The Windsor Symphony Orchestra Chorus is an auditioned volunteer choral ensemble of approximately 65 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 to 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 County. Past directors have included Richard Householder, Katherine Fitzgibbons, Ronald Bemrich, Timothy Shantz, Jeffrey Walker, and Joel Tranquilla. Singers come together on a weekly basis to rehearse and perform the great choral/orchestral works of the past and present.
WSO Chorus Master Dr. Bruce J. G. Kotowich
Michael Oddy, collaborative pianist
President: Susan McKee
Vice President: Dylan Marion
Treasurer: Haiden Couvillon
Librarian: Sharlene Procknow
Secretary: Michael Oddy
Communications: Susan McKee
Ryoko Onuki, Sopranos
Sharlene Procknow, Altos
David Carle, Tenors
Steven Huber, Baritones/Basses
Rehearsals take place every Wednesday from 7:00pm to 9:30pm beginning September 6, 2023.
Rehearsals include voice warm up and rehearsing choral scores for this season’s performances with the Windsor Symphony Orchestra.
Location: Capitol Theatre (121 University Ave. W., Windsor, ON, N9A 5P4)
All singers welcome to join the chorus! For more info, email Bruce Kotowich at email@example.com