We currently have vacancies for the following instruments:

  • Double bass
  • Trombone (1 alto, tenor or bass)
  • Harp

We are usually able to accommodate additional string players.

We rehearse on Wednesday evenings, from 7:30 to 10 pm, at York Mills Collegiate Institute, 490 York Mills Road (between Bayview and Leslie), North York. Click here for our music program for the season, season calendar and rehearsal schedule.

Our first rehearsals for the 2017-2018 season

  • Program 1 will take place on Wednesday September 13th, 2017
  • Program 2 will take place on Wednesday November 8th, 2017
  • Program 3 will take place on Wednesday January 10th, 2018
  • Program 4 will take place on Wednesday March 7th, 2018
  • Program 5 will take place on Wednesday April 11th, 2018

We don’t have formal auditions; instead, we invite new players to sit in for a couple of rehearsals as an informal audition and to see how compatible we are.

If you are offered a position and decide to continue playing in the orchestra, you will be expected to pay a membership fee and purchase a subscription, both of which are essential to the orchestra’s ability to operate and provide the music-making environment that we all enjoy.

The annual membership fee is $132 ($80 for full-time students), pro rata for joining after the first concert.

Members are obliged to purchase one regular or senior ticket to each concert for which their instrument is scored (subscription tickets are available for 3 and 4 concerts; student members may purchase student tickets).

If you are interested in joining, please contact us here (select the “Join our orchestra” subject).