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 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 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.

Spring 2021 Season

This spring, the community choir is presenting 365: A Year-Round Holiday Revue and celebration of the biggest holidays and special events throughout the year including Valentine’s Day, July 4th, Spring Break, Halloween and Christmas. We will celebrate our favorite times of the year through some of the best loved songs of the past century.  It will be a celebratory journey of 365 days of the year as we prepare to deck the halls, fall in love, celebrate freedom, play in the sand, and everything in between! If you were with us prior to the shutdown last spring, you will recognize the theme. Some of the music we were unable to perform then will be included this season along with a number of new selections.

In person rehearsals: Singers will pre-select their preferred rehearsal time and place. 

Monday nights: St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church – 6:30-8pm beginning February 8th.

Tuesday Nights: Central Christian Church – Drive-in will be on select Tuesdays beginning February 23rd from 7:00-8:00pm.

Virtual rehearsals:The 6:30pm rehearsal on Monday night will be streamed live and also recorded. 

365 Super Secret Choir Sale!

For those who did not participate in the Fall 2020 season, here is a summary of our safety protocols:

  • There will be temperature checks upon entering the rehearsal space.
  • Rehearsal room will be set up to accommodate social distancing guidelines: minimum of 8 feet between singers.
  • There will be a minimum of 10 feet between the conductor and the first row of singers.
  • All choir members will be required to wear masks for in-person rehearsals. 
  • All members may be asked to wipe down their chairs with sanitizing wipes at both the beginning and end of rehearsal. (If applicable)
  • There will be designated Entrances and exits for ALL members.
  • All other check-in procedures will be conducted digitally to eliminate the need for lines.
  • Music and rehearsal tracks will be provided electronically.
  • No one will be permitted to share music.
  • Hand Sanitizer is widely available – in at least 5 different locations throughout the rehearsal room – and members are encouraged to use it at the beginning and end of rehearsal.

Dues for all performers is $100. There is a service charge on all card transactions. Financial assistance is available (see below.)

  • Complete the dues payment of $100 in full via PayPal, or by mailing a check (made out to CFCArts) to PO Box 720517 Orlando, FL 32872 (please email choir@cfcarts.com once check is posted).
  • Email choir@cfcarts.com to set up a payment plan.
  • For financial assistance, click here.
  • All check-in procedures will be conducted virtually
  • During in-person rehearsals, choir members will be positioned 8 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 will be prohibited
  • No unauthorized persons will be permitted on campus including spouses, significant others, children, caregivers, etc
  • Rehearsals will be recorded and streamed to allow for virtual attendance

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. 

Members may participate in the rehearsal by either remaining in their car, tuned in to radio station 87.9FM to access the rehearsal audio OR members may sit outside their vehicle in their own provided chair and experience rehearsal live (mask still required).

If you participate from your car and if you wish to put your driver’s window down, you may do so without wearing a mask if you so choose. If you wish to roll down more windows, then everyone in the vehicle must wear a mask.

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 rehearsal during show week that will be determined at a later date.)
    • Friday, May 7th 7:30pm: Performance at Northland Church

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