About Us

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 nearly 60 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 more. We have performed at many venues including Sunset Sounds in Colchester, the beautiful grounds of the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Colchester Town Green, and Bacon Academy.

The CCO is always looking for new members.  If you sing or play an instrument, please consider joining! All ages and all levels of experience are welcome.

If you are planning an event, booking the CCO as your musical entertainment will make it an affair to remember!

Click on “Contact Information” to request membership information or to book the CCO for your event.