Ohio Choral Directors Association

Promoting excellence in choral music throughout Ohio.

Community Choirs in Ohio

Contact the OCDA Webmaster to post a link to your own community choir on this page. if you have any questions about community choirs in Ohio contact the Lifelong Repertoire & Resources Chair.

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Amherst Community Chorus

Amherst Community Chorus

A choir of 90 singers from 3 counties.
Directors: Steve and Simone Gall
Contact simonegall51@aol.com / 440-988-7396

Ashtabula County Choral Music Society

Ashtabula County Choral Music Society

The Ashtabula County Choral Music Society, founded in 1989, grew out of the longstanding Messiah Chorus and has a mission to present quality performances of significant choral works for Ashtabula County audiences, while providing singers educational and musical experiences.  The Society has grown to include three choirs and has produced over one hundred choral music events and participated in many more.

Director - Kathleen Milford
Director is a member of ACDA

Baldwin Wallace University Men's Chorus

BW Mens Chorus
Baldwin Wallace University Men's Chorus
he Baldwin Wallace University Men's Chorus consists of singers from Baldwin Wallace University, as well as community members from the greater Cleveland area. Conducted and founded by Frank A. Bianchi, The Baldwin Wallace Men’s Chorus has been in existence since the winter of 2008. The group is part of the Conservatory of Music Outreach Department at BW. The BW Men’s Chorus is a collaborative effort on the part of the Conservatory of Music and Outreach department to bring outstanding male chorus singing to Northeast Ohio.

Capriccio Columbus


Capriccio Columbus is an adult choir of 75 accomplished vocalists, delighting audiences with a vast array of music sung in beautiful, acoustically rich venues. Whether your taste runs toward classics, jazz, sacred works or the Great American Songbook, a Capriccio Columbus concert will remind you why you love music. Founded in 2007, Capriccio has presented its own full seasons and performed in collaboration with the Mansfield Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, the Central Ohio Symphony, and the Ohio State University Orchestra, Chorale and Symphonic Choir.

Artistic Director: Larry Griffin
Director is a member of ACDA

Columbus Chamber Singers

Columbus Chamber Singers, Columbus
 A small, all volunteer, mixed chorus, performing a varied repertoire of classical, sacred, secular and popular music.  Season usually consists of formal concerts that are free to the public, along with community service engagements at public libraries and retirement homes.

Director:  Anne Todt

Columbus Children's Choir

Columbus Children’s Choir

For Kindergarten through 12th grade, Columbus Children’s Choir is the premier organization for children’s choral education in Central Ohio. We provide talented singers the opportunity to explore music and expand their musical skills to the highest level of their interest and ability.

The Columbus Symphony Chorus

The Columbus Symphony Chorus

The Columbus Symphony Chorus, founded in 1961, performs major works from Bach to Mahler and beyond. Past performances have included the requiems of Brahms, Verdi, Fauré, Mozart, and Duruflé; the Bach B Minor Mass; Mozart’s Grand Mass in C Minor and Coronation Mass; Haydn’s Lord Nelson and Harmonie Mass; works by Rossini, Orff, Poulenc, Stravinsky, Walton, Britten, Prokofiev, and Augusta Read Thomas; and concert performances of operas.  For information on auditions, please see the chorus website.

Director: Ronald J. Jenkins
Director is a member of ACDA

The Columbus Women's Chorus

The Columbus Women's Chorus, Columbus
CWC is a feminist chorus that celebrates life through the power of music.  We perform music created and inspired by the lives and experiences of women from all walks of life.

Directors: Jennifer Bell
Email: admin@colswomenschorus.org
The director is a member of ACDA

Clermont Chorale

clermont festival chorale
The Clermont Chorale is a community choir committed to celebrating timeless and innovative choral music in Clermont County and the surrounding areas.  A non-profit organization, CFC is the only community choir in the Clermont County area. Members come from the entire Greater Cincinnati area.  We accept singers from high school age and older without audition.
CFC was founded in January 2006 and has performed with the Clermont Philharmonic Orchestra, the Lebanon Symphony & Chorus, and the Kentucky Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, and the Cincinnati Choral Society, as well as opening the 2014 May Festival, headlining at Cincinnati's Summerfair, drawing large crowds at the Miami Township Summer Concert Series, and singing Beatles arrangements at Milford's Frontier Days.
For more information, Like us on Facebook, go to
www.clermontfestivalchorale.org, or email directors Tim and Tracy Carpenter at tntcarp@clermontfestivalchorale.org .

