What is the mission of The Venice Chorale?
The Venice Chorale promotes the art of choral singing and enriches the greater Venice community through creative and diverse vocal performances.
How long has the Chorale been in existence?
The Venice Chorale was formed in March of 2002 as Exsultate! The Concert Choir began with over 60 auditioned singers and grew to almost twice that size over the years. Our choir members are all unpaid volunteers, as are the members of our Board of Directors.
Now celebrating 20 Years of Harmony, we have become one of three major arts organizations of the Venice Performing Arts Center, along with The Venice Symphony and the Venice Concert Band. With an exceptional artistic team of Peter Madpak-Artistic Director, Donna Ambrose-Youth Chorus Director and Mary Jeanne Moorman-Accompanist, The Venice Chorale will continue to bring the love of music and the gift of song to the Venice community.
How often does the chorus perform?
2022-23 Concert Season
Venice Performing Arts Center
Holiday Harmony – December 11, 2022 – 7:00 p.m.
Peace & Harmony – February 19, 2023 – 7:00 p.m.
Showstopping Harmony – April 23, 2023 – 7:00 p.m.
The Venice Chorale will also perform at other community events throughout the season.
What kinds of music does The Venice Chorale sing?
Our singers (and audiences) enjoy music that makes them both think and feel what it means to be truly human. That includes a good helping of European classical concert and sacred music, folk traditions and jazz, as well as dramatic music from Broadway and opera.
What major and minor works have you performed in the past?
Over the years the chorus has sung Haydn’s Creation, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Mozart’s Requiem, Coronation Mass and Mass in C Minor, Brahms’ Ein Deutches Requiem, Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, Orff’s Carmina Burana, Handel’s Messiah, Ola Gjeilo’s Sunrise Mass, Rutter’s Mass of the Children, Rutter’s The Gift of Life, Will Todd’s Mass In Blue, Poulenc’s Gloria, Schubert’s Mass in G and Mass in E-flat, Faure’s Requiem, Rutter’s Requiem, Vivaldi’s Gloria, Rutter’s Gloria– all with full orchestral accompaniment.
How do you get tickets to Chorale concerts?
Tickets go on sale every summer for the upcoming concert season. They can be purchased online at www.thevenicechorale.org or through the Box Office at the Venice Performing Arts Center located at 1 Indian Avenue on Venice Island (on the Venice High School Campus).