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:

St. Mary and St Paul Coptic Orthodox Church
2039 26A St 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. 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), James Desautels (violin), Ross Lemon (bass),  Rachel Kratofil (viola), Louise Stuppard (violin), and Sheila Garrett (bass).