Amateurs and Professionals at the SCC Symphony
What is somewhat unique about the SCCSymphony.org – at least in its region – is the fact that both professionals and amateurs join together to create fantastic music. There is no judgment or hierarchy; the professional musicians have as greater/smaller role as the amateurs. There is just joy and fun. Anyone can join in; you just have to be committed to all the rehearsals and get on with the group.
As a result of this community endeavor, the SCCSymphony.org has gained substantial popularity in the area. Lots of people flock to enjoy its performances and there are no heirs and graces with the professional musicians in the group. These professionals joined the group to do what they enjoy doing most – making music, but without the pressure.
Over the years since its inception back in 1997, the SCCSymphony.org has performed: Messiah (Handel), Magnificat (Bach) and (Mozart) Symphony No. 5, to name but a few. All those involved in the orchestra are encouraged to suggest new performances for the group to master.