Montpelier Chamber Orchestra

Our Mission:

Community, Commitment, Joyfulness.

The Montpelier Chamber Orchestra is commited to elevating contemporary and classical music through intimate performances, outreach in schools and senior centers, and connecting the Central Vermont community around music. 

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Our Mission

To inspire and enrich Central Vermont musicians and audiences of all ages through performances of new and traditional chamber orchestra repertory.

Our members are dedicated volunteers who come together several times a year to provide engaging performances of both traditional and contemporary chamber orchestra repertory.

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Our Impact

Over the years, the MCO has nurtured collaboration between local schools and musicians.  In 2016, MCO brought Puerto Rican composer and Lincoln Center educator Angelica Negron to Montpelier for a tour-de-force of community engagement, including a free public performance and presentation of her unique and innovative integration of music and ambient sound; as well as working with students at U32 Middle and High Schools and Crossett Brook Middle School, helping them to expand their definitions of music and explore new uses of sound. MCO then performed Negron’s work at its Fall concerts.



Years serving Central Vermont Audiences

Our orchestra of advanced amateur and professional musicians, led by our conductor, Anne Decker, performs works spanning baroque through contemporary.  



Concerts in Central Vermont Annually 

Fall and Spring Concerts, plus our intimate musical gathering known fondly as the Concert Crawl.



children and ADULTS Impacted

Outreach programs at Central Vermont schools and Senior Centers.


Get Involved

Our board is responsible for fundraising, supporting the plans of the Music Director, and maintaining the financial sustainability of our organization. We currently have openings on our board. Please contact us to learn more:

Fiscal Year 2018-2019 Board Members

Laura Fried, President

Dawn McConnell, Treasurer

David Sanguinetti, Secretary

Cynthia Smith, M.D., Orchestra Representative

Want to play with the orchestra?  Contact our Personnel Manager:  

Have an idea for outreach?  Contact our Music Director:


Make a Donation

Help support the orchestra to collaborate with artists and bring music to audience members of all ages in the Central Vermont community!