St. Augustine Orchestra Announces 2012-13 Concert Schedule

St. Augustine Orchestra Announces 2012-13 Concert Schedule


In preparing for its upcoming concert season the St. Augustine Orchestra has shortened its official name from “St. Augustine Community Orchestra”. In addition, it has chosen an official logo as a recognizable identifier to be used on all the orchestra’s printed materials. Music Director and Conductor William McNeiland has planned the following concert performance dates for the 2012-13 season:

At the Lightner Museum

25 Granada St.

Friday Evenings at 8 pm


October 26. 2012

December 14, 2012

March 8, 2013

April 26, 2013


At Christ Episcopal Church

400 San Juan Drive, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082

Sunday Matinees at 3 pm


October 28, 2012

December 16, 2012

March 10, 2013

April 28, 2013


Rehearsals will begin Tuesday August 28 from 7pm to 9:15 pm at Murray Middle School, 150 N. Holmes Blvd., St. Augustine. Musicians who wish to join the orchestra are encouraged to call Victoria Scarlett at 904-655-7944. New members will need to demonstrate proficiency on their instrument, and must be able to read music and music dynamics with skill and accuracy.

The October concerts will feature “An All-American Celebration” with selections from Howard Hanson’s Symphony #2; George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” with guest pianist Joseph Williams, who is Music Director, pianist, and accompanist for the St. Barnabas Anglican Church in Jacksonville; and Aaron Copland’s “Variations on a Shaker Hymn”. Included on the program will be music of Richard Rodgers, Leonard Bernstein, and John Williams, with a repeat performance of the Orchestra’s 50th Anniversary commissioned work: “Aurelia” by Jacksonville composer Bob Moore.

Admission prices will be $15 for Friday evening concerts at the Lightner Museum, and $10 for the encore matinee performances at Christ Episcopal Church.

The orchestra appreciates the in-kind support provided by Murray Middle School for its rehearsal space; and the Lightner Museum for its spectacular performance venue.  The orchestra also depends on gifts from donors, sponsors, and on paid advertisements in concert programs. Persons wishing to make donations to the orchestra should mail their check made out to the St. Augustine Orchestra addressed to P.O. Box 2163, St. Augustine, FL 32085. For more information log on to the How To Help section of the website.