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Updated: Aug 24, 2022

These Announcements concern PLAYING IN THE PARK, contain reminders about formalizing membership and list important upcoming dates for CCO events.


1. Playing in the Park, Aug. 7 and 14 The CCO’s summer season of Playing in the Park is drawing to a close- only this Sunday and Sunday, August 14 remain, weather permitting. When: Sunday afternoons August 7 and 14. Rehearsal 2:00 to 3:00; Concert 3:00 to 4:00 Where: Allan Gardens, south of Jarvis and Carlton, in the shade near the children’s playground Sign-Up Form: Music: Use this Google spreadsheet to find the music for these weeks and the links to IMSLP. Please print your part. On August 7, Rick Fraser and a small ensemble will be featured, playing the Sonata by Evaristo Felice Dall'Abaco, Ayres for 3 violins by Thomas Holmes, and the Canzon by Joanne's Stadlmair. Also on August 7, Helen Li will play Mozart’s Quintet for Clarinet and Strings, a piece we had planned to play in July but was canceled because of rain. If you are interested, in being a featured performer on August 14, please use the Sign-Up Form Gemma Donn and Chris Yoshida are playing Bach duets that day, and there is also room for you. Since August 14 is the CCO’s final outdoor event, a casual picnic will follow this last concert. Join the audience of passersby or, better yet, musicians, take this opportunity to try playing outside. Musicians need to bring: a music stand (no sharing), music, sunscreen, and a hat, a mask (optional), wind clips. Weather Cancellation: if the outdoor performance needs to be canceled because of weather, an email will be broadcast on this Announcement email list at 11:00 am. 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 but recommended. Some distancing is expected. Hand sanitizer and masks are available at the Park.

Link to Playing in the Park 2022 Music Spreadsheet 2. CCO MEMBERSHIP The AGM is approaching - on October 3. If you have not formalized your membership in the CCO 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 site on the CCO website, and receive members-only emails.

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3. IMPORTANT DATES Sundays August 7 & 14, 2022: final Playing in the Park performances. Aug. 14, snacks and drinks to follow. Allan Gardens 2:00 to 4:00 pm. 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, 7:00 pm. Monday, October 3, 2022: Annual General Meeting for the 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” (premiere 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 (premiere 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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