London Life Community Music Program
London believes that live, classical music must be available to all
members of our community. The London Life Community Music Program,
which presents education and community concerts in London and
surrounding communities, is an important part of every season.
Life Community Music Program was strengthened with a $150,000 grant
(payable over three years) from the Ontario Trillium Foundation in
2004/05. This grant enabled Orchestra London to hire its first
Education and Outreach Manager, Doug Walker, to oversee and strengthen
listening to you play, I can hardly wait until I’m in Grade Six and
can learn to play an instrument too!”
Student, Jack Chambers Public
Orchestra London has introduced more than 30,000 local school
children to the orchestral experience since 2000. In 2004/05 we played
to 8,119 students at schools in London, St. Thomas, Strathroy, Aylmer
and Ailsa Craig.
London would like to thank the corporate sponsors who make these
important initiatives possible: London Life; Columbia Sportswear
Company; St. Willibrord the Credit Union, and The New PL.
information about this year’s Education programming, please contact
Doug Walker at
or call 679-8558 x 241.
Orchestra London’s Education Concerts!
Orchestra London is pleased to announce details of our Education
Series for the 2005-06 season!
(Approximate running time is 50 minutes)
Mendelssohn, F. Hebrides Overture –
An overture from one of the greatest composer’s of symphonic music
painting a musical description of a Scottish landmark
Vivaldi, A. The Four Seasons- Spring
One of the first compositions to create images through music
Beethoven, L.v. Symphony #6 – Pastoral
– Movements 3 & 4
Beethoven creates a musical landscape of the countryside. Maestro
Potvin will demonstrate the musical techniques used to convey images
and descriptive sounds
Gariepy, J. Ŕ vous les cloches
This Canadian composition features the woodwind, brass and
percussion sections of the orchestra.
Rossini, G. Finale – William Tell
The familiar theme music from “The Lone Ranger” brings the program
to an exciting conclusion.
Cost per student - $5.00
An educator’s handbook will be available for this program which
includes class activities, composer biographies and other
information. The handbook will also be available on this Web Site.
For bookings, concert times or more information please contact Doug
Walker (Education Outreach Manager) at
[email protected] or
519 - 679 - 8558 ext. 241 or the Orchestra London Box Office at 519-
679 – 8778.
October 21 – available for booking
November 4 – Education Centre – 10:00/11:15
November 8 – White Oaks ES – 11:00
November 30 – Strathroy Christian School -10:00
February 7– available for booking
February 8 – available for booking
March 3 – Byron Somerset ES – 1:00/2:15 10:30/1:00
April 28 – Chippewa ES – 1:00/2:15
March 6 – Education Centre – 1:00/2:15
March 7 – Arthur Voaden SS – St. Thomas – 1:00/2:15
March 8 – East Elgin SS – Aylmer – 1:00/2:15
March 10 – Jack Chambers ES – 10:00
March 20 – available for booking
March 21 – available for booking
April 4 – Clark Road SS – 10:30/1:00
April 25 - Tillsonburg CC – 10:30/1:00
April 26 – College Ave. SS – Woodstock
May 2 – St. Mary CS – 10:00
Attention: Principals, English, Dramatic
Arts, History and Music Teachers:
Hearts Made Great!
Friday November 11, 2021
Centennial Hall, 1:00p.m
teacher / Chaperone per 10 students admitted gratis!
On Friday November 11, 2005, Orchestra
London will present a unique Remembrance Day Concert as part of the
City of London’s 150th anniversary celebrations, which will
honour and pay tribute to the veterans of our city.
Made Great explores the
meaning of the words Honour, Loyalty, Love and Sacrifice.
committed more than just troops to World War II. We committed the
Canadian family. Through letters and song, Hearts Made Great
tells the story of the Wise family – Victor, Nora, Julie and Margaret.
Poignant in their honesty, the letters demonstrate their fighting
spirit and the family’s determination to endure even in the darkest
with suspense, joy, hope and sadness, Hearts Made Great will
take the audience back to a time when many Canadian families made the
ultimate sacrifice at a pivotal moment in our shared history.
