The College of Musical Arts at Bowling Green State University is holding open auditions for the 2010-11 season of the University Choral Society.
The ensemble will perform Handel’s “Messiah” with soloists and the Toledo Symphony Orchestra on Dec. 4 and 5 as part of the symphony’s regular season at the Toledo Museum of Art. On Feb. 4 and 5 the University Choral Society, along with the Collegiate Chorale and A Cappella Choir, will join the Toledo Symphony in performances of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. To close the season, the ensemble will perform Beethoven’s “Mass in C Major” with the Bowling Green Philharmonic on April 20 in Kobacker Hall.
BGSU director of choral activities Mark Munson directs the chorus. Now in his 21st year on the BGSU faculty, he has led the Collegiate Chorale, A Cappella Choir and University Women’s Chorus. Founder and director of the local vocal ensemble OPUS 18, he is also director of the Lima Symphony Orchestra Chorus. 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 College of Musical Arts. For more information, and/or to schedule an audition, call the college at 419-372-2186.