16th Annual

Zion Chamber Orchestra Festival

Paul Kimball – Conductor

January 15, 22 & 27

Zion Lutheran Church of Stockton

808 Porter Ave.

Corner of Porter and Gettysburg


The Zion Chamber Orchestra Festival is a three concert series filled with engaging orchestral classical music performed by professional musicians. In addition we have a highly entertaining and expressive Pops Choir. This all takes place at Zion Lutheran Church with its intimate setting and superb acoustics.

2017 marks the 16th year the Zion Chamber Orchestra Festival presents classical and contemporary music in an intimate European-like setting with excellent acoustics, under the leadership of Music Director and Conductor Paul Kimball. “This unique festival highlights both chamber orchestra and pops choir,” Kimball said. “There is no other venue in the Central Valley to offer this type of music. It is something I am very proud to be a part.”

2017 Festival Lineup

Sunday, Jan. 15 — 5 p.m.

Intimate Strings–Zion Chamber Orchestra

Enjoy an evening of lush string instruments, expertly played in the intimate acoustics of Zion Lutheran Church.

Copland            Red Pony Suite
Albinoni           Adagio in G Minor for Strings and Organ
Schuman          Cello Concerto
Ravel                 Trois Chansons
Holst                  Saint Paul’s Suite
Copland            Hoe Down


Sunday, Jan. 22 — 5 p.m.

Evocative Sounds–Zion Chamber Orchestra

The music in this concert is filled with colorful orchestrations, a classic concerto of supreme beauty and two original compositions.

                 Rhondda Nunes        Fandango do Ribatejo 
                 Mozart                         Piano Concerto in F
                 Respighi                      The Birds
                 Elizabeth Sanders    Port City Soundscape 

Friday, Jan. 27 — 7:30 p.m.

Zion Pops Choir

An Evening of George and Ira Gershwin performed by some of Stockton’s finest vocalists.
                                                    Tom Coyan – Piano
                                                    Kiah Cornelious – Bass
                                                    Dave Tull – Drums


Ticket prices have remained the same over the years: $20 per concert or $45 for the three-concert package. Tickets may be purchased at Mr. C’s Music, 7303 Pacific Avenue; That’s Showbiz, 1744 Pacific Avenue; and the Zion Church office between 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Monday-Thursday, 808 Porter Avenue; or online with Pay Pal (see above or below). Any remaining seats go on sale at the door 30 minutes before the concert.

For additional information, call the Zion Church Office at 209-477-0259.


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