On Saturday, June 8 we present
A Garden Medley, a tour of six beautiful gardens in Rochester, Penfield, Pittsford and Fairport.
Click here for more information and for tickets.
A Message from Our President
The Genesee Valley Orchestra & Chorus has been performing in and around the Rochester area for 37 years. We are one of the only community groups that include both a chorus and orchestra. We hope our website entices you to click on a few links and learn about us.
GVOC is under the direction of Edward Schell, Associate Professor of Music and Director of Choral Activities at Rochester Institute of Technology. Mr. Schell is well known in the Rochester musical community. Under his direction, GVOC is enjoying a season of rejuvenation and growth - much of it due to his leadership and his ability to inspire the best musicianship from both singers and instrumentalists.
Our 2012-2013 season includes three concerts. The first concert on December 1st, entitled With Joyous Note, included music by Kirke Mechem, Giovanni Pergolesi and Frederick Handel. It was standing room only and we couldn’t have been more pleased. Look to the Rainbow, presented on St Patrick’s Day, included a traditional holiday buffet followed by a musical journey through Ireland and beyond. The atmosphere at Eagle Vale Golf Club was electric with good music and laughter.
Finally, on May 11th we presented Love, Beauty, Laughter!, a selection of music from the 19th and 20th centuries including Brahm’s Nänie, Eric Whitacre’s Five Hebrew Love Songs and Vaughn Williams’ In Windsor Forest.
GVOC chorus and orchestra will be performing at the Fairport Gazebo on June 13th as part of the Town of Perinton’s 2013 Gazebo Concert Series.
Whether you are visiting our site to inquire about performing with us, to buy tickets, to support us with a donation, or simply to learn more about GVOC, we welcome your interest.
GVOC Board of Directors
With Joyous Note
Giovanni Battista Pergolesi | Magnificat
Kirke Mechem | Seven Joys of Christmas
Other Seasonal Favorites
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Look to the Rainbow
A St. Patrick’s Day Entertainment
Favorite Folk and Popular Music and Broadway Hits
Drinks, Dinner, and Concert
Sunday, March 17, 2013
Love, Beauty, Laughter!
Eric Whitacre | Five Hebrew Love Songs
Johannes Brahms | Nänie, Op. 82
Ralph Vaughan Williams | In Windsor Forest
Saturday, May 11, 2013
For details, see our Schedule page.
(program details subject to change)