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:
St. Matthew’s United Church
2039 26A St SW
Our March and November concerts are held at:
Temple B’nai Tikvah
900 47th Avenue SW
Rehearsals begin with sectionals. Anne Scott works with the cellos and Diane Valentine coaches the violins. 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 have included Ronelle Schaufele (viola), Brigit Knecht (violin) Sanja Suplevska (violin), John Thompson (viola), Andrea Case (cello), Tom Megee (cello & conductor), Shirley Wright (cello & conductor) Jason Erhardt (cello & conductor), Barb Smith (violin), Mary Jane Vandekerkhove (violin), Megan Singer (viola), Steve Lubiarz (violin), Rob Penner (violin), Elisa Milner (violin), Heather Heron (viola), Eileen Kosasih (violin), Jeff Faragher (cello), Graeme Mudd (bass), Andrea Case (cello), James Desautels (violin), Ross Lemon (bass), Rachel Kratofil (viola) and Louise Stuppard (violin).