About the Master Chorale of South Florida
From Beethoven to Broadway, Bach to Bernstein, the Master Chorale of South Florida performs works by the full range of beloved classical and contemporary composers, along with some lighter fare.
The Master Chorale is a highly select, auditioned ensemble comprised of singers from Broward, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beach counties. Originally founded in 2003, the Chorale is thriving under artistic director and conductor Brett Karlin.
The Master Chorale communicates the transformative and unifying power of choral music by performing a rich and varied repertoire. Since its premiere performance of Mozart’s Requiem (in honor of the Florida Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus), the Master Chorale has delighted South Florida audiences with classical music’s greatest works. These have included Handel’s Messiah, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, Brahms’ Ein Deutches Requiem, Verdi’s Requiem, Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass and Bach’s Mass in B Minor. In response to audience demand, the Chorale recently added a concert of lighter fare to its yearly concert series, performing such delights as Broadway favorites, movie music and Gilbert & Sullivan.
In addition to its own concert series, the Master Chorale is in high demand for featured guest performances with other musical organizations. Throughout its history, the Chorale has collaborated with the Cleveland Orchestra, New World Symphony, Russian National Orchestra, Andrea Bocelli, Itzhak Perlman, Franz Welser-Möst, Giancarlo Guerrero, and James Judd, among many others.
The Master Chorale is an avid proponent of maintaining a strong cultural fabric in South Florida and supports its community by engaging local solo artists, orchestras and other nonprofit organizations.