Our History

In February of 2011, Central Florida Community Arts kicked off the first part of its five-tiered vision with the Central Florida Community Choir. Since that time, the choir has grown to over 400 voices in upwards of five different styles of choirs who have performed full concerts. Themes have run the gamut from patriotic, to Christmas, to classical, to Broadway, to gospel, to Disney, to ’60s, and ’70s! Choir members have the opportunity to give back to the community by performing for over 100 nonprofit organizations at no cost! Our organization is community-based and our choir is non-auditioned, so anyone age 18+ can join.

For the Summer 2019 Season we are inviting performers ages 18 and up to join!

About the Directors

Joshua earned a B.A. Degree in General Education/Music at Palm Beach Atlantic University and has been a Worship Pastor, Fine Arts Director and Executive Producer of Central Florida Christmas Celebration. He has lead adult and youth choirs and orchestras with memberships exceeding 300 and has been a producer, director, vocal coach and clinician in many of his ministry and educational roles. Joshua was employed by Walt Disney World for 5 years, most recently as an entertainment leader. He is an arts consultant and a member of Leadership Orlando, Central Florida Partnership, Young Nonprofit Professional Network and a Member Partner of Visit Orlando.

A Native Floridian, Brandon began singing and playing piano at a young age. He was a member of the Bach Festival Children’s Choir. He directed his first choir at age 15 and has continued to direct choirs and ensembles since. He was an All-State Musician in 2003 and graduated from Seminole State College, where he studied Music. He currently works in Entertainment at Walt Disney World.

Scott’s formal training comes from Kirkwood College and Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Ia. with a Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance and Education but it’s the school of life through performing, directing, teaching and business management that he feels is what has given him the ability to coach students and achieve their personal goals. Scott has also been a Music Minister to Adults, Children and Youth for the past 20 years directing Choirs, developing arts programs for children, youth rock bands for middle and high school students and choirs.

Dr. Jeffery Redding is Director of Choral Activities at West Orange High School, Winter Garden, Florida. Under his leadership, West Orange choirs have performed at state, regional, and national conventions.

Dr. Redding is a member of ACDA, FMEA, FVA, and Chorus America. In the Florida Vocal Association, he served as District 8 Chairperson. In the American Choral Directors’ Association, he served as State Repertoire and Standards Chair for Ethnic Music and Multicultural Affairs as well as co-chair of the Florida ACDA Mixed Honor Choir.

Dr. Redding holds an M.M.E. from Florida State University and a B.S. in music education from Florida A&M University, and most recently completed a Ph.D. in Choral Conducting, Music Education from The Florida State University.

Summer 2019 Season

MY FAVORITE THINGS: A NIGHT OF RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN

My Favorite Things: A Night of Rodgers and Hammerstein features members of the CFCArts Community Choir showcasing a night of classic Broadway and screen favorites from “The Sound of Music” to “Oklahoma”, and “South Pacific” to “The King and I”. Relive all your timeless favorites that only these groundbreaking lyricists and composers could bring.
 
KICKOFF: Monday, June 17, 2019, 7:00-9:00 pm, at our Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church, 1655 Peel Avenue, Orlando, FL 32806
REHEARSALS: Mondays, June 17th through August 26th, 7:00-9:00 pm at Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church.
PERFORMANCES: Friday and Saturday, September 6th and 7th, 7:30 p.m. at Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church.
DIRECTORS: Joshua Vickery and Brandon Fender
DUES: My Favorite Things: $60; My Favorite Things and The New Works Chorale in Concert: $100. Dues may be paid by cash, check or credit card at the first rehearsal. If you prefer, you may pay dues in advance by clicking this link and scrolling to the bottom of the page to Pay Summer Dues
 

NEW WORKS CHORALE: THE NEW WORKS CHORALE IN CONCERT

The New Works Chorale is a fresh take on the classical choir of past seasons. This new initiative will feature the works of contemporary and local composers.
KICKOFF: Tuesday, June 11, 2019, 7pm at Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church, 1655 Peel Avenue, Orlando, FL 32806
REHEARSALS: June 11 through August 13th, Tuesday evenings at Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church.
CONCERT: Friday, August 16th, 7:30pm at Central Florida Community Arts, 250 SW Ivanhoe Blvd., Orlando, FL 32804
DIRECTOR: Shannon Lynn
DUES: New Works Chorale in Concert: $60; The New Works Chorale in Concert and Rodgers and Hammerstein: $100.

BROADWAY CHOIR: INTO THE WOODS

Similar to the choirs in our recent orchestra concerts, the choir for Into the Woods, while having a presence on stage, will function in a role that musically supports and enhances the story and action on stage. While stage time will remain, the rehearsal commitment will be far lighter than past seasons.
KICKOFF: Thursday, July 11, 2019, 7pm at Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church, 1655 Peel Avenue, Orlando, FL 32805
REHEARSALS: Thursday nights as needed through show week at Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church.
SHOWS: Thursday and Friday, August 22nd and 23rd, 7:30pm at Northland Church, 530 Dogwood Road, Northland, FL 32750.
DIRECTOR: Jacob Haines
DUES: $40
Dues may be paid
  • online by PayPal or credit card (3.2% service charge will be added). To pay your dues online, click the following link and scroll to the bottom of the page: Pay Dues.
  • by cash, check or charge (3.2% service charge will be added) at rehearsals
  • by cash or check at the CFCArts Office at 250 SW Ivanhoe Blvd. during regular business hours (9am-6pm) (Please email choir@cfcarts.com for an appointment.).
 
If this is your first season singing with us, please fill out the CFCArts Membership Application CFCArts Membership Application. If you are a returning performer, please RSVP to this email and let me know you plan to join us or just click this link and scroll to the bottom of the page to Pay Dues. That will automatically add you to the appropriate roster for Summer. For information on payment plans and scholarships, please email choir@cfcarts.com.

Not quite ready to join but have some questions about the program or how to get involved? Just ask! Call us at 407-937-1800, ext 711, or email us at Choir@CFCArts.com

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