Downloadable Music for Orchestra Jam 2016!

For musicians joining the NSCO at Orchestra Jam 2016 (part of the North Shore Culture Days celebrations), the following are some links to music you will play on the day. (This list is still work in progress, please come by again soon!)

“In C” – Terry Riley

“Brandenberg Concerto No. 3 in G major” – Johann Sebastian Bach

“Clapping music for two performers” – Steve Reich

“Take 5”

“Purple Haze” – Jimi Hendrix

“O Canada”

“Ashokan Farewell”

** Don’t forget, if you are a string player looking for a friendly local orchestra to play with, the NSCO welcomes you! **

NSCO @ Maplewood Farms

The NSCO are excited to perform on Mother’s Day at Maplewood Farm in North Vancouver, where our members will entertain and mingle with visitors and furry farm residents. It promises to be a fun-filled day for all! (See details below)


NSCO at the Farm

NSCO @ Sunrise Seniors’ Living

The NSCO played our first concert of the season at Sunrise Seniors’ Living in North Vancouver on Wednesday evening, to an enthusiastic audience. Our assistant conductor, Bruce Irschick led us through our program, and bantered with the front row music lovers. Mike Chiang was our soloist, playing the Beethoven Romance in F, which was warmly received. Many residents lingered afterwards to thank us for playing for them. A rousing start to our busy spring season!

2016 Spring Season

Our first rehearsal of the spring season was on Wednesday, January 13th at 7:30 p.m. at Sutherland Secondary in North Vancouver.
Since then, we’ve been busy rehearsing for our Spring season of concerts:

Sunrise Seniors’ Living (Lynn Valley) Wednesday, May 4 at 7 p.m.
See review

Mothers’ Day at Maplewood Farm (North Vancouver)Sunday, May 8 at 2 p.m.
Come join us as we play for moms, dads, kids – and baby animals at the farm!

Hollyburn House (West Vancouver) – Wednesday, May 18 at 7 p.m.

Central City Lodge (Vancouver) – Wednesday, May 25 at 7 p.m.

*** Spring Concert at Lynn Valley Village *** – Sunday May 29 at 2 p.m.
Held in the Community Room (across from the library), we will be joined by a talented young soloist who will play the Bach E Major Violin Concerto.
Please join us – admission by donation (Adults – suggested donation $15;  Seniors $10; kids under 12 are always free).

Cookies and refreshments will be served at intermission.





2015 Christmas Concerts

On Wednesday, Dec. 2, we’ll play our first Christmas concert of 2015 at Inglewood Care Centre in West Vancouver. This has been a regular gig for NSCO for many years, and we look forward to seeing many familiar faces this year. We have five new members playing with us this year, as well, the family of one of our violinists will join the residents to see the show and join in the Christmas carol sing along.

The following Wednesday, we’ll rehearse together for our Winter Celebration Concert on Sunday, December 13 at 2 p.m. (at Lynn Valley Community Room, Lynn Valley Centre, across from the North Vancouver District Library and an excellent coffee shop).

We’ll be playing a selection of music, from Britten’s Simple Symphony to the Game of Thrones theme, and a brand new work by Vancouver violinist and composer Cameron Wilson – best described as a Christmas mashup!

Complimentary treats and warm apple cider will be shared during intermission.

Our final concert of the season will be the following Tuesday evening at Central City Lodge in downtown Vancouver, with many old friends and music enthusiasts in the audience.

AGM tonight

Our annual AGM will be held tonight, at the end of rehearsal.

We’re busy preparing for our first two performances of the season – a Culture Days open rehearsal with members of Ambleside Orchestra and Vancouver Philharmonic at the Gordon Smith Gallery in North Vancouver on Saturday, Sept. 26, at 12:30 til 2:30 p.m.
Come join us! We’ll be rehearsing Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll and Brahms’ Variations on a Theme by Haydn. Registration link is on our Facebook page.

Also, we’ve been invited to perform at Trolley Dances, on Sunday, Sept. 27 in the afternoon, at a secret location (audiences will be transported by trolleys to a variety of dance performances at a number of locations – the surprise is half the fun). North Vancouver Community Arts Council is the organizer of this event.

Fall Season 2015

Our fall season is approaching!

Our first rehearsal is on Wednesday, Sept. 9 (7:30 p.m.) at Sutherland Secondary in North Vancouver.

Current members: please bring your part for the Bach Double Violin Concerto (1st movement), Por Una Cabeza, and the Finale of the David Stone Quartet to the first rehearsal.

New members: Please join us if you’re an intermediate level string player (no auditions). You’re welcome to try a rehearsal or two before joining our society. Music will be provided. All ages welcome!