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Cleveland Orch has new chorus chief

May 16, 2018 by norman lebrecht

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Franz Welser-Möst has chosen Lisa Wong as Director of Choruses for the Cleveland Orchestra, starting immediately.

press release:

Wong has an extensive history with The Cleveland Orchestra’s choruses, starting as a member of the ensemble during the 2009-2010 season. She joined the choral staff of The Cleveland Orchestra as assistant director of choruses at the start of the 2010-11 season, assisting in preparing the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus and Blossom Festival Chorus for performances each year. In 2012, she took on added responsibilities as director of the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus. “Lisa Wong is an accomplished musician and collaborator who over the past seven seasons, and recently during our Centennial Season as Acting Director of Choruses, has shown great skill developing the artistry of the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus,” said Cleveland Orchestra Music Director Franz Welser-Möst. “I look forward to working with Lisa as Director of Choruses while she continues to demonstrate her extraordinary dedication and passion for the choral art form. I’m excited that she will continue to be part of The Cleveland Orchestra family.”


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