Rehearsals

Rehearsals begin each September and January and run for 10 weeks. The final week is a concert. We welcome violin, viola, cello, and double bass players.

We rehearse from 7:30 to 9:30 on Tuesdays at:

Central Memorial High School – Room 173 (Enter by bay door #3 at back of school)
5111 21 Street SW
Calgary, Alberta

Our March and November concerts are held at:

Temple B’nai Tikvah
900 47th Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta

Most rehearsals begin with instrument specific sections led by some of Calgary’s finest musicians. After a short break we rehearse as a full orchestra. On occasion guest conductors and coaches are invited to allow us to enjoy new ideas and styles of teaching and conducting. Some guest conductors and coaches we have been honoured to work with in the past:

Conductor: Tom Megee, Shirley Wright, Jason Erhardt, John Thompson

Violin: Brigit Knecht, Sanja Suplevska, Barb Smith, Mary Jane Vandekerkhove, Steve Lubiarz, Rob Penner, Elisa Milner, Eileen Kosasih, James Desautels, Louise Stuppard, Janna Sailor

Viola: Ronelle Schaufele, John Thompson, Megan Singer, Heather Heron, Rachel Kratofil

Cello: Andrea Case, Tom Megee, Shirley Wright, Jason Erhardt, Jeff Faragher

Bass: Graeme Mudd, Ross Lemon, Sheila Garrett, Patrick Staples