The Plant City Community Chorale is an exceptional adult, secular ensemble rehearsing in Valrico and performing in Plant City and other areas around the Florida Tampa Bay.
The PCC Chorale provides its Members with opportunities to sing a variety of music from many composers, countries, and eras.
Our Artistic Director develops and encourages dynamic musical expression, appropriate choral fundamentals, and affords opportunities for solo and small ensembles in addition to crafting consistent “one voice” choir performances.
PCC Chorale strives—with each concert—to be a model of excellence in choral performance.
We generally perform four concerts during our concert season: Fall, Christmas, Spring, and an Americana/Patriotic Concert celebrating our nation and its Service members and veterans.
We are always looking for new voices to join our singing community.
Please contact us with any questions you may have about singing with our Chorale.
PCC Chorale is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation. The revenue which enables us to perform comes from ticket sales, dues, donations, and advertising.
In December 2008, 12 Tampa Bay area community singers performed PCC Chorale’s first Christmas concert.
Ten years later, our chorale averages 25-35 singers per concert!
We are an inclusive group of men and women—a mix of ages, races, religions, and varying abilities to read music.
Our singers have included accountants, college students, engineers, homemakers, nurses, pastors, retired military, as well as professional musicians, but we all share an ardent passion for singing multi-part choral music.
During the past 10 years, the Chorale’s maturation into one of the leading secular adult ensembles in the Plant City/Brandon/Valrico area is evident by our growing audiences and increasing generous supporters!
Our mission is to provide cultural, educational, musical, and social experiences which enrich our members, audiences, and communities. Under our Artistic Director, Members have the opportunity each concert to discover more of the art of singing, enhance their performance craft, and deepen their understanding of choral principles.
PCC Chorale has been invited to perform at a diverse mixture of venues including:
The Camellia Rose Tea Room, Church on the Rock, Eastside Baptist Church, the Friends of the Spring’s Domestic Violence Vigil, Plant City’s Community Good Friday service, Relay for Life, EPCOT Theme Park’s Candlelight Massed Choir at Walt Disney World, as well as several Plant City residential communities such as The Lakes at CountryWood, The Paddocks, The Meadows at CountryWood, and Lazy Days RV Campground in Seffner.
PCC Chorale became a 501(c)(3) organization January 1, 2011. This non-profit status allows us to receive tax-free donations and sponsorships.
Because we are a community choral organization, we pride ourselves in repaying our growing, loyal audiences and supporting businesses by participating in area events such as those sponsored by the Plant City Chamber of Commerce, United Food Bank of Plant City, performances at the lighting ceremony of the Plant City’s community Christmas Lights in McCall Park, and singing at senior living facilities.
The Chorale is governed by Member-approved bylaws, and its on-going business is conducted by a Member-elected Executive Board. The voting members of this Board are the Executive Director, Secretary, and Treasurer.
Attendance at rehearsal is required and is taken. Members may miss 2 rehearsals per concert and need to notify the Secretary of any known absences. Long-term absences should be discussed with the Artistic Director.
Attendance at Community Events is strongly encouraged. Most events provide us direct financial support and we want to ensure the best performance possible.
Music is issued at the time dues are paid and turned in after the concert. Members who do not return their music will not receive their $35.00 music deposit back. Music may not be kept until the deposit is paid.
Practice: Singers are expected to dedicate some outside time to music practice. Members are encouraged to bring small recording devices to rehearsals.
Pitch-Matching/Voice Placement—The Artistic Director, at her discretion, may conduct individual pitch-matching/voice placing sessions with new members during the first 3 rehearsals. These are
5-7 minutes and establish pitch-matching ability and placement in the appropriate (soprano, alto, tenor, bass) singing section.
It is not an audition.
Financial Requirements—Dues are $35 per concert season.
A separate Music Deposit check of $35 is held (uncashed) by the Treasurer; it is returned to the Member once music is turned in.
Women’s Attire: Fall/Spring Concerts: Formal black/white dress—
$78 for Windmere #8610 from Stage Accents.com.
Americana/Holiday Concerts: Formal colored top/black skirt—
$31 for Tatiana full-length black skirt from Concert Attire.com or you may use your own.
Men’s Attire: $70 for men’s formal tux pants, shirt, vest, bowties (black, red) Stage Accents.com #ENSV. (black bowtie for Fall/Spring concerts/red bowtie for Christmas/Americana concerts—bowties can be ordered from Amazon)
Informal Performance Attire (men & women): white shirt/black pants.
Concert/Performance attire is a MUST for each performance
Provide educational, cultural, social and musical experiences which enrich our members, audiences and communities. Members have the opportunity to learn or enhance their craft of performance, art of singing, and understanding of choral principles.