The Anglican Chorale of Southeast Florida
Date: January 4, 2011
Category: Choirs with Religious Affiliation
Category: Community Choirs
Location: Southeast Florida, Florida, USA
The Anglican Chorale of Southeast Florida exists to sing the beautiful service of Choral Evensong and to renew and nurture this heritage throughout Southeast Florida. It was founded in 2008 and is based at Trinity Cathedral in downtown Miami. The Anglican Chorale rehearses on Tuesday evenings and sings Evensong on the second and last Sundays of most months, in addition to larger projects. In 2011 these included a performance of Arvo Pärt’s St John Passion, Fauré’s Requiem on September 11 and the annual Lessons and Carols service.
The Anglican Chorale is comprised of talented volunteer choristers, many of whom have musical jobs elsewhere on Sunday mornings (at Catholic, Presbyterian, Methodist and Lutheran as well as Episcopal churches), although the group also attracts unchurched musicians who enjoy getting through a large amount of music in a short amount of time! Due to the unique nature of this group in the South Florida area, participants hail from as far as Deerfield Beach and Homestead.
Prospective members are welcome to sing in a service and the prior rehearsals, before undertaking a short audition, which will consist of some vocal, intonation and sight-singing exercises in addition to singing a short extract from the repertoire learnt for the service.