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WSO Chorus


The Windsor Symphony Orchestra Chorus is an auditioned volunteer choral ensemble of approximately 75 members whose repertoire covers many of the masterpieces of choral/orchestral music. The music in any given season covers a wide range of styles that is both interesting and challenging. The chorus performs three or four times a year with the Windsor Symphony Orchestra in everything from Pops to Classics to Baroque concerts. The Chorus has also presented extra concerts independently from the Orchestra, including Handel’s Alexander’s Feast and Requiems by Duruflé and Fauré.


Prior to the formation of the Windsor Symphony Orchestra Chorus the orchestra would perform annually with the Leamington Choral Society (1970s) and later in collaboration with the Windsor Classic Chorale established in 1977. Finally, in 1988 the Windsor Symphony Orchestra Chorus was formed, bringing together singers from Windsor and Essex counties. Past directors have included Richard Householder, Katherine Fitzgibbons, Ronald Bemrich, Timothy Shantz, Jeffrey Douma, and Joel Tranquilla. Singers come from as far away as Leamington, Pelee Island, and southeast Michigan on a weekly basis to rehearse and perform the great choral/orchestral works of the past and present.






The WSO Chorus will perform on the following Windsor Symphony Orchestra concerts:


Ode To Canada


Saturday September 23rd 2017 at 8:00pm

Pre-Concert Talk at 7PM and Reception to Follow


Handel’s Messiah

Friday December 8th 2017 at 7:30pm

St Andrew’s United Church Chatham


Saturday December 9th 2017 at 7:30pm

Leamington United Mennonite Church


Sunday December 10th 2017 at 7:30

St. Anne’s Church Tecumseh


Holiday Pops

The Capitol Theatre:


Friday December 15th 2017 at 8:00pm

Saturday December 16th 2017 at 8:00pm

Sunday December 17th 2017 at 2:30pm


Transfigured Night

Friday February 16th 2018 at 7:30pm

St Andrew’s United Church Chatham


Saturday February 17th 2018 at 7:30pm

Leamington United Mennonite Church


Sunday February 18th 2018 at 2:30pm

Heritage Auditorium, University of Windsor






The WSO Chorus rehearses on Wednesday evenings from 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. September to April. Rehearsals take place at the Capitol Theatre in downtown Windsor.






Open Auditions for New Chorus Members and Voice Placement Auditions for Current Members take place each September.