Reveries of Spring!

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – Overture to La clemenza di Tito, K.621
Franz Schubert – Symphony No. 5 in Bb major, D. 485
Gabriel Fauré – Pelléas et Mélisande Suite, Op. 80

Monday, March 6th, 2023
8:00 pm
The Church of the Messiah
240 Avenue Rd, Toronto (Dupont at Avenue Rd)
Tickets available on Eventbrite

Sarah John, Conductor
Lauren Yeomans, Assistant Conductor
Natalie Wong, Concertmaster


Interim 2nd Oboist, Violin and Viola players needed!

We are currently looking for an accomplished oboist to play 2nd for our next two concerts in the season. We have two exciting programs featuring works by Schubert, Fauré, and Rimsky-Korsakov.

We would also welcome violinists and violists to help grow our string sections.

We rehearse Monday evenings 7:30-9:45 at The Church of the Messiah at Dupont and Avenue Road in downtown Toronto. Membership fee for the rest of the season is $80 payable at our first rehearsal on January 9th, 2023.
We are a volunteer orchestra of the highest quality. We hope you’ll consider joining this fine group of lovely community musicians!

For more information please contact Sarah John at

Go Fund Me Campaign!

Did you know that our little community orchestra has 13 professional musicians? Our principal players work as volunteers in Summerhill Orchestra but they donate their time, energy and talent to lead and support live music in our community. Without them we would not have a vibrant community ensemble!
To say thanks we are having a Go Fund Me campaign to support these fine players.
With your help we will be able to give them a small token as thank you for all they do for S.O.

Please help support our ensemble by donating today.
Here is the link to our campaign. Many thanks!

Erika Nielsen – Principal Cello

Our 2022-2023 Season!

Brahms, Weber, Strauss
Monday, November 28, 2022  8:00 pm
Carl Maria von Weber – Overture to Oberon
Richard Strauss – Serenade in E-flat major, op. 7
Johannes Brahms – Symphony No. 4 in e minor, op. 98
Venue: The Church of the Messiah
240 Avenue Road (Dupont/Avenue Road)

Winter Concert
Monday, March 6, 2023 8:00 pm
Pablo de Sarasate – Zigeunerweisen, Natalie Wong Violin Solist
Franz Schubert – Symphony No. 5 in Bb major
Venue: The Church of the Messiah
240 Avenue Road (Dupont/Avenue Road)

Spring Concert
Monday, May 15, 2023  8:00 pm
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov – Scheherazade
Venue: TBA

*All repertoire subject to change without notice

Summer Break – looking to the fall…

Thanks to everyone who supported us this year. We were so pleased with our concerts and are excited to get back to playing with the full orchestra in the fall.

We are planning three full concerts for the 2022-23 season and hope you will join us!

In the meantime we are working away to help build the solid foundation of this orchestra to ensure we continue to make music for you. If you are interested in supporting us financially please consider making a donation.

You can make your donation cheque out to Summerhill Orchestra. Our address is #220-2350 Dundas Street West, Toronto, Ontario, M6P4B1.


….you can send a donation directly through your internet banking site using our email address –

Thanks so much for your support!

Watch this space for updates about concerts and repertoire for our 2022-23 season.

Have a wonderful summer!

More Music!

We are pleased to announce that Summerhill Orchestra Strings will return to rehearsals on March 28th for a concert to be held May 30th at Eastminster United Church in Toronto.

We are looking for advanced violin and viola players to join us for this concert cycle.

If you are interested please contact us at

From our November 30, 2021 concert at Rosedale United Church