Visitors Guide to
The Musical Arts

in the Middle Mississippi river Valley
Alton Symphony Orchestra
Hatheway Cultural Center
Lewis and Clark Community College
5800 Godfrey Road

Godfrey, IL
Founded in 1945, the Alton Symphony Orchestra is one of only a few organizations dedicated to the performance of live symphonic music in the southern Illinois region.  For sixty years it has serviced the residents and artists throughout this area and has served as a cultural force, broadening the awareness and importance of the arts in the community, and making itself easily accessible to persons of all ages and backgrounds.
Greater Alton Concert
Association Foundation
PO Box 1069
Alton, IL
GACAF is a nonprofit presenter organization run by an all volunteer board that has been brining quality entertainment to the Alton area since 1941. Its productions are held at the Whitney Olin Theater at Lewis and Clark Community College in Godfrey.
Great Rivers Choral Society
PO Box 366
Godfrey, IL
Great Rivers Choral Society is comprised of 40 voices from both sides of the river accompanied by piano and guest soloists. Programs range from classical to folk and popular music.
Lewis and Clark
Community College
Music Department
5800 Godfrey Road
Godfrey, IL
The Music Department of Lewis and Clark Community College provides students core instruction in theory and piano, and has an expanded course offerings in vocal music, jazz instruction, and music technology. L & C also offers a variety of performing groups including show choir, concert choir, jazz band, concert bans, guitar ensemble, and the ASO.
Masterworks Chorale, Inc.
36 Robin Hill Lane
Belleville, IL
Founded in 1974 Masterworks Chorale is an auditioned ensemble of experienced choral singers. The Chorale holds six major concert events per season as well as additional appearances at other community events. Masterworks Children's Chorus offers similar opportunities to young singers.
New Horizons Band
PO Box 42
Godfrey, IL
 or 618-462-8202
Nationally known for creating opportunities for amateur musicians, fifty years of age or older, the New Horizons Band entertains at a variety of events.
St. Charles County

17 Red Mill Court
St. Peters, MO
The SCCS is an all-volunteer Symphony Orchestra comprised of area music teachers, professional musicians, interested adults, and talented students. The repertoire includes standard symphonic music as well as Broadway show tunes and popular favorites. The SCCS holds 5-7 performances each year, plus 2 or 3 Pops concerts during the summer.
St. Charles County Youth Orchestra
PO Box 547
St. Peters, MO
The St. Charles County Youth Orchestra is open to students in St. Charles County and surrounding region. The Orchestra provides opportunities for young musicians to study symphonic literature and gain experience by performing before audiences.
Southwestern Illinois

2500 Carlyle Road
Belleville, IL
 0r 1-800-222-5131
The Community Education Department's classes offer residents from pre-school age to adults numerous opportunities to explore a variety of artistic programs.

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