The Allegra Chamber Orchestra is one of the only all female professional orchestras in the world. The ACO maintains the responsibility of the artist in society is to shine a light on issues that need to be changed and addressed, while provoking creative thought and solutions, first within ourselves, and then in the broader context of the community at large.
Each innovative concert, event and recording project presented by the ACO has a social impact focus and a practical method of financial and visible support for the partnering charitable organization. The ACO seeks to integrate music and humanity back into the community in a practical and accessible way,while maintaining the highest standards of performance and artistic excellence.
Allegra’s ongoing support and founding of music therapy programs in women’s resource centres across BC is made possible through a charitable partnership with Music Heals. A portion of proceeds from ACO-produced events go directly to fund music therapy, and concerts are made accessible to the women who benefit from these programs.
Founded in 2016 by conductor and violinist Janna Sailor, the musicians of Allegra are brought together not only as professional musicians, but as women united in service and support of other women.