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CCO Announcement September 8th 2023

SEPTEMBER 8, 2023 This Monday marks the beginning of the CCO’s 40th Anniversary Season! 1. GETTING REHEARSALS STARTED When: Monday September 11, 2023, 7:30pm to 9:30pm Where: the ballroom at the 519 Community Centre, 519 Church Street, Toronto Music to rehearse in advance: Nutcracker Suite and Die Fledermaus Overture. Musicians must bring their own music and music stand. Music Links: Pdf’s for all of the music in the December concert programme are now available in the Members Only portal on the CCO website. Musicians are strongly encouraged to access the website to find their part: 1. 2. Click on the Musicians Only portal 3. Click on the Sheet Music square. 4. Click on the piece and find the Pdf for your instrument. Musicians need to create an account to access the Musicians Only website. You can request one, or up-date the one you have forgotten, by following the instructions on the site. Tetsuya will give you member's badge to access Musicians' page. To give everyone a chance to begin using and accessing the website to obtain their part, here are the IMSLP links for this week’s music: 1. Die Fledermaus Overture. - J. Strauss 11 - Breitkopf & Hartel Publisher,_Johann 2. The Nutcracker Suite Op. 71a - P. Tchaikovsky - Kalmus publisher If you really cannot print your part, please contact the CCO’s Librarian, Bob Mitchell, and ask him to bring one for you: 2. APPLICATIONS FOR MEMBERSHIP You can now renew your membership or join the CCO. Musician members and non-playing members are welcome. To renew your membership or to become a member you must:

  • complete an application for membership (form attached),

  • sign a Media Consent (form attached),

  • pay membership fees.

Return your completed forms by email to or give them to a Door Volunteer at a rehearsal. Other things you need to know: (i) Potential new musician members can attend two trial rehearsals before they need to make a decision about joining the CCO. Fees become due and payable at the beginning of the third rehearsal attended, and you will be asked about your fee payment. (ii) There is a small increase since last year in the membership fees: $120 before the December concert (3 concerts), $80 between January and the March concert (2 concerts), and $40 from March 24 to the June concert (1 concert). Students pay one half of this amount. Financial hardship should never interfere with being welcomed into the CCO community - please email or speak to the Chair if you need a reduction or waiver: (iii) Paying fees - first choice: pay your fees by e-transfer to, Please include a note with your e-transfer saying “Membership fees for _______________(your name)”. Fees can also be paid by cheque or cash to the Door Volunteer or to any Director you see at the rehearsals. (iv) Membership Application and Media Consent Forms are required (attached below). Please complete and forward to or give to a Door Volunteer;

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(v) COVID - The CCO’s Vaccination Policy and its COVID Safety Policy are currently in abeyance. For now, the Door Volunteers will not check vaccination status and face masks are strongly recommended, not required. COVID is making a resurgence, however. Musicians and volunteers are expected to self-monitor and not attend rehearsals if they are ill or have symptoms. The Door Volunteers will have extra masks available at rehearsals. .

3. IMPORTANT CCO DATES Monday September 11, 7:30pm to 9:30pm - CCO’s 2023-’24 season starts. Rehearsals at The 519, 519 Church Street. Rehearsals continue 7:30 Mondays, unless otherwise noted. Monday October 9 - no rehearsal, Thanksgiving Monday November 6 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm - AGM + Rehearsal. Location: Holy Name Parish, 71 Gough Ave. (on the Danforth at Gough), 1 block west of Pape Station. (The 519 is not available) Friday December 8 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm Dress Rehearsal, East End United Church (formerly Eastminster United), 310 Danforth (Chester Station) Saturday December 9 - 7:30pm Concert, East End United Church (No rehearsals Dec. 11, 18, 25, or Jan. 1)

Monday January 8, 2024 - Rehearsals resume Mondays, 7:30pm at The 519 Friday March 22 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm Dress Rehearsal, East End United Saturday March 23 - 7:30pm Concert, East End United Monday March 25 - no rehearsal

Monday April 1 - Easter Monday. Discussion required re rehearsal or not. Monday April 8, 7:30pm - rehearsals resume at The 519 Monday May 20 - no rehearsal, Victoria Day. Friday June 14 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm Dress Rehearsal, East End United Saturday, June 15 - 7:30pm 40th Anniversary Concert, Eastminster United

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