Saturday, December 4, 2021 - 3:00pm
106 N Riverside Dr Indialantic, FL 32903
Amy Cofield, soprano
Connie Maltby, alto
Bryan Hayes, tenor
Jacob Pence, baritone
Indialantic Chamber Singers & Beth Green
Your Space Coast Symphony joins forces with the Indialantic Chamber Singers to present the 14th Annual Messiah Sing-Along. This special collaboration features both ensembles in Central Florida's "ultimate Christmas concert." First you'll enjoy the Indialantic Chamber Singers in a presentation of a few holiday favorites. Then enjoy the Messiah, the enduring Christmas oratorio by George Friedrich Handel, as a Sing-Along. Hailed as Central Florida’s “ultimate Christmas concert,” and an annual sellout, this free concert is a don’t miss! All area singers are invited to participate. Accompaniment will be provided by members of the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra with featured soloists. The public is invited to sing or simply listen to the perennial Christmas favorite. Scores are provided to participating members.
THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT
Soprano, Amy Cofield, is a highly sought after performer and teacher. Praised by the New York Times for her "lovely, rich tone," Ms. Cofield has performed to critical acclaim across the U.S. and in Italy, France, Croatia, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, Austria, England, Santo Domingo, Guam, Taiwan and Japan. Highly regarded for her technical facility, beauty of interpretation and an arresting presence, her operatic roles have included Violetta, Cleopatra, Micaela, Lucia di Lammermoor, Elcia (cover in Rossini’s Moses in Egypt), Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni), Mimi, Rosalinda, Cunegonde, Susannah, Musetta, Pamina, Adina, Gilda, Norina, Konstanze, and Belinda in the opera/oratorio, The Rape of the Lock (Alexander Pope), by NY composer Deborah Mason. Credits include performances with Houston Grand Opera where she covered Renee Fleming’s Traviata, New York City Opera, Fort Worth Opera, Lyric Opera San Antonio, Pro Cantus Lyric Opera (TX), Indiana Opera North, Annapolis Chamber Orchestra and Chorale, Teatro Lirico D'Europa, Knoxville Opera, Nevada Opera, Greensboro Light Opera, and Opera Roanoke.
Ms. Cofield’s concert performances have included works by Mozart: Requiem, Mass in C Minor, Beethoven: 9th Symphony, Mass in C, Brahms: Requiem, Orff: Carmina Burana, Einhorn: Voices of Light, Haydn: Creation, Lord Nelson Mass, The Seasons, Ravel: Sheherazade, Mendelssohn: Elijah, St. Paul Oratorio, Bach: Magnificat, St. John and St. Mathew Passions, Handel: Messiah, Judas Maccabaeus. Ms. Cofield appeared with Festival Chamber Music in recital at Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall and with The Masterwork Chorus (NJ) at Carnegie Hall, the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis Chamber Orchestra and Chorale, Tucson Masterworks Chorale, Southern Nevada Musical Arts Society, Garden State Philharmonic, Fort Wayne Philharmonic, Virginia Symphony, Virginia Arts Festival, Norfolk Chamber Consort, Opera Camerata of Washington, Tulsa Symphony, and Roanoke Symphony Orchestra where she returns to sing Mozart’s Requiem in 2020.
Recent debuts included performances of Villa Lobos’ Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 as well as Opera concerts: A Grand Night For Grand Opera with Space Coast Symphony (FL), Bach’s B Minor Mass and Handel’s Messiah with the Brevard Symphony Chorus and Orchestra, a return to Annapolis Chorale and Chamber Orchestra for Handel’s Messiah and a debut with Opera Orlando performing the role of Minnie in The Girl of the Golden West. Unfortunately, additional performances were cancelled due to Covid: Mozart Requiem with Roanoke Symphony Orchestra, Voices of Light with Annapolis Chorale and Chamber Orchestra and a debut in the role of Blanche DuBois in Andre Previn’s A Streetcar Named Desire with Opera Roanoke.
Upcoming performances include solos with Brevard Symphony Orchestra for their Annual Holiday Concert, Space Coast Symphony for the world premier of Christopher Marshall’s Cançó del Mar, a return to Annapolis for Richard Einhorn's Voices of Light, to Roanoke Symphony Orchestra for Mozart’s Requiem and to Opera Roanoke for Verdi's Requiem.
A Brevard County native and lifelong singer and performer, Connie Maltby is a familiar face on the Central Florida musical stage. She is a proud graduate of Brevard County schools and the University of Florida where she graduated with honors. Her diverse repertoire spans many styles including opera, sacred, Broadway, jazz and rock. She is a featured vocalist with various groups such as Brevard Chorale, Space Coast Symphony Orchestra, Riverside Chamber Chorale, Swingtime Band and Rockledge United Methodist Church. She performs in the popular Swing Trio "Swingtimers" entertaining audiences throughout Florida as well as in Art Martin's "Rock & Roll Revue". Her personal motto is "How can I keep from singing?" Connie has released 6 CDs with her musician son Dylan through Lycoris Sound Production. Married to husband David, she is an award-winning distance runner. She also serves on the Executive Board of the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra.
Bryan Hayes is a vocalist, songwriter, arranger and composer. He's a working artist with a background ranging many genres including Classical, Jazz, Blues, Soul, R&B, Rock, Pop and more. In fall 2013 he received bachelor’s degrees from the University of North Florida in the studies of Classical voice and in Jazz Studies, primary instrument being voice. He has performed and continues to perform in countless concerts, he has performed major roles in numerous operas, oratorios and theatrical productions, and has toured with different groups in many different countries, including but not limited to; the University of North Florida and University of British Columbia Opera ensembles in two separate productions in the Czech Republic, the University of North Florida Chorale 2010 tour of Italy, the St. John’s Cathedral Choir of Jacksonville 2014 tour of Westminster Abbey and Canterbury Cathedral, a contract with Carnival Cruise Lines in 2014, and numerous shows with the Orlando Philharmonic, Opera Orlando, and the Space Coast Symphony Orchestra.
He has performed onstage with such noted artists and ensembles, including but not limited to; The Royal Symphony of England, Reggie Wooten, Ben Folds and Andrea Bocelli. In 2015 Bryan released his first album of original compositions entitled “This Is Me.” Bryan aspires to continue a career of performance and composition. He currently resides in Orlando, Florida.
Jacob Pence has been hailed by Ken Herman of the San Diego Story for his “robust and colorful” singing and described by freelance performing arts writer Tom Alvarez as “showing finesse...” in his blog On the Aisle. This past season has seen Jacob perform the roles of Dax and The Client with Opera Orlando as part of Orlando Fringe and as Pritschitsch in the OperaNeo production of The Merry Widow in San Diego, California. Jacob has performed in productions with The St. Petersburg Opera Company, Kentucky Opera, and Indianapolis Opera in previous seasons. Jacob has also performed as a Young Artist with The Crested Butte Music Festival, Music by the Lake at Aurora University, Columbus Opera, The Lexington Opera Society, and the Martina Arroyo Foundation. A native of Crestwood, Kentucky, Jacob is a graduate of The Ohio State University and the University of Evansville, residing in Orlando, Florida.
The Indialantic Chamber Singers (ICS) is the premier vocal ensemble of Brevard Country, Florida. Our ensemble has had a presence in Brevard County and beyond since 1999. We are an auditioned, professional quality choral group, comprising formally trained musicians, choral arts professionals and experienced vocalists. ICS performs a variety of accompanied and “a cappella” works across a number of music genres. The group regularly performs at Brevard County locations offering public concerts and private performances. In addition, ICS has been a guest performer at various locations in our nation’s capital.