The Evergreen Chamber Orchestra's mission is to enrich, inspire and serve the Jefferson County community as an enduring symphony orchestra recognized for its artistic excellence.
The Evergreen Chamber Orchestra was formed in 1983 by local musicians (mostly Evergreen and mountain area residents), who had been playing together informally for the previous two years. Dr. William Morse of Metropolitan State College of Denver was selected as music director and principal conductor. A Board of Directors was formed from musicians and local business members, and the non-profit Evergreen Chamber Orchestra Society was created.
ECO’s Music Director William Hill is now in his 5th season with the orchestra and under his baton ECO is flourishing! Mr. Hill is critically acclaimed as a composer, soloist, visual artist, recording artist, and conductor. He is Principal Timpanist and Composer with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra and teaches composition and counterpoint at Denver University’s Lamont School of Music. Bill is also an accomplished jazz musician and his band "Bill Hill and Friends" have been featured at ECO’s annual Jazz Gala the past four seasons.
ECO has performed continuously in Jefferson County for the past 37 years.