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.

Cabaret Acts Announced

The acts for the Fall Cabaret have been posted in the News section. A reminder that all vocal department members must attend the Thursday night Cabaret.

Upcoming Events

Sep 19, 2019
FVA All-State Test #1
Fort Myers FL
Sep 23, 2019
Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Fort Myers FL
Oct 1, 2019
Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Fort Myers FL
Oct 7, 2019
Weekly TAG Rehearsal
Fort Myers FL
Oct 10, 2019
Fall Choral Concert
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.