Chorale to Debut New Piece

Cypress Chorale will debut the commissioned piece from Z. Randall Stroope at the Florida Vocal Association District Music Performance Assessment this Thursday evening. Chorale is scheduled to take the stage at 9:00 p.m. at North Fort Myers High School. Intermezzo will also be performing at District and their scheduled performance time is 7:45 p.m. The piece by Z. Randall Stroope is titled Homage. It was commissioned by the Cypress Lake Vocal Department to honor the memory of the three fathers who lost their lives this past fall. Dr. Stroope was struggling with how to tackle this piece and have it serve as a fitting memorial, and then thought of the words of his own father and the piece was born. The text is written by Dr. Stroope's father, W. L. Stroope. He was orphaned at two years old - losing both of his parents within days of each other - and he grew up as a part of a large family who loved and cared for each other. He was not schooled past the 8th grade, having to leave education for work to support the family. Nevertheless, he was self-educated, wrote beautiful poetry, spoke like a statesman, sang and read music well, and never showed regret for his meager start in life. His "wealth" was in the people around him and in his children. It is a beautiful piece and we look forward to sharing it with the world Thursday evening.

TAG Audition Materials Posted

For those wanting to audition for the 17th edition of TAG and being a part of the Italy tour, the audition materials are now posted. You MUST carefully read all of the information in the CALENDAR section of the website. It gives detailed instructions for the audition process. The sheet music can be found in the DOCUMENTS section. The audio learning tracks can be found in the MUSIC section under the TAG LEARNING TRACKS tab. If you have any questions about the auditions, feel free to contact Mr. Stroh. The contact info is in the CONTACTS sections of this website. Good Luck Everyone and see you the first week of school for the auditions.

Upcoming Events

Aug 5, 2019
Summer Auditions
Fort Myers FL
Aug 15, 2019
The A Cappella Group Auditions
Fort Myers FL
Aug 16, 2019
The A Cappella Group Auditions
Fort Myers FL
Aug 19, 2019
Chicago Auditions
Fort Myers FL
Aug 19, 2019
Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Fort Myers FL

TAG Going to Italy

TAG has accepted an invitation to participate in the International A Cappella Festival is Milan, Italy in July of 2020.  The group will tour Venice, Milan and many small towns in northern Italy as a part of the trip.