In 1935, two years after founding the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra and realizing how much choral music would enhance the Orchestra’s concert programming, Dr. Paul Katz founded the original, all-volunteer Dayton Philharmonic Chorus (DPC). The work of Charles Wendelken-Wilson, the Dayton Philharmonic’s second Music Director, brought about the DPC’s reorganization as an even more vital part of the Orchestra. Former directors of the DPC include Clark Haines, Jeffrey Powell, and Hank Dahlman. In 2022, the DPC appointed Dr. Steven Hankle as its new director.  The Chorus Manager is Carolyn Sweezy.

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Auditions will be held for the 2024-2025 season at the University of Dayton, Fitz Hall on May 13–15. Click below to learn more and register.

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