Come show your “Dread Pride” by supporting Dexter’s talented high school musicians! When the Dexter Community Orchestra presents its annual Holiday Concert, it will mark the eighth consecutive year they will share the stage with the orchestras of Dexter High School. The concert will take place Sunday, Dec. 15, 4 p.m. in the Dexter High School Center for the Performing Arts.
“This collaboration shows our students what a great connector music can be,” says Matthew Deloria, DHS Orchestra Director, who will conduct the Concert Orchestra. “This wonderful tradition breaks down barriers of all sorts, including age. Our students learn that opportunities to play music don’t end after high school. Whatever career they choose, they can always find an opportunity to perform great music.”
Members of the school’s elite Chamber Orchestra will join the DCO for the concert, which includes a variety of seasonal favorites. Dreadnaught musicians will play side-by-side with DCO members, an experience that is just as rewarding for the adults as for the students, according to DCO president Betty Halliday.
The concert also gives Chamber Orchestra members a rare opportunity to be part of a large symphony orchestra, with a full compliment of woodwinds, brass, percussion and harp. As an added bonus, the combined orchestras will be joined by the recently-formed Dexter Community Choir.
DCO Music Director David Schultz will lead the concert. This is always a popular event, so come early to find a good seat. Children of all ages are welcome at this family-friendly concert. Admission is free; donations to help defray the orchestra’s expenses are greatly appreciated.
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