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Manchester Symphony Orchestra and ChoraleManchester Symphony Orchestra and Chorale
The mission of the Manchester Symphony and Chorale (MSOC) is to: 1) promote the performance of quality orchestral and choral music on a non-profit basis; 2) enhance the enjoyment and enrichment of its members; 3) contribute to the furtherance of the ... Read more
The mission of the Manchester Symphony and Chorale (MSOC) is to: 1) promote the performance of quality orchestral and choral music on a non-profit basis; 2) enhance the enjoyment and enrichment of its members; 3) contribute to the furtherance of the performing arts in the community; and 4) serve as an educational force in the Town of Manchester and surrounding areas, especially for young instrumentalists and singers.
MSOC is a volunteer organization made up of professional and non-professional musicians from all walks of life. The orchestra and chorale directors, concertmaster, and chorale accompanist are the only paid musicians. Yet the dedication is the same from all the participants. The MSOC celebraded its 50th year in 2010.
Begun as an outlet for townspeople who had once achieved a degree of musical proficiency, but had let that proficiency slip in the course of everyday living, the orchestra has since grown into an institution that serves not only its members, but also the entire community.