Fort Myers Mastersingers to perform multiple times in February

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The Fort Myers Symphonic Mastersingers continue their performance schedule for the 2023-2024 season under the direction of new artistic director Matt Koller. Performances will be held throughout the Southwest Florida region and include a variety of masterworks, new works and classical favorites.
Koller, a graduate of Westminster Choir College, has been a part of the Mastersingers organization since 2011 and helped found the City of Palms Youth Choir in 2016 which he continues to direct. Following a competitive national search, Koller was hired as the artistic director for the Mastersingers in July 2023, a testament in part to his talent, character and commitment to the organization.
“The Mastersingers are known for our commitment to providing exceptional performances to our community,” says Mastersingers president Jill Janda-Kanner. “We are looking forward to another fantastic season, especially with Matt Koller at the baton.”
Upcoming schedule:

Nelson Mass with Gulf Coast Symphony
The Lord Nelson Mass, also known as Missa in angustiis or “Mass for Troubled Times” is arguably one of Haydn’s greatest works and was written in 1798 while Austria was at war with France during the French Revolution. The Fort Myers Mastersingers partner once again with the Gulf Coast Symphony to deliver three performances of this masterwork – Feb. 17 at 7 p.m. at the Music & Arts Community Center in Fort Myers, Feb. 18 at 2 p.m. at the MACC, and Feb. 23 at 7 p.m. at BIG ARTS on Sanibel.

See How Love Sees – Chamber Concert
The Mastersingers Chamber Choir is a smaller, select group of singers from the organization. They will perform two concerts that are free and open to the public – Feb. 25 at 3:30 p.m. at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church and March 3 at 3 p.m. at St. Michael Lutheran. These concerts are sure to be an afternoon of beautiful music including compositions by Mozart, Dvorak and Brahms, accompanied by Janet Carter on piano.

Everyday Wonders Spring Concert
On April 7 at 4 p.m. at New Hope Presbyterian join the Mastersingers and City of Palms Youth Choir for a concert unlike any we’ve sung yet! Everyday Wonders: The Girl from Aleppo tells the extraordinary story of Nujeen Mustafa, a Kurdish teenager with cerebral palsy forced by war to flee her home and embark on an arduous journey to Europe with her sister. In this five-movement cantata Nujeen’s story – recounted in her biography The Girl from Aleppo (co-authored by Christina Lamb) – is retold by Kevin Crossley-Holland and richly scored by Cecilia McDowall.
More information about performances, tickets, dates and locations can be found at www.mastersingersfm.com.

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