Concordia Chamber Players

Concordia Chamber Players was founded in 1997 in New Hope, Pennsylvania by Artistic Director and cellist Michelle Djokic. Michelle’s gifts for creative programming, her ability to communicate key aspects of the music, and the depth of her multi-faceted collaborations appeal to seasoned and new concertgoers alike.

Our concerts include a stellar list of guest artists—including a host of Grammy award nominees and winners—to perform in various intimate venues throughout beautiful Bucks County. Discover the range of talent of  Concordia, from veteran musicians to rising young performers as we present another season of treasured masterpieces and unexpected gems.  Browse our website for more information on special events and ticket information.

Mission Statement

To engage and enrich the communities of Bucks County and the surrounding areas by presenting world-class chamber musicians to perform the masterworks of the repertoire, lesser-known gems, and works by emerging composers.

Here is what some of our supporters have to say about Concordia.

The Concordia Violin by Joseph Crilley

Violin by Joseph Crilley

Joseph Crilley (1920-2008)

 Joe Crilley was gracious enough to donate this painting which quickly became a recognizable symbol of  Concordia Chamber Players.

Born in 1920, Joe Crilley began to draw and paint as a child, and went on to study at the Philadelphia College of Art, and the Graphic Sketch Club. He moved to New Hope, Pennsylvania in 1948 and has remained a resident of the area. Crilley taught art in the New Hope – Solebury schools for six years, and worked as a professional photographer for 30 years in schools and museums in the United States and Europe. When the New Hope Community Center, located near the Bucks County Playhouse, was active, Crilley exhibited with many local artists including Spencer, Leith-Ross, Folinsbee, Garber, Coppedge and Redfield.

Acclaimed for his extraordinary use of color, Crilley has exhibited at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia Art Alliance, Philadelphia Sketch Club, National Academy of Design, Salmagundi Club, Audubon Artists and the Allied Artists in New York City, Woodmere Art Gallery, Phillips Mill, Trenton City Museum and Liscombe Lodge in Nova Scotia. His paintings are in collections in Australia, England, Italy, France, Canada and the U.S.

The Concordia Chair by Nakashima

Mira Nakashima

The Concordia Chair was designed for the Concordia Chamber Players in 2003, when the musicians and I discovered that the existing Nakashima chair designs were not suitable for the exuberant style of chamber music playing that Concordia exhibited. The result was a flat seat with an upright back providing minimal support and no obstruction to bowing. Director Michelle Djokics’ parents, who live in New Hope, had offered to give us the wood from a tree that had to be taken down in their yard, which was discovered to be English Walnut that yielded many planks of beautifully figured wood used to make the original set of seven chairs.

Board of Directors & Advisory Board

Concordia Board Members

Artistic Director
Michelle Djokic

Candace Jones

Susan Smith

James Wells
Douglas Kale
Kathleen Kennerley
Linda Kenyon
Brian Keyes
Teresa Hopkins

Advisory Board

Mira Nakashima-Yarnall
John Schucker
Kate Hanenberg

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