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The Light Has Come!

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    FullScore Chamber Orchestra
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Paul Hefner

The FullScore chamber orchestra performs their traditional holiday concert. This year's title is "The Light Has Come". The first concert is Friday, December 14th at 7pm, at St. Paul the Apostle church in Gurnee. A 2nd concert takes place Saturday, December 15th at 7pm, at Grace Missionary Church in Zion. This concert has become a holiday tradition for many as the audience has the option to participate in singing along with the choir as the orchestra performs Handel's Messiah. Before the concert begins and while the audience enters the church, a brass quintet sounds out holiday music, setting an atmosphere of peace and joy. We hope you will come join us in this fantastic holiday tradition! Tickets are $10 and are available at the door or by calling Paul at 847-404-7921. You can also visit us as

The FullScore orchestra was founded in 2003 for the purpose to passionately create professional level concerts for all ages as well as promote the beauty of orchestral music. The FullScore concert season is full of rich orchestral music that includes two outdoor pops concerts with fireworks, county wide educational performances, December holiday concerts, a Winter classics concert, and a jazz/classical celebration concert.

Membership in FullScore is unique and diverse. Nearly all the artists in its core both play an instrument professionally and sing. Members are from the Lake County area, Chicago, and southern Wisconsin. The founding Artistic Director, Ron Arden, enjoys conducting several Chicago area orchestras, teaching privately, and playing viola in the Green Bay Symphony.

While all the members of FullScore teach music and play professionally, the orchestra regularly invites advanced students and community players to participate in performances, adding a unique and exciting dynamic that has become the energetic and educational back bone of the orchestra.