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Mr. Sam Szor

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Director Emeritus

Toledo Choral Society
P.O. Box 66
Toledo , Ohio 43697
United States

Company Description: The Toledo Choral Society is the area's oldest continuously performing musical organization. We have been performing Handel's Messiah in December since the...   more

Employment History

  • Director of the Music
    Toledo Zoo
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Toledo Choral Society, 23 Feb 2015 [cached]
Pianist/accompanist Phillip Clark first became a member of the Toledo Choral Society in the late 1990's under the baton of Samuel Szor.
Director Emeritus, Samuel P Szor, Conductor Since 1953, Samuel Szor has been an integral part of Toledo's music scene, earning him the title of Toledo's "Mr. Music.
Mr. Szor has received numerous awards for his distinguished work. Most recently, in 2003, he received the Ovation Award from the Vocal Arts Resource Network of Ohio, and in 2007 a Toledo Jefferson Award.
Sam Szor came with son Tom ..., 18 Jan 2014 [cached]
Sam Szor came with son Tom to meet up with old friends.
The elder Mr. Szor, longtime director of the Toledo Zoo's Music Under the Stars concert series, spent a decade at Waite as its band and choir director; he also worked at Woodward High School.
"The camaraderie among the children was incredible," Sam Szor said.
Toledo Choral Society, 22 Sept 2013 [cached]
TCS Repertoire during Sam Szor's Tenure
The symphony wants to perform the ... [cached]
The symphony wants to perform the original orchestration Handel composed, rather than the newer and more familiar Mozart edition of it, according to Sam Szor, who has conducted the holiday production for more than 50 years.
Sam Szor conducts during a rehearsal of the Toledo Choral Society at Augsburg Lutheran Church.
"We'll treat it artistically and are adding some choruses that are not usually heard," said Sam, music director and conductor of the Toledo Choral Society. "Unlike many operas, it's all in English, so people can understand the scriptures from the Bible." Sam said that Handel performed the original oratorio playing the harpsichord with a smaller orchestra that did not include clarinets, flutes or French horns.
Sam will conduct the Dec. 6 performance at 2 p.m. in the Peristyle.
Tags: Handel, Messiah, Sam Szor
The concert will include a selection ... [cached]
The concert will include a selection of flag-waving melodies, a new arrangement by Conductor Sam Szor titled "He's a Pirate" from the movie "Pirates of the Caribbean," and an Armed Forces tribute.
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