Florida College Chorus
For more than 70 years, the chorus has been the voice of Florida College; always dedicated to excellence. The Florida College Chorus performs a wide variety of both sacred and secular literature. Each spring the ensemble conducts a weeklong tour to different parts of the country, performing in such cities as Indianpolis, Kansas City and Chicago. Sacred songs are then recorded and released on CD.
Chorus meets every weekday at 1 pm for college credit under the direction of Dr. Jon Bassett, who has been directed the FC Chorus since 2001. Being in such an ensemble provides a great way to connect to other students, explore your love and talent for singing, and ultimately edify others and magnify God with your voice.
For more information about the Florida College Chorus, please contact Dr. Jon Bassett.
Florida College offers students the opportunity to audition for the Chorus on the Sunday afternoon and evening before classes begin. Auditions are open to all students regardless of their major. If you would like to audition, please sign up below or on the Chorus Room door, King 223.
What you can expect at your audition:
- First you will sight read the soprano, alto, tenor, or bass line of a hymn. You will have one minute to practice it on your own before you sing it for your audition.
- Then you will sing the melody of “This is my Father’s World” beginning on your choice of either C (lower voices) or Eb (higher voices).
- Finally you will hear a series of four to five notes played on the piano. You will sing them back on a neutral syllable (e.g. “la”) to test your tonal memory skills.
We are looking forward to hearing you sing!