Welcome to GVOC
Genesee Valley Orchestra and Chorus
Founded in 1976, The Genesee Valley Orchestra and Chorus (GVOC) presents a dynamic repertoire to audiences of all ages, races, religions, cultures, and geographic regions within the Genesee Valley.
GVOC welcomes all members without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or age. Ability to sing or play a musical instrument and willingness to participate in rehearsals and concerts are the only criteria for membership.
A Favorite Since 1976!
“ The Genesee Valley Orchestra and Chorus did it once again Friday evening May 19th with an exquisite performance of the ‘Misa a Buenes Aires’ by Martin Palmer. It is challenging to perform a combination of the sacred text of the mass with the rhythms of the ‘tango’ and GVOC did just that, with style and grace. The added selections were beautiful as were the featured soloists Yvonne Trobe, soprano and Iskra Alex Alexandria, accordion. Especially memorable was the closing of the Agnes Dei at the very end of the concert! One could hear a pin drop. Congratulations to one and all and thank you. ”Terry Davis, Ithaca, NY
“ Wonderful GVOC concert tonight! I thought there was much more enthusiasm than ever before. Dynamics and enunciation were great. I especially liked having much less accompaniment which allowed voices to be heard. Program choices were good, too. And, what a nice big audience! Merry Christmas! (December 2012 – With Joyous Note) ”Judy Karsten
“ I am struggling with words that would explain the surprise we felt when the incredibly beautiful music began filling our souls. Music resounding into the depth of our being and releasing such joy. How does one thank a group of people for bringing back a balance of what is beautiful in this often maligned society? ”Elizabeth S, Pittsford