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CBA Symphony Orchestra


The CBA Symphony Orchestra Committee is designed for all CBA members who are interested in participating in an orchestra or in smaller chamber ensembles. Rehearsals are held every Wednesday, 6:15-8:00 p.m., at the Daley Center, and public performances are scheduled from September through May. Orchestra members must be CBA members in good standing with the Association. Participants pay annual dues of $75 to help defray costs including a professional conductor, sheet music, and other expenses. 


Auditions are not required, but openings in some sections may be limited due to musical staffing requirements. In general, the Orchestra can usually accept additional string players and low brass players. Openings for woodwind instruments are very limited (please inquire). Please direct all inquires via email to


Upcoming Performances:
All concerts are held at St. James Episcopal Cathedral (Wabash at Huron), unless otherwise indicated. To order tickets, visit


Upcoming Events:

The CBA Chorus' 2014-2015 season will include:

  • Something Wonderful - The Music of Rodgers and Hammerstein: Preview Concert With the CBA Symphony Orchestra and the Elgin Master Chorale - March 22, 2015 at Blizzard Theatre, Elgin Community College. Click here for tickets.

  • Something Wonderful - The Music of Rodgers and Hammerstein:  With the CBA Symphony Orchestra and the Elgin Master Chorale - April 26, 2015 at Orchestra Hall/Symphony Center. Click here for tickets.
    Music from Oklahoma!, Carousel, South Pacific, The King and I, The Sound of Music and more, and featuring award-winning soloists of The American Prize in Voice.


For further information about the CBA Symphony Orchestra and Chorus, visit


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