SMPAA proudly presents with SMART Orchestra Handel’s Messiah

Dear San Marcos friends and neighbors,
San Marcos Performing Arts Association is again collaborating with the SMART Orchestra to produce Handel’s Messiah on Saturday, December 14 at 3 p.m. at the First Baptist Church. This year we will add Part Three for a delightful addition to Part One and the Hallelujah Chorus..
We will begin with choral rehearsals tomorrow, Sunday, October 6, from 2:30 – 4:40 p.m. at First Lutheran Church, 130 W. Holland. Solo auditions will be October 27 after the rehearsal.
You, your friends, and our neighbors, young and old, are enthusiastically invited to join the newly formed San Marcos Community Chorus and to contribute to this effort! While reading music is a plus, we will work with anyone, who loves to sing. We have plenty of rehearsals in case you have scheduling difficulties or must miss several times. Please help me spread the word. If anyone is interested, please come to rehearsal.
Last year was extremely successful on many levels. The quality of the soloists, orchestra, and chorus was evident. The standing-room-only crowd was very positive and enthusiastic with their appreciation, their applause, and donations. Our efforts may be viewed on this attachment. All efforts are greatly appreciated, especially that of the San Marcos Arts Commission!

SMPAA is happy to celebrate the 33rd year of our Summer in the Park!


      2018 was a busy and successful year for the San Marcos Performing Arts Association (SMPAA). In March, we hosted a performance of Schubert’s Winterreise followed by the most attended Summer in the Park in our 32-year history. 
       In December, we partnered with the SMART Orchestra to produce and perform the Christmas Section of the Messiah at the First Baptist Church for over 500 attendees. The Pass the Hat contributions went to support the SMART Orchestra.

       While we did receive some support from other sources, including $500 from the City of San Marcos, our costs for the director, accompanist, and miscellaneous expenses were over $3,000.       We need your help to replenish these funds and to continue to provide these kinds of cultural opportunities in San Marcos, by becoming a member. SMPAA’s membership rates are intentionally very affordable: Individual $15+, Family $25+, and Business $50+. These donations are tax deductible. 

        We will post our members’ names on our website and invite them to a yearly meeting for the election of the SMPAA Board of Directors. If you would like to play a larger role in insuring community chorus in San Marcos, please contact me.