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

The Civic Orchestra of New Haven will welcome Kalena Bovell as our new Music Director and Conductor at our Winter Concert on Saturday, December 16, 2018, at 3:30 pm in Battell Chapel, located at the corner of Elm and College Streets in New Haven. 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 or Woolsey Hall on the Yale campus.