Dakota Valley Symphony and Chorus

Truly a Universal Language!

Welcome to the 33rd season of the Dakota Valley Symphony and Chours! From Holst to Elgar, we have an outstanding season of music making in store for our audiences. For more information download our Season Brochure and be sure to check our website for periodic updates.

An Andy and Bing Christmas

Sunday, December 16, 2:00 PM & 7:00 PM
Featuring Ben Utecht and Mick Sterling with the Dakota Valley Symphony and Chorus

Remember all those cheer-filled Christmas specials that played in our living rooms between Thanksgiving and Christmas when we were growing up? An Andy and Bing Christmas recreates those special family times with all our favorite Christmas songs. From Santa Claus is Coming to Town to the First Noel, and Jingle Bells to Silver Bells, Superbowl Champion Ben Utecht and Minnesota veteran singer Mick Sterling, their fabulous backup singers and instrumentalists joined by the full glory of the Dakota Valley Symphony will bring great joy to your Christmas. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to re-live the variety shows of the past renewed at this, The Most Wonderful Time of the Year.

Please note: this concert is NOT included in the DVS Season Ticket Package. Tickets for this concert will be available for purchase separately at the Ames Center Box Office or through Ticketmaster.

2019 Young Artists Concerto / Aria Competition

Orchestral Instruments and Voice, Grades 7—12

The Dakota Valley Symphony & Chorus is pleased to announce that we are accepting applications for our 2019 Young Artists Concert / Aria Competition. This is a wonderful opportunity for talented young musicians to gain experience in a competitive audition and potentially perform a solo work with a full symphony orchestra. The complete details can be found in the audition application.

The deadline to complete and return the attached form is Friday, December 28, 2018. Auditons will be held on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Schmitt Music Center in Edina.

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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Adult: $20
Senior (60+): $15
Child/Student (w/ID): $5

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The Dakota Valley Symphony and Chorus is primarily funded by grants, business sponsorships, fundraisers, and ticket sales, but additional support is always welcome. Click HERE for more ways to support your symphony.


For information regarding becoming a member of the orchestra please contact Beth Henningsen

For information regarding becoming a member of the choir please contact Colleen Nornes

All other inquiries please contact our operations manager Duane Jacobson

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