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What the critics are saying…


'Feast of Carols' opens the holiday season brightly

Gloria Musicae's annual holiday program…was a glorious abundance of Christmas-spirited music to usher in the season…artistic director Joseph Holt packed in enough challenging and deeply beautiful music to last us through to the New Year.

December 3, 2013, Sarasota Herald-Tribune CONCERT REVIEW: Gloria Musicae's 'Feast of Carols' opens the ...

Patriotism filled the hall at concert

Sung to perfection by Gloria Musicae…great fun…sparked our patriotism…standing ovation from the audience…we clapped right out to the streets. Happy Birthday, U.S. of A!

July 8, 2013, Sarasota Herald-Tribune  The Sarasosta Herald Tribune 07/08/2013

Collaborating with a legend bears fruit excellence of this choral ensemble…strong and expressive voices… Gloria Musicae threw an entertaining celebration and I'm still star-struck.

A Review of "Music in Reel Time" with Dick Hyman, April 2013  The Sarasota Herald Tribune 04/10/2013

Songs deliver the cozy essence of holiday spirit

...high level of performance quality and good cheer…on so many levels, this was simply a glorious musical evening.

December 20, 2012, Sarasota Herald-Tribune  The Sarasota Herald-Tribune 12/20/2012

Gloria Musicae delivers program of remarkable power

...profoundly moving artistic creation…Holt has elevated the performance quality of this professional chorus significantly while creating programs of remarkable power…

November 12, 2012, Sarasota Herald-Tribune The Herald Tribune 11/12/2012

Preview (Sarasota Herald Tribune): The Herald Tribune 11/08/2012

Preview (Sarasota Observer): The Obsserver Spotlight 11/07/2012


"Gloria Musicae's Season Will Feature American Composers" by Susan Rife

Sarasota HeraldTribune, 9/10/12

The Herald Tribune 09/10/2012


James Grant, Composer


Composer Rand Snell gives a preview of the piece being premiered on GM's Patriotic Spectacular concert! Read the interview here!


Listen to TheMezz on WSRQ! Recorded April19th, 2014 – Dr. Joseph Holt (Artistic Director of Gloria Musicae) & Elizabeth Weil Bergmann (Choreographer of Voices of the Holocaust) are interviewed by Brian Hersh about the upcoming powerful Voices concert on Monday, April 28th!


The Observer previews Gloria Musicae's Voices concert in an article entitled "United in Song", by Mallory Gnaegy. Musical Director Dr. Joseph Holt shares his own experience with this powerful work and its relevance to today's society.

"Cold Enough for Christmas," music by James Grant, lyrics by Debra Alexander

Jospeh Holt, conductor

Maria Wirries, soprano solist

Decemember 2, 2013 - A Feast of Carols

Watch it on YouTube!

"The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere", by Rene Clausen

Joseph Holt, conductor

Alan Corey, piano

The Gloria Musicae Chorus