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The Whidbey Island Orchestra was formed in 2007 to provide quality musical experiences
for young and adult musicians of Whidbey Island and for our community.

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Please Donate to the Orchestra

We are a 501(c)(3) organization; contributions are tax-deductible.

From the start, Whidbey Island Orchestra has relied on community support. Our income comes from fees the adult musicians pay to participate, concert fees and, especially, community donations.

We are delighted that we have been rejoined by our brass and woodwind players to once again form a full orchestra! Executive Director/Music Director/Conductor Dr. Cynthia Morrow, an Island favorite, has chosen a variety of new and old Christmas, Hannukah, and winter-theme. Please take a moment to donate, and click the link to see the videos.

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Whidbey Island Orchestra
P.O. Box 1451
Freeland, WA 98249-1451

How Your Support helps Whidbey Island Orchestra

Purchase a set of parts for a new piece: $50 - $120 / set

Website registration and hosting: $125 / year

Storage of our musical scores and supplies: $60 / month

Insurance (General Liability and D&O): $120/month

Soloist Appearance: $75 - 200 / concert

Arranger: $200 / piece

Student Scholarship for 1 year: $150

Donation for use of performance venue (other than WICA): $100 - 150

Posters and Programs for 1 concert (other than WICA): $300

Assistant or Guest Conductor - 1 rehearsal or concert: $150 - 200


Tidings of Comfort and Joy
Traditional English Carol

Christmas Carol Medley

How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Arranged by Jerry Brubaker

Winter Wonderland
by Felix Bernard
Guest Conductor: Kathy Habel

Arioso from Cantata 156
by J.S. Bach
Cello: Clyde Wilson

The Christmas Waltz
by Jule Styne
Arranged by Jerry Brubaker

O holy Night
by Adolphe Adam
Arranged by Stephen DeCesare
Violin: Brian Kenney

The Christmas Song
by Mel Torme and Robert Wells
Arranged by Bob Krogstad

Chanukah Festival Overture
by Calvin Custer
Adapted by Sean O'Loughlin

I'll Be Home for Christmas
by Kim Gannon and Walter Kent
Arranged by Fred Barton
Trombone: Steve Tarr

by Soon Hee Newbold

Gold and Silver Waltz
by Franz Lehar

Violin Concerto in A Minor, Andante
by J.S. Bach
Narrator: Lindy Sylvester
Violin: Josephine Chia

Sleigh Ride
by Leroy Anderson


Conductor: Cynthia Morrow

First Violin: Brian Kenney (Concertmaster), Josephine Chia, Chris Seeman, Brigitte Tennis, Mila Wright

Second Violin: Susan Hanzelka, Anastasia Arseniev, Barbara Banfield, Heidi Hoelting, Holly Martin, Paula Pugh, Adaline Stevens, Lindy Sylvester

Viola: Linda Morris, Jeff Belfiglio, Sarah Chappelle, Teresa Skuggeld, Wyatt Sylvester

Cello: Clyde Wilson, Leslie Athey, Arne Bergstrom, Jane Hayes, Bobbie Mayer, Kathy Pryde,

String Bass: Jing Jing Tsong

Flute: Whitney Heitzmann, Renee Gastineau, Jeannie Miller, Helyn Sparrow

Clarinet: Curtis Price, Mikelle Carver

Bassoon: Lynne Burrows

Horn: Jeff Jacobson, Nancy Happe, Leah Kelly, Andrew Tangeman, Diane Vos

Trumpet: Mila Wright, Lance Landquist, Irene Stewart

Trombone: Steve Tarr

Percussion: Steve Buff, Mark Cassidy

Piano: Joy Tjoelker

Videography: Chris Douthitt
Additional cameras: Bill and Danielle Hammond

Filmed at Trinity Lutheran Church, Freeland, WA on December 18, 2022