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Becoming a Member
To become a member a non-formal audition, receipt of the annual dues' payment, and completion of at least 4 full rehearsals, the dress rehearsal and a concert performance is required.
Rehearsals are held on Monday evenings 7:00 PM to 9:30 pm at Brookview Community Center in Golden Valley, MN. No rehearsals are held in late December, or between June and August. The orchestra performs 6 to 8 concerts per year at area churches, the community center and/or at care facilities (when available). Usually there are 4 to 6 rehearsals with a dress, prior to each concert. Orchestra musicians are expected to practice their part prior to each rehearsal and attend at least 4 rehearsals plus the dress to play a concert.
All members of the orchestra pay annual dues each fall to offset orchestra operational costs. If you are a high school student or require financial assistance, please contact the personal manager or the orchestra president. To pay your dues online simply click here. You may also pay your dues in cash or check (without credit card processing fees) by visiting with the orchestra's Treasurer during rehearsal break.
Please note: For security reasons, your contact information will not be shared outside of our organization or with third parties.
About the Orchestra
The Golden Valley Orchestra (GVO) was established as a reading orchestra in the late 1970's at Golden Valley Lutheran College. Today the GVO is one of Minnesota's oldest community orchestras. Made up of amateur and semi-professional musicians, the GVO presents 4 to 6 concerts per year, including community outreach and non-public performances at care facilities.
Concert Schedule & Orchestra for Hire
Orchestra for hire: Do you need the orchestra to play at your care facility? Do you need a quartet, chamber or full orchestra for your choir or community event? Inquire below about having the orchestra help fulfill your mission for a nominal tax-deductible fee.
Concert Notifications and Season Schedule: Be sure to sign-up below to receive Concert Notification Reminders via email and/or U.S. postal mail.