Season 9

For our 9th season, Ring Sarasota presents “Celebrate Sarasota!”

Ring Sarasota performs at Roser Church on Anna Maria Island – March 10, 2019

Pristine white-sandy beaches, breathtaking sunsets, theater, concerts, ballet, opera, diverse dining, galleries, museums, the circus, spectator and participant sporting events …. That’s Sarasota County, often referred to as “Florida’s Cultural Coast!” Join Ring Sarasota in our 9th season as we present “Celebrate Sarasota,” a collection of songs highlighting the diverse culture that makes Sarasota unique.

Listen as the crowd roars as they root for their favorite Spring training team with “Take Me Out to the Ballgame.” Imagine hearing the calliope resounding as the circus rolls into town with “Barnum & Bailey’s Favorite.” Enjoy a visit to the theatre with vibrant renditions of “Overture to Carmen,” “Festive Dance,” and a new rendition of “Bring Him Home” (penned by a local composer). Remembering our friends who work endlessly to maintain the beauty of our natural resources, we offer “Under the Sea” and “Walk in the Park.” Enjoy a beautiful sunset and a romantic stroll down one of our sandy beaches with “Love Will Keep Us Together”. And, as with all Ring Sarasota concerts, we pay tribute to this great nation with a vibrate and stirring “America the Beautiful!”

All of this and even a few more! We hope you will join us this season as we proudly present, “Celebrate Sarasota!”

Season 9

Overture to “Carmen,” by Georges Bizet, arr. Martha Lynn Thompson

Under the Sea, music by Alan Menken, arr. Kevin McChesney

Barnum & Bailey’s Favorite*, by Karl L. King, arr. Cathy A. Moklebust

Bring Him Home,* music by Claude-Michael Schonberg, arr. Rick Holdsworth

A Walk in the Park,* by Karen Lakey Buckwalter

Take Me Out to the Ball Game, by Albert Von Tilzer, arr. Rick Holdsworth

America the Beautiful,* by Samuel A. Ward, arr. Arnold B. Sherman

Spy Ring, arr. Tammy Waldrop

Love Will Keep Us Together, by Neil Sedaka, arr. Charles E. Peery

Pirates of the Caribbean,* by Klaus Badelt, arr. Kevin McChesney

Festive Dance,* by Georges Bizet, transcribed by Kevin McChesney

Joyance,* by Ron Mallory

*Performed at special joint concert with Lake Magdalene Ringers, May 19, 2019