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New Symphony Chorus Master Named

23 Aug , 2019  

The Renaissance Performing Arts Association and Mansfield Symphony Orchestra have announced the recent appointment of its new Chorus Master of the Mansfield Symphony Chorus, Lori Turner.

Lori Turner brings nearly three decades of award-winning experience to her position of Chorus Master.  She has performed at Carnegie Hall in New York City and at the Paris Opera in France and has made numerous television and film appearances.

Lori Turner

Turner began her professional career in Los Angeles where she sang with the Los Angeles Opera, the Roger Wagner Chorale and the Los Angeles Baroque Orchestra. She spent 10 years in Europe as a member of the Royal Flemish Opera in Belgium. Since coming back to the States, Lori has devoted her time to her great passion – introducing young performers to the wonderful world of Gilbert and Sullivan and other classic operetta and lyric Broadway composers.

Lori has frequently appeared as a soloist with the Mansfield Symphony and with the late Tom Croghan. Lori Turner has also been the Director of the Renaissance Youth Opera Theatre (RYOT) since its beginnings in 2010.

RYOT embraces a child’s curiosity and gives students in grades 2-12 the chance to explore the world of theatre, whether they are interested in acting, singing, dancing, assisting with lights, helping to create costumes and props, or building a set.

The Mansfield Symphony Chorus, celebrating its 43rd year, performs each year with the Symphony Orchestra.  Their repertoire has consisted of  John Rutter’s GloriaCarmina Burana by Carl Orff, Igor Stravinsky’s Symphony of Psalms, Randall Bass’ A Christmas Flourish and Gloria, and Handel’s Messiah, in addition to Mozart’s Requiem.  The MSC is always trying to find new ways of reaching audiences of all ages.

The Chorus welcomes any community member to participate in the choir.  Rehearsals are on Sunday evenings from 6:30-8:00 PM at Theatre 166 (166 Park Avenue West). For more information contact Lori Turner at

Source, Photo: Renaissance Performing Arts Association/Jeff Spreng

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