The Atlanta Philharmonic Orchestra is a volunteer community orchestra whose members are not limited by sexual orientation or gender identity.
The Atlanta Philharmonic Orchestra provides culturally and socially enriching, enjoyable experiences that cultivate an appreciation of music and the performing arts in the metro Atlanta area. We bring together people with diverse life experiences and, through this shared purpose, create an environment that fosters understanding among the variety of communities represented by our members, audiences, and artistic partners.
Regular rehearsals are held Tuesday nights at North Decatur Presbyterian Church off Scott Blvd. in Decatur from 7:30 to 9:30 pm. Additional rehearsals are scheduled during the week preceding concerts.
The APO was founded in December 2004 when four instrumentalists and a choral director met with the idea of forming an all-inclusive GLBT orchestra in metro Atlanta, inspired by a similar ensemble in Minneapolis. The first rehearsal was held in January, and the inaugural concert was conducted at St. Mark United Methodist Church in November 2005 under the baton of Mitch Weisiger.
The Atlanta Philharmonic Orchestra is a 501(c)3 organization registered under the legal name GLBTS Symphony Orchestra of Atlanta.