Sticky: Genesee Valley Orchestra and Chorus [click to read more…]

by GVOC ~ October 22nd, 2011. Filed under: Group Description.

The Genesee Valley Orchestra & Chorus, whose first performance was on a barge on the Erie Canal in Fairport during the Bicentennial celebration in 1976, is a thriving, diverse organization that provides opportunities for musical growth for its members and enriches the lives of area residents by presenting high quality performances in and around Monroe County.

GVOC presents exciting and diverse performances ranging from classical to POPS, featuring our own singers and instrumentalists.   GVOC performs at the gazebo in Fairport as part of the Fairport Gazebo Concert Series.   We also perform for older adults in assisted living facilities and nursing homes.

We in GVOC are excited about the new season we will have with our new conductor, Christopher Petit.  Chris recently received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the Eastman School of Music.  He earned his BA in Art History and his Master of Music in Organ Performance and Literature from the College of Wooster in Wooster, Ohio.  The 2008 third prize winner of  the 2008 Dublin International Organ Competition, a finalist in the 2009 Kotka International Organ Competition in Finland, a semi-finalist in the 2013 Westfield International Organ Competition and the first recipient of Eastman’s Barnes Award for pipe organ performance, Chris brings a wealth of knowledge to GVOC.

GVOC, with its combined orchestra and chorus, holds a unique position and strength in presenting wonderful music to the greater Rochester area.

Chorus rehearsals are Tuesdays from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at the Johanna Perrin Middle School in Fairport.

Orchestra rehearsals are Thursdays from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 28 Lincoln Ave, Pittsford, NY 14534.

Contact us at or 585-223-9006 or view our website at and facebook page at

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