Handel's Messiah

Join us Sunday, December 6th, at 2 pm for our annual presentation of Handel's Messiah.

Don't miss this one-and-only Dakota Valley Symphony and Chorus (and soloists!) performance of the perennial holiday favorite. Handel comes to life in December at the Ames Center as we perform the Halleluiah Chorus, solos and a major portion of this, most beloved, holiday delicacy. A great way to celebrate the Christmas Season with the greatest story ever told.

Calling All Young Performers!

We are now accepting applications for the 2016 Young Artists Competition.

Open to young performers in grades 7 - 12, this is a chance for the winner(s) of the competition to perform with the DVS. Auditions will be held on Tuesday, January 5th, 2016, from 4 to 8 pm at Schmitt Music Center in Edina. All interested in participating should download and submit an application no later than Friday, December 18th.

Support your Symphony!

Give to the Max and Goodshop

Give to the Max, an annual all day all night giving event for nonprofits across the state of MN is taking place this coming Thursday, November 12th, 2015. Last year, over $18 million was raised for charities across the state! If you have been meaning to give, now is the time! It's simple, just go to the link HERE or click the image under "Donate", and schedule your donation for November 12th. You can do it right now so you don't forget! All donations are tax deductible.

You can help our Symphony every time you shop! We are now working with Goodshop! You can save money with coupon codes for thousands of stores like Staples, Petco, and Orbitz and a percentage of what you spend will go back to our help our mission! Thank you for your support and happy shopping!

Thank you for your support. We couldn't do this without you.

Who we are

The DVS is a non-profit volunteer arts organization that has served orchestral and choral performances to Minnesota's Dakota county since 1986.
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Ames Center Box Office
Monday-Friday 9AM - 5PM
2 Hours Prior to all Events

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For information regarding becoming a member of the orchestra please contact Beth Henningsen (strings) or Rachel Duede (winds, brass, percussion)

For information regarding becoming a member of the choir please contact Merry Daher

All other inquiries please contact our operations manager Sarah Jacobs