FCWS Past Concerts

2015-2016 Concert Schedule

  1. Partner Concert with the JU Wind Ensemble “Angels of Light”
    Thursday, October 15, 7:30 p.m.

    Featuring Frank Ticheli’s Angels in the Architecture
    With the combined forces of the FCWS and the JU Wind Ensemble
    Terry Concert Hall, Jacksonville University
    Free Admission
  2. Fall Concert “Wind Pipes”
    Sunday, October 18, 5:00 p.m.

    Featuring works for organ and winds, Tim Tuller, organist
    St. John’s Cathedral, 256 E. Church St., Jacksonville
    Free Admission
  3. Veteran’s Day Concert at Unity Plaza
    Wednesday, November 11, 1:00 p.m.

    Patriotic music for a grand celebration!
    Unity Plaza, 220 Riverside Ave., Jacksonville
    Free Admission
  4. Holiday Pops Concert at the Redeemer
    Sunday, December 6, 5:30 p.m.

    Christmas music for the whole family!
    Redeemer Church, 190 S. Roscoe Blvd., Ponte Vedra Beach
    Free Admission
  5. Holiday Concert “Sounds of the Season” with the Don Thompson Chorale
    Friday, December 11, 7:30 p.m.

    Festive vocal and instrumental holiday favorites
    Riverside Baptist Church, 2650 Park St., Jacksonville
    Free Admission
  6. Partner Concert with the St. Johns All-County Middle School Honor Band
    Sunday, January 24, 3:00 p.m.

    Pacetti Bay Middle School, 245 Meadowlark Lane, St. Augustine, FL
    Free Admission
  7. Music of Samuel Hazo
    Saturday, February 20, 7:30 p.m.

    Samuel Hazo, guest conductor and composer
    Hear this internationally-known, award-winning composer conducting his own music!
    Terry Concert Hall, Jacksonville University
    Free Admission
  8. Family Concert
    Sunday, April 24, 3:00 p.m.

    Featuring the 2016 Concerto Competition winners in the high school and collegiate categories chosen from applicants throughout Florida
    Terry Concert Hall, Jacksonville University
    Free Admission
  9. Family Community Concert
    Saturday, May 14, 7:30 p.m.

    Music for all ages!
    Levy Performing Arts Center at Florida Gateway College, Lake City, FL
    Admission: www.communityconcerts.info

2014-2015 Concert Schedule - Past Concerts 25th Anniversary Season

  1. Fall Season Opening Concert “Fiesta!”
    Thursday, October 9, 7:30 p.m.

    Featuring H. Owen Reed’s exciting La Fiesta Mexicana folksong symphony
    With the combined forces of the FCWE and the JU Wind Ensemble
    Andrew Cummings, saxophone soloist
    Ralph Ford, guest composer/conductor
    Terry Concert Hall, Jacksonville University
    Free Admission
  2. Partner Concert with the Douglas Anderson School of the Arts Wind Symphony
    Sunday, October 12, 3:00 p.m.

    Douglas Anderson School of the Arts Auditorium, 2445 San Diego Road, Jacksonville
    Free Admission
  3. Holiday Alumni Concert "Sounds of the Season" with the Don Thompson Chorale
    Saturday, December 13, 7:30 p.m.

    Festive vocal and instrumental holiday favorites performed with FCWE alumni members
    The Bolles School Bartram Campus, Parker Auditorium, 2264 Bartram Road, Jacksonville
    Free Admission
  4. Partner Concert with the St. Johns All-County Middle School Honor Band
    Sunday, January 25, 3:00 p.m.

    Bartram Trail High School, 7399 Longleaf Pine Parkway, St. Johns, FL
    Free Admission
  5. Partner Concert with the Jacksonville Private Schools Honor Band 22nd Annual Concert
    Saturday, February 21, 7:30 p.m.

    Robert W. Smith, guest conductor and composer
    Hear this internationally-known, award-winning composer conducting his own music! Experience the musical talents of the best private school musicians in this young artist program
    Terry Concert Hall, Jacksonville University
    Free Admission
  6. Bravo! Dance, Music, Gourmet Food and Beer Festival
    Sunday, March 29, 4:00 p.m.

