Toledo Symphony "Ode to Joy" Anniversary Chorus Reaches 1,000 Singer Milestone

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Over 1,000 singers from community and school choirs throughout the region have signed up to participate in the Toledo Symphony's Huntington Center debut in April 2014. These artists will sing the famous "Ode to Joy" from Beethoven's Symphony No. 9.

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Ode to Joy at the Huntington Center

Last month the Toledo Symphony proudly announced an unprecedented community musical event. ODE TO JOY: A Community’s Celebration of Music will take place April 6, 2014 at the Huntington Arena in Downtown Toledo.

The event, sponsored by Promedica, celebrates 70 Years of the Toledo Symphony and now, more than 1,000 talented voices from across northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan.

For 70 years, the Toledo Symphony has served as the heart of our musical community—now, for the first time ever, the symphony has invited choruses from throughout our region to lift their voices in the inspiring “Ode to Joy” from Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. Toledo Symphony Principal Conductor, Stefan Sanderling, will conduct. Four talented operatic soloists will join the symphony and chorus--Jennifer Cresswell (soprano), Katherine Calcamuggio (mezzo-soporano), Shawn Mathey (tenor) and Sean David Cooper (baritone). All soloists have strong ties to the northwest Ohio community.

The Symphony is pleased to announce that since the original announcement, the Lourdes University Chorus and the choirs from St. Johns, St. Ursula, Ottawa Hills, Toledo School for the Arts and Maumee Valley Country Day School have joined the 70th Anniversary Chorus.

The following school and community choirs will be participating:

Masterworks Chorale led by Timothy Cloeter
Adrian College
Central Catholic
Clay High School
Emmanuel Christian School
Junior Choral Society
Lourdes University Chorus
Maumee Valley Country Day School
Oak Harbor High School
Ottawa Hills
St Ursula
St. Francis
St. John
Toledo Choral Society
Toledo School for the Arts
University of Toledo Concert Chorale and Festival Choir

Choirs that would like to be considered for participation can contact Jessica Aeschliman at jaeschliman(at)wauseonindians(dot)org for more information.

For Tickets
-In person at the Huntington Center Box Office
-Ticketmaster outlets
-Ticketmaster Charge By Phone at 1-800-745-3000
-On-line at

Event Details
What: ODE TO JOY: A community's celebration of music
Where: The Huntington Center in downtown Toledo
When: April 6, 2014 at 4pm
Who: Toledo Symphony, Stefan Sanderling, the 70th Anniversary Chorus directed by Timothy Cloeter & soloists
Tickets: Through Ticketmaster outlets, and at the Huntington Center Box Office
Groups: Groups of 10 or more should contact Ashely Cichocki, Suite and Premium Seat Manager at acichocki(at)meettoledo(dot)org.
Sponsored by: Promedica

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