Nebo Holiday Chorus & Orchestra
The NEBO HOLIDAY CHORUS & ORCHESTRA (NHCO) was established by residents of Spanish Fork, Utah to promote the performing arts, provide quality performances of large choral works for free to the community in Southern Utah County, and exercise and improve the artistic skills of those performing in the choir and orchestra. During this year’s Christmas season, approximately 200 musicians will be performing together in Handel’s Messiah. Performers include auditioned professional and hobby musicians, high school students, independent music teachers, and instrumental music teachers from the public schools and area universities. The choir members and most orchestra participants are volunteers, unpaid both for the weekly rehearsals and for the two concerts performed this year. These rehearsals will take place at the end of October through the middle of December 2017 and will involve the finest musicians from our community. We are truly honored to work with such fine musicians and would like to express our great appreciation for the much-needed support we received from members of our community.
Established in June 2017, NHCO is a non-profit corporation and operates exclusively for educational and charitable purposes within the meaning of Section 501 (c)(3) of the IRS Code. Our bylaws and articles of incorporation clearly state our purposes that are strictly artistic in nature. Our organization is supported by member participation fees, grants, and by donations from individuals, businesses, and organizations.
The mission of the NHCO is to provide exceptional musical holiday productions in Southern Utah County in order to:
INSPIRE and ELEVATE audiences and active participants through annual performances of large religious and/or secular choral works, with a resolute commitment to Handel’s Messiah, the most popular and frequently performed oratorio ever written.
PROMOTE and NURTURE the creative works of Utah’s own career and hobby musicians through integrated quality performances that represent and contribute to Utah’s cultural arts and increase fine arts performances locally.
BUILD and STRENGTHEN the cultural base throughout communities that desire inspirational and uplifting music and thus educating its residents through actively participating in fine arts productions.
SERVE and BENEFIT communities by strengthening family and community ties, enabling all of Southern Utah County residents to celebrate together, join their voices during the holiday seasons, and donate to charitable organizations.NHCO provides youth and adult education in musical performance through choral and orchestral participation.