Orchestra Kingston

Orchestra Kingston and Kingston Community Strings | Photo by John Wonsowicz

Orchestra Kingston is a community orchestra located in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Since 2008, we have been performing concerts that feature a wide range of musical genres, with a special focus on Canadian composers.  We often perform in collaboration with other community ensembles and professional soloists.

We provide an opportunity for amateur musicians in the Kingston area to play orchestral repertoire under the baton of a professional music director, and to develop their skills as orchestral players in a relaxed but dedicated environment. We prepare a four concert season and meet on Tuesday evenings from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Orchestra Kingston and Kingston Community Strings | Photo by John Wonsowicz

As we prepare to re-open for the 2021/22 season Orchestra Kingston plans to hold auditions for five principal chairs on Tuesday, September 7, from 5 – 7:30 pm at St. Andrew’s  by the Lake United Church.  We are looking to fill the following positions:

Principal Flute, Principal Clarinet, Principal 2nd Violin, Principal Cello, and Principal Bass.

If you or someone you know may be interested in any of the above positions with Orchestra Kingston, please ask them to contact either: John Palmer <john.wn.palmer@gmail.com> Music Director or Janice Ley <janice.ley@gmail.com> Personnel Manager for audition materials. Deadline for applications is August 24, 2021.

The audition will consist of assigned excerpts from the upcoming season and a 2 – 3 minute unaccompanied solo (complete solo or extract/excerpt) of the applicants’ choice.