Jacksonville Symphony Chorus


With some of the First Coast area’s finest voices, Jacksonville Symphony Chorus members come from all walks of life who share the spirit of singing great choral music. With a three-decade tradition of making great music with the Jacksonville Symphony, the roster also includes many professional musicians, skilled amateur performers and students. Since 2012, the Chorus had been led by esteemed choral director and composer Donald McCullough.

The Jacksonville Symphony Chorus celebrated its 30th season with a performance at Lincoln Center in November 2014. Singers from the Jacksonville Symphony Chorus traveled to New York to form the core of a 120-member chorus under Mr. McCullough’s direction, presented by Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY).

The all-volunteer Jacksonville Symphony Chorus has sung for many landmark Symphony events. Performance highlights include Mahler’s “Resurrection” Symphony for the tenth anniversary of Jacoby Symphony Hall and Orff’s “Carmina Burana” for the Jacksonville Symphony’s first-ever commercial recording. The Chorus has also sung in each of the Jacksonville Symphony’s annual grand opera productions.

Questions? Contact Chorus Manager Jill Weisblatt.
Auditions
Auditions will be held on Saturday, August 27th, 2022, at the Jacksonville Center for the Performing Arts.

Auditions will consist of a 90-second sight-reading activity, as well as an excerpt of “How Lovely is Thy Dwelling Place” from Requiem by Johannes Brahms. Email Chorus Manager Jill Weisblatt for a copy of the excerpt, to secure an audition time, or for additional information.
Audition Form

Join the Jacksonville Symphony Chorus


Time Involvement

The Jacksonville Symphony Chorus rehearses on Tuesday evenings from 7:30 – 10:00pm, September through May. Performance week will consist of a piano rehearsal and 1-2 orchestra dress rehearsals. Performance week rehearsals will be located at the Jacksonville Center for the Performing Arts.  Members are expected to commit to an entire season and attend all rehearsals.  Those missing more than 2 rehearsals will be required to demonstrate a proficiency of the performance music prior to the final dress rehearsal.  Those who do not know the repertoire may be asked not to sing that concert program.

Members are required to learn notes outside of rehearsals. Learning aids will be made available on the member website.

Dedication

When you audition, we assume that you want to sing the entire season. Schedule conflicts are worked out on an individual basis.

Financial Obligations

  1. Choral scores will be available at the first rehearsal to borrow or purchase.
  2. Members provide their own concert attire.

Attire

Men: Tuxedos, black socks, black shoes, black bow ties and black cummerbunds.
Women: Long black dresses or skirts. Dresses and skirts must be ankle length (no shorter than 2" above the ankle). Long sleeve, solid black blouses or tops, which have a modest neckline (scooped, rounded or v-neck). Blouses and tops must be full arm length. Shoulders must be covered. Black shoes and dark stockings. No excessive beading or glitter allowed. Small non-flashy jewelry, belt buckles and hair ornaments are allowed.

Members

Andrews, Rebecca
Avery, David
Baker, Deborah
Baker, Jerrye
Baker, Susan
Banks, Carole
Barrow, Ann
Bartosh, Alla
Beams, Donna
Bergstol, Jessica
Bloodworth, Zoe
Boyd, Paula
Bricknell, Elizabeth
Brooks, Louise
Brown, Jeanne Geiger
Cannon, Rita
Cardona, Gloria
Carroll, Chuck
Chandler, Clarissa
Chin, Kenneth
Chisholm, Estelle
Choate, Dale
Choate, Melody
Choate, Stephen
Clarke, Sandy
Clayton, Ellen
Connors, Susan
Corner, Bradley
Crookshank, Nancy
Cross, Julie
Crowell, Katherine
Curtis, Marley
D'Andrea, Jim
Daugherty, Jane
Davis, Julie
Davis, Tracy
Decker, Alyce
Doerr, Stephanie
Elledge, Jeff
FisherJr, Gregory
Flagge, Jennifer
Gerlach, Gregg
Goldsmith, Bonnie
Guanes, Claudia
Hale, Michele
Hoag, Deborrah
Holt, Dennis
Hunt, Kathy
Jordan, Eric
Kimmel, Grear
Kistner, Erin
Kolb, William
Kutch, Ken
Lamp, Alwynne
Lindberg, Ginger
Littlefield, Annette
Lowry, Leyse
Maher, Jim
Mattingly, Walter
McAlhany, Liz
McAlhany, Marianne
McGuffin, James
Medill, Kate
Medina, Ozzie
Medlock, Pat
Meisel, Bill
Metcalf, Janet
Miller, Barbara
Miller, Molly
Miller, Stephanie
Mixon, Kenneth
Montgomery, Libby
Morrow, John
Murray, Joseph
Osborne, Tyler
Pagan, Vanessa
Palmer, Jane
Petersen, Anne
Petersen, John
Pierson, David
Pierson, Deborah
Pittman, Laura Jane
Poole, Jessica
Price, Caroline
Prince, Vickie
Purcell, Nancy
Quinn, Amy
Ragunas, Paulina
Ransom, Janine
Reasoner, Mark
Redmon, Wynn
Regan, Caitlin
Robertson, Patti
Rogers, Karl
Rowland, Kim
Ruvane, Anne Julie
Sastre, Jose
Schlechte, Jen
Schroer, Jeffrey
Shelton, Debra
Snell, Janet
Snow, Sharon
Sykes, Richard
Taeger, Jane
Tuel, Marc
Van Orden, Sherilyn
Vrabel, Anna
Walter, Mark
Ward, Eileen
Ware, William
Wasek, Emily
Weisblatt, Jill
Weitzel, John
Werring, Linda
Wohl, Cindy
Wynkoop, Peter
Young, Sam
Members of the Jacksonville Symphony Chorus have made gifts to honor the memory of dear chorus members and friends Hugh Tobias, John Ruvane and R. Hugh Patterson.