How to Join the St. Louis Civic Orchestra

The St. Louis Civic Orchestra is composed of musicians from the St. Louis metro area. The main auditions for the SLCO are held each fall, but we also hold auditions throughout the year as needed. If you are new to the area or have lived here for a while and now want to play with a community orchestra regularly or as a substitute, please contact Jennifer Meyer for information about joining our group.

Please also see the Join the Orchestra page for more information, including audition excerpts.

Rehearsal Schedule:

We rehearse weekly on Tuesdays from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Parkway South High School Orchestra Room, at 801 Hanna Rd, Manchester, MO 63021.

2024-2025 Concert Schedule and Repertoire:

Concert #1:  October 26, 2024 at 7:00 PM Saint Saëns, Grieg, and Thompson

First Presbyterian Church of Kirkwood
100 E Adams Avenue
Kirkwood, MO 63122

  • Camille Saint Saëns – Danse Macabre
  • Edward Grieg – Peer Gynt Suite No. 1
  • Randall Thompson – Symphony No. 2

Concert #2: Saturday December 7, 2024 at 7:00 PM Bach, Faure, Gould, Reed, Anderson, Korngold, and Holiday Favorites

Ritenour High School Auditorium
9100 St. Charles Rock Road
St. Louis, MO 63114

  • Johann Sebastian Bach – Brandenberg Concerto No. 1
  • Gabriel Faure – Pavane
  • Morton Gould – Symphonette No. 2: Pavanne
  • Leroy Anderson – Clarinet Candy, The Typewriter, Sleighride
  • Erich Korngold – Kings Row
  • Holiday Favorites

Concert #3: Saturday February 22, 2025 at 7:00 PM John Cheetham, Don Gillis, Aaron Copland

The Sun Theater
​3625 Grandel Square
St. Louis, MO 63108

  • John Cheetham, Missouri composer – Overture
  • Don Gillis, Missouri composer – Symphony No. 5 1/2
  • Aaron Copland – Tenderland Suite

Concert #4: Friday April 11, 2025 at 7:00 PM Bizet and Florence Frager Young Artist Competition Winner(s)

Washington University 560 Music Center
560 Trinity Ave
University City, MO 63130

  • TBD Overture
  • TBD Concerto(s) performed by the winners of the Florence Frager Young Artist Competition
  • Georges Bizet – Symphony No. 1

Concert #5: Saturday May 10, 2025 Return of the Annual Pops Concert

First Presbyterian Church of Kirkwood
100 E Adams Avenue
Kirkwood, MO 63122

  • Morton Gould – American Salute
  • Amilcare Ponchielli – Dance of the Hours
  • Johann Strauss – Radetzky March
  • arr. Lowden – Armed Forces Salute
  • John Philip Souza – Stars & Stripes Forever
  • Elmer Bernstein – Magnificent Seven Symphonic Suite
  • Leonard Bernstein, arr. Mason – West Side Story Suite No. 1
  • Leonard Bernstein Slava! A Political Overture

The Google calendar below shows all rehearsals and locations and is updated as changes are made.

Dues and Donations

Members are required to pay dues annually in the amount of $60.  Donations are also welcome.  You may pay by Paypal, by check at rehearsal, or mail to the address below.

For more information and to pay by Paypal, click here.


PO Box 510053

St. Louis, MO  63141

Or by paying online via PayPal.

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