    In collaboration with the Florida Ballet
    Unity Plaza, 220 Riverside Avenue, Jacksonville
    Free Admission
  7. Concerto Competition for High School Musicians
    Sunday, May 3, 3:00 p.m.

    Featuring the 2015 Competition Winner, chosen from applicants throughout Florida
    Terry Concert Hall, Jacksonville University
    Free Admission

2013-2014 Concert Schedule - Past Concerts

  1. Fall Concert “The Planets”
    Thursday, October 17, 7:30 p.m.

    Featuring selections from Gustav Holst’s masterpiece with the combined forces of the FCWE and the JU Wind Ensemble. Also, guest artist Prof. Kimberly Beasley sings popular arias!
    Terry Concert Hall, Jacksonville University
    Free Admission
  2. Holiday Concert "Sounds of the Season" with the Don Thompson Chorale
    Saturday, December 7, 7:30 p.m.

    Festive vocal and instrumental holiday favorites!
    The Bolles School Bartram Campus, Parker Auditorium, 2264 Bartram Road, Jacksonville
  3. Partner Concert with the St. Johns All-County Middle School Honor Band
    Sunday, January 26, 3:00 p.m.

    Festive vocal and instrumental holiday favorites!
    Bartram Trail High School, 7399 Longleaf Pine Parkway, St. Johns, FL
  4. “Presidents’ Day Concert” with the Don Thompson Chorale
    Monday, February 17, 7:30 p.m.

    Celebrate this day with inspiring patriotic music! Featuring Randall Thompson’s “The Testament of Freedom”
    The Bolles School Bartram Campus, Parker Auditorium, 2264 Bartram Road, Jacksonville
  5. Partner Concert with the Jacksonville Private Schools Honor Band 21st Annual Concert
    Saturday, February 22, 7:30 p.m.

    James Curnow, guest conductor and composer
    Hear this internationally-known, award-winning composer conducting his own music! Experience the musical talents of the best private school musicians in this young artist program!
    Terry Concert Hall, Jacksonville University
  6. Concerto Competition for High School Musicians
    Sunday, April 27, 3:00 p.m.

    Featuring the 2014 Competition Winner, chosen from applicants throughout Florida
    Terry Concert Hall, Jacksonville University

2012-2013 Concert Schedule - Past Concerts

  1. “Salute to the Big Bands”
    Sunday, October 7, 7:00 p.m.

    Multi-instrumentalist Bill Prince, guest artist
    Penney Retirement Community, Penney Farms, FL
  2. “Salute to the Big Bands”
    Thursday, October 11, 7:30 p.m.

    Multi-instrumentalist Bill Prince, guest artist
    Terry Concert Hall, Jacksonville University
  3. Holiday Concert "Sounds of the Season"with the Don Thompson Chorale
    Saturday, December 1, 7:30 p.m.

    The Bolles School Bartram Campus, Parker Auditorium, 2264 Bartram Road, Jacksonville
  4. Partner Concert with the St. Johns All-County Middle School Honor Band
    Sunday, January 27, 3:00 p.m.

    Bartram Trail High School, 7399 Longleaf Pine Parkway, St. Johns, FL
  5. “Presidents Concert”
    Tuesday, February 12, 7:30 p.m.

    The Bolles School Bartram Campus, Parker Auditorium, 2264 Bartram Road, Jacksonville
  6. Partner Concert with the Jacksonville Private Schools Honor Band 20th Annual Concert
    Saturday, February 23, 7:30 p.m.

    Robert Sheldon, guest conductor and composer
    Terry Concert Hall, Jacksonville University
  7. “Spring Fever”
    Sunday, March 3, 3:00 p.m.

    Edward Waters College, Milne Auditorium, 1658 Kings Road, Jacksonville
  8. Concerto Competition for High School Musicians
    Sunday, April 28, 3:00 p.m.

    Featuring the 2013 Competition Winner, chosen from applicants throughout Florida
    Terry Concert Hall, Jacksonville University
  9. "Armed Forces Day Celebration"
    Saturday, May 18, 7:30 p.m.

    Location: Moosehaven, 1701 Park Ave, Orange Park
    Bring a lawn chair/blanket. Food and/or non-alcoholic drinks OK.