Spring 2021

Registration is now open! Use the form at the bottom of the page.

We have an exciting program planned for February through the summer. There will be two virtual classroom series, Virtual Creative Music Workshop and Music Meet Ups – Building Concert Repertoire, and the Performance Series like that of last summer.

Membership

All CMS members who were active for half /all of the 2019-2020 season and did not request refunds in 2020 have had their membership continue for the 2020-2021 season at no charge. New members may join for a fee of $20.

Program

Every person who registers for one ensemble will be able to register for both virtual series as well as the Performance Series which includes a limited number of summer outdoor rehearsals and concerts which we hope COVID restrictions will once again allow.

1st Ensemble:  $120
2nd Ensemble:   $70

To register in one or two ensembles and indicate your interest in the virtual series, complete the form at the bottom of the page.

Virtual Creative Music Workshop

with guest composer Dr. Benjamin Dean Taylor
http://www.benjamintaylormusic.com/

Open to All CMS Members – Choral Waves, Band on the Bow and Riverside Jazz
Dates: February 23, 25 March 2, 4 (Tuesday/Thursday)
Time: 7:00-8:00pm
This is a series where each session builds on the previous. Plan to attend all four sessions.

Join us in this fun virtual workshop series where we will be playing some creative music-making games designed to help students of all abilities feel comfortable, and creating music in a jamming/contribution kind of fashion, rather than a written down classical style. Bring your voice or instrument.

No experience required. No theory required. Just bring some curiosity and excitement to make music.

Requirements:

  • Reliable internet connection – ethernet if wifi unreliable
  • Preferably computer rather than mobile
  • Headphones
  • Voice or instrument (Adam will contact percussionists about instruments beforehand.)
Virtual Music Meet Ups – Building Concert Repertoire

with Adam Mailman, Diego Bechthold and Aurora Borin

Open to All CMS Members – Choral Waves, Band on the Bow and Riverside Jazz
Dates: Wednesdays March 10 to April 21
Time: 7:00-8:00pm
This is a series where each session builds on the previous. Plan to attend all seven sessions.

This series of seven sessions will start with a presentation by Aurora about the Messiah/Complex performed by Against the Grain Theatre and how the various artists brought this cross-Canada performance together. The following five sessions will explore the facets of selecting repertoire for a concert program. Each participant will build a concert program (some homework required) and we will share our programs at the final session.

Requirements:

  • Reliable internet connection
  • Preferably computer rather than mobile
 Performance Series

We will be repeating our Performance Series that we so successfully piloted last summer. The Music Directors will provide the music in our CMS Dropbox and practice notes via email, followed by one or two short outdoor rehearsals and a performance. COVID permitting, we hope to be able to follow with several rehearsals and performances through the summer.

Music/Program Notes:
Choral Waves   Emailed April 29 – May 27
Band on the Bow, Riverside Jazz   Emailed April 28 – May 26

Outdoor Rehearsals:
Venues, Dates and Times: TBA – likely on weekends (warmer during the mid-afternoon)

Outdoor Performances:
Venues Dates and Times: TBA – weekends

Complete the form below to register in one or two ensembles and indicate your interest in the virtual series.