Master Chorale of Tampa Bay: Upon These Shores
General Event Information
Concerts: Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 2:00 pm & 8:00 pm
Come and celebrate our amazing American tradition through voice and song!
Since the inception of America our country has been sought out as a safe haven, a land of opportunity and a birthplace of invention and art. The Master Chorale of Tampa Bay will explore this most American of ideals through the presentation of Upon These Shores, a concert featuring music of and about the immigrant experience in America. The Chorale will present music from many genres which includes two new commissions, one by renowned American composer and conductor Dale Warland, and the other by award-winning composer Jake Runestad both of whom will be present at the concerts.
The Master Chorale of Tampa Bay, under direction of Music and Artistic Director Dr. James K. Bass, is an auditioned, highly select 150-voice volunteer chorus embracing a broad representation of singers from the entire Tampa Bay area. Founded in 1979 by Dr. Robert Summer, The Master Chorale was later incorporated in 1988 as a 501(c)(3). Designated in 1989 as the Principal Chorus of The Florida Orchestra, The Master Chorale is featured annually on The Florida Orchestra’s Masterworks season. In 1999, The Master Chorale was appointed as Artist in Residence at the College of the Arts School of Music at the University of South Florida. The organization serves Tampa Bay and west central Florida with a mission to advance the art of choral music by performing great works of the past, commissioning and performing new literature and sharing the joy and power of choral music with new and existing audiences and singers.