About CCSO

Calgary Community String Orchestra is designed for beginner and intermediate adult string players who have taken a minimum of one year of lessons on their instrument. Everyone should be willing – even if not yet completely confident – to play pieces with up to 2 sharps or flats and should be playing in two to three positions on their instrument. Our two hour rehearsals begin with about one hour of instrument specific sectionals led by a coach. The second hour is a full orchestra rehearsal. This varies slightly from week to week. Toward the end of each session more time is spent as a full orchestra. The last week of our 10 week session we present a short informal concert. At CCSO we strive to create a supportive and positive environment. There are no auditions. Everyone is welcome.

We are very sorry to announce that there will be no CCSO this term. 

Please continue to play your instrument to remind yourself of the joy you get from making music and to keep your fingers in shape!  I know we will find a way to play together in the future.   Keep an eye on this website for any updates or send me an email and I’ll put you on our mailing list. 

   We hope you and yours are all healthy and continue to stay safe.  

Fee:  $200

Rehearsals:  Tuesdays from 7:30pm to 9:30pm at:

St Matthews United Church

    2039 26A St SW
    Calgary, Alberta

Join us for our concerts at:  No concerts planned for now.  

Temple B’nai Tikvah

    900 47th Avenue SW
    Calgary, Alberta

Want to try us on for size? We are excited to again host our Play-Along Open House on ……no open houses presently ……. at St. Matthews United. Come and play with us and see what we are all about. Anyone is welcome. For more information, contact Anne using our ‘Contact’ form. Let us know that you want to participate in the Play-Along in the ‘Questions’ box  and include your email address so that we can send you the link to the music.