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Florida Philharmonic Chorus

Jo-Michael Scheibe

Chorus Director


Jeffri Bantz

Assistant Chorus Director



"Much of the world's finest music was written for symphony orchestra and chorus," said James Judd, former Music Director of the Florida Philharmonic Orchestra. "I believe that the Florida Philharmonic should have an equally great choral force."

The Florida Philharmonic Chorus was established in 1988. With Paul Eisenhart as the Founding Director, the chorus was formed to support the Orchestra in performance of major symphonic works. Since 1988, the chorus has become a major component of the orchestra's annual performance schedule. Over 150 professional-calibre auditioned singers rehearse weekly in Fort Lauderdale.

The chorus has performed regularly with the Florida Philharmonic Orchestra in such masterworks as Verdi's Requiem, Beethoven's Missa Solemnis, Handel's Messiah, and Orff's Carmina Burana. For the past four summers, the chorus has earned critical acclaim with performances of the Choral Fantasy, Symphony No. 9, and Mass in C for the Philharmonic's annual summer music festival, Beethoven by the Beach. In addition to masterwork performances, the chorus has a smaller chamber ensemble, which performs throughout the tri-county area.

The chorus is directed by
Dr. Jo-Michael Scheibe and Jeffri Bantz. Both Dr. Scheibe and Mr. Bantz were appointed to their respective positions in 2000 following the death of Founding Director Paul Eisenhart.





















Chorus Repertoire

Bach
PDQ Bach
Bacharach
Bass
Beethoven
Beethoven
Beethoven
Beethoven
Berlin
Bernstein
Binder
Borodin
Brahms
Brahms
Brahms
Britten
Broad
Bruckner
Curtis
Da Costa
Dawson
Dawson
Dett
Durufle
Durufle
Elgar
Fain
Faure
Fleming
Gerschwin
Handel
Herbert
Holst
Johnson
Kantor
Karen
Kievman
Kingsley
Kosakoff
Lewandowski
Mahler
Mahler
Martin
Mendelssohn
Moore
Mozart
Mozart
Nero
Orff
Parker/Shaw
Pinkham
Praetorius
Purcell
Rossi
Rossi
Rossi
Schutz
Scott
Sharlin
Shaw/Bennett
Smolover
Stravinsky
Thompson
Thompson
Thompson
Verdi
Verdi
Verdi
Wagner
Walton
Whalum
Motet: Singet Dem Herrn
Who is Sylvia?
Close to You
Christmas Ornaments
Choral Fantasy
Mass in C Major
Meerestille und Gluckliche Fahrt
Symphony No.9 "Choral"
Choral Portrait
Chichester Psalms
Hiney Ma Tov
Polovetzian Dances
Ein Deutsches Requiem
Liebeslieder Walzer Op. 52
Shicksalslied (Song of Destiny)
War Requiem
We Remember Them
Two Motets
Gloria
I Have a Dream
In His Care-O
Everytime I Feel The Spirit
Ave Maria
Requiem
Veni Creator Spiritus
The Dream of Gerontius
Love is a Many Splendored Thing
Cantique de Jean Racine
Three About Jesus
Selections from Porgy and Bess
Messiah
I'm Falling in Love with Someone
The Planets
Ain't Got Time to Die
By the rivers of Babylon
Jerusalem is Mine
Symphony #2
I Will Give Thanks
Chassidic
Psalm 150
Symphony No.2
Symphony No.3
Great Day
Heilig
Daniel, Daniel, Servant of the Lord
Requiem
Ave Verum Corpus
Cole Porter Medley
Carmina Burana
Sometimes I Feel
Christmas Cantata from Sinfonia Sacra
In Dulci Jubilo from Musae Sinoiae
Music for Queen Mary II
L'cha Dodi
Elohim Hashiveynu
Tov L'hodot
Motet: Lobe den Herren
The Creation
Shalon Aleychem
Many Moods of Christmas
Benediction
Symphony of Psalms
Frostiana
The Last Words of David
The Peaceable Kingdom
Requiem
Te Deum from Four Sacred Pieces
Ave Maria from Four Sacred Pieces
The Flying Dutchman
Belshazzar's Feast
Mary Was the Queen of Galilee

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