Auditions for the 2018-2019 season will be held August 27 and September 10. If you are interested in playing with us this season please contact us at email@example.com for more information. 🙂
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.
This concert is generously supported by The Church of the Messiah and D’Addario Canada.
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
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!
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:
***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!
Conductor, Artistic Director
We are very pleased to introduce the new concertmaster of the Summerhill Orchestra, Victoria Yeh!
Victoria Yeh is a Toronto-based acoustic and electric violinist, having performed across Canada from coast to coast to coast. Classically trained, Victoria studied under many teachers including the late Ranald Shean (founding member ESO), Broderyck Olson (Assistant Concertmaster, ESO), Frank Ho (Grant MacEwen College), Martin Riseley (former Concertmaster, ESO), Christian Howes (former Asst Professor, Berklee College of Music), and the late Jacques Israelievitch (former Concertmaster, TSO).
In her youth, she had the honour of performing across the City of Edmonton as Concertmaster for the Singing Strings youth orchestra, as well as with her own professional chamber group, Quintessence. Her early musical endeavours helped her pay her way through University, eventually leading her to move to Toronto in 2003.
But classical music was not enough, and through various collaborations with jazz, rock and prog artists, Victoria eventually came to create a unique sound blending the classical purity of the violin with the edginess of prog fusion.
In addition to a full-time performance and recording career, Victoria has spoken and performed for kids from Canada, the US and Costa Rica about the joys and magic of music, while also serving as the Chair on the Board of Directors for Brazil Strings, a not-for-profit that aims to bring teachers and instruments to underprivileged youth in Brazil.
Victoria is deeply honoured to be serving as Concertmaster for the new Summerhill Orchestra and looks forward to sharing and creating music and joy with her fellow musicians and the greater community.
Hey everyone, why not come out and share some of your talents with us? The Church of the Messiah is holding its next open mic night on August 25th and all p.w.y.c./donations will go to helping set up the newly formed Summerhill Orchestra!
Details are below…I hope you’ll join us!
Open Mic Night for Summerhill Orchestra!
Friday, August 25th, 2017
The Church of the Messiah – 240 Avenue Rd
(corner of Dupont and Avenue Rd)
Kayt Lucas hosting!
Our Bell Tower Cafe will be open for all your coffee and sweet treats needs!