Join the Orchestra

The mission of Orchestra Kingston is to give people from the community the delight of playing and performing together orchestral music, including Canadian repertoire.

New membership

Player membership is by invitation and involves consultation with the relevant section leader and the conductor.  After a suitable trial period, the prospective member and the section leader will discuss the prospective member’s eligibility, taking into account various factors such as general playing level, past experience, awareness of orchestral etiquette, reliability, and the ability to get along with other members. Following acceptance by the section leader and the conductor, a new membership will be formally registered by the Committee.

If you are interested in joining please contact the Music Director John Palmer

General Policies

Orchestra Kingston is a community orchestra whose aim is to play great orchestral music in an enjoyable and encouraging atmosphere. The orchestra has been created to give community members the opportunity to work in a collaborative manner with like-minded musicians from the Kingston area, under the leadership of an experienced orchestral conductor.


Weekly rehearsals are held on Tuesday evenings from 5:30 to 7:00 pm at St. Andrew’s By the Lake United Church (1 Redden St., Kingston).  We rehearse from September to early May.

More questions may be answered in the FAQ section click here.