Now in its 34th year, 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, Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 in c minor (Resurrection), Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna and Borodin’s Polovtsian Dances.
The Chorus rehearses weekly from late August through April under the direction of Dr. Britt Cooper.
For more information, including audition information, please visit our website at www.cantonsymphony.org or contact Britt Cooper at 330-244-4773 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2018-2019 Canton Symphony Chorus Performances (at Umstattd Performing Arts Hall)
MasterWorks Concert “Prelude” featuring choral music of Bernstein – October 6, 2018 @ 6:30pm
Holiday Pops Concert – December 9, 2018 @ 3:00pm
MasterWorks Concert featuring Haydn PaukenMesse – March 23, 2019 @ 7:30pm
Pops “Back to Back – Music of Billy Joel and Elton John” – May 11, 2019 @ 7:30pm
Photo courtesy of Michael Barath, JustUsTwo Photography