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Miniature Masterpieces that pack a punch!

This is choral music at it very best, music that can transport you to a higher place, music that will stir your soul.

Presented by Key Chorale January 4, 2023


On Saturday & Sunday, January 21 – 22, Key Chorale’s Chamber Singers, professional harpist Anna Kate Mackle, pianist Stephen Fancher, and the Sarasota Music Conservatory String Quartet, will present a concert of miniature masterpieces – all 8 minutes or less – pint-sized pieces that pack a punch.

While Classical composers have often wowed us with large-scale symphonies, masses, and Requiems, they have also demonstrated their mastery in a matter of only minutes. Experience these choral miniature masterpieces – all 8 minutes or less – as Maestro Caulkins leads an interactive exploration of these miniature masterpieces. Spanning nearly 450 years, these works from the Renaissance to today will be not only performed but discussed in an entertaining and informative way throughout the program.

“Because of their short length you rarely hear but one or two of these selections in a program,” said Maestro Caulkins. “We came up with the idea to showcase these small gems and celebrate how much craftsmanship goes into creating a masterpiece that span a mere matter of minutes. To do that, requires a directness of musical language, composition conciseness, and something that captures the spirit of the listener. These pieces do all of that and are among choral music’s greatest treasures.”


Key Chorale is excited to welcome the Sarasota Music Conservatory’s string quartet with musicians Margaret Toth, Selena Shen, Coach Sean O’Neil, & Matrick Thorpe. Harpist Anna Kate Mackle will join Key Chorale as a soloist performing the enchanting and beautiful Cantique de Jean Racine by French composer Gabriel Faure.

The performances will take place:

Saturday, January 21, 4:00 PM at Church of the Palms

Sunday, January 22, 5:00 PM at St. Boniface Episcopal Church

Tickets are $35-$45. For tickets, go to keychorale.org or call the box office at 941-552-8768.