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Ottawa's Oldest Continuously Established Orchestra

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Corelle Quentin

It is with deep sadness that we announce that our cherished librarian Corelle Quentin, passed away in her sleep on Saturday January 23rd, 2021.


Corelle, a former operating room nurse, was a consummate learner, acquiring and teaching herself (in her late 70"s) how to use “Finale,” a complicated music notation software, when she took on the librarian position thirteen years ago. She went over and above her “job description,” transposing parts for many of us, creating scores and, according to our Music Director, Angus Armstrong, keeping him “on track” during busy times. Above and beyond this, Corelle always showed amazing energy, warmth and kindness to us all.


We cannot imagine rehearsals without her. Rest in peace Corelle.

The orchestra would like to extend its thanks to the local businesses that have supported it recently; please do what you can to support them!

Parkdale Orchestra is a member of Orchestras Canada:

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