VCO Repertoire

Each year we give most of our attention to the music we intend to perform at our spring concert in early April. You can get a good idea of the variety of our musical styles by looking over the four program pages below, which are from our spring concerts 2016 through 2019.

In the fall we perform several holiday concerts for community dinners at the Salvation Army and local churches, playing arrangements by Dave O’Fallon and Bob Delfausse of Christmas and Chanukah carols.

Starting in the summer of 2019 the VCO will participate in several Sunday morning services at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Venice, providing opportunities for interesting program choices: gospel music (“Sweet, Sweet Spirit” and “Just a Closer Walk with Thee”) for June 2, and Horace Silver’s “Song for My Father” and “When the Saints Go Marching In” for June 16 (Father’s Day).

We have also begun rehearsing some of our Fall 2019 & Spring 2020 repertoire, including; Bach Air on G, Come Sunday, Handel Largo from Xerxes, In a Mellow Tone, Jalousie, Mozart Clarinet Concerto, The Waltzing Cat and Oklahoma, to get us started.

In addition, take a look at our previous years concert programs;

Spring 2019 Concert

  • Dido’s Lament (from Dido and Aeneas) – H. Purcell
  • Symphony No. 104, 1st mvt – F.J. Haydn
  • Blue Tango – L. Anderson
  • Concerto in E Minor for Flute – S. Mercadante
  • Lujon from (from “Mr. Lucky Goes Latin”) – H. Mancini
  • Four Songs Without Words – F. Mendelssohm
  • Willow, Weep for Me/What Is This Thing Called Love – A. Ronnell/C. Porter
  • Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana – P. Mascagni
  • Highlights from Carousel – R. Rodgers

Spring 2018 Concert

  • Arioso from Cantata BWV 156 – J.S. Bach
  • Five Pieces from Album for the Young – R. Schumann
    17. Roaming in the Morning
    41. Norse Song
    10. The Happy Farmer
    30. ***
    31. War Song
  • Concerto for Cello, first movement – L. Boccherini
  • Serenade – R. Drigo
  • Czardas – V. Monti
  • Jamaican Rumba – A. Benjamin
  • Contrapunctus I – J.S. Bach
  • Tonight – L. Bernstein
  • Siciliana from Ancient Airs and Dances Suite No. 3 – O. Respighi
  • The King and I – R. Rodgers

Spring 2017 Concert

  • Italiana and Balletto – O. Respighi
  • Elegie, Opus 24 – G. Faure
  • Just a Closer Walk With Thee – Traditional
  • Something In the Way She Moves – G. Harrison
  • Chacony in G Minor – H. Purcell
  • The Entertainer – S. Joplin
  • Pavane, Opus 50 – G. Faure
  • Claire de Lune – C. Debussy
  • Wouldn’t It Be Nice – B. Wilson
  • The Prayer – C. Sager
  • South Pacific Highlights – R. Rodgers

Spring 2016 Concert

  • Sarabanda and Giga – Corelli
  • Cello Concerto (1st Movement) – Haydn
  • When the Saints Go Marching In – Traditional
  • Traumerei – Schumann
  • Andante from Divertimento K 136 – Mozart
  • Holberg Suite (Sarabande, Gavotte & Musette) – Grieg
  • Reverie – Debussy
  • Schindler’s List – Williams
  • Capriol Suite – Warlock
  • Highlights from The Sound of Music – Rodgers