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 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.



Performances for 2019-2020 Seaon


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


Handel's Messiah

Friday December 6, 2019  
St. Andrew’s United Church 7:30pm 

Saturday, December 7, 2019
Leamington United Church 7:30pm 

Sunday, December 8, 2019
St. Anne’s Church  7:30pm 


Great Broadway Choruses  

Saturday, February 8, 2020
The Capitol Theatre, Windsor 7:30pm


Sunday, February 9, 2020
The Capitol Theatre, Windsor 2:30pm


Baroque Organ Music  

Saturday, April 25, 2020
Leamington United Church 7:30pm 

Sunday April 26, 2020
Heritage Auditorium, Windsor 2:30pm




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.