Marilyn Biery conducts Handel's Messiah.

Photo by Matthew Shapiro

The Fort Street Chorale, now conducted by Marilyn Perkins Biery, was founded by Edward Kingins from a modest beginning in 1971 with a handful of dedicated volunteers, singing occasionally in Sunday services, and has grown into a cohesive, well-organized, musically proficient, 70-member, nonprofessional ensemble, which has received widespread acclaim.

Since 1979, the Chorale has performed Handel’s Messiah annually to large audiences. The Fort Street Chorale was featured in the award-winning Biery_Marilyn-ConductingFirst-FSPC-Messiah_2016documentary, Miracle on Fort Street, shown on public television in 1984 and rebroadcast many times since.

The Chorale is a nonprofit organization which supports itself mostly through ticket sales – and all amounts paid over $12 per ticket are tax-deductible. Also, non-singing volunteers always are welcome to lend their support to this fine organization.

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