Manchester Symphony Orchestra and Chorale

Bringing Music to our Community for 60 Years!

The Manchester Symphony Orchestra and Chorale is a nonprofit volunteer organization that brings quality orchestral and choral music to the community, provides performance opportunities for its members, and provides education and performance opportunities for young musicians in partnership with Manchester schools and other Connecticut schools and colleges.

Free online Master Classes

Spring 2021 schedule:

March 1, 7:30pm: “Cultivating Diversity in Orchestral Programming”; presented by Luca Antonucci

March 8, 8:00pm: “Performance Practice: A Linguistic Approach to Dialect for African American Spirituals” presented by Dr. Felicia Barber (Westfield State University)

March 15, 7:30pm: Woodwind Masterclass with Ken Radnofsky (New England Conservatory, BU, Longy School of Music, and Boston Symphony)

April 5, 7:30pm: “Hidden Choral & Orchestral Jewels by Black Composers” part 1 presented by Dr. Carolina Flores and Luca Antonucci

April 19, 7:30pm: “Hidden Choral & Orchestral Jewels by Black Composers” part 2

See the detailed schedule and join Zoom meetings

MSOC Plays On!

The Manchester Symphony Orchestra is continuing our mission to bring music to the community and support students and young artists throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Find us at responsibly managed rehearsals, outdoor performances, and online!

See videos from the MSOC, MCC and Alturas Duo concert on Nov. 23, 2019

Conversation with Luca Antonucci

See our Hartt School of Music and Hartt Community Division alumni

See the photo gallery from the June 5, 2017 rehearsal with students from Manchester High School and other local schools

See the photo gallery from the December 15, 2016 Travelers Chorale concert

See the photo gallery from the November 4, 2016 concert