Canton Symphony Chorus

Dr. Britt Cooper, Director of Chorus

About the Chorus

Canton Symphony Chorus

Now in its 35th 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 or contact Britt Cooper at 330-244-4773 or email at

2019-2020 Canton Symphony Chorus Performances (at Umstattd Performing Arts Hall)

MasterWorks Concert “Prelude” featuring choral music of storytelling – November 9, 2019 @ 6:30pm

Holiday Pops Concert – December 8, 2019 @ 3:00pm

MasterWorks Concert featuring Dvorak, Brahms and Verdi – April 25, 2020 @ 7:30pm

Pops “The Angie Haze Project with the Symphony” – May 2, 2020 @ 7:30pm

Photo Credit:

Photo courtesy of Michael Barath, JustUsTwo Photography

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