Adult and student singers from the community are invited to “join the chorus” for its 8th Annual Sing Out! SWFL Choral Festival on Friday and Saturday, Feb 21 and 22.
Sing Out! is a popular community engagement event, which attracts both locals, national tourists, and even a few international visitors each year.
Called Sing Out! FUSION, the 2020 festival will be led by award-winning contemporary classical composer Timothy Takach. He will serve as workshop clinician and conductor of the festival chorus concert on Saturday night, made up of Chorale members and volunteer singers from the community. His wife, Jocelyn Hagen, who is also a successful composer, will perform with Tim during the first half of the festival concert followed by the festival chorus performance. For the first time this event will be held in Cape Coral at Faith Presbyterian Church, 4544 Coronado Parkway, as part of their Faith Concert Series.
“We are excited to have Tim Takach as our Sing Out! clinician and conductor this year,” said Dr.Trent Brown, artistic director of The Symphonic Chorale. “Tim and his wife, Jocelyn, who will perform during the concert, are amazingly talented and gifted musicians and we are honored to have them at our festival. We are also grateful to Faith Presbyterian Church for hosting Sing Out! to expand the Festival’s reach this year into the Cape Coral community,” Dr. Brown said.
Timothy Takach, is a full-time composer based in Minneapolis, MN. His music has broad appeal that fuses contemporary themes and musical elements with traditional choral approaches. In reviews, his music is applauded for its melodic lines and rich, intriguing harmonies. His compositions have been performed on A Prairie Home Companion, The Boston Pops holiday tour, at the Library of Congress, the Kennedy Center and many more significant venues around the world.
Registration is required for singer participants and workshop sessions begin on Friday, Feb 21 at 6 p.m. and go through the day on Saturday, Feb. 22, culminating with the festival concert at 7:30 pm. The concert is open to the public with free admission. Open to all community singers without audition, Sing Out! FUSION is supported in part by the LAT Foundation, which provides for students (15 yrs+) to participate without cost. Support for the Festival is also provided by the Lee County Arts & Attractions Marketing Grant awarded through the SWFL Community Foundation.
For more information about Sing Out! FUSION, visit www.SymphonicChorale.org or call 239-560-5695. Registration is required to participate as a singer. Students can register to participate without cost and admission to the festival concert on Saturday night is free.