|A group of 9 TOS singers & alumni attended Memorial Day weekend's Berkshire Choral International singing weekend in Lenox, Massachusetts, under the baton of Anthony Trecek-King.
L to R: Stephon Mikell, Ralph Shafer, Sandy Hynes, Faith Ferry, Edwin Taylor,
Ray Posey, Terry Posey, Marianne Bock
Ray Posey (tenor) was recognized at BCI this weekend for inviting the largest number of new singers to this choral event.
Add BCI to your list of favorites. Information about 2024 dates & repertoire will circulate at the end of this summer, so you can plan your singing vacation for next year.
To learn more about Berkshire Choral International's adult choral summer programs, see berkshirechoral.org
|We had a great time on Broadway! Performances included tunes such as Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin', If I loved You, There is Nothin' Like a Dame, Stepsisters' Lament, Getting to Know You, Some Enchanted Evening and so much more. Immediately following the concert everyone enjoyed a "Taste of Broadway" reception. More pictures are available here.
Here are a just few comments from our audience:
"Beautifully performed and produced" ♪♪ "Skillful but informal - TOS gets better and better" ♪♪ "So polished"
"What a fun concert!" ♪♪ "The singing was abolutely beautiful!" ♪♪ "Very well done, professional and entertaining"
|We recently celebrated Cinco de Mayo with a party! Donors and choral members came together to enjoy an evening of food, fun and friendship in a beautiful outdoor setting. Members brought their best food offerings to the table and everyone agrees it was fantastic. The beverages flowed as did the conversation. One lucky person even broke the pinata and won a gift card and concert tickets.
View all photos here.
Look at this good looking group from TOS! They were all performers in the 2/16/23 Andrea Bocelli concert at Amalie Arena in Tampa:
Stephon Mikell,Val Jennings, Mike Hurtubise, Cheryl Mercier, Frankie Garay, Sheryl Hofmann, Kelly Knecht Slovinac
The Master Chorale of Tampa Bay recently honored Jim Heck for his 37 years of singing and 34 years of Board service. As part of this recognition, Master Chorale passed a Resolution recognizing Jim as their first Trustee Emeritus. Master Chorale has also named their annual 'Board Member of the Year' award after him.
Festivities included a car parade to celebrate Jim’s 90th birthday, pictured above.
Jim has been a long-time member of TOS and the Palma Ceia Presbyterian Church choir. Congratulations and many thanks to Jim for his deep commitment to choral music!
The effects of Covid-19 extend far beyond immediate health concerns. TOS completed a food drive benefitting the Beth El Mission on Saturday, August 22.
Beth El is committed to feeding the mind, spirit and body of the farm-working community, through opportunities for hunger relief, education healthcare and spiritual growth.
Nancy Callahan and members of TOS delivered non-perishables to assist Beth El in their support of the community. We look forward to returning later in 2021 for a “sing and serve” event, when it is safe to perform again.
|A dozen TOS members sang with Opera Tampa at Andrea Bocelli's Valentine's Day concert at Amalie Arena.
What a unique opportunity to participate in this amazing concert and be on stage with world famous singers!
Nancy Callahan played the piano on February 13 at Faith Café to bring music to the volunteers, staff & Faith Café guests during their lunch service.
|A few of our TOS members sang with the Florida Orchestra and Chorus on Friday, January 31st at Mahaffey Theater for the 5th annual Sing Out Tampa Bay. A fun night of music and audience participation - patriotic songs, Beatles tribute, spirituals, music from the movies and even Beethoven!
Thanks Marilyn, Marianne, Lois, Frankie, Jennifer and Sheryl (not pictured) for sharing your joy with us!
|We performed the Christmas portion of the Handel's Messiah Monday and Tuesday and sang our hearts out for the Hallelujah chorus. This is one of our favorite times of the year, when we can offer this holiday classic to our friends in the community.
|The Peace Memorial Presbyterian Church welcomed us today for a wonderful Carols concert in Clearwater. Soloists Robyn Rocklein and Todd Donovan joined us to celebrate the season with some of our favorite music.