Pine Shores’ 2023 – 2024 Concert Series
All concerts are free and open to the public.
Chorus of the Keys
Sunday, October 22, 2022
Click HERE on October 22nd to watch the concert held at Pine Shores.
The Sarasota Chorus of the Keys has been entertaining Suncoast audiences for over 70 years, having organized in 1949. The Chorus, whose members are both seasonal and permanent Florida residents, is a chapter of the Barbershop Harmony Society (BHS), a not-for-profit organization with headquarters in Nashville, Tennessee. The BHS has chapters in the USA and Canada, and is affiliated with barbershop groups in several foreign countries. As a lifelong hobby, Chorus members love “a cappella” four-part harmony singing and sharing their music with others. Throughout each year the Chorus and its quartets perform at community and private events, present an annual show, and compete against other choruses/quartets at Florida State District conventions.
Quartet NOVO, string quartet
Sunday, November 19, 2022
Click HERE on November 19th to watch the concert held at Pine Shores.
Quartet NOVO is a newly formed group of musicians from the West Coast of Florida. Each member plays professionally in the Tampa Bay area including The Sarasota Orchestra, The Florida Orchestra, Southwest Florida Symphony, Venice Symphony, and The Naples Philharmonic.
In addition to performing in the local orchestras, the quartet members have extensive teaching experience, a wide range of freelancing and have given numerous solo recitals and concerts.
For this reason, Quartet NOVO is drawn together not only to perform repertoire from the standard string quartets that are loved by many, but also to introduce audiences to composers of today. Among them, Sarah Gibson, recipient of a commission from the Virginia B. Toulmin Foundation as a prominent female composer, will be featured in this program. Quartet NOVO is honored to have met her this past March and performed her work with the Sarasota Orchestra.
Dr. John Behnke, organist
Sunday, January 28, 2023
Click HERE on January 28th to watch the concert held at Pine Shores.
Dr. John A. Behnke is the Organist at Trinity Lutheran Church of SWFL in Port Charlotte, FL. He enjoys composing and arranging, having over 500 compositions in print with nineteen different publishers in the United States, Germany, Hong Kong and Taiwan. He is Emeritus Professor of Music at Concordia University, in Mequon, Wisconsin where for 29 years (1986-2015) he taught organ, church music courses, and directed The Alleluia Ringers, Concordia’s touring handbell choir. He has concertized throughout the USA, in Taiwan, Japan, Germany, and Norway. He was the director of the Milwaukee Handbell Ensemble and Music Editor of AGEHR Publishing – Handbell Musicians of America from 2003 until 2019.
He was recently awarded an Honorary Life Member of the Handbell Musicians of America. And he serves as a Board Member of the AGO Sarasota/Manatee Chapter.
Riverview High School Chorus
Sunday, March 24, 2023
Click HERE on March 24th to watch the concert held at Pine Shores.
The choirs at Riverview High School (RHS) have been in existence since the school’s opening in 1958 and have held a long history of musical and performance excellence. The current program consists of over 100 students, five different choirs under the direction of David and Whitney Verdoni and a dedicated group of parent volunteers that help make the program exciting and vibrant.
The Beginning Ladies choir and Men’s chorus are open to all students with no audition or experience necessary. The Advanced Ladies Choir is made up of mostly 2nd year ladies or new students to RHS that audition into the group. Mixed Choir is made up of 3rd and 4th year ladies and our men. The chamber choir is a mixed voice ensemble with students from all grades that meets afterschool and is our top group that performs the most throughout the community. The program focuses on exposing students to a wide variety of choral genres and styles, teaching music literacy skills, healthy vocal production and promoting self-esteem, leadership and group cooperation.
Our church welcomes you to join us for worship on Sundays.
Please visit www.pineshorespres.org to learn more about our worship services.
9:45 a.m. Traditional Worship Service in the Sanctuary
Pine Shores Presbyterian Church Sanctuary
6116 Crestwood Ave. Sarasota, FL 34231
(North of Stickney Point and West of US 41)
www.pineshorespres.org l 941-922-1597
Pine Shores sponsors an annual Concert Series which is free and open to the public October through March. A variety of genres is presented. Interested in supporting this program? Please call our Music Director Rick Holdsworth to find out how; email@example.com, (941)922-1597, ext. 104.
The Concert Series is made possible by the generosity of many donors. Concerts are held in the Pine Shore Presbyterian Church Sanctuary.