The Tallahassee Community Chorus is pleased to present our 30th Anniversary Concert Season! If you are on our mailing list, you have received our Season Brochure in the mail! If you have rejoined us by mailing in or calling in your season renewal, we thank you!!
There is still time to renew your gift or to become a Donor, purchase a season subscription and secure your seating for the entire season. Click HERE for more information or call us at 850-597-0603 to renew or place your order! You save 15% on the cost of individual tickets when you become a season donor/subscriber, and your support matters!
You do not want to miss this exciting season of great choral music!!
FALL: November 19, 2017, 4PM, Psalm 42, Felix Mendelssohn; Five Mystical Songs, Ralph Vaughan Williams
We begin this Anniversary Season with two beautiful works not often heard in our area: the lush and moving Psalm 42 by Felix Mendelssohn and Five Mystical Songs by Ralph Vaughan Williams. Both performed with orchestra and soloists under the baton of special guest Conductor Dr. Anton Armstrong. While composed some seventy years apart by two very different composers, one German, one English, the two pieces are spiritual, both in context and in feel. Mendelssohn provides a vivid musical setting for the text of the biblical 42nd Psalm, while Vaughan Williams sets to music four sacred poems by English poet and Anglican priest George Herbert, with the fifth song often sung as a stand-alone hymn, “Let all the World in Every Corner Sing.”
UNITY 13-SING FOR JOY! January 27, 2018, 7:30PM, Jubilate Deo, Dan Forrest
The Chorus “goes global,” while also celebrating the rich diversity of our community! A global celebration of joy set to the traditional Psalm 100 text, Jubilate Deo is seven movements, each in a different language and drawing from a wide spectrum of musical influences. The movements include liturgical Latin, Spanish, Mandarin Chinese, intertwined Hebrew and Arabic, and Zulu. Members of the Chorus performed this work as part of the “Limerick Sings!” international choral festival in Ireland this past summer. If you followed us on social media this summer, you likely heard some of this beautiful music! The piece will be performed with orchestra, and soloists.
SPRING: April 29, 2018, 4PM, White House Cantata, Leonard Bernstein
We close our 30th anniversary season with a spirited work by America’s great composer, Leonard Bernstein, whose centenary is celebrated in 2018. Bernstein’s White House Cantata is a concert adaptation of his controversial 1976 Broadway musical 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, which he co-wrote with Alan Jay Lerner. A musical commentary on the first century of American presidents, with the White House as the central symbol, the music is lively, containing elements of blues, calypso, Dixieland, waltzes, hymns, spirituals, marches and barbershop harmonies. The theme song, “Take Care of This House,” was adapted from Abigail Adams’ famous blessing on the White House and all who would inhabit it. Reviewers of the time characterized the music as some of the best Bernstein ever wrote. A political piece for a political town, White House Cantata will be performed in Tallahassee for the first time. The Chorus will perform this timely piece with orchestra and guest soloists.
All performances in Ruby Diamond Concert Hall, Florida State University.
Single Concert Ticket Prices (purchased online in advance. Ticket prices are $2 more when purchased at the door):
$18 Senior (62+)
$ 6 Student (with ID)
All Ticket Sales Final, No Refunds.
PREFERRED CONCERT SEATING
Assigned seating has replaced general admission seating. When you purchase tickets, you will be able to choose your seats ahead of time and customize your concert experience. Click HERE for a map of Ruby Diamond Concert Hall. When you click on the “Buy Tickets” link you will be taken to the seating chart to pick your seats. If you order tickets via telephone, you will be asked at that time to indicate your seating area preference. Note: If you require special accommodation, please call us at 850-597-0603. Please know that we are committed to do all we can to accommodate each seating request.*
Seat Assignment Priority:
- First priority seating: Renewing Donors
• Second priority seating: New Donors
• Third priority seating: Single Concert Ticket Buyers
Parterre seating may not be available for all performances.
* All requests will be considered, and if your request cannot be accommodated, we will contact you to let you know and to confirm your seats.