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**REGISTRATION FOR OUR FALL 2023 OPEN HOUSE IS NOW OPEN - scroll down to register**
Come and play with us and see what we are all about! Everyone is welcome. Bring your instrument with you. Music stands and chairs are provided.
Cost: free of charge.
Our next open house will be held on Tuesday, Sept 12, 2023 from 7:30 p.m.- 9:30 p.m. in Room 173, at Central Memorial High School (5111 21 Street SW, Calgary, Alberta)
Please park in the parking lot at the back of the high school and enter through bay door #3. This will take you to Room 173).
If you sign up for the open house, our musical director will email you a handful of orchestral music to print off and practice before you attend.
**REGISTRATION FOR FALL 2023 ORCHESTRA REHEARSALS IS NOW OPEN -scroll down to register**
CCSO has orchestra rehearsals that take place during a Fall session (mid September until mid December) and a Winter session (mid January until mid March). The Fall 2023 session begins on Tuesday, September 19, 2023!
Our two hour orchestra rehearsals occur once a week, on Tuesday evenings, from 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m and run for a total of 10 weeks per session.
All rehearsals are located at:
Central Memorial High School – Room 173 (Enter by bay door #3 at back of school)
5111 21 Street SW
Music stands are provided at rehearsals. Seats will be assigned, and we may change seats between rehearsals.
Most rehearsals begin with instrument specific sections led by some of Calgary’s finest musicians.
After a short snack 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.
Our dress rehearsal is on the second last week of rehearsals and our wrap up concert performance is our final week at 8:00 p.m. Both are held in our performance venue:
Temple B’nai Tikvah
900 47th Avenue SW
**You will need to bring you own music stand for the dress rehearsal and concert at Temple B’nai Tikvah.**
Our wrap up concert is open for all to attend! All we ask is that you bring a non perishable food item for donation to the food bank (there will be a table set up in the gathering area).
The Orchestra has signed a “release of liability” waiver required by the venue on behalf of all that will be in attendance.
We have been honoured to work with the following guest conductors and coaches:
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
Contact us if you have any questions about our upcoming Fall 2023 orchestra session!