Past Performances


Choral Festival by American Guild of Organists

Sun, Jan 22 2023
 

The Tampa Chapter of the American Guild of Organists celebrated their 75th anniversary
with an event at Palma Ceia Presbyterian Church that included over 100 voices from local
choirs in the area.  Nancy Callahan conducted pieces from Vivaldi, Brahms, Bach, Mozart, 
Tschesnokoff and Vaughan Williams with organ, piano and brass accompaniment.

Handel's Messiah

Mon, Dec 19 2022


Our annual Handel's Messiah was presented on two evenings, with
standing room only both evenings.  Our audiences love this event
as evidenced by their heartfelt and uplifting participation during the
Hallelujah chorus

As always, our soloists and the orchestra, along with the participation
of the Palma Ceia Presbyterian  Chancel Choir, were wonderful. 

Thank you to all who joined us for two inspiring and entertaining evenings.

Holiday Pops Concert with The Florida Orchestra

Fri, Dec 9 2022 to Sun, Dec 11 2022
Tampa Oratorio Singers were honored to perform with The Florida Orchestra
in the much loved Holiday Pops concerts at all three area venues.  It was a
wonderful experience for us to help get the audiences in the holiday spirit.

Fall Concert - Lux Aeterna & Dixit Dominus

Sun, Oct 16 2022

Two extraordinary settings of sacred texts launched our 2022/2023 concert season:

Morten Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna, an introspective arrangement of sacred Latin texts integrating Renaissance polyphony and shimmering with celestial beauty.

Handel’s Dixit Dominus, a high-spirited piece, features 9 dramatic movements unified by a plainsong melody, featuring professional soloists & orchestra.

Sound of Music Performance

Sun, May 22 2022
Our audience of all ages filled the house for The Sound of Music event.
Many stayed to enjoy
 “A Taste of Vienna” in the Fellowship Hall following the concert.

Handel's Messiah (parts II & III)

Sun, Apr 10 2022
A tradition across the world, Handel’s “Messiah” has been widely performed
for 275 years.  Handel’s music embraces the celebration of hope and new
beginnings.  Our audience enjoyed the extraordinary music and message
which included a full orchestra and professional soloists.

 

Carols of the Season Concert

Sun, Dec 19 2021

Two more wonderful concerts...one on each side of the bay!    We are so grateful to our audiences;
we hope everyone enjoyed all the Christmas favorites old and new.

Handel's Messiah (Christmas Portion)

Tue, Dec 14 2021

It was so good to be able to share our annual Handel's Messiah with two audiences.  As always, our soloists
and the orchestra, along with the participation of the Palma Ceia Presbyterian Chancel Choir, were wonderful. 
The audience participation with the Hallelujah chorus was heartfelt and uplifting.   Thank you to all who joined
us for those two inspiring and entertaining evenings.

Sounds of Glory

Sun, Nov 14 2021

Our season opened with two performances of Sounds of Glory; one performance on each side of the bay. 
Audiences enjoyed 'Gloria' choruses by Haydn, Mozart, Schubert, Gounod and Rutter; with orchestra and
professional soloists.

Celebrate America with Brass and Vocal Soloists

Sun, Jul 4 2021
The Tampa Oratorio Singers 'Celebrate America'!  This concert marked our return to performing after the Covid hiatus and was free for all to enjoy.  It was well attended and the audience expressed their sincere appreciation for a wonderful concert on this day of celebration for the beauty, bounty and blessings of our wonderful country.

  Click on the video below to listen to an excerpt from the concert.

Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor



Handel's "Messiah"

Mon, Dec 9 2019

The Tampa Oratorio Singers and the Palma Ceia Presbyterian Church Chancel Choir participated in this free to the public, annual tradition, accompanied by a chamber orchestra.

Mendelssohn's "Elijah"

Sun, Nov 3 2019


Felix Mendelssohn's "Elijah" is an oratorio based on the Biblical stories about the prophet Elijah from the Old Testament books of Kings I & II. Completed in 1846, "Elijah" is Mendelssohn's most popular composition and one of the few 19th-century oratorios still performed today.
The Tampa Oratorio Singers performed "Elijah" with orchestral accompaniment and professional soloists.


Durufle's Requiem

Sun, Apr 14 2019


Duruflé's "Requiem" uses Gregorian chant to fashion the melodies of his most famous work. This concert also features masterworks of Fauré and Vierne, with orchestra.


Bach Birthday Bash

Sun, Mar 31 2019

The Tampa Oratorio Singers were among many guest artists participating in the American Guild of Organists, Tampa Chapter, annual Bach Birthday Bash to celebrate the birthday of Johann Sebastian Bach, delight in his music, and enjoy some birthday cake! A free-will offering was collected to support the Margaret Smith McAlister Organ Competition.

50th Anniversary Concert

Sun, Nov 18 2018


A special afternoon for the Tampa Oratorio Singers as we celebrated 50 years of sharing beautiful choral music with the Tampa Bay area. We performed some of our favorite pieces from across the years. 


Haydn: Lord Nelson Mass

Sun, Oct 7 2018


The Tampa Oratorio Singers performed the Lord Nelson Mass, Haydn’s largest mass and most beloved choral/orchestral work. The performance was accompanied by a chamber orchestra.


Verdi's Requiem

Sun, Mar 29 2015


Giuseppe Verdi's Requiem was his choral masterpiece and one of the most enduring Requiems ever written. This was Verdi's largest non-operatic work and it was originally written as a memorial to poet, playwright, and novelist Alessandro Manzoni. It was performed by the Tampa Oratorio Singers and our soloists with accompaniment by members of the Florida Orchestra.


Mendelssohn's Elijah

Sun, Oct 26 2014


Felix Mendelssohn's "Elijah" is an oratorio based on the Biblical stories about the prophet Elijah from the Old Testament books of Kings I & II. Completed in 1846, "Elijah" is Mendelssohn's most popular composition and one of the few 19th-century oratorios still performed today.
The Tampa Oratorio Singers performed "Elijah" with orchestral accompaniment and professional soloists.



Handel's Messiah (Christmas portion)

Sat, Dec 21 2013


The Tampa Oratorio Singers and the Palma Ceia Presbyterian Church Chancel Choir participated in this free to the public, annual tradition, accompanied by a chamber orchestra.


Carols of the Season

Sun, Dec 15 2013


From "Jingle Bells" to Rutter's "Gloria," join TOS for the sounds that make the season joyous. Sunday's performance features the Florida Orchestra Brass Quintet. (The chorus also will perform the concert the day before, without the brass quintet, at First Presbyterian Church in Plant City.)

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