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!

About Us


Our Summer Pops concert Saturday, June 2, 6:30pm at the Colchester Federated Church was great fun! Click on the concert flyer image to see it on our YouTube channel:

Come Join Us!

We are currently on summer break, but hope you will join us in the fall. Rehearsals resume Thursday September 6th!

We rehearse on Thursday evenings at the William J Johnston Middle School in Colchester, CT. Seats are open in all sections, no auditions required. Come play with us! Everyone is welcome.

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