Jacksonville Symphony Chorus

About

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

Auditions for the 2019-2020 season will be held Saturday, September 21, 2019 and Saturday, January 11, 2020 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.

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.

 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.

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

William Adams
B. David Avery
Wayne Bailey
Deborah Baker
Jerrye Baker
Susan Baker
Stan Ballenger
Carole Vanderhoef Banks
Ann Barrow
Alla Bartosh
Samantha Basso
El Battle
Noah Battle Sr.
Paula Boyd
Elizabeth Bricknell
Louise Brooks
Dorothy Jean Bush
Rita Cannon
Charles Carroll
Kenneth Chin
Estelle Chisholm
Dale Choate
Melody Choate
Sandy Clarke

Susan Connors
Nancy Crookshank
Julie Cross
Katherine Crowell
Marley Curtis
Jane Daugherty
Julie Davis
Tracy Davis
Alyce Decker
Stephanie Doerr
Jeffrey Elledge
Gregory Fisher Jr.
Jennifer Flagge
Kate Flint
Brian Ganan
Bonnie Goldsmith
Michele Hale
Deborrah Hoag
Dennis Holt
Kathy Hunt
Kiki Karpen
Ken Kutch
Alwynne Lamp
Ginger Lindberg

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
Meredith Mormann
John Morrow
Joseph Murray
Sanami Nakayama
Tom Nesbitt
Christina Ng
Ben Norman
Katie Obi

Sally Offen
Jane Palmer
R. Hugh Patterson
Rosina Paul
Anne Petersen
John Petersen
David Pierson
Deborah Pierson
Laura Jane Pittman
Jessica Poole
Caroline Price
Vickie Prince
John Pugh
Nancy Purcell
Amy Quinn
Paulina Ragunas
Mark Reasoner
Nancy Lammert Redfern
Wynn Redmon
Caitlin Regan
Patti Robertson
Mark Robinson
Karl Rogers
Kim Rowland

Anne Julie Ruvane
John Ruvane
Jen Schlechte
Jeffrey Schroer
Keith Schroyer
Jennifer Serotta
Jermaine Smith
Janet Snell
Sharon Snow
Katie Steele
Richard Sykes
Hugh Tobias
Lora Toney
Sheri Van Orden
Mark Walter
Eileen Ward
Billy Ware
Jerri Lea Ware
Jill Weisblatt
John Weitzel
Cindy Wohl
Peter Wynkoop
Sam Young
Gideon Zoeller