About the Orchestra
The Lehigh Valley Chamber Orchestra is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2021 and is a musician-led orchestra that creates a unique concert experience. Located at Christ Lutheran Church in Allentown, PA, we offer a variety of chamber music, works both with and without conductor, and a wide variety of repertoire. Comprised of talented musicians in the Eastern Pennsylvania area and beyond, LVCO provides a diverse, vibrant, culturally enriching experience to the listener through a wide variety of music and concert events. In addition to the Chamber Orchestra, LVCO plans to reach out to the community through performing free chamber music concerts during the summertime in the Lehigh Valley Area.
Why Our Music Matters
Any musician you ask would have different answers as to how music has inspired them and positively impacted their lives. We hope to also pass this to our audience, and in doing so, enhance the quality of life and economic vitality of the Lehigh Valley community.
What makes Lehigh Valley Chamber Orchestra unique?
LVCO is a completely musician-run orchestra. As a result, our orchestra members have a hand in our rehearsing, the repertoire our group performs, and running the group as a non-profit organization. As a Chamber Orchestra, we are looking to stretch the boundaries regarding what our concerts feature. Aside from traditional orchestra works, we integrate chamber music, or music for small ensembles, featuring sections of our orchestra that complement the repertoire of the concert. Therefore, our concerts often include pieces such as string quartets, woodwind chamber music, brass ensemble, etc. In addition, we also perform select pieces without a conductor, which create a much more collaborative atmosphere within the orchestra similar to what you see in chamber music.
LVCO is proud to call the Lehigh Valley home!