The thirty five member Providence Chamber Orchestra was founded in 1999 to meet the musical needs and aspirations of its members, a group of talented, amateur musicians from the greater Philadelphia area, all of whom share a common passion for playing music. The group of volunteers rehearses twice monthly and presents an annual winter and spring concert in addition to accompanying the “St. John’s Choir & Friends” performance of major choral repertoire.
Recent soloists have included Paul Roby, associate principal second violin of the Philadelphia Orchestra, and flutist Emily Newbold, retired professor of Flute and Chamber Music at West Chester University. The repertoire includes works by Bach, Beethoven, Bizet, Copland, Dvorak, Gounod, Haydn, Honegger and Schubert.
St. John’s Music Director, Tom Snyder, serves as conductor of the orchestra.