May 2019

New ECO Music Director

Dr. Matthew Mainella, who joins the Evanston Civic Orchestra as Music Director this fall, shares his excitement for the upcoming session of ECO.

Read Dr. Mainella's bio below.
We are very excited to welcome Matthew Mainella to our organization as ECO Music Director.  He was very well received by orchestra members this past February during a trial rehearsal session, and he has been enthusiastic in planning the December Christmas program in collaboration with ECC Music Director, Nathan Baxter.  This fall session promises to be musically enriching for all of us. 

The future of the Evanston Civic Orchestra and Chorus is looking bright.  With very appreciative supporters and members who are passionate about musical performance, we anticipate continued growth and positive impact in our community.   In order to ensure that the ECOC is sustainable, not only financially, but also in terms of personnel, we have started to implement changes in the way we operate.  As an example, the member registration process that debuted in January has been refined, and fall registration will open more than a month early, in July.  We hope our members and supporters will understand that every change we make will help ensure that ECOC continues to be a nurturing and welcoming organization for our members and a source of pure enjoyment for our audience. 

The ECOC Board

Matthew Mainella
New ECO Music Director

Matthew Mainella, Music Director of the Evanston Civic Orchestra, is a conductor, educator, and arts advocate currently residing in Salt Lake City, Utah.  Throughout his varied career, Dr. Mainella has led professional, college, community, and youth orchestras, wind bands, choirs, and stage productions...


Member Registration

Both the orchestra and chorus will be welcoming new members this fall as they prepare for a Christmas concert in December.  All current and new members must register each session.  Look for more rehearsal details coming in future newsletters and registration links in July.

Thanks to Our Survey Participants!

Throughout this last year, ECO and ECC have conducted member surveys on different topics.  Thanks to everyone who participated!  We take your comments and suggestions seriously and are using the information in our planning.

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