The Long Prairie Chamber Orchestra was formed in 1974 by two couples, Orv and Reta Dahlen and Lowell and Janet Klukken.
The orchestra's first performance was held at the armory in celebration of our country's Bicentennial. During Orv Dahlen's direction, the orchestra had taken a bus to perform a short tour in North Dakota.
Throughout the years, the Long Prairie Chamber Orchestra has performed the Messiah and other works with a choir from Sauk Centre. Also, the orchestra has had members of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra join in a performance.
Since the beginning of the orchestra's existence, there have been seven directors. Currently, Adam Hultberg is the music director of the Long Prairie Chamber Orchestra.
The orchestra continually stretches its ideas to center the concerts as family friendly and to show you a deeper appreciation towards music.
The orchestra and chorus is comprised of people from as far as Walker, Wadena, Perham, Saint Cloud and Osakis to Long Prairie, Sauk Centre, Grey Eagle, Melrose - plus more! There is no audition to attend the orchestra or chorus.
Currently, the Long Prairie Chamber Orchestra has a four concert season: Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer Pops.
Send us an e-mail through the Contact us for more questions or join us on Facebook and become a member!
Opportunity for Schools in the Communities
The Long Prairie Chamber Orchestra has started a program to offer a free season pass to any student involved in a music program.
We see the need to contribute through diversified programming and professional guest artists and wish to reach out to the communities' schools in hope to see more and more students and schools take advantage of the great concert opportunities.
If you or your school is interested in this program, please use the Contact us link along with contact name, schools, how many students in music programs and we will send you the free season passes to your school.
"The Long Prairie Chamber Orchestra is dedicated to the performance of music for the education and enjoyment of its members and the surrounding communities."