March 28, 2014
For more information, please contact:
General:Katherine Oarr, program coordinator: 941-351-7467
Media: Su Byron § [email protected]
Sarasota Concert Association presents
The Gloria Musicae Singers
In a Munchtime Musicales Performance
April 16 § David Cohen Hall
The Munchtime Musicales season closes out with Sarasota’s groundbreaking vocal ensemble performing an enticing mix of music that includes Verdi, Gershwin, and much more.
(Sarasota, Florida) The Sarasota Concert Association’s 2013-2014 Munchtime Musicales series of free lunchtime concerts concludes with the Gloria Musicae Singers, Sarasota’s professional vocal ensemble known for stimulating performances of great choral music. The group will perform a program that includes opera choruses by Verdi and Bizet, a salute to George Gershwin, and much more, April 16, 2014, noon, in David Cohen Hall at Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center, 709 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. The concert is free and open to the public. For more information about Munchtime Musicales, call 941-351-7467, or visit www.scasarasota.org.
Gloria Musicae is a Sarasota-based professional vocal ensemble that celebrates choral music through innovative performances. The critically acclaimed group, under the direction of Dr. Joseph Holt, performs a repertoire spanning four centuries, and includes major works with orchestra, intimate madrigals, church motets, folk songs, close-harmony jazz, and Broadway show music. The ensemble also specializes in premiere performances of lesser-known choral works, particularly those works by living American composers. Gloria Musicae has performed premieres by Rene Clausen, Dick Hyman, Robert Levin, Gwyneth Walker, and James Grant, along with the premiere of a new edition of a rarely heard score by Rossini.
Holt says that this concert will feature works for solo and apprentice singers, as well as the entire group. He adds that the program will include opera choruses by Verdi and Bizet, a Gershwin salute, previews of the group’s upcoming “Voices of the Holocaust” concert, and, if time permits, a four-hand piano selection performed by Holt and pianist Alan Corey.
Munchtime Musicales is a series of free concerts featuring performances by high-caliber, area-based artists. The series is designed to offer a wide variety of musical genres, including classical, folk, and jazz, featuring both vocal and instrumental performers. All performances are at noon at the Beatrice Friedman Symphony Center, 709 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. The series is free and open to the public. Seating is open; no reservations taken. For more information about Munchtime Musicales, call 941-351-7467 or visit www.scasarasota.org.
Looking ahead to next season, the SCA’s 2015 “Great Performers Series” features the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra with renowned conductor and soloist Pinkas Zukerman (January 14, 2015); the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center performing “Folk Inspirations” (January 26, 2015); the historic Dresden Philharmonic with principal conductor Michael Sanderling and young virtuoso cellist Johannes Moser (March 1, 2015); the Takacs String Quartet, with piano sensation Joyce Yang (March 17, 2015); and pianist Murray Perahia (March 25, 2015). Great Performers Series concerts are at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 777 North Tamiami Trail, in Sarasota. Series subscriptions are $155-$265. For subscriptions and more information, call 941-225-6500 or visit www. scasarasota.org.
About the Sarasota Concert Association
The Sarasota Concert Association (SCA) exists to foster the development of an appreciation for the musical arts by sponsoring professional presentations that are not otherwise available in the community, through a not-for-profit, organized-audience plan. SCA aims to set the fee for all performances as reasonably as possible, in order to make the concerts available to as much of the community as possible. The organization is not designed to make a profit but does intend to be self-supporting. It provides outreach to all members of the regional community by offering a series of free concerts, Munchtime Musicales. For more information about SCA, visit www.scasarasota.org.