Symphony Chorus

Richard Robbins, chorus master

Beth Sobczak, chorus accompanist

Aine Miller, chorus administrator

The DSSO Symphony Chorus has a long and distinguished history of performances, stretching back to its founding in 1959.

This chorus of dedicated volunteers appears regularly with the DSSO in presentations of choral-orchestral masterworks, operas, and pops concerts.

Through the years, the DSSO Symphony Chorus has sung such beloved choral masterworks as Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 (“Ode to Joy”), Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 (“Resurrection”), Orff’s Carmina Burana, Bizet’s Carmen, Handel’s Messiah, and more.

New members are welcome.  Auditions occur each fall and spring, and rehearsals are held Monday evenings on the UMD campus.
If you are interested in auditioning, please fill out the DSSO chorus audition form for more details. Prior choral experience is required.
For other inquiries regarding the Duluth Superior Symphony Chorus, please contact Aine Miller, Chorus Administrator, at [email protected].

Chorus Master

Richard Robbins is the director of choral activities at the University of Minnesota Duluth, where he directs the University Singers and Chamber Singers and teaches courses in conducting. While working in Houston, he served as the assistant conductor of the Houston Symphony Chorus, with whom he collaborated in over 50 performances. He has prepared choruses for some of the world’s best-known musicians, including Christoph Eschenbach, Ermanno Florio, Hans Graf, Joan Glover, Bernard Labadie, Klaus Peter Flor, Michael Krajewski, Stephen Cleobury, and Robert Franz.

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