Corktown Chamber Orchestra was started by a group of skilled string musicians in Toronto who wanted to explore music together without the constraints often involved with established orchestras. An openness to any genre, desire to collaborate with others, and a genuine love of making music and sharing it quickly established this group as a community favourite in Corktown. Today, the orchestra is much larger and includes full wind and brass sections, but it maintains that sense of collaborative music-making and exploration that first brought those musicians together.
All of our members contribute to both the musical and non-musical aspects of running an orchestra. No one is paid, not even our artistic director—we are all there because we love making music! We do not hold formal auditions as we prefer to see how people fit in our orchestral setting and to give potential newcomers a chance to assess us at the same time! Our musicians have extensive training and orchestral experience giving us the opportunity to play challenging repertoire that we present during our four regular concerts in typical years.
We are extremely grateful to Little Trinity Anglican Church for their continuing support and accommodation of our rehearsal and performance schedule. The space itself is beautiful and the ideal setting for concerts with fantastic acoustics. Our organizations share a desire to further a sense of welcoming community in Corktown and surrounding neighbourhoods.
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