Last week, we launched the online ticketing platform for our upcoming concert on December 10. Tickets are FREE and will be required for the event, so make sure to grab your tickets now!

SHARE with your friends & neighbors!

We would love for our local community to join us for this fun concert, and we need your help in getting the word out! Our goal is for every family to bring 3 new guests with them. Below are two links for a video and image to help with sharing on your Facebook personal page or neighborhood group, Nextdoor, Instagram, or just old-fashioned word of mouth.

For your convenience, here’s an example of wording that you could copy!

Hey! (Student Name) orchestra is having a free Christmas concert on December 10th at 6:30 PM at Lake Forest Church (exit 23 in Huntersville). We would love to see you there! Tickets are free and can be reserved here: https://www.tickettailor.com/events/corneliusyouthorchestras/808708

Auction Fundraiser at Concert!

We will be hosting a blind auction featuring the works of several excellent, local artists in the lobby at our Merry & Bright concert on Saturday, December 10. Make sure to come a few minutes early to view the works for yourself and take this opportunity to support the CYO while also procuring breathtaking paintings from local artists! Bidding will close 15 minutes after the concert, after which winners will be announced. Checks, credit, and debit are acceptable payment methods.


We are so excited about or service project this year!  The Cornelius Youth Orchestras family is working to help supply the Caterpillar Ministries Christmas Store happening Dec 11th and 12th from 5:30-8:30PM!  We have several ways to serve:

1) Bring a toy!

Tap the button below to see specific needs. Please sign up if you can help provide a gift. Also, check out the Amazon wish list for this project:

2) Volunteer at the Christmas Store!

Tap the button below to see specific times and volunteer opportunities. Please sign up if you can help work at this event!

3) We need our musicians to serenade the shoppers!

The students will be performing in different small groups in the lobby and in The Box between 5:30 and 8:30PM on both days. We need to know when your student is available to play and on which days.  Performers will be scheduled in 15 minute increments.  If you’re available to participate, please contact Kristin Pecoraro at kpecoraro@corneliusyouthorchestras.com.