The Fort Street Chorale, conducted last season by interim director Dr. Michael A. Mitchell, was founded by Edward Kingins 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 that has received widespread acclaim.
The Chorale has performed Handel’s Messiah annually to large audiences since 1979. The Fort Street Chorale was featured in the award-winning documentary, Miracle on Fort Street, shown on public television in 1984.
The Chorale is a ministry of Fort Street Presbyterian Church, supporting itself mostly through ticket sales – and all amounts paid over $12 per ticket are tax-deductible. Donations are accepted any time during the year, and contributors may elect to have their names listed in concert programs. Non-singing volunteers are always welcome to lend their support to this fine organization by helping with ticket sales or other administrative tasks.