The Ocala Symphony Chorus

The Ocala Symphony Orchestra is proud to present the next season of the Symphony Chorus, with our annual production of Handel’s Messiah and our spring concert in March entitled Celestial Reflections.

Leading the chorus is Maestro Joshua L. Mazur, who has led the chorus since 2017. From Gainesville, Florida Mr. Mazur is Director of Music Ministry at Abiding Savior Lutheran Church, Director of Choirs and Theater at Bradford High School, and the Artistic Director of Capella Nova, Gainesville.

Membership in the Symphony Chorus is open to enthusiastic singers, ages 18 and above, who read music and can commit to regular rehearsals, by audition. Dues are $50 for the season. Scholarships are available for those who qualify.

For additional questions, or to schedule an audition, please contact Hannah J. Hough, Choir Assistant at osochorus@gmail.com.

Chorus Staff

Joshua L. Mazur

Joshua L. Mazur

Chorus Director

Joshua L. Mazur, Conductor, enjoys a budding career as a singer, conductor, and educator. Most recently featured in the tenor roles of Don Jose (Valdosta State University Guest Artist) and The Phantom (Ocala Symphony Orchestra) he was seen previously in principal baritone roles such as Silvio (Imperial Symphony Orchestra) and Gianni Schicchi (Florida Southern College Opera Theater). He has sung on masterclasses for such artists as Stella Zambalis, Mark Thomsen, Thomas Potter, Victoria Livengood, and Jennifer Larmore. He won the TBNATS “Most Promising Male Singer” award three consecutive years and was the Florida state winner of the NATS Artist Award in 2014.

In addition to his work as a singer, Joshua is an accomplished pianist. He serves Abiding Savior Lutheran Church in Gainesville, Florida as Director of Music Ministry and Organist as well as the Ocala Symphony Orchestra Chorus and Capella Nova, Inc. as Music Director and Conductor.

Joshua has composed music for choirs and orchestras as well as scored soundtrack music for the films AFTER MIDNIGHT (2016) and I JUST CALLED TO SAY I LOVED YOU (2018). In 2011 he recorded vocals to the soundtrack for THE VOICES OF MARIEL, a film about the participants of the Mariel boat lift in 1980. The film was screened at several national film festivals to great critical acclaim. He is published exclusively by Musicspoke.

Mr. Mazur holds a Bachelors degree in Voice Performance from Florida Southern College and a Masters degree in Voice Performance and Conducting from the University of Florida.