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Queen's University



Cello Orchestra returns for its third season! Don’t miss it!  Under the dynamic direction of Wolf Tormann, this ensemble continues to explore the unique and luscious sound of multiple cellos playing together, while building ensemble skills. Instruction will address the technical differences between ensemble and solo playing and will develop the hearing/listening skills required for successful ensemble participation. Queen's Bachelor of Music students will collaborate with Cello Orchestra on specific projects.


Rehearsals will take place generally on Saturdays from 10 – 11:30am in Harrison-LeCaine Hall, room 120, at Queen’s University on the dates below (exceptions to this day/time are marked in bold). It is important that all participants attend the first meeting.

  • Saturday January 11, 2014: 10 – 11:30am
  • Saturday January 18: 5 - 6.30pm
  • Saturday January 25: 10 - 11:30am
  • Saturday February 1: 5 - 6.30pm
  • Saturday February 8: 5 - 6.30pm
  • Saturday February 15: 10 - 11:30am
  • Saturday February 22: 10 - 11.30am
  • Saturday March 1: 5 - 6.30pm
  • Saturday March 8: 10 - 11:30am
  • Saturday March 22: 5 - 6.30pm
  • Saturday March 29: 5 - 6.30pm
  • Saturday April 5: 10 - 11:30am at concert location

Cello Orchestra will perform at the QCM ensemble recital on Saturday afternoon April 5th, 2014.

All participants will be expected to prepare their parts individually so that rehearsal time can be spent on ensemble work. Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of rehearsal to unpack, set up, and tune. All participants will be expected to participate in the concert on April 5th, 2014.


This ensemble is open to students of any age, and will run with a minimum of 12 participants (please refer to Conservatory Policy for further details regarding procedure if minimum class size is not achieved). Maximum: unlimited!!


All participants must be playing at the RCM grade 6 equivalent level or higher. Cellists must be comfortable in at least the first 4 positions. New participants may be asked to audition for the instructor for placement purposes.


All participants must bring to each rehearsal:

• Instrument and bow
• Device to prevent end-pin slipping
• Music in folder
• Pencil
• Eraser

Music and folders will be provided by QCM, and must be returned in good condition upon completion of the term. All lost or damaged original parts must be replaced at the participant’s expense.


Registration fee: $40 per family per year. This fee covers registration for all programs within the Conservatory over the year.

Course fee:  $200 per person, and includes all music and music folder.


In order to plan repertoire and prepare parts in advance of the first rehearsal, please register by Monday January 6th, 2014.

Kingston, Ontario, Canada. K7L 3N6. 613.533.2000