The Saratoga Springs Community Orchestra is a place where we can come together with other community members, to build friendships and enjoy playing a wide variety music. We are a non-audition group which means we are reaching out to those that are or who may have been part of, music ensembles (such as junior high, high school or college) and are interested in performing again in an orchestra.
We are excited to move rehearsals this year to a music room at Vista Heights Middle School (484 Pony Express Parkway, Saratoga Springs, Utah). This change provides a greatly improved setting, not only in terms of acoustics, but also in our ability to have enough space to accommodate our growing number of members.
Rehearsals are the first and third Thursday of each month from 7-9pm as follows:
- September 2nd
- September 16
- October 7
- October 21
- November 4
- November 18
- December 13 (auditorium @ 6pm)
The Holiday Concert will be in the Vista Heights Middle School auditorium on Monday, December 13, 2021 at 7pm.
*Please remember to bring your instrument and music
The Orchestra is currently accepting new members and would love to have more Strings.
To help offset the additional cost associated with the new rehearsal space, we are asking members to register and contribute a modest $25 towards the orchestra program at the following link:
If you have more than one family member participating in the orchestra or if you have other circumstances that would make it difficult to contribute, we still want you to participate in the program! Please just email Dan Fritch, the director, to sign-up. firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information, we have a Facebook group (Saratoga Springs Community Orchestra). You are welcome to join at this link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1509633232662037/
· You get to play a variety of great music
· There are only 2 or 3 rehearsals a month
· You can make new friends by joining with others in performing music in a fun environment.
This is your chance to be part of our community orchestra and provide festive concerts for your family, friends, and community. Please don’t miss out on being a part of the orchestra this year. AND if you know of other talented family and friends that would love to perform in an orchestra with you, please invite them to join as well! We currently have about 60 members. This year we would love to double, if not triple, the number of string players!
What music will we work on?
Saratoga Springs Arts Council and other sponsors have again generously provided us with music for the season.
For our Holiday Concert, we will be performing:
- There's Christmas in the Air
- Parade of the Wooden Soldiers
- A Canadian Brass Christmas
- Once in David’s City
- The Angel Gabriel (harp solo with orchestra)
- Breath of Heaven (Solo with Choir)
- Russian Christmas Music
- Selections from the Nutcracker Suite
- The Christmas Song
- White Christmas
- Wizards in Winter
- Sleigh Ride
We also invite members to help select their favorite numbers to perform with the group.
What level is the music?
Because we are a non-auditioned group, and due to limited rehearsal time, our music is about a Medium or level 3 or 4 (high school) level.
When and where are the concerts?
Our Celebrate in Saratoga Holidays Concert is planned for Monday, December 13th at Vista Heights Middle School.
What is the cost to join?
We ask for a modest $25 contribution to offset the costs of the program.