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Open auditions are being held for the 2009-10 season of the University Choral Society, the College of Musical Arts has announced. 

The ensemble will join soloists and the Toledo Symphony Orchestra on the college’s Festival Series in a performance of Handel’s “Messiah” on Dec. 2. The concert will be in Kobacker Hall at the Moore Musical Arts Center. Performances of the work are also scheduled with the orchestra Dec. 5 and 6 as part of its regular-season offering of the work at the Toledo Museum of Art Peristyle.

The group will perform Mozart’s “Mass in C Minor” with the Lima Symphony Orchestra on April 17.

The University Choral Society provides opportunities for community and University singers to come together to sing great choral music with orchestra. The ensemble performs frequently with the Bowling Green Philharmonia and the Toledo Symphony.

Mark Munson, director of choral activities, is director of the chorus. During his 20-year tenure at BGSU, he has led the Collegiate Chorale, A Cappella Choir and University Women’s Chorus. He is also the director of the Lima Symphony Orchestra Chorus and is founder and director of the local vocal ensemble Opus 181. During the 2005-06 school year, Munson lived in Sweden, where he conducted and taught choral music. He is a past president of the Ohio Choral Directors Association.

The chorus rehearses on Tuesday evenings from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at the Moore center. For more information, and/or to schedule an audition, call the college at 2-2186.


 
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August 17, 2009

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