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Updated: Aug 24, 2022

These Announcements concern PLAYING IN THE PARK, and the casual picnic to follow it, this Sunday.


1. Final Playing in the Park & Picnic this Sunday, Aug. 14 The final concert of the CCO’s outdoor summer season is this Sunday, August 14, weather permitting. 1 Many thanks to our Music Director and the several musicians who have performed this summer, and will perform this Sunday, and to the featured performers among our members who have made each week special, particularly Helen, Rick & Friends, Gemma, Daniel, Robert, and Chris. We have received positive feedback from a community group working on enhancing Allan Gardens, as well as many thanks from passersby who appreciate hearing music in the park as they stroll. The season organizers are satisfied with the success of the community outreach goal set for Playing in the Park. Our grand finale features our Music Director Andrew Chung, in a trumpet sonata, and our concertmaster, Gemma Donn, and principal second violin, Chris Yoshida, in Bach duets. The orchestra’s featured piece, Mournet’s Rondeau, plus its music to accompany Andrew, are on the google spreadsheet and direct links are included in these Announcements. The orchestral arrangements are not difficult; please join in the making of music in the Park if you can, and stick around for a sandwich at the picnic. When: Sunday August 14. Rehearsal 2:00 to 3:00; Concert 3:00 to 4:00pm. Picnic follows for musicians, friends and family in the audience. Sign-Up Form: Music: Please print your part from this Google spreadsheet, which to links Musicians need to bring: music stand, music, sunscreen and a hat, mask (optional), wind clips. Weather Cancellation: if the outdoor performance needs to be cancelled because of weather, an email will be broadcast to this Announcements email list at 11:00am Sunday morning. Please check your email before leaving for the Park if the weather is uncertain. COVID Precautions: Please do not attend if you are unwell, have tested positive recently, or were recently in close contact with a person who has tested positive. Please bring your own music and music stand. Masks are optional. Some distancing is expected. Hand sanitizer and masks are available at the Park. 2. SOME CCO REMINDERS (i) Applications for Membership: The AGM is October 3. If you have not formalized your membership by completing an Application for Membership, please do so and email it to for filing with the Board’s Secretary, Holly Price. The Application Form is attached. The Board has waived membership fees for the balance of this season.The benefits of membership include: the ability to become a Director, vote at the AGM and in CCO elections, serve on CCO Committees, attend CCO Board meetings, access the Members Only portal on the CCO website, and receive members-only emails.

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(ii) IMPORTANT DATES August 14, 2022: final Playing in the Park performances, picnic to follow. .Allan Gardens 2:00 to 4:00pm. Monday September 12, 2022: rehearsals begin on Mondays 8:00 to 10:00pm. St. Barnabas Anglican Church. 361 Danforth Avenue (Chester subway station) Tuesday September 20, 2022: Revised By-Law Information Session, by Zoom, 7:00pm. Monday October 3, 2022: Annual General Meeting for first hour of the rehearsal. Members can attend and vote in person or by Zoom. Friday December 9, 2022: Dress rehearsal Saturday December 10, 2022: Concert, “Holiday Cornucopia” (premier of “Journeys of Angela Swan” by Andrew McClure) Monday January 9, 2023: Rehearsals resume Mondays, 8:00 to 10:00pm Friday March 24, 2023: Dress Rehearsal Saturday March 25, 2023: Concert (premier of “A Stone’s Throw” by Justin Peters) Friday June 9, 2023: Dress Rehearsal Saturday June 10, 2023: Concert (Trumpet Concerto by composer Betsy Raum).

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