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.
The date for auditions for the 2023-24 season is Tuesday, August 29 at 6:30 pm at St Paul’s Evangelical Church, located at 9801 Olive Blvd, Saint Louis, MO 63141.
The date for the first rehearsal for the 2023-24 season is September 5, 2023 at 7:30 pm. We rehearse weekly on Tuesdays at the Parkway South High School Orchestra Room, at 801 Hanna Rd, Manchester, MO 63021.
2023-2024 Concert Schedule and Repertoire:
#1: Saturday, October 28, 2023 (First Presbyterian in Kirkwood)
- Berlioz – Rakoczy March from The Damnation of Faust
- Prokofiev – Violin Concerto No. 1 (Graham Woodland, solo)
- Tchaikovsky – Symphony No. 1 “Winter Daydream”
#2: Saturday, December 2, 2023 (Ritenour High School)
- Corelli – Concerto Grosso in G min (#6)
- Ravel – Pavane for a Dead Princess
- Prokofiev – Lieutenant Kijé Suite
- Mozart – Sleigh Ride
- Holiday music (including but not limited to)
- Leroy Anderson – Sleigh Ride
- Leroy Anderson – Christmas Festival
#3: Saturday, February 24, 2024 (Harris Stowe University)
- Samuel Barber – First Essay
- Augusta Read Thomas – Of Paradise and Light
- Samuel Coleridge-Taylor – Symphonic Variations on an African Air
- William Grant Still – Symphony No. 1 “Afro-American Symphony”
#4: Saturday, April 27, 2024 (First Presbyterian in Kirkwood)
- Mendelssohn – Overture to the Hebrides (Fingal’s Cave)
- Concerto(s) by Florence Frager Young Artist Competition Winner(s)
- Saint- Saëns – Symphony No. 3 (“Organ Symphony”)
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.
PO Box 510053
St. Louis, MO 63141
Or by paying online via PayPal.
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