June 20 2017

Florida Singing Sons Concert

Tuesday, June 20, 2017
7:00 pm – 7:30 pm

The Florida Singing Sons is a phenomenal 30-voice men and boys choir from Ft. Lauderdale that will be singing at Marble as part of their East Coast tour in June.

Admission is $20 and includes Marianne Williamson's - Weekly Talk lecture which follows immediately.

For 41 years, Florida Singing Sons (FSS) has been responsible for the musical education of over 1,000 students across South Florida. Organized into four ensembles spanning third through twelfth grade, FSS is an elite youth choir organization that communicates the transformative and unifying power of choral music by performing a rich and varied repertoire. FSS students dedicate themselves to a rigorous music education program that results in university-level musicianship skills, thorough understanding of vocal pedagogy and choral techniques, and life-changing personal growth and development.

Brett Karlin, is the artistic director of Florida Singing Sons and the Master Chorale of South Florida. Karlin formerly taught choir and music literacy to students of the Miami Choral Academy, a tuition-free after school program serving elementary students and their families in economically disadvantaged communities of Miami-Dade County. Prior to these appointments, Karlin conducted choirs and taught voice at Hillsborough Community College in Tampa, FL. During his two years at HCC, Karlin doubled the choral department’s enrollment and stage directed and conducted the college’s first opera and oratorio performances.

Karlin has worked with a variety of ensembles from large symphonic choirs to twelve-voice, professional chamber choirs. In 2009, he became the assistant conductor for Seraphic Fire, where he assisted with the ensemble’s critically-acclaimed and 2012 Grammy nominated CD A Seraphic Fire Christmas. Recently, Karlin was involved in another 2012 Grammy nominated recording project – a recording of the London version of Brahm’s Ein Deutches Requiem as assistant chorus master and singer for the Professional Choral Institute, which was nominated for “Best Choral Performance.”
From 2012-2013, Karlin was the assistant conductor for The Master Chorale of Tampa Bay. In this position he annually guest conducted on the Florida Orchestra’s subscription series concerts to lead the premiere of The Master Chorale’s annual composition competition winner. During the 2011-12 season, he assisted with the preparation of the Chorale for a Naxos label recording of Frederick Delius’ Seadrift and Appalachia.

Karlin holds a Bachelor of Arts in voice from Florida State University and Master of Music degree from University of South Florida. An avid lover of music from the Baroque era and HIP (historically informed performance), Karlin can be found tuning harpsichords and listening to J.S. Bach when not working with choirs.

Florida Singing Sons Bio

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