The Festival Singers of Florida is a highly select, auditioned choral ensemble consisting of women and men from throughout Florida. Several advocates of choral music have joined together to create a choir that will serve singers and patrons of Central Florida. Dr. Kevin Fenton serves as the ensemble’s conductor.
Our mission is “to provide an artistic outlet and promote musical growth for outstanding singers in Florida. The Festival Singers of Florida is dedicated to expanding the awareness and appreciation of the choral arts in Central Florida and the Southeast by providing community performances of the highest quality.”
Many members of the Festival Singers of Florida are music teachers throughout the state. We have singers who teach elementary, middle, and high school chorus, as well as private voice professors, opera company members, and various other musical professions. These dedicated singers learn music on their own, and for four weekends a year, gather together for rehearsals and concerts. As many of our singers chose music as a profession, the love of performance is what drives them to dedicate time and money to this organization. Our members are not paid, and some drive as many as 450 miles round trip for the opportunity to sing with the Festival Singers of Florida for the weekend. The potential to create music with other people who also share the same passion is what creates the electric feeling of the Festival Singers of Florida. Audience members can hear this electricity onstage.