Featuring music from the Swing Era this special performance is
geared towards Secondary and Senior Elementary Students. This
theatrical and musical project will bring the reality of the
experiences of Canadians who have fought in wars and who continue to
serve and promote peace throughout the world to life for each student
specially-commissioned production is being led by several well-known
London personalities, including director Louise Fagan and conductor
and arranger, Jeff Christmas, who will lead the orchestra. The cast
includes London’s Sirens, Donna Creighton, and Joanne Lawton, along
with Paul Grambo and Carolyn Hall. The script is by London writer
Jennifer Venner. Authentic military costumes have been provided by the
Royal Canadian Regiment Museum.
forward to sharing this unique experience with your students. Seats
may be booked in September through our Box Office. If further
information is required, please contact Doug Walker at 679-8558 x 241.
Amahl and the Night Visitors
Gian Carlo Menotti
December 9, 2021
St. Paul’s Cathedral
472 Richmond Street
Tickets: $8.00 per student
1 Teacher or Chaperone per 10 students admitted gratis!
The tender heart
warming story of Amahl and the Night Visitors is one of the
most popular of American operas. Only one hour in length the opera
with its beautiful score and touching English libretto is appealing to
all ages and musical backgrounds. It is written specifically for young
imaginations which can easily relate to a child with a headful of
dreams. It remains an inspiring story of how faith, charity unselfish
love and good deeds can work miracles.
Orchestra London is
proud to present these special performances of this timeless work. We
look forward to welcoming you and your students to share this great
musical experience with us. Tickets can be booked through our box
office 679 – 8778 or by contacting Doug Walker directly at 679-8558 x
As part of our 2005/2006
season Orchestra London will be opening up dress rehearsals for
interested student or community groups.
November 2 – A Touch of
Jazz – 10:00 a.m. – Wolf Performance Hall
Experience jazz through the eyes of Classical composers as Orchestra
London’s Michele Verheul plays Aaron Copeland’s Clarinet Concerto
first performed by Benny Goodman in 1950. Music by Milhaud and Strauss
complete the program.
February 22 – English
Enchantment – 10:00 a.m. – Centennial Hall
This concert features Vaughan Williams famous oboe concerto played by
Orchestra London’s Ian Franklin, Elgar’s Introduction and Allegro,
Britten’s homage to his teacher and mentor, Variations on a theme by
Frank Bridge and John Estacio’s Such Sweet Sorrow.
March 29 –
Power and Grace – 10:00 a.m. – Centennial Hall
Beethoven’s Symphony # 6, Pastoral and Linda Bouchard’s Vertige are
the featured works on this program in addition to a well known
featured soloist performing a major concerto.
like to stress that these are working rehearsals that run for 2 1/2
hours. There will be a break at the 90 minute mark in the rehearsal
for those who wish to leave at that time. The cost of attendance at
these rehearsals is $8.00 per student. 1 teacher/chaperone for every
10 participants will be admitted free of charge. Bookings for these
events may be made by calling our box office at 679 – 8778 or by
Doug Walker directly
at 679-8558 x 241.
“We have never had
a young audience we didnâ€™t love...We donâ€™t consider
music a ‘frillâ€™ or even an ‘enrichmentâ€™;
for us it is core curriculum!”
Timothy Vernon, Music
“If only you could
see your kidsâ€™ faces light up as the music touches them at
Orchestra Londonâ€™s Education Concerts. We are genuinely moved
by their enthusiasm as they interact in a memorable program meant
to introduce them to the joy of symphonic music.”
Christine Newland, Principal
“The program not only
reinforced curriculum expectations but certainly piqued the
student's interests in the music as well as the individual
Meadows Public School
symphony was the one written for the percussion section because he
played funny squawks, pops, clunks and clinking noises that put a
smile on everyone in the audience as well as making the children
laugh to their heart's content.”
Brenton Public School
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