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Tallahassee Civic Chorale

P.O. Box 4355
Tallahassee FL 32315
(850) 942-1893

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Chorale Information

Who Are We?

Established in 1986, the Tallahassee Civic Chorale is a non-profit, non-audition community chorus consisting of approximately 40 to 50 singers, and organized in traditional choral SATB fashion.

We perform at least three major concerts annually in the Fall, Spring and Summer, in Turner Auditorium on the Tallahassee Community College campus. We also share our love of singing through performances at local events such as the Festival of Lights and Springtime Tallahassee. For each concert, the Chorale tailors a special program for local assisted living facilities, retirement centers and other groups unable to attend the concert.

Performances of the Tallahassee Civic Chorale are made possible in part by the generous donations of its concert patrons, program ads, corporate sponsorships, fund raisers, and grants provided by various civic organizations, the City of Tallahassee, the Council on Culture and the Arts (COCA), and by the support of Tallahassee Community College.


The Tallahassee Civic Chorale serves the Tallahassee/Leon County community by presenting high quality choral programs and entertainment to increase the quality of life to the citizens of the city, county and surrounding areas.


Music benefits the world culture.  High quality choral music, in particular, has great power to bring out the higher good in people.


The Tallahassee Civic Chorale endeavors to work toward the good of the entire community, to encourage a commitment to the Chorale on the part of its officers, directors and singers, and a commitment to the continuity of the Chorale via the financial support of the community. The Chorale is committed to bringing to the community high-quality programs of choral music and to perform this music in an inspired and professional manner.


The Tallahassee Civic Chorale spreads the joy of song throughout the community by performing in venues for those who cannot easily travel to our concerts. These "singouts" take place in assisted living centers, senior centers, public schools, and community centers free of charge.

FSU National Public Radio Pledge Drives

The Chorale often joins WFSU, WFSQ and WFSW in their annual membership pledge drive. Chorale members and staff get on the air themselves to accept pledges called in from the community.

Board of Directors

  • Todd Hinkle, President
  • Lisa Hetrick, Vice President
  • Chris Gorsuch, Immediate Past President
  • Debra Gifford, Treasurer
  • Pat Pieratte, Publicity Director
  • Alana Miner, Ticket Director
  • Bill Bess, Logistics Director
  • Emily Ball, Music Librarian
  • (vacant), Membership Director
  • Leslie Heffner, Artistic Director

Tax Exempt

The Tallahassee Civic Chorale is tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Registration information may be obtained from the Florida Department of Agriculture's Division of Consumer Services by calling toll-free 1-800-435-7352, within the state. Registration does not imply endorsement, approval or recommendation by the State. The Chorale's registration # is SC-05603.