The CCO is a non-profit organization open to all music lovers, sponsored by the Colchester Parks & Recreation Department. Started in 2002 by conductor John Ringo and his wife Cheryl, we have members from towns all over Connecticut. With members ranging in age from 10 to 70, from students to professional music teachers, the CCO is a true community group!
The CCO is comprised of both an orchestra and a choir. We perform a wide variety of music, from classical pieces such as Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro, to Pops pieces such as Harry Potter, present day show stopping hits from Phantom of the Opera, and much more.
If you are planning an event, booking the CCO as your musical entertainment will make it an affair to remember!
We had a fun Night on Broadway with the Colchester Civic Orchestra and Choir, with a wonderful clarinet solo by Ken Kudrak, on October 14th. Here's a link to the concert on our YouTube channel.
We are already looking forward to our holiday concert as part of Colchester's Holiday Homecoming event, Saturday December 2nd, 6:30pm, at the Colchester Federated Church!
Come Join Us!
Rehearsal location is the William J Johnston Middle School in Colchester, CT.
We rehearse on Thursday evenings, generally at William J Johnston Middle School in Colchester, CT. Any changes in rehearsal location are announced on this website (above) as well as on our Rehearsals page. Seats are open in all sections, no auditions required. Come play with us! Everyone is welcome.