The Firelands Symphony Orchestra, based in Sandusky, Ohio, has announced that it is forming a new chorus, the Firelands Symphony Chorale, for the 2017-18 season. The chorus, to be led by conductor/director Michael Shirtz, is an auditioned ensemble that will perform with the orchestra throughout the season. Planned 2017-18 performances with the Firelands Symphony Orchestra include selections from Bach’s Cantata No. 80 (“Ein feste Berg ist unser Gott,” celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation); the full orchestra’s Holiday Spectacular in December; and the Brahms Requiem. The chorus will also perform educational programs for singers and choir directors. Auditions for singers age 14 and up will be held May 7 and 8; for more information contact Executive Director Laurie Korobkin at Laurie@firelandssymphony.com. Carl Topilow is artistic director of the Firelands Symphony Orchestra.
Posted March 23, 2017