WE ARE ONE

In a world often filled with great division, it is crucial that we focus more on what unites us.  Fortunately, we are aided by the universal language that is music – so we celebrate our oneness with musical selections in many different languages and styles, knowing that the picture is broad, and that we are […]

Festival Te Deum

 The historic and sacred Te Deum (Thee, O God) text is a beloved annunciation of praise set by countless composers.  In this special evening of choral music spanning the centuries, Beth Gibbs and FSC’s Chamber Singers and Concert Choir share several settings of this well-known laud and celebrate the many ways the praise can be […]

Ballad to the Moon

 For centuries the moon has enthralled poets, composers, and laymen alike, as expressed in poems, music, and other works. In this evening’s rousing concert, please join Beth Gibbs and her gifted Chamber Singers as they explore a variety of musical styles by such composers as Finland’s Einojuhani Rautavaara and America’s Daniel Elder, with poems by […]

Great Joy!

Christmas Concert presented by the Sankofa Chorale and the Christ Community Singers. Sun, Dec 9, 4pm at Hurst Chapel A.M.E. Church, Winter Haven Sun, Dec 16, 5pm at Christ Community Christian Center Church, Lakeland This is year’s concert, entitled “Great Joy,” is arranged by Michael McElroy, Joseph Joubert and Buryl Red. “Great Joy” is a […]

‘TIS THE SEASON: The Christmas Gala 

FSC’s Department of Music presents ‘Tis the Season: The Christmas Gala with a riveting group of musical holiday favorites, beautifully performed by choral, instrumental, and string groups – and selected special music by other musical combinations.  Among favorite pieces to be performed are Sleigh Ride, Christmas Song, and The Nutcracker (for orchestra/dancers), O Holy Night […]

‘TIS THE SEASON: The Christmas Gala

FSC’s Department of Music presents ‘Tis the Season: The Christmas Gala with a riveting group of musical holiday favorites, beautifully performed by choral, instrumental, and string groups – and selected special music by other musical combinations.  Among favorite pieces to be performed are Sleigh Ride, Christmas Song, and The Nutcracker (for orchestra/dancers), O Holy Night […]

Parade of Animals

Dr. Beth Gibbs and FSC’s popular Concert Choir invite you to Branscomb Auditorium for an evening of delightfully expressive and innovative choral music, all on the subject of animals.  You will hear everything from the humorous depiction of cows and fireflies by composer Eric Whitacre, to the tender “Un Cygne” (The Swan) by Paul Hindemith, with […]

Great Expectations

Without a doubt, there is much in life that we are expected to do – and many ways in which we are supposed to act.  But what would happen if we were to defy those expectations and travel a new path?  In an extraordinary evening performance featuring music by composers like Sydney Guillaume, Adolphus Hailstork, […]

Carillon & Chorale Concert

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Enjoy an hour-long carillon concert with a live choir from Harrison School for the Arts. Included in general admission.

Polk Arts Alliance

PO Box 727 Bartow, FL 33831-0727 director@polkarts.org (863) 804-0494