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.

Fall session begins Tuesday, September 10, 2019 ending with our concert at 8pm on November 12, 2019.

Winter session begins Tuesday, January 7, 2020 ending with our concert at 8:30 pm on March 10, 2020.   (please note the later start time)

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:

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 Tuesday, November 19, 2019 and Tuesday, March 17, 2020, from 7:30 to 9:30 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.