String Ensembles

String ensembles rehearse during the months of October, November, January, and February. Violin, viola, cello, and bass students of all ages are welcome.

All ages are welcome.  For those new to the string ensembles, please arrange for a placement audition by sending an email to sarah.dksm@gmail.com.

 

Fall Season 2022:

Rehearsal:Thursdays, Oct. 6 - Nov. 24, 2022 at St. Paul's United Church in Morden (353 Thornhill St.)

Concert:  Saturday, Nov. 26, EMMC, Winkler

Winter Season 2023:

Rehearsals:  Jan 12 - March 2 at St. Paul's United Church in Morden (353 Thornhill St.)
Concert: Saturday March 4, TBD

 

Registration fees:

Fall season (Oct. - Nov.)

Allegro and Da Capo: $50 per participant 

- Encore, Postroad: $60 per participant

 

Winter season (Jan. - March)

- Allegro and Da Capo: $50 per participant 

- Encore, Postroad: $60 per participant

Financial aid is available where needed for DKSM string programming.  Please inquire.

We continue to follow public health guidelines in our programming. There are currently no vaccine or maks wearing requirements. We still ask that you stay home if you are sick and you are welcome to wear a mask if and when you feel it is necessary. 

Allegro 

Allegro Strings is for violin and cello students playing at a beginner to RCM gr. 1 level (Suzuki book 1).  Students will be playing primarily in the keys of D and G major.  No note reading will be required at this level, but the focus will be on enjoying making music with others, developing aural/oral music skills, practicing ensemble skills and reinforcing proper movement and technical development.  Repertoire will focus mainly on Suzuki pieces, simple canons and/or folk tunes, either in unison or 2 parts.  Through games and activities, students will also strengthen their understanding of basic music concepts, including an introduction to sight reading and string orchestra knowledge.  All ages are welcome.

Rehearses on Thursdays: 5:30-6:15

Location:  St. Paul's United Church in Morden (353 Thornhill St.)

Fall Season: October 6th - November 24th

Winter Season: January 12th - March 2, 2023

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DaCapo Strings

DaCapo Strings is an elementary-level string orchestra for violin, viola, cello and bass players who have begun sight reading and are growing in a variety of techniques. Students should be in RCM gr. 2 - 3. All ages are welcome.

Rehearses on Thursdays: 5:45 - 6:25
Location:  St. Paul's United Church in Morden (353 Thornhill St.)
Fall Season:
October 6th - November 24th
Winter Season: January 12th - March 2, 2023

Director: Rochelle Drudge

Encore

Encore Strings is an intermediate string orchestra for violin, viola, cello and bass players who are developing a confidence with sight reading and are growing in a variety of techniques (eg. shifting, vibrato, off-the-string playing).  Students should be in RCM gr. 4 - 6.  1st violins will be expected to play in positions.  All ages are welcome.

Rehearses on Thursdays: 6:30 - 7:30
Location:  St. Paul's United Church in Morden (353 Thornhill St.)
Fall Season: October 6th - November 24th
Winter Season: January 12th - March 2, 2023

Director: Rochelle Drudge

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Post Road

Post Road is an orchestra for musicians who have ensemble experience and are playing at a minimum RCM gr. 7 level with confidence.  Players will be expected to have sight reading skills and practice time enabling them to learn a wide variety of repertoire rather quickly.

 

Rehearses on Thursdays: 6:00 - 7:15
Location:  St. Paul's United Church in Morden (353 Thornhill St.)
Fall Season: October 6th - November 24th
Winter Season: January 12th - March 2, 2023

Director: Jason Vanwynsberghe