phone 207-232-5327
Welcome to the Portland Community Orchestra

immerse yourself in an ensemble tailored to improve your performing and technical skills

icon 2022-23 SEASON

This past June the Portland Community Orchestra presented its first concert since March 2020, emerging from two years of lockdown and many months without opportunities to see, hear or perform in-person live music. The concert featured music by Telemann, Albinoni, and Sibelius, as well as works by Ukrainian composers Mykola Lysenko, Wassyl Barwinskyj and Mykola Leontovych, with our concert revenues being donated to Ukrainian relief efforts. We are very excited to be planning our next season, and look forward to seeing you as a new PCO member, or as an enthusiastic audience member and supporter of the orchestra's goals and mission. For more information about the PCO's upcoming season, see our Performance Schedule.


PCO rehearsals take place every Tuesday from 5:30-7:30pm at Trinity Episcopal Church (580 Forest Ave, Portland). During the summer we may go outdoors at either Fort Allen Park (Eastern Promenade), Evergreen Cemetery, or Payson Park. A series of eight intensive rehearsals prepares each of our  concert performances. Please check out the PCO Member Handbook for information on musician expectations, sheet music, attendance, performance etiquette and membership dues.


Members of PCO come from all walks of life and a wide variety of musical backgrounds. It provides a unique musical experience to those who are interested and ready for the challenges of playing great music with other musicians. Please spend a few moments meeting the people who make the PCO what it is.


Members of the PCO playing at the 2022 Yarmouth Clam Festival
PCO at the Yarmouth Clam Festival

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Trinity Episcopal
                Church, 580 Forest Avenue, Portland, ME

Rehearsals take place Tuesdays from 5:30-7:30pm at Trinity Episcopal Church or various locations around Portland

PCO rehearsals take place Tuesdays from 5:30-7:30pm at Trinity Episcopal Church, 580 Forest Avenue, Portland, or at various locations outdoors around the Portland area (Fort Allen Park, Evergreen Cemetery, Payson Park, Bug Light Park/South Portland). To audition, volunteer, donate, or just find out more about the PCO, please contact us at:

icon 1 Portland Community Orchestra
         389 Cousins St, Yarmouth, ME 04096

icon 2 207-232-5327

icon 3Send us an email

Concert tickets: $10
College students tickets: $5
Grade school students and younger - FREE

PCO Mission Statement
The Portland Community Orchestra (PCO) offers amateur musicians an opportunity for mutual growth and understanding through the experience of musical performance in a supportive and collaborative setting.

As a non-profit organization, the Portland Community Orchestra makes its financials readily available to the public. If you have any questions, please call the PCO at 207-232-5327.

Form 990-EZ 2017
Form 990-EZ 2018
Form 990-N 2019
Form 990-N 2020
Form 990-N 2021

PCO Financial Report 2017
PCO FInancial Report 2018
PCO Financial Report 2019
PCO Financial Report 2020
PCO Financial Report 2021

I love your wide-ranging, interesting and very playable selections and arrangements. Please keep doing what you're doing!