Jacksonville Symphony Chorus

With some of the area’s finest voices, Jacksonville Symphony Chorus members come from all walks of life who share the spirit of singing great choral music. The tradition of making great music with the Jacksonville Symphony started in 1985 with a roster including many professional musicians and skilled amateur performers. 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 will be held on September 9, 2023. Auditions are by appointment only. Complete the Audition Form and email to Jill Weisblatt, Chorus Manager for audition and membership information.
Audition Form
What to expect at the audition: You will be asked to demonstrate your sight-reading ability.
You will be asked to sing excerpt #1; How Lovely is Thy Dwelling Place (measure 85-123) from Requiem by Johannes Brahms.
Audition Excerpt

Join the Jacksonville Symphony Chorus

Time Involvement

The Jacksonville Symphony Chorus rehearses on Tuesday evenings from 7:00–9:30PM, 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.


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.


Andrews, Rebecca
Baker, Deborah
Baker, Susan
Banks, Carole
Barrow, Ann
Bartosh, Alla
Bergstol, Jessica
Boyd, Paula
Bricknell, Elizabeth
Brooks, Louise
Brown, Jeanne Geiger
Bula, Ian
Bunting, Caleb
Cannon, Rita
Cardona, Gloria
Carroll, Chuck
Chandler, Clarissa
Chin, Kenneth
Chisholm, Estelle
Choate, Dale
Choate, Melody
Clarke, Sandy
Clayton, Ellen
Corner, Bradley
Crookshank, Nancy
Cross, Julie
Crowell, Katherine
D'Andrea, Jim
Daugherty, Jane
Davis, Julie
Eaton , Kathryn
Elledge, Jeff
Erdel, Sophia
Fehler Blalock, Sara
Fisher Jr, Gregory
Flagge, Jennifer
Gerlach, Gregg
Goldsmith, Bonnie
Goodwin, Emily
Guanes, Claudia
Hale, Michele
Hoag, Deborrah
Holt, Dennis
Hunt, Kathy
Jacquet, Carl
Jacquet, Lisa
Jordan, Eric
Kimmel, Grear
Kistner, Erin
Lamp, Alwynne
Lindberg, Ginger
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
Mohottige, Dillan
Montgomery, Libby
Morrow, John
Murray, Joseph
Nichols, Mick
Pagan, Vanessa
Palmer, Jane
Petersen, Anne
Petersen, John
Pierson, David
Pierson, Deborah
Pittman, Laura Jane
Price, Caroline
Purcell, Nancy
Quinn, Amy
Ransom, Janine
Reasoner, Mark
Redmon, Wynn
Regan, Caitlin
Rowland, Kim
Ruvane, Anne Julie
Ruwe, Josselyn
Sastre, Jose
Schlechte, Jen
Schroer, Jeffrey
Shafer, Karen King
Shelton, Debra
Smith, Hecate
Snell, Janet
Snow, Sharon
Stark, Alyssa
Strassberger, Will
Switanek, Kyrstin
Sykes, Richard
Taeger, Jane
Tuel, Marc
Van Orden, Sherilyn
Walter, Mark
Ward, Eileen
Weisblatt, Jill
Werring, Linda
Wohl, Cindy
Wood, Sloane
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.