Join the Ocala Symphony Chorus!

You are invited to join us this year as we thunder in joyful Hallelujahs with our first Symphony Chorus concert Handel’s Messiah on April 24, 2022. Sopranos, Altos, Tenors, and Basses are all welcome to register and audition! Some choral experience and music literacy is highly recommended. Singers of all ages, 16 and up can find a place for their voice in the Symphony Chorus!

Auditions for this year’s Chorus: Sunday, Aug. 6, 2022 at 4:30PM
Prospective singers may bring a prepared solo and should also be prepared to work through some vocalises so that the director can hear the timbre and scope of the voice and place singers in the proper section. Auditionees should plan on attending rehearsal following auditions on February 6th, 2022 at 5:30pm in the event that they are invited to membership in the chorus.

Choir member requirements:

  • Fill out the online registration form online by clicking here
  • Attend the rehearsal dates listed below
  • Commit to performing in Handel’s Messiah on April 24, 2022 at 3PM.

About The Ocala Symphony Chorus

The Ocala Symphony Chorus is an auditioned volunteer chorus of about 80 singers committed to the pursuit of world class choral performances that shine with the loving care and preparation of folks living right here in the N. Florida area. In addition to the annual production of Handel’s Masterpiece “Messiah,” the chorus sings with the Ocala Symphony from time to time on summer patriotic concerts, POPS goes the Holidays, and in special performances of works such as Whitacre’s “Godzilla Eats Las Vegas”.

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

Rehearsal Dates | All rehearsals are 5:30-7PM at the Reilly Arts Center
Sunday, Feb 6
Sunday, Feb 13
Sunday, Feb 20
Sunday, Feb 27
Sunday, Mar 6
Sunday, Mar 13
Sunday, Mar 20
Sunday, Mar 27
Sunday, April 3
Sunday, April 10
Sunday, April 17

Performance: Handel’s Messiah
Sunday, April 24 at 3PM at the Reilly Arts Center

Official COVID-19 Policy
The Ocala Symphony Chorus urges all singers and instrumentalists to follow the CDC guidelines and ask that any who have symptoms refrain from attending rehearsals. Singers will be moderately distanced at the discretion of the director for rehearsals and performance. We do encourage all to wear a mask, but it is not required.

For additional questions, please contact Joshua Mazur, Director of the Ocala Symphony Chorus, at OSOChorus@gmail.com

The Reilly Arts Center is located at 500 NE 9th St. Ocala, FL 34470

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.