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2023 - 2024

Our 26th Season of Choral Excellence

Jacksonville's Community Chorus


Upcoming Concerts & Events

  • Sat, Sep 30
    St. Paul's Riverside
    Sep 30, 5:30 PM
    St. Paul's Riverside, 2609 Park St, Jacksonville, FL 32204, USA
    Sep 30, 5:30 PM
    St. Paul's Riverside, 2609 Park St, Jacksonville, FL 32204, USA
    Our 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!
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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

Bittinger Hall

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!"

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Singers, composers, collaborators - we'd love to hear from you! Get in touch today.

2025 Blanding Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32210, USA

(904) 356-2503

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