Welcome to the Symphonic Chorale of Southwest Florida
We are a group of auditioned volunteers under the direction of Dr. Timothy McDonnell. Our members range in age from high school to senior citizens. What we share is a love of choral singing and the desire to perform a wide variety of music, accompanied or a capella.
During our inaugural season, we sang a breathtaking repertoire of blockbusters: Handel’s Messiah (companioned with Finzi’s In Terra Pax,) Dvorak’s Mass in D, Brahms’s Schicksalslied, and Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy.
Our 2012-2013 season, From Broadway to Main Street: A Season of American Song, showed our versatility as we strutted down the Great White Way, journeyed home for the holidays, and hiked through Appalachia in the spring.
Our third season, Choral Glory: A Season of Power and Passion, once again emphasized great classical choral works. We sang works of both Michael and Josef Haydn, Vivaldi, and Vaughan-Williams. At a community-wide choral festival, we hosted 100 singers who performed Messiah, this time led by the inspiring Robert Page.
“I enjoyed…the superb choral sound throughout. Easily the best chorus in SW Florida. Tim McDonnell has brought you to new heights.”
Doug Bracy, after attending An American Rhapsody
“This was the second concert that I attended and enjoyed once again. So entertaining and uplifting. Tim you do such a fantastic job of music selection that all flows together.”
MJ Scarpelli, Regional Account Manager,Classical South Florida 88.7