The Messiah Choral Society has long been committed to providing an enriching and rewarding musical experience for young people interested in choral music. To this end, we invite high school (including those homeschooled) and college students to join us for our twelve-week season as choral scholars.
Choral scholars have the opportunity to blend their voices with seasoned choir members in presenting perhaps the greatest choral masterwork of all time. Under the direction of eminent conductor, Dr. John Sinclair (Rollins College, Bach Festival, Candlelight) choral scholars will grow as singers and develop advanced choral techniques which they can apply in other solo and ensemble performances.
All choral scholars will be awarded community service hours for time spent in rehearsals and performance. Attendance is just one of the criteria used to determine the winners of our choral scholar awards. The top prize is a $500 college scholarship. Service opportunities abound and extend beyond singing to all aspects of the society.
Choral scholars are responsible for transportation to and from rehearsals, and must provide their own performance attire.
Like all choir members, choral scholars are required to pay dues ($10), however, the first twenty students who register as choral scholars will receive a free copy of the musical score and a practice CD.
Perhaps the greatest benefit is the performance itself—singing Handel’s Messiah with a full choir, professional orchestra and soloists, seeing the appreciative faces of the audience, and hearing the thrill of the standing ovation after the final “Amen”
This is an experience you will never forget!
To become a choral scholar, mail this completed registration form or bring it with you to the first rehearsal.
Click here to view our Rehearsal Guidelines and Performance Decorum.
In return, you will be warmly welcomed, have an experienced member of the choir to mentor you, and enjoy the thrill of a standing ovation after the last “Amen”.
Please feel free to contact Libby Knox at Libby@messiahchoralsociety.org with and questions you have regarding our Choral Scholars program.
Joseph Belford / Clayton State University
Anna Culp / Rollins
Dillon George /
Meghan Hummer / UCF
Brandy McQuaid / Rollins
Morgan Mylod / Franciscan University of Steubenville
Dana Rozier / Florida State
Danielle Kinsey Smith / University of Florida
Emily Smith / Rollins
Lydia Smith / Johnson University
Camilla Tassi / Notre Dame
Bethany Adamski / Pepperdine University
Jonathan Webster / School of Biblical Apologetics
Isabel Zischkau /
Sarah Webster /
Libby Knox /