Treasure Coast Chorale Celebrates Centennial with Live Concert


Sixty-five voices in the Treasure Coast Chorale will perform on March 3 at the First Baptist Church. Photo provided by Sally Westphalen.

The Treasure Coast Chorale which was founded in Vero Beach seventeen years ago proudly announces a “Going Home” concert to commemorate the Vero Beach Centennial on Sunday, March 3 at 4 p.m.  The popular 65-voice community chorus will sing at the First Baptist Church of Vero Beach, which celebrated its own 100th Birthday in 2016.

Dr. Michael Carter, Music Director of the Chorale, has planned a program that promises to remind us of the importance and love we have for our homes on several different levels.  Included in this concert will be a rendition of “God Bless America” written by Irving Berlin, followed by “This is My Country” as performed by the Morman Tabernacle Choir.  A medley that features the Shaker hymn “Simple Gifts” and “Going Home” from Dvorak’s Symphony in E minor should evoke tender feelings along with some upbeat Gospel music for hand-clapping fun.

“From there, we will continue to our appreciation of our beautiful current home near the ocean in Vero Beach, Florida with a few familiar tunes from the Beach Boys and some soundbites from long-time Floridians and from newer residents,” says Carter.

Friends of the Chorale who will also be performing include Vero’s popular singing trio “The Dolls,” drummer Richie Mola, pianist Judy Carter and a brass quartet.

Held at the First Baptist Church, 2206 16th Ave., Vero Beach, doors will open for early seating at 3 p.m. for the matinee concert at 4. There is no admission charge and no tickets but the audience will be asked for a donation during the program to show their appreciation for this musical gift to the community.  $10 per person is suggested.

For more information on this and other Centennial projects and celebrations, visit the Centennial website  Event times, dates, locations and descriptions are subject to change. For more information on the Vero Beach Centennial, please contact Tammy Bursick at City Hall 772-978-4700.  For more concert info, visit or call 772-231-3498.

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