Civic Orchestra of New HavenChristopher James Hisey, Music Director and Conductor

The Civic Orchestra of New Haven will present its Fall Concert on Sunday, December 11, 2016, at 3:30 pm at Woolsey Hall, located at the corner of College and Grove Streets in New Haven. A contribution of $10 for students and seniors and $15 for an individual is suggested.

The program features The Moldau, a well know orchestral symphonic poem by Bedrich Smetana. In addition, the orchestra will perform Smetana’s Three Dances of the Bartered Bride and Dance Bacchanale from the opera Samson and Delilah by Camille Saint-Saens. The orchestra will be joined by St. Luke’s Choir to perform selections from Handel's Messiah and other seasonal favorites. The choir, from New Canaan, CT, is under the direction of Mr. Dale Griffa. For more information about the concert, click here or email

Comprised of more than sixty professional and serious amateur musicians, the Civic Orchestra of New Haven has been a vital part of the greater New Haven community for more than sixty years. The orchestra is seeking all string players, particularly violinists, who are interested in performing with this long established local orchestra. Qualified musicians should contact us to schedule an audition.

The orchestra rehearses on Monday evenings in New Haven, September through May, and generally performs two concerts per season at Battell Chapel on the Yale campus.

For more information on donating to the ochestra, visit the How To Help page.