OUR SMALL TOWN ORCHESTRA WITH THE
BIG TOWN SOUND
 

Your TSO has engaged audiences of all ages through the years by performing dynamic and creative programming ranging from classical to popular music selections.

 

The full Orchestra of 50 - 60 talented musicians perform three concerts per year and features regional guests, instrumental soloists, and vocalists.

2022 / 2023

CONCERT SEASON

 

DEC 4, 2022

Christmas Concert & Art Show

MARCH 5, 2023

Winter Concert

MAY 7, 2023

Spring Concert - Season Finale

All concerts begin at 4 pm

Gate opens at 3:00 pm

Doors open at 3:30 pm 

Concert Venue

Grace Alford

Performing Arts Center

Toccoa Falls College

Other Happenings

 

ANNUAL BENEFIT  GALA 2023

Feb. 11

More info coming soon

Summer Outdoor Concert

Patriotic Pops

June 25, 2023

(more info coming soon)

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Become a member for the Concert Season!

LET US ENTERTAIN YOU.

Celebrating over 40 years of stellar music and performances

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MEET OUR NEW CONDUCTOR, 
DR. BENJI STEGNER

Dr. Benji Stegner

Dr. Benji Stegner is organist/choir director at First Presbyterian Church, Gainesville, GA, where he also helps coordinate the church’s Fine Arts Series. A native of Toccoa, Georgia, he has served congregations around the country including St. Alban’s Episcopal Church (Waco, TX), All Souls’ Episcopal Church (Oklahoma City, OK), First United Methodist Church (Toccoa, GA) and First Baptist Church (Toccoa, GA).

 

From 2015-2017, he held a position as Instructor of Music at Piedmont College, where, in addition to teaching, he worked as a collaborative pianist and organist. While at Piedmont, he collaborated regularly with the theatre department, composing original music for Gathering Blue and Hush: An Interview with America and musically directing Hair, Chicago, Merrily We Roll Along, and 9 to 5: the Musical.

Dr. Stegner holds degrees from Baylor University (D.M.A. in church music), Oklahoma City University (M.M. in conducting), and Piedmont College (B.A. in music).

 

His research interests focus on 20th-century American composers of church music. In 2019, he presented research on Calvin Hampton’s hymn tunes as part of the Syracuse Legacies Conference at Syracuse University. His article entitled “For He Is Our Childhood’s Pattern: Nine Lessons and Carols as an Intergenerational Model” was published in the Choral Journal (December 2019).

 

Outside of music, Benji enjoys baking, going to the movies, and spending time with his dog Piper.

OUR NEXT CONCERT IS:

SUNDAY, DEC. 4TH

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Please join us for our annual Christmas Concert and Art Show steeped in tradition and merriment!

The day of celebration kicks off with an Art Show from 2 - 4 PM hosted by the Currahee Artists' Guild.  Meet talented artists from the community while you shop for a special gift that is handmade and made from the heart.

At 4 PM the concert begins and marks the debut of our new Conductor, Dr. Benji Stegner. Dr. Stegner has planned a special program featuring familiar and favorite Christmas music such as: Carol of the Bells, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, Sleigh Ride and some new selections to add to your favorites list.

Of course as tradition dictates, it's your turn to shine in the Christmas sing-a-long with the Orchestra as the Toccoa Community Choir heads to the stage. 

The choir, led by Dr. Thomas Council, will fill the hall with some new takes on the sounds of the season.

 

Featured songs includes: 

 

 O Little Town of Bethlehem  - arranged by a modern day composer who weaves in rich harmonies to the traditional lyrics.

Jingle Bells: featuring an arrangement that is unconventional with interesting rhythmic patterns. 

AND MORE....

And for the finale, join the Orchestra and the choir on stage for the epic Christmas song, Hallelujah from Handel's Messiah. 

Make plans with friends and family for a Celebration of Christmas.

TICKETS
ADULTS: ADVANCE $7/ $10 AT THE DOOR
CHILD OR STUDENT ADVANCE: $3 / $5 AT THE DOOR


FOR  ADVANCE TICKETS  ONLINE, Use the "Add to Cart" button below. 

No hard tickets are issued. Simply give your name at the door.
Online ticket window closes on Dec. 4th at 9am. After that time, tickets may be purchased at the door. 

OR

GET ADVANCE TICKETS AT:

The Toccoa-Stephens County Welcome Center

160 N. Alexander St. , Toccoa, GA 30577

Monday - Thursday 10 AM - 4 PM

Fridays 9 AM - Noon

SUPPORT THE SYMPHONY

BECOME A MEMBER

The Toccoa Symphony Orchestra is made possible by corporate sponsors and the generosity of individuals like you! Get season tickets when you become a member for the 2022-2023 Concert Season.

Thank you Corporate Sponsors

Presenting Sponsors

1st Franklin Financial

George Mitchell Allen Foundation

Phillips Group, Inc.

Supporting Sponsors

 

Acree Davis Funeral Home

McClure Ramsay Dickerson & Escoe, LLP

City of Toccoa

Toccoa Falls College