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MESSIAH CHORAL SOCIETY

Orlando’s longest-running free cultural performance 
1973-2019

Welcome to the Messiah Choral Society web site. Now in our 47th season, we have given a free performance of Handel’s Messiah at the Bob Carr Theater annually as a gift to the Central Florida community. Considered the most magnificent classical masterwork of all time, Handel’s Messiah features the “Hallelujah Chorus” and a host of other glorious orchestrations which include both choruses and solos, many of which contain very familiar melodies.

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Who We Are

The Messiah Choral Society is a non profit, 501(c)3 civic organization based in Winter Park, Florida.  The society is not affiliated with any religious organization.  We are open for all singers to participate.  Each year, with generous community support, we raise all the funds necessary to continue our mission of providing a fine performance which is free to the public.

 

Messiah Choral Society is proud to sell Aunt Ruby’s peanuts and other nut products. A portion of the sales price of these products supports the society.  The products are of high quality and make excellent gifts. The Aunt Ruby sales form may be viewed here.

 

JOIN US

If you are a singer who strives for excellence, we invite you to join our Society as a Full Member.


We begin our rehearsals in early September, continuing our work every Sunday afternoon through the first Sunday after Thanksgiving, which is typically the day of our concert.

COLLABORATION

Since 2008, the Messiah Choral Society has partnered with local organizations and historical societies to bring an enriching cultural experience to our performance.

Learn more about the Society's Collaborations and Outreach in Central Florida.

FUNDRAISING

Although our Society’s yearly performance of Handel’s Messiah is free to the public, it actually costs the Society more than $50,000 each year to present a single concert of this glorious masterwork.


Find out how you can help.

CHORAL SCHOLARS

The Messiah Choral Society has long been committed to provide an enriching and rewarding musical experience for young people interested in choral music. To this end, we invite high school (including those home schooled) and college students to join us for our twelve week season as Choral Scholars.

ACCESSIBILITY

Patrons with unique accessibility requirements may access ramps on the East and West main entrances of the Bob Carr Theater. Special seating is available. For additional information, please email us at messiahchoralsociety@gmail.com

HEARING IMPAIRED

Sonic Ear is available for hearing-impaired patrons through Guest Relations at the Bob Carr Theater.

 

Organizational Sponsors

 
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UNITED ARTS OF CENTRAL FLORIDA

United Arts of Central Florida is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and the one-stop-shop to support the arts, sciences and history in Lake, Orange, Osceola and Seminole counties.

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MUSIC PERFORMANCE FUND

The Music Performance Trust Fund (MPTF) was established in 1948 as a nonprofit independent public service organization whose mission includes contributing to the public knowledge and appreciation of music, as well as making music a part of every child's life experience.

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DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT BOARD

The mission of the Orlando Downtown Development Board (DDB) is to strengthen the role of Downtown Orlando as the economic, governmental and cultural center of Central Florida. The DDB is responsible for the planning, implementation and administration of the City’s core area redevelopment and development program.

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FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF STATE DIVISION OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS

The Mission of the Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs is to advance, support, and promote arts and culture to strengthen the economy and quality of life for all Floridians.

DR. PHILLIPS CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

We believe a performing arts center should be more than a beautifully designed building. We believe in creating experiences that educate as much as entertain. And we believe in inspiring creativity with programming our entire community can enjoy.

"When Handel chooses, he strikes like thunder."

MOZART

 

Contact Messiah Choral Society

Get in touch with Messiah Choral Society to learn more about our work and how you can get involved.