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Chamber Music with FWCO | Summer Reading Program

Chamber Music with FWCO | Summer Reading Program

If you’re feeling cooped and have a deep-seated desire to make music with friends, both old and new, we can’t wait to hear from you!

Join the Fort Worth Civic Orchestra as we adapt to changing circumstances due to COVID. This summer, we’re matching up like-minded musicians to make music in new (and old) ways.

Interested? Join us now. Sign up with the form below, and you’ll be on the list to make a few new friends. On Saturday, June 27th at 10am, we’ll have an informal Zoom meeting to go over everything and get the show on the road.

For example, North Richland Hills, South Fort Worth, etc.
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Entries Open for 2020 Young Musician’s Concerto Competition

Entries Open for 2020 Young Musician’s Concerto Competition

2020 FWCO Young Musicians' Concerto competition

Fort Worth Civic Orchestra’s annual Young Musician’s Concerto Competition is open for entries.

Each year the FWCO hosts some of the brightest rising stars in the Fort Worth music community. With the generous support of Dr. William Chambers, entrants vie for cash prizes and the opportunity to perform with the Fort Worth Civic Orchestra. It is open to students in the 12th grade or lower, who reside in the counties of Tarrant, Parker, Johnson, Hood, Ellis, Wise and Denton Counties.

The competition will be held in the afternoon on Saturday, March 21st, 2020 at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Entries are being accepted until February 29, and those chosen to compete with be notified by March 8th.

If you or someone you know is interested in entering, take a moment to share.

Rules and entry forms are available online at:

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2019 FWCO Holiday Carol Writing Competition Winner

2019 FWCO Holiday Carol Writing Competition Winner

Over the years, the presentation of these student composed holiday themed songs has become the highlight of our annual Teddy Bear Concerts. Each year we are amazed at the creativity and skill shown by our student composers and wish we could present each to our audience. We also appreciate the effort made by the teachers to do that ‘little extra’ to present this opportunity to their students and guide them through the composition process. We know how busy you already are, so again, thank you.

We are proud to announce the winner for the 2019 Holiday Carol Writing Competition.

For 2019, we are pleased to announce that the winner of this year’s Holiday Carol Writing Competition is a group of 5th grade students from June Davis Elementary in the Crowley ISD – Sonia Lopez, Alexis Njeri, Jordon Woods, and Joaquin Costa and their song, “Together at Christmas.” We thank their teacher, Beverly Heather, and principal, Kevin Hunt, for their part in their students’ success.

Congratulations to these students as well as Ms. Heather, Mr. Hunt, and June W. Davis Elementary School for this accomplishment. This song will be arranged for full orchestra and voice to be presented on our Annual Teddy Bear Concert on Saturday, December 14th, 2019, at 7:30 PM, in Truett Auditorium on the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary Campus. This concert is free of charge and we invite all the participants to attend and be acknowledged during this concert.

Thank you again to all the entrants. It was a difficult decision to choose among the many outstanding submissions.

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