St. Croix Valley Symphony Orchestra


St. Croix Valley Symphony Orchestra

The St. Croix Valley Symphony Orchestra (SCVSO) is comprised of UWRF students and musicians from the greater St. Croix Valley area. Rehearsing on Monday evenings from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m., the ensemble explores a wide variety of repertoire. Designed to meet the needs of the community, the group excels at outreach for the St. Croix Valley with concerts at various venues such as the Phipps Center for the Arts in Hudson, WI, Shepherd of the Valley Lutheran Church in Afton, MN and Trinity Lutheran Church in Stillwater, MN. The SCVSO has been fortunate to perform with outstanding guest artists over the years such as Boston Brass, Irish tenor Anthony Kearns, and Manny Laureano, principal trumpet of the Minnesota Orchestra. 

Find the latest information at our St. Croix Valley Symphony website and see below for upcoming events and recent highlights.


Slovanic Dance


Hungarian Dance


Russian Salors Dance


Auditions and Performance Schedule

Rehearsals begin Monday, September 12, 2016 from  7 - 9 p.m., for the St. Croix Valley Symphony Orchestra. 

Auditions are heard on a per person basis by contacting Dr. Kristin Tjornehoj, director at 715-410-7416  
Location of rehearsals is Kleinpell Fine Arts Building, Abbott Concert Hall, on the University of Wisconsin-River Falls campus.   Parking is available in North Hall lot, University Center lot, or on the streets surrounding KFA.   

Spring Semester rehearsals begin Monday, January 30, 2017.

View Performance Schedule

About the Conductor

Kris Tjornehoj 2017

Upcoming Events:

Christmas Symphony featuring Margaret Jane Wray, soprano 
Sunday, December 3, 2017   |   3:00 p.m. |   Trinity Lutheran Church, Stillwater, MN.    Advanced tickets recommended through ArtReach St. Croix.
Reception dinner at the Lowell Inn following (Nov. 22 final day for reservations).

Margaret Jane Wray, Soprano
Margaret Jane Wray, soprano 

Recent Highlights:

Performance at the Phipps Center for the Arts featuring Ivan Konev, piano
October 11, 2016 

James Dutton, flute
December 2016

James Dutton, Flute
James Dutton rehearses with Ivan Konev, piano, and the SCVSO

Boston Brass
October 30, 2016

Boston Brass and Kris Tjornehoj
Boston Brass with director Kris Tjornehoj

Anthony Kearns
November 1, 2015

Anthony Kearns

Anthony Kearns, leading Irish tenor, came to the St. Croix Valley for a rare solo performance on Sunday, November 1, 2015, Trinity Lutheran Church in Stillwater, Minnesota. Mr. Kearns sang a variety of selections from "Bring Him Home" from Les Miserable, to his signature interpretation of "Grenada" and much, much more.

The St. Croix Valley Symphony Orchestra collaborated with Kearns, the Trinity Lutheran Choir and special guests Natalia Moiseeva, violin and Phil Kadidlo, piano. 

Anthony Kearns has a busy solo career touring several times each year in both Ireland and the United States, and tours two to three times annually with The Irish Tenors™.

Anthony's solo performances contain incredible arias and classics, what he fondly calls the "Evergreens," and a generous dose of the "Irish." These solo performances are a delight, and are widely attended. Anthony has developed a devoted following which is growing daily, populated with people who travel hundreds, and in some cases thousands of miles in order to attend a concert.

It is obvious to anyone who listens to Anthony sing: here is a man who is passionate about his music. His voice is so seasoned and sure, Anthony's considerable singing talent defies categorization. His satin-smooth voice, coupled with his tremendous vocal range and technique, lends itself equally well to opera, light classical, the standards, show tunes and, of course, his beloved Irish music.

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Music Department
B46 Kleinpell Fine Arts

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