Mission Statement

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

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!

Join Us!

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

Upcoming Performances

Join us for these outstanding events:

An Afternoon of Chamber Music, featuring members of the Sinfonietta and special guests.  2 p.m. Sunday, April 28.  Hood River Middle School Auditorium.

The Columbia Gorge Sinfonietta with the Off Beat Swing Band! Friday, May 3 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 5 at 2 p.m. Wy'east Middle School Auditorium.  Includes music by Aaron Copland, John Mackey, and the World Premiere of SPAM: A concerto for Trombone by Mark Steighner, with soloist Hugh Amick.  Also on the program, the Gorge Ukestra!

Voci Choir and Interludes Vocal Ensemble Spring Concert  7 p.m. Sunday May 12 at Hood River Valley High School, and 7 p.m. Monday May 13 at St Peter Landmark Church in The Dalles.

Beethoven's Mighty Eroica

Coming on February 22 and 24: the Columbia Gorge Sinfonietta presents Beethoven's epic Symphony #3, plus Telemann's elegant Viola Concerto, played by the orchestra's own Jim Garrett. Rounding out the program is Aaron Copland's stirring "Fanfare for the Common Man," highlighting the orchestra's brass section.

When: Friday, February 22 at The Dalles Civic Auditorium ballroom, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, February 24 at the Wy'east Middle School (Odell, OR) Performing Arts Center Auditorium. 1:30 p.m.

Suggested donation $10.