The Columbia Civic Orchestra (CCO) and the Columbia Chamber Choir in collaboration with the University of Missouri's Mizzou New Music Initiative annually present a concert of new music specifically for orchestra and chamber choir. The CCO will perform three works and the Choir will perform two works selected through the 2016 Missouri Composers Orchestra Project, funded by the Sinquefield Charitable Foundation. Each of the composers of the selected works will be awarded a $500 honorarium and 4 complimentary tickets.
This year's concert will take place at Broadway Christian Church, 2601 West Broadway, Columbia, MO, 65203, at 7:30 pm the evening of Sunday, March 20, 2016. A dress rehearsal with the composers present will take place in the church from 4:00-6:15 pm that afternoon. Columbia Civic Orchestra Music Director Stefan Freund and Columbia Chamber Choir Artistic Director Emily Edgington, along with several guest conductors, will conduct the concert. Admission is free.