Sending warm wishes to our wonderful community for a happy and healthy 2024 full of music!
Both the Junior and Senior String Ensembles performing for family and friends in Holy Trinity St. Stephen's Memorial Church for the 2023 Holiday Concert on December 14 (left photo). The Senior String Ensemble performing in the community on December 14 at the Highland Golf and Country Club for the London Newcomers' Club – it was a joy to have them sing along for festive carols (right photo).
Humility + Integrity + Passion = HIP ! - This is our mantra. Humility: Strive to be your best - we can always learn to do better. Integrity: Be there for me when I need you - I'll be there for you. Passion: Love what you do - good music deserves your best.
Youth are exposed to quality music training several hours per week, with enriching opportunities to perform in diverse venues.
Our musicians learn the music of the Masters as well as some of our own Pop favourites.
During daily rehearsals, our musicians get "snack breaks" donated by volunteers.
Graduates of the program volunteer their time to teach younger members what they have learned through the El Sistema program.
Who benefits from these activities? Young people who:
Might not have the opportunity to learn quality music
May not have instruments available to them
May not have access to quality instruction, whatever the reason
May not have a place to play
May not have connections to peers who share the same interests
Want to learn
Aside from the music, valuable life lessons are taught, building student's self-esteem, while generating pride of accomplishment.Parents tell us this has improved their childrens' lives.