The Lakeland Choral Society
Founded in 1967, the Choral Society, is a large auditioned chorus with a history of singing classics (and classical), show tunes, spirituals, hymns and anthems, from Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Schubert to Lauridsen, Walton, Copland, Rutter and many others. Now under the direction of Kris Ridgley, the LCS enjoys the benefit of a long relationship with Florida Southern College, which provides rehearsal space.
The Choral Society generally presents two concerts of its own in the Fall and Spring, performing a variety of choral literature, often with small orchestra. The Choral Society also performs with the Imperial Symphony.
Although the performance of great music is our principal mission, the Choral Society raises money for and awards scholarships for promising music students as our contribution to the art of singing. In 2012 the LCS established the Florida Southern Children's Chorus consisting of the Children's Choir and the Girls' Choir. Since 2012 all of these efforts have been supported by the George W. Jenkins Fund provided through the Give Well Foundation. Learn more about the choirs by following the Youth tab on this site.
Smaller groups of the Choral Society are also available to perform for special meetings and events.
Our 2016-2017 Season
Come hear John Rutter's wonderful Gloria, along with sounds of the season. Children under 18 are free!
Lakeland Choral Society is sponsored in part by the George Jenkins Fund within the GiveWell Community Foundation