The Sarasota Chorus of the Keys

The Sarasota Chorus of the Keys presents THROUGH THE YEARS

Riverview Performing Arts Center — Sat., Feb. 21

[January 7, 2015 — Sarasota, Fla.] Old barbershop standards, Broadway show tunes, rock and roll hits, and patriotic music will be the focus at this year’s annual Sarasota Chorus of the Keys shows on February 21.The entertaining and energetic Chorus is following up on their highly acclaimed Shake, Rattle, and Roll show last year with another show highlighting songs “Through the Years”. The Chorus will present two shows, at 2:30 and 7 p.m. on Sat., Feb. 21 at the Riverview Performing Arts Center (1 Ram Way, Sarasota). Tickets, ranging from $20-$35, are available online at or by calling 941-484-7589.

“We’re very excited to once again perform for our loyal audiences,” said Bob Amer, VP/Marketing and PR. “We have something for everybody in this show.” The Chorus recently won the Most Improved Chorus award in a state-wide competition.

Under the direction of Byron Poore, the Chorus welcomes back the popular Sarasota personality Kent Perry to emcee the shows. The shows will also feature three quartets: Double Date, the world mixed quartet champions; Boardwalk, which combines barbershop with folk tunes and instrumentation, and the Chorus’ own One Time Out, which placed 3rd in a state-wide competition in October.
Sarasota Chorus of the Keys: “Through The Years”, 2:30 and 7 p.m. Sat, Feb. 21, Riverview High School Performing Arts Center, 1 Ram Way, 484-7589 or, $20-$35.

The Sarasota Chorus of the Keys is the oldest continuous arts group in Sarasota with a more than 60-year history and 60 members and recently won the Most Improved Chorus award in a state-wide competition. Members of the Barbershop Harmony Society, the Sarasota chapter was formed in 1949 by John Whelan, a visiting businessman with a desire to advance and preserve the truly American style of music that is the barbershop quartet. The Chorus carries out this mission today by striving for musical excellence and performing frequently for the broadest possible spectrum of Southwest Florida audiences.
After winning the Florida State Championship in 2004 and 2009, they are one of the top choruses in the state. They are also committed to contributing to the cultural development of the community through responsible public service and providing charitable support to benefit music educators and young people participating in those programs.

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