Maestro Joseph Caulkins, artistic director of Sarasota’s Key Chorale, is known for his creativity and a knack for finding unknown musical masterpieces. Along with Pedro Reis founded Cirque des Voix, a circus arts ensemble that performs alongside a hundred-person choir and a live orchestra. Their shows challenge stereotypes and defy expectations, combining orchestral works with some of the finest circus acts in the world.
Maestro Joseph Caulkins in rehearsal with Key Chorale of Sarasota in preparation for the Sarasota Choral Festival: Shining Night, October 18, 2014 and performances of Morten Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna, as choreographed by Will Tuckett, with Sarasota Ballet, November 21 & 22, 2014
Joseph Caulkins explains why Key Chorale’s annual Sarasota Choral Festival is such a rewarding experience for the community.

Maestro Joseph Caulkins shares his passion for Key Chorale of Sarasota through their Innovation, Creativity, Community, and Collaboration
Key Chorale rehearses for performances of Durufle’s Requiem and works by contemporary composer Ola Gjeilo.
The magic of combining a live orchestra, a choir and the circus arts can’t be described by word but be experienced. Cirque des Voix, translated to Circus of the Voices, showed us this with their performance at the 50th Anniversary of the Folklife Festival

Key Chorale rehearses Cantata of Peace for a special tribute to Conductor Emeritus Daniel Moe.
Ring Maestro Joseph Caulkins promotes Cirque des Voix ™ in full costume.
Dolly Jacobs and Yuri Riskov in the 2012 edition of Cirque des Voix™ under the direction of Joseph Caulkins with Key Chorale and the Cirque Orchestra.

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