The Cleveland Orchestra opened Blossom Music Center in 1968 to serve as the orchestra’s summer home. A large new volunteer chorus was assembled for the inaugural concert and included many members of The Cleveland Orchestra Chorus and members of other Northeast Ohio choral groups. The Blossom Festival Chorus has since established itself as a permanent and beloved annual part of the Blossom Festival and has sung well over 100 concerts since its 1968 debut.
The Blossom Chorus has also often joined The Cleveland Orchestra Chorus in performances at Chautauqua, on Cleveland's Public Square for the annual Fourth of July concerts and for the annual Holiday Festival at Severance Hall.
Auditions for both the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus and Blossom Festival Chorus are held each spring. For audition dates and requirements, please call the Chorus office at 216-231-7372, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or click here for the most current audition information.