Everything you need to know about joining the CFCArts Community Choir!

Questions? Email Choir@CFCArts.com

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,  classical, Broadway, gospel, Disney, songs from the ’60s, and ’70s hits! 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.

About the Team

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 the 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.

Shannon Lynn Carson holds a Bachelor of Music Education, with a focus on voice, from Stetson University. While teaching chorus and musical theatre in Orange County, her choirs received numerous superior ratings. She is a member of the Festival Singers of Florida and has performed in community theatre throughout the Central Florida area. Favorite roles include Belle (Beauty & the Beast), Marian (The Music Man), Rosa Bud (…Edwin Drood), and Eve (Children of Eden). Shannon has served in various roles within CFCArts since 2013. Previously, she was involved with the Children Youth Arts Program as a Musical Theatre Director and the Youth Ensemble Director. She also directed the New Works Chorale for the adult choir program. In addition to her work with CFCArts, she is the Co-Director and Choreographer for the Gotha Middle School Musical Theatre Program. Having received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing, she is a full-time Registered Nurse in the NICU at Winnie Palmer Hospital for Women & Babies and on the Acute Pediatrics unit at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children.

Melody grew up in Florida and was very active in the arts throughout high school. She was classically trained in piano for 13 years and has performed with various vocal ensembles since the age of 6. While her husband was in the United States Marine Corps, they were stationed in North Carolina for 7 years. During that time, she was invited to join the American Military Spouses Choir and has performed with them since 2012. Since moving back to Kissimmee, she joined the CFCArts Community Choir and her son is very active with the CFCArts Children and Youth Arts Programs. She is very thankful for the opportunity to join the CFCArts team!

Fall 2021 Season

Click Here to Register for Fall Opportunities

Registration for the Women’s Chorale is FULL. If you’d like to be added to the waiting list, please fill out the survey above.

You Make Me Feel

This Fall, the CFCArts Women’s Chorale returns for another electrifying season celebrating leading ladies of stage, screen, radio and more! Featuring moments from artists like Dolly Parton, Beyonce, Cher, Whitney Houston and more, this will be a season learning and celebrating powerful women voices that helped define a new generation and shaped an artistic movement.

Registration for the Women’s Chorale is FULL. If you’d like to be added to the waiting list, please fill out the survey above.

In-person rehearsals: Thursday nights from 7-8:15pm at TBD, starting on Thursday, September 16.

  • Rehearsal room will be set up to accommodate social distancing guidelines: minimum of 3 feet between singers.
  • All choir members will be required to wear masks for in-person rehearsals. 
  • All other check-in procedures will be conducted digitally to eliminate the need for lines.
  • All check-in procedures will be conducted virtually
  • During in-person rehearsals, choir members will be positioned 3 feet apart on all sides and will be given an assigned position in the rehearsal venue
  • Physical distancing will be strongly enforced and hugging, high fives, fist bumps and other forms of physical contact is strongly discouraged.
  • No unauthorized persons will be permitted on campus including spouses, significant others, children, caregivers, etc

All participants in any in-person activities are required to hear to all health and safety guidelines (masks, social distancing, using marked entrances and exits, etc.). Click here to read the CFCArts Health & Safety Guidelines. 

Please note: All details are subject to change to adhere to health and safety regulations.

  • Proposed show date: (There will be one or more rehearsals during show week that will be determined at a later date.)
    • Saturday, November 6 at 7:30pm at Central Christian Church (250 SW Ivanhoe Blvd, Orlando, FL 32804)

A Holiday Homecoming

This December, celebrate 10 years of joyous celebrations with the Central Florida Community Choir. A Holiday Homecoming will feature past performances of the best moments from a decade of holiday shows, while welcoming songs and arrangements brand NEW for 2021. Revel in the spine tingling performance of our standard “O Holy Night”, enjoy the jazz standard of a brand new arrangement of “Christmas Time is Here” from A Charlie Brown Christmas, and rock in your seat to the moves and grooves of “Deck the Hall”. Whether it’s a traditional Christmas hymn or a pop culture holiday staple, you won’t want to miss this homecoming celebration 10 years in the making!

In-person rehearsals: Monday nights from 7-8:30pm at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church (1600 Orlando Ave. Winter Park, FL 32789), starting on Monday, September 13.

Virtual rehearsals: The in-person rehearsals will be recorded and made available for members. Rehearsals will NOT be streamed live.

  • Rehearsal room will be set up to accommodate social distancing guidelines: minimum of 3 feet between singers.
  • All choir members will be required to wear masks for in-person rehearsals. 
  • All other check-in procedures will be conducted digitally to eliminate the need for lines.
  • All check-in procedures will be conducted virtually
  • During in-person rehearsals, choir members will be positioned 3 feet apart on all sides and will be given an assigned position in the rehearsal venue
  • Physical distancing will be strongly enforced and hugging, high fives, fist bumps and other forms of physical contact is strongly discouraged.
  • No unauthorized persons will be permitted on campus including spouses, significant others, children, caregivers, etc

All participants in any in-person activities are required to hear to all health and safety guidelines (masks, social distancing, using marked entrances and exits, etc.). Click here to read the CFCArts Health & Safety Guidelines. 

Please note: All details are subject to change to adhere to health and safety regulations.

  • Proposed show dates: (There will be one or more rehearsals during show week that will be determined at a later date.)
    • Thursday, December 9 and Friday, December 10 at 7:30pm at Northland Church (530 Dog Track Rd, Longwood, FL 32750).
Click Here to Register for Fall Opportunities

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