Come, Sing With Us
The Vero Beach Choral Society is a community-based, intergenerational ensemble that sings choral art music from the Renaissance through the 21st century. Our repertoire generally includes at least two large-scale, multi-movement works per season. In addition, we organize smaller performance groups that appear at various civic and private events around our community - with the objective of raising additional funds for our important scholarship programs.
Recent major concerts have included works as diverse as Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem, Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s Messe de Minuit pour Noël, Morten Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna and John Rutter’s Magnificat. These large works are supplemented by shorter choral motets, anthems, spirituals and folk song arrangements which lend a great deal of interest and variety to the Society’s programs. In addition to singing a cappella works, the Society is often accompanied by a variety of instruments, from piano or organ to strings and/or wind ensembles. VBCS concert programs are also often augmented by instrumental music performed by VBCS Scholarship recipients.
The approximately 50-voice Society is an auditioned choir whose members are able to read music and have some choral experience. Non-singing membership in the VBCS is also available to those who wish to support the goals of the Society but who do not wish to sing. They serve in many roles - publicity, library, ticket sales, stage management, photography, concert recording, fundraising, and more.
Both singing and non-singing members pay modest dues on an annual basis. The dues help to offset the cost of music and instrumentalists for performances.
Rehearsals start in mid-September for the Holiday performance and again in January for the Spring concert. Auditions are held at Trinity Episcopal Church, the home of the VBCS, the week before rehearsals begin. The VBCS always welcomes new members!