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Welcome to GVOC

Genesee Valley Orchestra and Chorus

Founded in 1976, The Genesee Valley Orchestra and Chorus (GVOC) presents a dynamic repertoire to audiences of all ages, races, religions, cultures, and geographic regions within the Genesee Valley.

GVOC welcomes all members without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or age. Ability to sing or play a musical instrument and willingness to participate in rehearsals and concerts are the only criteria for membership.


Audience Buzz

A Favorite Since 1976!

The Genesee Valley Orchestra and Chorus did it once again Friday evening May 19th with an exquisite performance of the ‘Misa a Buenes Aires’ by Martin Palmer. It is challenging to perform a combination of the sacred text of the mass with the rhythms of the ‘tango’ and GVOC did just that, with style and grace. The added selections were beautiful as were the featured soloists Yvonne Trobe, soprano and Iskra Alex Alexandria, accordion. Especially memorable was the closing of the Agnes Dei at the very end of the concert! One could hear a pin drop. Congratulations to one and all and thank you.

Terry Davis, Ithaca, NY

The concert at Eagle Vale was one for the record books. My husband and I loved it! The music was wonderfully chosen and beautifully performed. It was an evening to remember in every good way. We also attended the Christmas concert and had the same reaction: beautiful music, beautifully done; nothing from “Messiah” for a change, but all very appropriate to the season. No wonder there was a huge audience – people left there happy that they had been a part of it. Keep up the terrific work, please. (March 2014 – All Creatures Great and Small: A Musical Menagerie)

Carol Ritter Wright

Many selections of various genres kept me fondly entertained for two full hours! From the challenging “Wachet Auf” Cantata to the delightful narration of “Brother Heinrich’s Christmas,” it is apparent the depth of talent in GVOC! (December 2013 – A Christmas Garland)

Andrea Meier