All concerts begin at 7:30 pm in the magnificent sanctuary of Trinity Episcopal Church, 3800 W. 20th St., Greeley, Colorado.

Adults – $10
Youth Age 18 and Under – Free
College age – $5

Tickets available at the door.



Concerto Contest Winner Terry Vis



Terry Vis is a senior at Boulder High School and is very honored to be playing the first movement of the Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor with the Greeley Chamber Orchestra. Terry began playing the violin at the age of four after watching a Suzuki violin group class and demanding, "Where's my violin?" He studies with Keynes Chen and previously studied with Katy Buckbee.

Terry is inspired by musical opportunities where he can challenge himself musically and work with other musicians and mentors, both in and outside of his high school orchestra. Besides playing in the top orchestra at Boulder High School, Terry plays in the Symphony orchestra with Greater Boulder Youth Orchestras (GBYO) and has participated in Colorado All State Orchestra, Western States Honor Orchestra Festival, Flatirons Chamber Music Festival, and the Junior Artist Seminar at Rocky Ridge Music Center. Terry also plays in The Pearl Quartet, his freelance string quartet. He enjoyed playing in the pit orchestra for his school's production of the musical Side Show last spring and looks forward to supporting this year's production of Les Misérables. Terry is looking forward to his school orchestra's performance trip to Italy, Slovenia, and Croatia this summer.

When he is not playing music, Terry participates in Model United Nations, swims, and runs cross country at Boulder High. He enjoys his math and science classes and intends to pursue both violin performance and engineering in college. Terry would like to thank his private teacher, Keynes Chen; his accompanist, Toby Tenenbaum; his high school orchestra director, Ryan Woodworth; and his former high school orchestra director, Katharine Mason.

The Walter and Virginia Charles Concerto Contest

The Greeley Chamber Orchestra organized the Walter and Virginia Charles Concerto Contest in 1982 for high school musicians from northern Colorado (Boulder, Larimer, Morgan, and Weld counties) to promote and publicly recognize outstanding musicianship in our youth. The late Virginia Charles made a generous donation to the orchestra in honor of her late husband, Walter Charles. The concerto contest, created with Virginia's approval, was named after Walter at her request. All cash prizes given to the winners of the contest have come from Mrs. Charles' original and subsequent gifts. Virginia Charles passed away in 1986 and the name of the contest was changed at that time to honor both of these patrons of youth and music.

Walter Charles was the founder and conductor of the Colorado Philharmonic, now known as the National Repertory Orchestra. Virginia, a musician herself, was also instrumental in the success of that fine orchestra as well as assisting Walter in managing "Music Magic," a varied and dynamic program designed to expose young people to music. Together, Virginia and Walter fostered and promoted the musical careers of countless young people and this concerto contest continues that legacy.