Sangamon Valley Civic Orchestra welcomes all members of the community to participate. There is no official audition required to join the group. The Music Director does request an introductory meeting with you, so that the two of you may become acquainted but also to hear you play. The request to hear you play is an opportunity for the Music Director to select repertoire that is both challenging and fun.
The orchestra is conducted by the Music Director of the Sangamon Valley Youth Symphony. All music, stands, and percussion equipment are provided.
To keep a balanced orchestral instrumentation, we may not have available openings for winds, brass, and percussion. Please contact SVYS to find out if there are openings in your section.
Concerts in November, February, and May
Night at the Movies Concert and Fundraiser in February
Fun and great music-making all season!
The Springfield Civic Orchestra was founded 1932 and flourished as a non-professional orchestra. In the 1980s, the orchestra reorganized as the Illinois Symphony Orchestra, leaving the area without an adult amateur orchestra. The new Sangamon Valley Civic Orchestra, founded in 2008, has re-established the tradition of a thriving amateur orchestra in the Springfield area.
Rehearsals are held at the Hoogland Center for the Arts, 420 S. 6th St., Springfield, Illinois
NEW TIME: Wednesdays 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm during the academic year.
Musicians are required to report rehearsal absences in advance.