Upcoming Concerts & Events
- Sat, Sep 30St. Paul's RiversideSep 30, 5:30 PMSt. Paul's Riverside, 2609 Park St, Jacksonville, FL 32204, USASep 30, 5:30 PMSt. Paul's Riverside, 2609 Park St, Jacksonville, FL 32204, USAOur season opens with a Fall Choral Spectacular - a Jacksonville premiere of Will Strassberger's Josephine Octave, rich harmonies of Tchaikovsky, the vocal energy of Orbán's Daemon Irrepit Callidus, experiencing the weight of sin in Nagy's bluesy spiritual, Heavy!
Auditions & Rehearsals in 2023
Upcoming audition dates:
August 19th, 10:00am
August 21st, 7:00pm
August 28th, 7:00pm
Rehearsals - Mondays 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Auditions - Monday Evenings by request
Riverside Presbyterian Church
849 Park Street
Thank you for your interest in the Don Thompson Chorale. We are an adult, auditioned community chorus in Jacksonville, FL, consisting of medical professionals, business owners, music teachers and more. We love to sing and are committed to sharing great choral music with our community.
Auditions are held at the beginning of the Fall season and by request. Rehearsals are Monday evenings from 7:00p - 9:00p at Riverside Presbyterian Church, Bittinger Hall.
Meet the Director
Maestro Adam Hooper is the newly appointed Music Director of the Don Thompson Chorale in Jacksonville, FL. He recently earned his Masters in Choral Conducting under Dr. Cara Tasher at the University of North Florida. As the program assistant he conducted two virtual opera choruses, recorded his own mixed choral arrangement of Mozart’s Das Veilchen, and premiered his modern masterwork arrangement of Vivaldi’s Gloria for SSA treble chorus with contemporary instrumentation.
Adam also serves as the full time Instrumental Director at Westside Baptist Church where he leads the generational orchestra and jazz band. Donning many hats, he is known to lead the orchestra from the piano, play the synth pads, conduct the choir and orchestra, and give musical direction on and off the podium. He believes that everyone’s voice is a most intimate instrument, a gift from God.
"I am thrilled to be working with The Don Thompson Chorale. Our path forward is going to be one of baby-steps ensuring a strong foundation of organizational tenets, healthy membership, and quality music designed to bring joy and hope to all audiences.
When I'm asked about the Don Thompson Chorale by those who are not familiar with our membership, I am always in awe of the fact that more than 50% of our current singers are loyal members, having sung under Don Thompson more than two decades ago. That speaks volumes of the passion and loyalty feeding this excellent choral tradition, and attracts young, talented singers.
This season is already bursting at the seams with excitement and possibility!"