Yearly Archives: 2019


Allegro Strings and Dorian Fiddles Corinne Chausse, interim director Students, under the direction of Corinne Chausse, played recent community events, including AMG Awards, Shoppes at Nottingham, Symphony of Holiday Homes Tour, Monroe Sorosis Book Club (Est. 1899), Billy Graham Library, opening for Central United Methodist Church’s Christmas Concert, and Jesse Helms Center. […]

Holiday Happenings of Allegro Strings and Dorian Fiddles


Thanks to all who attended CUMC’s annual Christmas Concert with Union Symphony Orchestra, conducted by CUMC Music Director James O’Dell. Allegro Strings and Dorian Fiddles, under the direction of Corinne Chausse, interim director, opened the concert.     Photos by David Brandt

CUMC Festive Choir with Union Symphony Orchestra



Photos of performances at AMG Awards, Shops at Nottingham, and Symphony of Holiday Homes Tour. Upcoming  Schedule Corinne Chausse, interim director 12/5 Luncheon for Book Club 12/6 Billy Graham Library 12/8 CUMC Christmas Concert 12/16 Jesse Helms Nursing Home   TBA Atrium Union Hospital TBA Presbyterian Church TBA Monroe MALL

Fall Happenings of Dorian Fiddles


Union Symphony pays tribute to Beth Joy Fowler (1938–2019), the founding music director of Allegro Strings and Dorian Fiddles, for her esteemed contributions to music education. Beth Joy Fowler was a music teacher of choirs, strings, orchestras, and handbells in several public and private schools. She was also a violinist […]

Tribute to Beth Joy Fowler



Gloria Sunday, December 8, 2019, 5 PM Central United Methodist Church, Monroe DID YOU KNOW the wonderfully sunny nature of the Gloria, with its distinctive melodies and rhythms, is characteristic of all of Vivaldi’s music, giving it an immediate and universal appeal. Union Symphony Orchestra annually performs a Christmas concert […]

CUMC Presents Gloria!


Friday, April 11, Dorian Fiddles performed for Art Walk, Downtown Monroe. Corinne Chausse, interim director. Performances this season are a tribute in honor of beloved founding director Beth Joy Fowler. Dorian Fiddles rehearses weekly at First Presbyterian Church, Monroe, and performs throughout the community. Details of upcoming holiday performances will […]

Dorian Fiddles – Monroe Art Walk



Photos David Brandt Thanks to all who attended the 2019 opening concert of Union Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Richard Rosenberg, with solo artist Yulia Zhuravleva. Thank you to The Batte Center and Wingate University, our season sponsor. Union Symphony is pleased to have the support of the Braswell […]

Photos of Opening Concert


Photos by David Brandt Photos of Wingate University Pops on the Quad The weather cooperated while USO, under baton of Deanna Tham, took listeners on a “Journey through Space, Time and Fantasy”. We want to thank all who traveled to hear us and many thanks to the staff of our […]

Photos of Pops on the Quad