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Concerts for the 2023/24 Season

For full program details, see 2023-24 Concert Programs

A Glimpse of Paradise
Mozart Horn Concerto No. 4, K. 495, featuring soloist Jacob Wilder, and Fauré Requiem with singers from the Eastern Shore and Old Dominion University
Friday, October 27 7:30 pm at Market St. United Methodist Church, Onancock
Sunday, October 29 4:00 pm at Hungars Episcopal Church, Bridgetown

Christmas at Cokesbury
Handel's Hallelujah Chorus (Sing-along), A Vaughan Williams Christmas, and other music for the season
Saturday, December 9 2:00 pm at Cokesbury Church, Onancock

The Rise of Classicism
C.P.E. Bach Symphony No. 3 and Flute Concerto in D minor, with soloist Rachel Ordaz; Haydn Symphony No. 88
Friday, March 1 7:30 pm at Nandua High School, Onley
Sunday, March 3 4:00 pm at Hungars Church, Bridgetown

Fantasies & Fables
Beethoven Violin Concerto, featuring soloist Paul Sanho Kim, and works by Fauré and Anne Neikirk
Friday, May 3 7:30 pm at Nandua High School, Onley
Sunday, May 5 4:00 pm at Hungars Church, Bridgetown

Nandua High School - 26350 Lankford Hwy., Onley
Cokesbury Church - 13 Market St., Onancock
Market St. Methodist Church - 75 Market St., Onancock
Hungars Church - 10107 Bayside Rd, Bridgetown (beside Machipongo. For detailed directions, go to www.hungarscure.org.)

Video from the 2020 Fall Concert

Orchestra of the Eastern Shore

Location: Eastern Shore of Virginia
Music Director: Amanda Gates

The Orchestra of the Eastern Shore, founded in Onancock, Virginia in 1999, is a community orchestra of amateur musicians concentrating in classical repertoire. Musicians are drawn from Eastern Shore and Hampton Roads communities and include people of wide professional and musical experience united by their love of classical music.

Amanda Gates begins her position as music director and conductor for the 2024-25 season. She currently works as music director and department chair of instrumental music at the Governor's School for the Arts in Norfolk and is a longtime member of the violin section of the Virginia Symphony. She succeeds Dr. Paul Kim, the Orchestra's acclaimed music director from 2014/15 through the 2023/24 season. Lee Jordan-Anders, a professional pianist who served as music director from 2009/10 through 2013/14 continues to perform with the orchestra on both piano and harpsichord. The Orchestra was founded and originally directed by Dr. Peter Dundon, a person of extraordinary musical breadth and talents. The Orchestra was incorporated in 2004 and awarded non-profit 501c3 status the following year.

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

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