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.
Concerts in December and May
Pops concert in February
Play-Along with the Illinois Symphony Orchestra
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.
Show up with your instrument Wednesday evenings!
Contact the SVYS office or watch the SVYS web site for the announcement of each season's schedule.
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.