The new site’s user-friendly design offers information about the organization’s rich, 40-year history, a lending library for choral groups,
detailed program notes, and a quick introduction to the 32 professional singers.
(Sarasota, FL) Choral Artists of Sarasota, a Sarasota-based professional choral ensemble, has launched a new website. Designed by Michelle Greene of Rough & Ready Media, the new site offers a “fresh new look and a wealth of interactive tools for visitors, singers, choral groups, and educators,” says Susan Burke, executive director. The site’s address is www.ChoralArtistsSarasota.org.
“The new site better reflects our organization and our mission,” says Burke, adding that the redesign was achieved over a yearlong process and was funded, in part, by an Immediate Impact grant issued by the Community Foundation of Sarasota County.
“For our 40th anniversary, we wanted a fresh new look and a user-friendly platform that easily provides online visitors all of the information they need to learn about our organization at a quick glance,” says Burke. “We also wanted to offer visitors an in-depth look at our history, our singers, our artistic and administrative team, and the musical works we present.”
Burke says the new site offers information about the organization’s rich history, beginning with Arden Fowler who founded the Gloria Musicae Singers in 1979. The new site also features a link to the Cordelia Lee Beattie Music Lending Library, a comprehensive music lending library.
“With this portal, other non-profit choral groups can easily search for and borrow music without any charge,” says Burke. “It’s just another way we support the regional non-profit arts community.”
Joseph Holt, the organization’s artistic director, credits Rough & Ready with creating a dynamic and highly functional website. “They’ve done a great job of helping us meet our objectives,” he says. “Ultimately, the site is another tool to empower our artists and audiences. It’s the perfect 40th anniversary gift!”
About the Choral Artists of Sarasota
The Choral Artists of Sarasota, now in its 40th season, features 32 of the region’s most notable professional singers and eight apprentice singers. The group celebrates the rich, artistic expressiveness of choral music through innovative repertoire, inspired performances and stimulating educational outreach. Under the artistic direction of Dr. Joseph Holt, Choral Artists of Sarasota performs a repertoire spanning four centuries, and includes symphonic choral works, intimate madrigals, folk songs, close-harmony jazz, and Broadway show music. The ensemble also specializes in premiere performances of lesser-known choral works—particularly music by living American composers. Choral Artists of Sarasota has performed premieres by René Clausen, Dick Hyman, Robert Levin, Gwyneth Walker and James Grant. As part of the organization’s educational outreach, eight young singers from area schools, colleges and universities, ages 16 to 22, are invited to join the group each year. For more information, visit www.ChoralArtistsSarasota.org.