Spring Festival Fundraiser

The Friday Morning Musicale a 501c(3) non-profit club, is pleased to announce the inaugural fundraising event "Springtime at the Musicale: A Celebration of Art and Music". This event will be held on Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 10am-6pm at 809 Horatio Street, Tampa, Florida. The Musicale building, erected in 1926, has been a meeting place for many community clubs. Located in the heart of Hyde Park, this building has served our community for close to 90 years!

Friday Morning Musicale Entry

Auditorium

However, maintaining the structural and functional integrity of this aging building has become a full time job. Electrical upgrades, external stucco repair, internal plaster work and kitchen renovations are sorely needed. Funds raised by this event will be used toward that end.

Admission/donation is $10 at the entrance on the 25th. Children through age 12 are admitted free and must be accompanied by an adult. Sponsorships are available, donations of any denomination are always welcome, and vendors are invited to rent out a kiosk to help raise funds for this beautiful building.

If you are interested in participating in any capacity, please contact Margaret Prosser, "Springtime at the Musicale" Chair and 2nd Vice President of the Friday Morning Musicale.  (See contact info below.)

Front Angle View of Friday Morning Musicale Building Mark your calendar for Saturday, April 25th and Join Us for a Fun-Filled, Entertaining & Excitng Day! Help the Friday Morning Musicale celebrate the arts and raise funds to preserve our Hyde Park gem!

For more information contact: Margaret Prosser at 813.258.3151 or mprosser@verizon.net


Host Your Next Event at the Friday Morning Musicale

This historic 1927 building, with it's many amenities, is a perfect venue for your next event. With accommodations for stage performances including a 385 seat auditorium or meeting/reception rooms, we can provide you the flexible space to meet your needs. With 2 Grand Pianos on site, your next stage performance can be a hit.

Front View of Friday Morning Musicale Building

The Historic Friday Morning Musicale

The Friday Morning Musicale and Federated Women's Clubs, a historic 1927 clubhouse and auditorium resides at the center of Tampa's earliest cultural and civic life. The building was designed by Frank Dunham, a local architect and is an example of Mediterranean Revival style design.

The Musicale was founded initially to sponsor solo vocal performances and to bring leading performers to this young city. Within ten years of its opening, it had organized Tampa's first choral group, staged several operas and introduced an amateur dramatic society.

While the Friday Morning Musicale nurtured Tampa's cultural life, the women's clubs used the building to plan civic improvement programs, lobby for improved public health and educational programs and social services. The Musicale clubs provided leadership opportunities for women and a means to improve the quality of life in this growing city.

This beautifully preserved venue served as a memorable location for the children who grew up in the Tampa area in the 1930s and 1940s.

The Friday Morning Musicale continues to enrich the city's cultural life by providing an intimate setting for musical performances such as student recitals, chamber music groups, operetta excerpts and fund-raising musicals for small organizations.

Floor Plan

Floor Plan