Reviews

Glorious music in the voices of Key Chorale

“Conductor Joseph Caulkins clearly had the talent on hand to sculpt one of the finest performances by this chorus I have yet experience.”

GAYLE WILLIAMS, SARASOTA HERALD-TRIBUNE, 15 FEBRUARY 2016 FULL REVIEW

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Key Chorale Serves a “Banquet of Voices”

“Joseph Caulkins shows how brilliant programming and excellent training can add up to a special evening of music.”

JUNE LEBELL, THE OBSERVER, 30 NOVEMBER 2015 FULL REVIEW

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Una Voce triumphs with “I am Harvey Milk”

“…Joseph Caulkins, navigated the varied and intricate score with great style and full-throttle conviction.”

DAVID WARNER, CREATIVE LOAFING, 15 JUNE 2015 FULL REVIEW

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“I Am Harvey Milk”: An Elijah for LGBTQ People

“…new Artistic Director Joseph Caulkins has created an extraordinary unified choral sound in a few short months.”

MICHAEL KILGORE, WATERMARK MEDIA, 18 JUNE  2015 FULL REVIEW

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Key Chorale delivers stunning performance

“Over the past few seasons, Key Chorale has taken a path of innovation, introducing its audiences to new adventures in music of remarkable quality. Artistic Director Joseph Caulkins deserves the lion’s share of the credit for this. Even in light of past successes, Key Chorale exceeded all previous standards and expectations with a stunning performance…”
GAYLE WILLIAMS,  SARASOTA HERALD-TRIBUNE, 28 JANUARY 2013 FULL REVIEW

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Sybarite5 gives Key Chorale an edge

“…out of the box programs are the group’s signature and artistic director Joe Caulkins’ genius.”
“Caulkins and his vocalists seemed as at home with Radiohead as they were with the Vesperae Solennes de Confessore …”
GAYLE WILLIAMS,  SARASOTA HERALD-TRIBUNE, 23 APRIL 2012 FULL REVIEW

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Giant collaboration remarkably cohesive

“…it was a delight to see artists ranging from early teens to 80+ uniting in a common artistic spirit.”
“…this was an unusual gift to the community and one deserving of appreciation.”
CARRIE SEIDMAN, SARASOTA HERALD-TRIBUNE, 27 FEBRUARY 2012   FULL REVIEW

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Seeking a sense of cohesion

“This is Mammoth!”
“When the entire cast is assembled…it will number nearly 200 performers – musicians, singers, and dancers.”
CARRIE SEIDMAN, SARASOTA HERALD-TRIBUNE, 19 FEBRUARY 2012   FULL REVIEW

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A fine pairing of voice and the circus

“Judging from this highly successful second season run…this concept dreamed up by Key Chorale…had the potential to nip at the heels of the Cirque du Soleil behemoth.”
“…another stroke of genius…”
GAYLE WILLIAMS, SARASOTA HERALD-TRIBUNE, 18 JANUARY 2012   FULL REVIEW

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Key Chorale continues to blossom

“Artistic director Joseph Caulkins has not only been consistent in delivering fresh and more adventurous programming, but he has molded dozens of amateur singers into a large chorale ensemble with professional polish.”
“We can all be grateful to Caulkins…”
GAYLE WILLIAMS, SARASOTA HERALD-TRIBUNE, 13 NOVEMBER 2011   FULL REVIEW

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 Circus and musical arts’ magical marriage

“…I was brought to tears of joy…”
“This was not simply a concert taking place in a tent with some circus acts in front of the orchestra and chorus. Rather, we saw the Maestro transformed to Ringmaster and programmed music which perfectly meshed with the nature of each circus act.”
GAYLE WILLIAMS, SARASOTA HERALD-TRIBUNE, 26 FEBRUARY 2011   FULL REVIEW

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 Key Chorale triumphs with music in ‘Annelies’

“Chorus and soloists seamlessly passed the text between them…”
“…the singers in the chorus, led by conductor Joseph Caulkins, were exceptional in this performance.”
GAYLE WILLIAMS, SARASOTA HERALD-TRIBUNE, 9 NOVEMBER 2010   FULL REVIEW

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 The Arts – Music Review

“Key Chorale sang with sparkling clarity under the direction of Joseph Caulkins.”
“…it was an overwhelming experience…that left more than a thousand people speechless…”
GAYLE WILLIAMS, SARASOTA HERALD-TRIBUNE, 25 NOVEMBER 2008   FULL REVIEW