WHAT is Cello Choir?

Since 2010, The Austin Cello Choir is a musical ensemble comprised entirely of cellos and membership is open to all students of the cello at ALL LEVELS and at ALL AGES from as young as 10 to 80 years. Some of us have been playing for decades while others are advancing quickly in their first year of studying the instrument. Cellist Tony Rogers has been the director since 2012 and arranges most of the music the group performs.  Every semester is different and concludes with a final concert of all new music, aiming to be widest variety of music you may never hear again performed on a cello, or 30 cellos! Checkout our repertoire playlist.

ALL LEVELS!  Parts are especially created for less experienced players ensuring that everyone can play!  From "First Position to Thumb Position".  To further help, every part is recorded and shared with the members for at home practice.  There is a part you can play, and you will get better at the cello and be challenged at your level.  

Tony Rogers has been assembling cello ensembles of varying sizes for most of his life, first with the North Texas Cello Quartet, later as the founder of the Portland Cello Project in 2006, started as director of the Austin Cello Choir, in 2011 and during the Pandemic he created the Global Cello Project, bringing cellists all over the world together.  He Partners with Carolyn Hagler director of the online community Cello Discovery and Austin Symphony member for this Spring 2023, our second semester back since the pandemic.

If you play the cello and you want to have fun weekly with other cellists, jump in!

WHEN is Cello Choir?

All rehearsals are TUESDAYS 7pm - 8:30pm unless otherwise noted.


January 23, 30

February 6,13, 20, 27

March 5, 12, 19, 26

Concert week of March 12

April 2, 9, 16, 23, 30

Concert week of May 7

WHERE is Cello Choir?

ALL REHEARSALS @ Cherrywood Community Center

3804 Cherrywood Rd Austin TX 78722

Doors will be open by 630pm to warmup.  

Bring a Music Stand, Rockstop, a Pencil, and a Stand-light!

WHAT does Cello Choir play?

Every semester is different but its always a mix between fast and slow, old and new, classical and popular music, always with custom arrangements for all skill levels.

This Semester is focusing on new arrangements:

RACHMANINOFF Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini


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