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.


Auditions will be held Saturday, February 2 at the Times Union Center for the Performing Arts, 300 Water Street. 
Email Jill Weisblatt, Chorus Manager, at [email protected] to secure an audition time slot and receive audition materials.
Walk-ins welcome at 10:30 AM.

Auditions will include sight reading, vocal range and an excerpt of “How Lovely is Thy Dwelling Place” from Requiem by Johannes Brahms.

Membership Form

General Information for Prospective Chorus Members

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 Times Union Center.  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.

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.

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.


William Adams
B. David Avery
Deborah Baker
Jerrye Baker
Susan Baker
Stan Ballenger
Carole Vanderhoef Banks
Alla Bartosh
May Beattie
Jessica Bergstol
Taylor Boice
Elizabeth Bricknell
Louise Brooks
Dorothy Jean Bush
Greg Canady
Rita Cannon
Charles Carroll
Kenneth Chin
Estelle Chisholm
Dale Choate
Melody Choate
Sandy Clarke
Susan Connors
Bradley Corner
Nancy Crookshank
Julie Cross

Katherine S. Crowell
Marley Curtis
Jane Daugherty
Julie Davis
Tracy Davis
Alyce Decker
Stephanie Doerr
Jeffrey Elledge
Gregory Fisher, Jr.
Jennifer Flagge
Kate Flint
Brian Ganan
Veronica Gibson
Bonnie Goldsmith
Michele Hale
Robert Hall
Carol Heckrotte
Wayne Heckrotte
Deborrah Hoag
Dennis Holt
Kathy Hunt
Ryan Justice
Kiki Karpen
William Kolb
Charl Kuhlmann
Ken Kutch

Lena Leon de Lahaye
Ginger Lindberg
Melissa H. Lumsden
Mark Macco
Linda MacLeod
Jim Maher
Walter Mattingly
Sarah Elizabeth McAlhany
Marianne McAlhany
James McGuffin
Kate Medill
Osvaldo Medina
Patricia Medlock
Bill Meisel
Janet Metcalf
Barbara H. Miller
Molly Miller
Kenneth Mixon
Libby Montgomery
John Morrow
Sevella Mostella
Tom Nesbitt
Christina Ng
Ben Norman
Katie Obi
Sally Offen

John Owen
Jane Palmer
R. Hugh Patterson
Rosina Paul
Anne Petersen
John Petersen
David Pierson
Deborah Pierson
Laura Jane Pittman
Kelsey Potratz
Carolyn Price
Vickie Prince
John Pugh
Nancy Purcell
Bob Quinby
Amy Quinn
Mark Reasoner
Timothy Redding
Nancy Lammert Redfern
Wynn Redmon
Caitlin Regan
Patti Robertson
Karl Rogers
Robert Roth
Kim Rowland
Anne Julie Ruvane

John Ruvane
Jen Schlechte
Jeffrey Schroer
Keith Schroyer
Rebecca Seekatz
Jennifer Serotta
Maggie Shannon
Kara Shidemantle
Jermaine Smith
Janet Snell
Sharon Snow
Laura Stephenson
Richard Sykes
Hugh Tobias
Sheri Van Orden
Eileen Ward
Billy Ware
Jerri Lea Ware
Jill Weisblatt
John Weitzel
Cindy Wohl
Peter Wynkoop
Sam Young