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Concerts for the 2017/18 Season

Faure Requiem
Works by Faure, Mendelssohn, and Schubert
Friday, October 27 7:30 pm at Cokesbury Church in Onancock
Sunday, October 29 4:00 pm at Hungars Church in Bridgetown

Christmas at Onancock
Saturday, December 9 2:00 pm at Cokesbury Church in Onancock

The Four Seasons
Works by Vivaldi and Bach with Akemi Takayama, violin
Friday, February 16 7:30 pm at Cokesbury Church in Onancock
Sunday, February 18 4:00 pm at Hungars Church in Bridgetown

Water Music
Works by Handel and Johann Strauss, Jr.
Friday, May 4 7:30 pm at Cokesbury Church in Onancock
Sunday, May 6 4:00 pm at Hungars Church in Bridgetown

Cokesbury Church is located at 13 Market Street in downtown Onancock.

Hungars Church is located at 10107 Bayside Rd in Bridgetown, beside Machipongo. For detailed directions, go to www.hungarscureparish.org.

Location: Eastern Shore of Virginia
Music Director: Paul S. Kim

The Orchestra of the Eastern Shore, founded in Onancock, Virginia in 1999, is a chamber orchestra concentrating in classical repertoire. Musicians are drawn from surrounding Eastern Shore communities and include professional educators, community members, and students.

Dr. Paul Kim has been the Orchestra's music director since 2014. Also serving as director of orchestral activities at Old Dominion University, Dr. Kim is a professional conductor, violinist, and composer with broad musical interests. Now in his fourth season with the Orchestra, he succeeded Lee Jordan-Anders, who retired after five years as music director. The Orchestra was founded and originally directed by Dr. Peter Dundon. The Orchestra was incorporated in 2004 and awarded non-profit 501c3 status the following year.

The Orchestra regularly presents winter and spring concerts in Accomack and Northampton Counties, including participation in the annual Christmas in Onancock concert in December and biannual Messiah sing-alongs. Concerts are free; donations welcome. Orchestra musicians are also available to play for church services, weddings, and private parties. The Orchestra welcomes new members of all orchestral instruments to audition throughout the year.

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