STATEMENT ON COVID 19
We regret that due to the coronavirus, our Spring season and concerts have been canceled. Please know how much we are missing our singers, musicians, and their families. As we focus on addressing the immediate needs of our choruses, we look to the future and our fall season. On behalf of the Board of Directors, the Directors and the members of the Lakeland Choral Society, we would like to extend our sincere wishes for the safety and well being of your family, friends and businesses. We look forward to singing with you again soon.
The Lakeland Choral Society
Founded in 1967, the Lakeland 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 Beth Cummings, the Lakeland Choral Society enjoys the benefit of a long relationship with Florida Southern College, which provides rehearsal space.
The Choral Society presents two concerts of its own in the Fall and Spring, performing a variety of choral literature, often with small orchestra. The Choral Society has also performed with the Imperial Symphony, the Lakeland Community Band and we participate in numerous community events.
Smaller groups of the Choral Society are also available to perform for special meetings and events.
Youth Programs: In 2012 the Lakeland Choral Society established the Florida Southern Children's Chorus consisting of the Children's Choir and the Girls' Choir. In 2020, we are recruiting for a Young Men's Chorus, a project supported by the George W. Jenkins Fund provided through the Give Well Foundation. Learn more about youth programs by following the Youth tab on this site.
Scholarships: The Choral Society raises money for and awards scholarships for promising music students as our contribution to the art of singing. We offer two scholarships, one available to graduating High School Students and one available for College Students.
Lakeland Choral Society is sponsored in part by the George Jenkins Fund within the GiveWell Community Foundation