Past Concerts

The orchestra typically presents three concerts a year, performing mostly works from the classical symphonic repertoire and occasionally contemporary music. Concerts from our recent seasons have included:
Children's Corner

Parkdale United Church

Sun Apr 28 2019

Children's Corner

Conductor:

Angus Armstrong

Soloist(s): 

OrKidstra

  • Beethoven - Symphony No. 5 (1st movement)

  • John W Bratton - Teddy Bear's Picnic

  • Grieg - In the Hall of the Mountain King

  • Ponchielli - Dance of the Hours

  • Offenbach - Cancan

  • Brian Balmages - Into the Sky

  • Mozart - Ah! Vous dirai-je, Maman (Twinkle-Twinkle variations)

  • Britten - The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra

A Bartered Bride and Guests

Parkdale United Church

Sat Mar 2 2019

A Bartered Bride and Guests

Conductor:

Serena Reuten

Soloist(s): 

  • Smetana - Three Dances from the Bartered Bride

  • Rimsky Korsakov - Russian Easter Overure

  • Dvořák - Symphony No. 7

Sleigh Bells Ring!

Parkdale United Church

Sat Dec 15 2018

Sleigh Bells Ring!

Conductor:

Angus Armstrong

Soloist(s): 

Adrian Harewood (Narrating)

  • Leroy Anderson - A Christmas Festival

  • Medley: 'Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas', 'I'll be Home for Christmas' (Arr. Angus Armstrong)

  • Emile Waldteufel - Les Patineurs (The Skater's Waltz)

  • Prokofiev - 'Troika' from Lieutenant Kije

  • Rimsky-Korsakov - 'Polonaise' from Christmas Eve Suite

  • Tchaikovsky - 'Waltz of the Flowers' from The Nutcracker Suite

  • 'The Elves and the Shoemaker' - from Tales of the Brothers Grimm

  • Hark! The Herald Angels Sing, Silent Night, O Come All Ye Faithful (Arr. Angus Armstrong)

  • Bill Holcombe - 'Twas the Night Before Christmas

  • Leroy Anderson - Sleigh Ride

A Matter of Spirit

Parkdale United Church

Sat Nov 10 2018

A Matter of Spirit

Conductor:

Angus Armstrong and Laura Hawley

Soloist(s): 

Hypatia's Voice Women's Choir

  • Holst - Mars, Venus (from The Planets)

  • Vaughan Williams - Prelude to 49th Parallel

  • Antoine Gerin-Lajoie - Un Canadien Errant

  • John Corigliano - One Sweet Morning

  • Paul Gross - After the War

  • Sandy Scofield - Song of Life

  • Michael Kamen - Suite from 'Band of Brothers'

  • Laura Hawley - Au champ d'honneur

  • Christine Donkin - A Matter of Spirit

  • Peter Lawson - Tunes from the Trenches

Festa Italiana

Parkdale United Church

Sat Apr 14 2018

Festa Italiana

Conductor:

Angus Armstrong

Soloist(s): 

Daniel Armstrong (double bass) and Malcolm Armstrong (double bass)

  • Rossini - William Tell Overture

  • Bottesini - Passione Amorosa

  • Bottesini - Fantasia on Themes of Rossini

  • Tchaikovsky - Capriccio Italien

  • Khachaturian - Spartacus Suite No. 2

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