The Lincoln-Sudbury Civic Orchestra (LSCO) is an ensemble of talented amateur and semi-professional musicians who love to prepare and perform classic orchestral literature. LSCO was founded in 1973 as a way for Lincoln-Sudbury High School students to experience the rigors and joys of performing great orchestral music alongside seasoned adult musicians. Now 50 years later, LSCO draws adult and student members from all over MetroWest. The collaboration between youth and experience gives students the confidence and support necessary to succeed in playing difficult orchestral literature and provides adults a way to give back to the community, while giving all players a way to share their joy of music.
In residence at the Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School, the LSCO performs two or more formal concerts annually in the beautiful LSRHS Rogers Auditorium, as well as in more intimate settings such as the Sudbury Historic Association’s Hosmer House, The Sudbury 375th Anniversary Celebration and Sudbury Valley Trustees 2022 Annual Gala. LSCO concert repertoire includes works by Baroque, Classical, Romantic, 20th and 21st century composers as well as LSCO’s own resident composer, William Nicholson, Jr.
The LSCO’s goal is to create a rewarding concert experience for both players and audience. Music is selected from the literature with this in mind. The literature also serves to foster the musical growth of the players. Performing great music, which might otherwise lie just beyond the member’s reach, creates an equally important goal; that of creating a bond between its members, young and old, as they share the risks, rewards and challenges of making great orchestra music.
LSCO is supported in part by grants from the Sudbury Cultural Council and the Lincoln Cultural Council, locals agencies which are supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.