University Choral Society auditioning singers for new season of Bach, Brahms & Christmas music


An exciting season is ahead for the Bowling Green State University Choral Society. Bowling Green State Bach Cantata No. 80, the Brahms Requiem, and a new, festive holiday concert titled “Joyous Sounds” are all being planned.

Auditions for community members of the choral society will be held on the evenings of Aug. 15 and Aug. 22. Community members who would like to participate in the UCS should sign up for an audition time online at Those auditioning should bring a piece to sing. The first rehearsal of the season will begin at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 29 in 1040 Moore Musical Arts Center at BGSU.

This year’s performance schedule includes:

Oct. 29, 4 p.m.  – J.S. Bach Cantata No. 80 “Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott” (A Mighty Fortress Is Our God) with soloists Chelsea Cloeter, Ellen Scholl, Christopher Scholl and Lance Ashmore, the chancel choir of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church and a chamber orchestra at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 315 S. College Drive, Bowling Green

Nov. 28, 7 p.m.  – “Joyous Sounds: A Yuletide Celebration” with the BGSU Graduate Brass Quintet and organist Michael Gartz at First United Methodist Church, 1526 E. Wooster St., Bowling Green

April 22, 3 p.m.  – Brahms “Ein deutsches Requiem” (A German Requiem) with the BGSU Philharmonia in Kobacker Hall on the BGSU campus.