Canton Symphony Chorus

Dr. Britt Cooper, Director of Chorus


The Chorus performances for the 2016-17 season:
                   Nov. 12, 2016 at 7:00pm - Vespers Concert
                   Dec. 4, 2016 at 3:00pm - A Swingin' Holiday Concert
                   April 29, 2017 at 8:00pm - MasterWorks Concert - Verdi Requiem

Contact Britt Cooper - - to make an audition appointment.

New members into the chorus are required to audition, and singers from all backgrounds and levels of experience are encouraged to audition. Singers may, but are not required, to bring a prepared classical piece to their audition. Anyone auditioning should expect to be vocalized for range and should be prepared to sing through several pitch memory and sight-singing drills. To schedule an audition time, call the Canton Symphony Orchestra Office at 330-452-2094.

About the Chorus

The Canton Symphony Chorus was founded in 1984 as a volunteer adult ensemble.  Their first performance with the Canton Symphony Orchestra was Handel's Messiah in December of that year.  Since then, the chorus has performed major choral works with Music Director Gerhardt Zimmermann and the orchestra including the Brahms, Berlioz, Mozart and Verdi Requiems, Beethoven's Symphony No. 9, Gershwin's Porgy and Bess, Orff's Carmina Burana, Vaughan Williams' Antarctica Symphony and Dona nobis pacem, Walton's Belshazzar's Feast, Barber of Seville by Rossini, Handel's Coronation Anthem: Zadok the Priest and Mahler's Symphony No. 2 in c minor (Resurrection). 

In the 2016-2017 season, the Canton Symphony Chorus joined the orchestra for the Music of Queen, Holiday Pops, and MasterWorks finale concert.  They also performed their own concert, Holocaust Cantata.  

The Chorus rehearses weekly from September through April under the direction of Dr. Britt Cooper.

Rehearsals are at:
Walsh University
Birk Center for the Arts

2020 East Maple Street
North Canton, OH  44720