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Welcome!

The Prescott Chamber Orchestra has been a treasure of the Prescott area for 36 seasons, giving its last performance on May 3, 2019. We are pleased to announce that PCO is now a part of the Prescott Symphony Orchestra family of ensembles. Maestro Joseph Place is planning a triumphant return for our cherished chamber orchestra in the Spring of 2022.

We are very excited to continue playing at our long-time venue, St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, and will be expanding our reach by playing at some other wonderful local venues. The Prescott Chamber Orchestra preserves our rich heritage of baroque and classical music.

We are flexible in our size and in our repertoire, so we can even play for your special events! If you are a musician and you are interested in participating, don’t hesitate to contact us. Let the music begin!

When and where it all started…

In 1982, Ray Henderson, having retired as Orchestra Director for Prescott High School, organized a group of local string players to play for their own enjoyment. They soon began to appear in concerts at the local Methodist church, developing a solid musical reputation and attracting the area’s finest string players to its ranks.

In 1998, leadership of the group, now known as the Prescott Strings, transitioned to Dr. Philip Kuhns and Glen Welshon as co-directors who continued its development. After becoming sole conductor in 2004, Dr. Kuhns concentrated on building community support for the group and increasing the number of public concerts. In 2012, Dr. Kuhns added brass, woodwind and percussion, making the Prescott Strings into the Prescott Chamber Orchestra.