Crozet Community Orchestra Winter/Spring 2017

The winter/spring 2017 orchestra session begins January 11, 2017. We have several openings for musicians:  Tuba, Trombone, Trumpet, Bassoon, Cello, violin and others.

The concert schedule is as follows below. All concerts are performed at Crozet Baptist Church, 5804 Saint George Ave, Crozet VA 22932. Please note that dress rehearsals for musicians and other performers are those Saturdays prior to the Sunday concert from 10 am to 12 noon. The pre-concert warm-ups are held Sunday 2:30-3:30 pm on concert day.

Sunday, March 19, 2017 4:00 pm

Sunday, June 4, 2017 4:00 pm

Weekly rehearsals for the winter/spring session resume on Wednesdays 7-9 pm at Tabor Presbyterian Church, 5804 Tabor Street, Crozet VA 22932.

The orchestra fee is $65* for an 11 week cycle. All music is provided. No auditions required. To register for the winter/spring concert cycle please click here. This will get you on the musicians email list for updates and any music available to be downloaded. Please also read our  Guidelines for Musicians. Registration for the current concert cycle will remain open until January 31, 2017.

For general information about the Crozet Community Orchestra (CCO) or playing with us, please visit our about page.

Or, click on info, to ask specific questions.

*A limited number of scholarships are available for financial need for all CCO sponsored events. Inquire here.



Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 4:00 Pm

Crozet Baptist Church
5804 Saint George Avenue, Crozet VA 22932

Dedicated in memory of Eric Betthauser, 1973-2016, Beloved music educator and Choir Director for Henley Middle School and WAHS.


1. CanzonaGiovanni Gabrieli (c 1555-1612), arr. Philip Clark

2. Oratorio de Noel Prelude and ChorusCamille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)
    arr. by Philip Clark  

3. Fantasia on ‘Greensleeves’R Vaughan Williams (1872-1958),
arr. by David Stone

4. Henley Middle School Jazz Choir – Directed by Philip Clark
With piano accompanist  –  Lisa Reistetter

           “Say Something”: by Great Big World

            “Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!”

           “Night of Silence” by Daniel Kantor

5. Pastorale (Largo) – Archangelo Corelli (1653-1713)

6. Holiday Suite – arrangements by Philip Clark:

           A Polish CarolTraditional

           Fugue sur un theme de Noel RusseReinhold Glière

           Lasst uns Froh und munter seinTraditional

           Old Provençal CarolFranz Liszt

           Gloucestershire WassailTraditional

Crozet Community Orchestra Concert

Date, Time, Place:

Sunday November 13, 2016 at 4:00 pm

Crozet Baptist Church

Directed by Philip Clark


Concerto in C for Solo Violoncello, Strings and Harpsichord

RV 400…………Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)

      Cello soloist – Andrew Gabbert

Symphony No. 2 Op 27, Movement III……………..Serge Rachmaninov (1845-1924)

Élégie Op. 24………………Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)

       Cello soloist – Andrew Gabbert

Chabrier Suite……………..Emmanuel Chabrier (1841-1894)

       Menuet Pompeux  (orchestration by M Ravel)


      Danse Villageoise

      Joyeuse Marche


Announcing a new CCO sponsored Adult String Program.
Beginners or novices – want to start but don’t know how? Got a fiddle under the bed and would like to play again? Don’t read music?
Violin (fiddle), viola, cello, upright bass – ongoing weekly group classes are held Thursday evenings 6:45 pm – 8:15 pm at the Batesville Market, 6624 Plank Rd, Batesville, VA 22924. This group is led by Crozet Community Orchestra Director of Music, Philip Clark  and is geared to adults (minimum age 14 or at Mr Clark’s discretion). Walk-ins are welcome. Help available arranging instrument rental or repair. Cost is $12 per class;  monthly payment plans $40. A limited number of need based financial scholarships are available.
Questions or to register, please click here.

“So last week, we spent time on left hand position and a G major 2 octave scale.  I had them work on a shifting exercise – it helps to loosen up the left hand as well as hone intonation skills.  We finished by playing a Handel march which introduces separate parts, some of which I’ve rewritten for those with very basic skills and others more challenging.  I’ve also written a piece – Batesville Ballad! – for them which gradually introduces slower and quicker bows, slurs and string crossings. In between all this, we try to work on the most important aspect of string playing – the bow arm and hand.” — Philip Clark, CCO Director of Music.