American Voices Virtual Concert
From the musical roots of spirituals and folk songs, to the quintessential American sound of Copland and Barber, to iconic classics of the American Songbook by Gershwin and Cole Porter, join The Master Chorale of Tampa Bay for American Voices - a virtual concert celebrating the rich history of vocal music in the United States. Featuring soloists from The Master Chorale, virtual choir performances of contemporary American choral music, with featured poetry readings by Russel Gant (Music Director, Classical WSMR 89.1 & 103.9). This virtual concert benefits The Master Chorale of Tampa Bay and we are grateful for your support. Access details will be sent via email to ticket purchasers starting on April 23, 2020.
VIP Experience for Two - Purchase by April 17
- Heavy hors d'oeuvres for two created by Chef Marty plus your choice of a bottle of fine red or white wine all from the fabulous Mise en Place restaurant in Tampa
- Delivered to your door (anywhere in Tampa Bay) on April 24
- Purchase by April 17 to receive this delicious gourmet spread prepared especially for our American Voices virtual concert premiere on April 24, 2021 with on-demand viewing beginning at 7:00 pm.
- A portion of your VIP Experience purchase goes to support The Master Chorale
How Can I Keep from Singing by Robert Wadsworth Lowry, with Emma Baker, soprano
No Time arr. Susan Brumfield (Master Chorale Virtual Choir)
At the River by Aaron Copland with Andrew Hoy, baritone
Sure on this Shining Night by Samuel Barber with Christina Franco, soprano
My Heart Be Brave by Marques Garrett (Master Chorale Virtual Choir)
So In Love from Kiss Me Kate by Cole Porter with Kerry Mayo, soprano
Blue Skies by Irving Berlin with Jason Burke, baritone
They Cant Take That Away from Me by George Gershwin with Corinne Bach, soprano
"Adoration" by Florence Price, with Dr. Rodney Shores, piano
Pilgrims Hymn by Stephen Paulus (Master Chorale recording from 2014)
My Lord, What a Mornin arr. Harry Thacker Burleigh (Master Chorale Virtual Choir, 2020)
Going Home from The New World Symphony by Antonin Dvorak (Master Chorale recording from 2014)
Flower Into Kindness by Jake Runestad (Master Chorale Virtual Choir)
Featuring Poetry Readings by Russell Gant, Music Director for Classical WSMR 89.1 & 103.9
Special thanks to our Title Sponsor BAYSOURCE, LLC and our donors, supporting sponsors, and partners of this program including the Tampa Bay Times (our official media sponsor) and the University of Tampa for supporting the filming of our featured soloist performances.
Additional thanks go out to our accompanists Rodney Shores and Susan Dodd, our Virtual Choir production partner, Arts Laureate, and to John Ortega for videography and editing of our soloist performances and final American Voices virtual concert video.
Sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Arts Council of Hillsborough County, the Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners, and the City of St. Petersburg.
On-Demand Viewing via a private YouTube link
Online Access Information
You will be provided access information starting on April 23, 2021 by The Master Chorale of Tampa Bay. Please use a current email address which you prefer to receive this information. The virtual concert will be available for on-demand viewing with purchase for 30 days starting on April 24, 2021 at 7:00 pm.