WSO Chorus

 

The Windsor Symphony Orchestra Chorus is an auditioned volunteer choral ensemble of approximately 75 members, under the direction of Dr. Bruce Kotowich, chorusmaster,  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 Mozart’s Requiem, Ola Gjeilo’s Sunrise Mass, Handel’s My Heart is Indicting, and 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 Walker, 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.

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