Concerts - Dec 1 & 3
Celebrating the Morning Star as a symbol of hope, a sign of courage and spiritual renewal.
The Master Chorale Ensemble Singers will perform the music of J. S. Bach, Felix Mendelssohn, Arvo Pärt, Ola Gjeilo, and Roberto Sierra with music based on the well known theme, How brightly shines the morning star... The Master Chorale Outreach Choir will join in with a “mini Messiah” sing-along to top both these spiritually inspired concerts conducted by Doreen Rao as a preview of the larger Messiah performances later in December with The Florida Orchestra.
Like the Morning Star traditions worldwide, the celebratory concerts represent many musical stars in multiple traditions and cultures, from Bach to the Baltics.
Symposium & Masterclass - Dec 2
Led by Doreen Rao, the MCTB Messiah Symposium features morning classes focused on score preparation, performance practices and conducting techniques as these relate specifically to teaching and performing Handel’s Messiah. Following a lunch break, the Choral Symposium will feature a public Conducting Masterclass led by Doreen Rao and joined by special guest Michael Francis (Florida Orchestra's Music Director) and The Master Chorale Ensemble Singers.
The Choral Symposium and Conducting Master Class is open to all conductors who pre-register.
Symposium - 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
(Full Day - Registration Required, Conductors Only)
The deadline for registration is Monday, November 27.
Click HERE to Register for the Full Day
Masterclass - 2:00 - 4:30 pm (open to the public)
Click HERE to purchase Observer TICKETS
Bayshore Baptist Church
3111 W Morrison Ave
Tampa, FL 33629
We are offering a limited number of choral symposium participants the opportunity to conduct assigned Messiah movements, conducting the Master Chorale of Tampa Bay for the afternoon public Masterclass with Doreen Rao and Michael Francis.
Those who register for the choral symposium and wish to be considered as a master class conductor should apply for a conducting position by sending a copy of your curriculum vitae along with your full name, address, contact info, and professional association (school, choir, orchestra, church, etc.) to the Chorale's Managing Director, Kara Dwyer, at firstname.lastname@example.org. An additional $50 fee will be required upon approval of your participation as a master class conductor.
Master Class Observation Tickets (not attending the full day symposium) will be $10 at the door and available online for purchase in advance.