Duffy Liturgical Dance Ensemble

Duffy Liturgical Dance Ensemble

An intergenerational company of singers and dancers whose mission is to  preserve, through research and performance, The American Negro Spiritual.  The group has been in existence for 25 years and has performed throughout the US and overseas.
Director:  Edna Duffy

Grove City Chamber Singers

Grove City Chamber Singers 2
Formed in 1989, the group provides adult singers the opportunity to sing a variety of choral literature in traditional choral settings at various events in the community and around central Ohio, as well as major concerts each year. Co-directors  Ellen Tate and Kristi Reed. More information can be found at https://gcchambersingers.wixsite.com/gcchambersingers.

Kettering Children's Choir

kettering childrens choir

The Kettering Children’s Choir is a choral organization whose mission is to educate the talented young singers of the Miami Valley and build an appreciation for musical excellence.


The Hudson Community Chorus


The Hudson Community Chorus is an Adult Chorus for singers in Hudson, Ohio and the surrounding communities.  The Hudson Community Youth Chorus is a treble chorus for girls and boys with unchanged voices in grades 5 through 12.  We are also starting a children’s chorus for singers in grades 3 and 4.

Our website is hudsoncommunitychorus.org.

Lima Symphony Orchestra Chorus

Lima Symphony Orchestra Chorus

Auditioned chorus that performs regularly with the Lima Symphony Orchestra.
Director:  Mark Munson

Director is a member of ACDA

The Lourdes College Chorus & The Good Company Ensemble

The Lourdes College Chorus & The Good Company Ensemble, Toledo area
Two choruses based at Lourdes College, both open to community as well as college members.  Good Company is an auditioned subgroup of the Lourdes College Chorus.

Director: Karen Thornton Biscay
Director is a member of ACDA

The Magpie Consort

The Magpie Consort, Columbus
A group of 20 mixed voices based in Columbus, Ohio, with wide-ranging repertoire, from medieval motets to Chinese folk songs.  

Director: Sheena Phillips
Director is a member of ACDA

Masterworks Chorale

Masterworks Chorale, Toledo

Director: Donna Wipfli
Director is a member of ACDA

Muse - Cincinnati's Women's Choir

MUSE - Cincinnati's Women's Choir, Cincinnati

MUSE is a women's choir dedicated to musical excellence and social change. In keeping with our belief that diversity is strength, we are feminist women of varied ages, races, and ethnicities with a range of musical abilities, political interests, and life experiences.
Artistic Director: Dr. Catherine Roma
Director is a member of ACDA

Summit Choral Society Masterworks Chorale

Summit Masterworks Chorale
The dedicated men and women in this chorale ensemble represent diverse backgrounds, cultures, and beliefs that are brought together by their love of the choral art. In addition, this talented group shares their dedication to musical interpretation, sight reading, foreign language study, precision of vocal articulation and diction, and the sheer joy in bringing masterworks from across the centuries and from all over the world to our audiences. This multi - generational chorus is composed of singers throughout the greater Akron area and many surrounding communities.
Marie Bucoy-Calavan, Artistic Director

Teutonia Damenchor of Toledo

Teutonia Damenchor of Toledo
The Teutonia Damenchor was founded in 1969.

Director -- currently vacant. Contact email

Teutonia Männerchor of Toledo

Teutonia Männerchor of Toledo
The Teutonia Männerchor was founded in 1867 as a German male chorus, and is the oldest continuing performing arts group in the Toledo area.

Director -- currently vacant. Contact email

University Choral Society of Bowling Green State University

University Choral Society of Bowling Green State University

Symphonic chorus of university students, faculty, staff, and community singers

Director:  Mark Munson
Director is a member of ACDA

Voices of Canton, Inc. (VOCI)

Voices of Canton Inc. (VOCI), Canton
VOCI includes choruses for adults, youth, and children, and also a handbell choir.

Artistic Director:  Dr. John C. Peterson

Voices of Solon

Voices of Solon

Voices of Solon offers an exciting opportunity for all who love to sing! This community chorus performs a diverse, secular repertoire and features works ranging from Renaissance madrigals to classical masterworks to contemporary jazz. If you are looking for a fun and rewarding musical experience, join Voices of Solon! No audition is required, and singers of all skill levels are encouraged to join. Please call SCA at (440) 337-1400 for more information.

The West Shore Chorale

The West Shore Chorale

The West Shore Chorale is a non-profit arts organization that presents a wide selection of repertoire in high accessible venues.
Director: John Drotleff   216-375-0342