The Carrollwood Cultural Center’s Community Chorus is open to anyone, regardless of experience, as long as you have a song in your heart. From the camp fire to the Red Carpet, members from all walks of life come together to share their gift and love of song. The chorus performs regularly at the Center, local events and has even been known to “pop up” in crowds around the holidays. The group meets weekly to rehearse; however, this group of friendly folk are known to keep in touch outside of rehearsals, too! Now that’s something to sing about!
The Lily Bug Music was established by Mr. & Mrs. Bob Kerns in 2011 and helps with expenses such as: sheet music, guest artists and accompanist specifically for the chorus. The Chorus currently has a need for risers! Click here to donate.
Mary Jo is a buckeye at heart, where she attended Ohio University, majoring in music education. She started the music ministry at Bay Hope (Van Dyke United Methodist Church) where she was the director of music, as well as the preschool music teacher. Mary Jo is currently teaches private piano and voice lessons. Mary Jo has also performed with several area groups and ensembles. She was the musical director of Carrollwood Cultural Center‘s "The Music Man", "The King and I", "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum", "An Evening with Gilbert and Sullivan", "9 to 5", "Damn Yankees", "Nunsense" and "The Hunchback of Notre Dame". She was also the musical director for Broadway Bound’s performances of "Once Upon a Mattress", "How to Eat Like a Child", "Honk" and "The Wizard of Oz". She also has been the musical director for AIM’s productions of "A Christmas Carol", and "The Wizard of Oz". Mary Jo directs the Carrollwood Cultural Center’s Community Chorus, and is director of worship at Keystone Community Church in Lutz, FL. Mary Jo is married to Joe, and they have three boys, Ben, Nathan and Jonah, and a beautiful granddaughter, Annie.