About the Master Choir
The Central Florida Master Choir, under the direction of Harold W. McSwain, is an auditioned, volunteer chorus comprised of singers from the Central Florida area of Marion, Citrus, Alachua and Sumter Counties. Its purpose is to promote cultural awareness and enjoyment of serious music performed at a high artistic level.
It is the Master Choir’s goal to serve Central Florida region by offering the finest of both classical and modern, “complex choral literature.” Through its performances of a widely varied repertoire, the choir strives to reach, stimulate, and inspire a broad range of audiences, including opening the world of classical music to both children and adults. Since its incorporation in 1998, The Central Florida Master Choir has performed works such as Johannes Brahms’ Ein Deutsches Requiem, Carol Barnett’s, The World Beloved: A Bluegrass Mass; Benjamin Britten’s, Ceremony of Carols; Johann Sebastian Bach’s Cantata 4, Christ lag in Todesbanden; a collaborative performance of Karl Orff’s, Carmina Burana with “Dance Alive,” from Gainesville, Florida; and the world premiere of John Luker’s, Ascension.
The Central Florida Master Choir has achieved a reputation for its artistic excellence and contributions to the community. Among its members are accomplished musicians, soloists, instrumentalists, musical directors, composers, and arrangers.