is brimming with exciting music including Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 and Mozart’s Requiem with The Florida Orchestra, a world premiere of a new commission by Haitian-American composer Sydney Guillaume, Gabriel Faure’s exquisite setting of the Requiem Mass, and more.

Weekly rehearsals begin on Tuesday, January 4 from 7:30-10:00 pm in person at USF.

HEALTH & SAFETY

We continually monitor guidance from the CDC and update these policies as new information becomes available.

Being fully vaccinated is required in order to participate in our 2021-2022 Season rehearsals and performance activities. If a singer who has been accepted onto the roster chooses not to show proof of vaccination, they will be a member of the Chorale, but will not be allowed to gain access to rehearsal or performance activities as part of the roster.

Masks are required while the Delta and Omicron variants are surging.

As before, members participating in rehearsals and performance activities continue to be expected to assess their health prior to attending Master Chorale functions to ensure a safe and healthy rehearsal environment for everyone. Master Chorale provides a pre-screening checklist to assist members.

#audition #choralsinging #brettkarlin #thefloridaorchestra #masterchoraleoftampabay #singers

Auditions - 2021-2022 Season Auditions for new members will be happening completely online and audition submissions for the spring half of the season will be accepted through January 3. ​ Sign up...

It's always a pleasure having Maestro Francis work with us at our rehearsal and last night was no exception! This concer...
12/15/2021

It's always a pleasure having Maestro Francis work with us at our rehearsal and last night was no exception! This concert is going to be Glorious (pun intended!)!!

#thefloridaorchestra #themasterchoraleoftampabay #michaelfrancis #brettkarlin #TheMessiah

NEXT WEEK we join forces with The Florida Orchestra for three incredible performances of Handel's Messiah! Not to be mis...
12/08/2021
Program Information Messiah - The Florida Orchestra

NEXT WEEK we join forces with The Florida Orchestra for three incredible performances of Handel's Messiah! Not to be missed, this will be our first masterworks series together since the pandemic cancelled our Bach St. John Passion performances in March, 2020. To say that we are excited is a grand understatement! JOIN US!

GET YOUR TICKETS: https://floridaorchestra.org/program-information-messiah/

PERFORMANCES:
Friday, December 17 at 8pm - Straz Center Ferguson Hall, Tampa
Saturday, December 18 at 8pm - Mahaffey Theater, St. Petersburg
Sunday, December 19 at 2pm - Ruth Eckerd Hall, Clearwater

Health & Safety: All artists and staff on stage for our concerts are 100% fully vaccinated and we encourage you to wear your mask during our performances. Please make sure to check the health and safety protocols for your favorite venue before arriving. https://floridaorchestra.org/coronavirus-updates/

The glorious holiday tradition is back with its resounding Hallelujah Chorus, the ultimate celebration of joy for nearly 300 years. Michael Francis conducts.

Thank You! We are truly grateful for the generosity you unleashed yesterday. Our gratitude is for both your gifts and fo...
12/01/2021

Thank You!

We are truly grateful for the generosity you unleashed yesterday. Our gratitude is for both your gifts and for your overwhelming loyalty to The Master Chorale of Tampa Bay.

Because we all came together to give yesterday, we met and exceeded each of our three Matching Gift Challenges. Meeting the three challenges propelled us to the top and beyond of our Giving Tuesday donation’s goal. You helped us to raise a total of $12,757 for The Master Chorale programs, concerts and Music Education Series.

Thank you so much for your wonderful and continued support of The Master Chorale of Tampa Bay.

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3755 USF Holly Dr
Tampa, FL
33620

Telephone

+18133952312

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Working on improving tuning with our German vowels for #Mahler2 ;) Thank you, Doreen Rao.
This week marks 25 years since the "Great Mahler Holler", the Chorale's recording of Mahler's 8th Symphony with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and Chorus for Telarc Records. I was going through old files last weekend and found our "packet", with notes on the 8th by Dr. Summer, news releases, rooming charts, seating charts, etc. I would be happy to provide this to the group historian/archivist, if interested.
Break a leg this weekend! I will miss performing the Brahms. Getting hitched this weekend. See you all soon to work on the next concert