Mission Statement

The CGOA provides high quality instrumental and choral music for the cultural enrichment, education, engagement and enjoyment of audiences and participants.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Sinfonietta presents: Magical Musical Journeys

Travel from the Hebrides to the mythical land of Skyrim as the Sinfonietta presents "Magical Musical Journeys through Real and Imagined Lands," May 2 at 7 p.m. and May 4 at 2 p.m., both at the Wy'east Middle School performing arts center.  Concert also features the beloved Mendelssohn violin concerto (performed by Kristian Apland) and music from Play: A Videogame Symphony.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Lecture Series

CGOA presents a series of informal lecture/discussions about music history and appreciation. Get to know great music and composers. Series is free with CGOA membership! Here's a link to the schedule and topics, or suggest your own!

Friday, January 17, 2014

Enjoy a Romantic Concert with the Orchestra


This special concert is a perfect way to celebrate St. Valentine's Day with luxurious Romantic music, including Oskar Boehme's Concerto for Trumpet, and Jean Sibelius' Symphony #2.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

 
Join the Columbia Gorge Sinfonietta for its first concerts of the year, in a family-friendly program of exciting classics! Featured will be Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf, Mussorgsky's exciting and evocative Pictures at an Exhibition, and Rimsky Korsakov's brilliant Procession of the Nobles.

Concerts are Friday, October 18 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, October 20 at 3:30 p.m. at Wy'east Middle School.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Fall Membership and Fundraising Campaign is Underway!

We don't have talking heads interrupting your music for a weeks-long pledge drive, but Fall is an important time for the Columbia Gorge Orchestra Association.  We've just sent out mailings to our growing list of members and participants, asking for another year's support. And this year, we're going to make it even easier to donate to us, helping to keep classical music alive and thriving!

Last year was one of incredible musical accomplishment and growth for the Sinfonietta and Voci.  In addition to spectacular performances with Aaron Meyer and Tim Ellis, the orchestra performed Beethoven's monumental 3rd symphony and ended the year with a swinging pair of concerts with Ben Bonham and the Off-Beat Swing Band.


We grew in 2012-13, added a new vocal ensemble (Interludes) as well as an annual concert of chamber music.

Our first ever crowdfunding project is coming soon!

In the next few weeks, we're going to be kicking off CGOA: CRESCENDO!, a crowdfunded project that will help the orchestra and choirs grow musically and bring even more music to our community.  Details can be found right here.

Meanwhile, please consider joining the CGOA at one of many donor levels. You can download a copy of our donation form (and return it in the mail), or donate directly using PayPal or through Network for Good by clicking on the links to the right. 

Thank you for supporting the CGOA!


Monday, July 29, 2013

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Coming soon! Exciting news about our 2013-2014 season, the first annual BIG SING, and much more! Stay tuned! See us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter: CGOA@gorge.orch