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
For other information, please contact Britt Cooper at firstname.lastname@example.org