It’s Our Third Season!

Friday, November 29, 2019
Mozart  – Concerto for Clarinet and Orchestra with Noru Gogovita, Clarinet
Dvorak  – Symphony No. 8
Dvorak – Festival March – Carlos Vasquez, Guest Conductor
Monday, March 9, 2020
Wagner  – Siegfried Idyll
Beethoven  – Symphony No. 5
Beethoven  – Coriolan Overture – Carlos Vasquez, Guest Conductor
Tickets available at Eventbrite: TICKETS
Friday, May 8, 2020
Unfortunately, we will be postponing this concert until November due to the current COVID19 outbreak. Please check back for details.
Verdi – Overture to La Forza del Destino
Ravel – Pavane pour une infante défunte – Carlos Vasquez, Guest Conductor
Sibelius – Violin Concerto – Victoria Yeh soloist
All concerts take place at The Church of the Messiah in Toronto.
Programs are subject to change without notice.
We look forward to sharing this music with you in the coming season!


AUDITION!  If you are interested in auditioning for the Summerhill Orchestra please contact us at  to book an audition at the end of August.

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Rachmaninoff and The Lark

Our last concert of the season features three great works with two wonderful soloists.

Rachmaninoff – Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini featuring Kathleen Chang on piano.
Vaughan Williams – The Lark Ascending featuring Victoria Yeh on violin.
Mozart – Overture to the Abduction from the Seraglio

Sarah John, Conductor
Victoria Yeh, Concertmaster

MONDAY, May 13, 2019
8:00 pm
Tickets $5/$15/$25
Cash bar

Location:  The Church of the Messiah
240 Avenue Road at Dupont, Toronto

Tickets available on Eventbrite

For more information please contact us at

Beethoven 7 in March!

Tickets are now available for our March 8th concert featuring three wonderful works!

Summerhill Orchestra plays Beethoven!

Beethoven – Symphony No. 7 in A Major Op. 92
Tchaikovsky – Serenade for Strings in C Major Op. 48
Hüe – Fantasie for Flute and Orchestra

Jaye Marsh, Flute Soloist
Sarah John, Conductor
Victoria Yeh, Concertmaster

Friday, March 8, 2018
8:00 p.m.
The Church of the Messiah
240 Avenue Rd (at Dupont)
Toronto, Ontario
Admission: $5/$15/$25 Tickets available soon through Eventbrite or from orchestra musicians

Silent auction
Cash bar

We hope to see you there!

Welcome to our Second Season!

November 30, 2018
Mendelssohn – Symphony #4
Sibelius – Romanze in C for Strings Op. 42
Mozart  – Overture to The Marriage of Figaro
Elizabeth Raum – Halifax Harbour
March 8, 2019
Tchaikovsky – Serenade for Strings
Hue – Fantasy for Flute and Orchestra
Beethoven – Symphony #7
May 17, 2019
Rachmaninoff  – Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini for Piano and Orchestra
Vaughan Williams – The Lark Ascending
(Programs are subject to change without notice)
More information to follow! Thanks for your support!

Dvorak in Summerhill April 6th!

Toronto’s Summerhill Orchestra proudly presents “Dvořák in Summerhill” on Friday April 6, 8pm at the Church of the Messiah.

Our second concert of the season features the grande Dvořák Symphony No. 7 and Romance for Violin, along with Rossini’s classic Overture to the Barber of Seville and Telemann’s Trumpet Concerto in D.

The evening features conductor Sarah John and soloists Victoria Yeh (violin) and Eric Adelman (trumpet).

Tickets are Pay What You Can: $5, $10 or $20 each.

Tickets available at Eventbrite here:  Dvorak in Summerhill TICKETS!

This concert is generously supported by The Church of the Messiah and D’Addario Canada.

We are also having a SILENT AUCTION!
Silent Auction fundraising items will be available including a Dreadnought Guitar and a Soprano Ulina Ukulele along with many other items

Concert Time!

We are launched and rehearsing for our first ever concert! Won’t you join us?

Carnival of the Animals & Beethoven 8


Summerhill Orchestra concert debut!
Featuring piano soloist Richard Herriott
Sarah John, Conductor
Victoria Yeh, Concertmaster

Saint-Saëns – Carnival of the Animals
R. Strauss – Serenade for Winds in Eb
R. Herriott – Dance Rhapsody Canadian
Beethoven – Symphony No. 8

Friday, December 1st, 2017
8:00 pm
Tickets $10 (at the door)
Location: The Church of the Messiah
240 Avenue Rd (corner of Dupont and Avenue Rd)
Limited street parking

Purchase tickets at Eventbrite here

For more information please contact us!



A new orchestra is born!

Dear Friends!

We are at the beginning of a great new adventure!!

All auditions have been completed and we have chosen our orchestra!
The rehearsals are set and so is our concert (December 1, 2017. Concert details coming soon!)  We are  looking forward to presenting many inspiring concerts for you in the coming seasons!
We are also starting to raise funds to help us with basic expenses for performances this season.
If you are interested in supporting us this way then we invite you to make a donation through our main sponsor The Church of the Messiah’s website here:

Donate to Summerhill Orchestra!

***Please include a note indicating that you’d like your contribution to go to SUMMERHILL ORCHESTRA. Tax receipts will be issued for donations of $10 or more.

We so appreciate your help and look forward to meeting you at our concerts! Please help us make this happen! Many thanks!

Sarah John
Conductor, Artistic Director