ArtsFalmouth Member Profile:

Laura Sonnichsen

Falmouth Chamber Players Orchestra
Address: P.O. Box 395, ,

Falmouth Chamber Players Orchestra is comprised of proficient musicians who are dedicated to the playing and performance of classical instrumental music, with an emphasis on historical chamber and orchestral works from the Baroque through the Romantic periods. The Falmouth Chamber Players Orchestra is committed to providing culturally enriching musical experiences for audiences and orchestra members by:


Presenting the highest quality performances possible for this level orchestra, at a reasonable cost to the public.


Attracting, as members, proficient adult and student instrumentalists from the local communities.


Ongoing development of individual and ensemble musicianship


Advancing the art and appreciation of chamber and orchestral music through study and performance of works by the great composers.


In the past Falmouth had little in the way of a classical orchestral playing experience available for amateurs. Joyce Gindra, Fritz Sonnichsen, and Laura Tutino Sonnichsen had been running their own smaller ensembles however, and they independently concluded that a full orchestra would make a broader range of repertoire accessible. They collaborated with each other to start a classical orchestra and called a meeting of the members of their ensembles. After the meeting in April 2008, Falmouth Chamber Players Orchestra was founded as a classical, instrumental, chamber orchestra. John Yankee attended the meeting and became the orchestra's first music director.


Board of Directors - Fritz Sonnichsen, President, Laura Tutino Sonnichsen, Vice President Joyce Gindra, Secretary and Treasurer, Henry Duckham, Prosser Gifford.  


Falmouth Chamber Players is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.