Members are the Heart of NCCO
NCCO provides multigenerational, multi skills level instructive rehearsals throughout the year. Monday night rehearsals take place at the Tuckahoe School in Nellysford in Nelson County. Additionally, members meet in sectional practices weekly on their own for additional mentored learning sessions.
We take a noncompetitive, low stress approach to help overcome the fear involved in initial participation, particularly for older adults coming back to music after many years of inactivity and as up-and-coming youth from the String Education Program become ready to participate.
Full orchestra concerts....During our concert season running from September through May, our orchestra is under the direction of a conductor/ music director. We hold three to four sessions of rehearsals for 8 – 10 weeks with new music pieces for each set culminating in a free community concert. Concerts feature a variety of classical, popular, movie theme and original works.
Wandering Minstrel performances ... for those of us who "can't get enough", we take our show on the road and perform outreach and benefit performances, like this one benefiting the youth Music Magic String Education Program at Rapunzel's Coffee House in Lovingston.