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Grace and Beauty Combine in Key Chorale’s Sheer Grace

The show, featuring The Sarasota Ballet Studio Company and Trainees, takes place Thanksgiving weekend.

Presented by Key Chorale October 29, 2021

The Sarasota Ballet Studio Company and Trainees perform once again with Key Chorale over Thanksgiving weekend.

Key Chorale, the Suncoast’s premier symphonic chorus, is excited to be back on the stage and is looking forward to a season mixed with the dynamic collaborations and unique programming that have become their hallmarks under the guidance of Artistic Director Joseph Caulkins.

Coming up Thanksgiving weekend is a show not to be missed! This performance will appeal to all audiences with one offering at the Sarasota Opera House. Christopher Hird, The Sarasota Ballet’s educational director, says, “I’m thrilled that The Sarasota Ballet Studio Company and Trainees will be performing once again with the wonderful Key Chorale. We truly value our collaborations with our community arts partners, and Sheer Grace will be a true celebration of music and dance. The performance will include brand new choreography by The Sarasota Ballet Company dancers Arcadian Broad and Richard House.”

On Sunday, November 28, grace and beauty will combine in Sheer Grace, featuring Key Chorale and The Sarasota Ballet’s Studio Company and Trainees. The elegance and dreaminess of Eric Whitacre’s Five Hebrew Love Songs, and his setting from the beloved children’s book Goodnight Moon, contrasts with the cinematic drama of Ola Gjeilo’s Dark Night of the Soul and John Rutter’s tuneful and brilliantly colorful Magnificat. Crystalline soprano Mary Wilson adds her soaring voice to a perfect afternoon of ethereal beauty.

“Although neither of these works has been set to ballet yet, the first time I heard both of these pieces, they just seemed so perfect for dance,” says Artistic Director Joseph Caulkins. “Full of variety and rhythmic drive, these works will be elevated even more with the addition of dance.”

When: Sunday, November 28, 4 p.m.
Where: Sarasota Opera House
How: Tickets are $20–$55; visit keychorale.org, or call the box office at 941-552-8768.

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