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JULY 13, 2023 


This Sunday's Playing in the Park is a rehearsal for our July 20 performance. . 

Sunday July 16, 2:00 to 4:00pm. Allan Gardens Park, west side, near the children’s playground. (Jarvis south of Carlton)

RAIN? With rain, we will rehearse in the Children’t Conservatory beside where we normally play..The Children’s Conservatory is the western part of the Conservatory building;  its door is on the north-west side of the building and will be open for us at 1:45pm. 

Please bring your music and a stand. Music links were contained in the June 30 Announcements, excerpt follows, and, more easily, on the Musicians’ Only portal on If you really can’t print your music please email or as soon as you can and someone will print it. 

links to the music selections for the July 20th concert which will be used for the first two Playing in the Park Sundays: . Don't forget to print out your own parts and bring a music stand. a document with the performers playing at each Playing in the Park session and for the July 17th rehearsal and July 20th concert: times for rehearsal repertoire is included with instruments needed.


The rehearsal on Monday July 17 is back at St. Barnabas Church, 361 Danforth (Chester subway). 7:30 to 9:30pm. Please bring your music and a stand. 

Thursday July 20 - “Counterpoint Community Orchestra and Friends” is the featured event at TMU’s brand new festival “Sounds like a Park”, 6:00pm, north west part of the Allan Gardens. A temporary stage, with a canopy roof, will be set up in front of the Children’s Conservatory. Musicians, please report by no later than 5:30pm on July 20, and please invite your friends.

It’s exciting to be reaching out to a totally new audience!  Thank you to the musicians who will be performing. We have a great programme lined up, featuring Helen Li, in Mozart’s Clarinet Quintet, and Tetsuya Kobayashi in a flute trio, plus those lovely crowd-pleasers, Mozarth’s Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, Handel’s Water Music, and a special arrangement of Loch Lomond. 


(I) PIP Hosts - for July 30, August 6 and 13. Please notify Daniel if you, or a friend of yours, can be the CCO’s welcoming face on any of these dates: This job involves being friendly and welcoming to passersby, helping with set up, distributing a flyer with our concert dates, keeping an eye out for any issues. Last week’s host thought it was fun, as there were a lot of friendly passersby. 

(ii) Host/Helper on July 20 - the Sounds Like a Park festival is brand new this summer. We don’t know what it will be like. It would be great if someone who is not performing could come and be the designated CCO rep that night to help with whatever comes up. Please contact if you, or someone you know, could do this. 

(iii) DIRECTOR? We will be electing a few Directors at the AGM this fall, at least two and possibly more. Please consider getting involved in the administration of our orchestra. Musicians and non-playing interested persons are welcome. Diverse skills welcome. Contact if you are interested, or ask questions and discuss possibilities with any of the current or former Board members. 


Sunday, July 16, 2:00 - PIP, Allan Gardens Park (July 20 rehearsal) - Host Paul Gibson 

Monday, July 17, 7:30pm - rehearsal for July 20 - St. Barnabas Church, 361 Danforth Avenue 

Thursday July 20, 6:00pm - Sounds Like a Park series, Counterpoint and Friends performance - Allan Gardens Park , 5:30 report time - Host?

Sunday July 23, 2:00 - PIP, Allan Gardens Park - hosts Holly and Joanne

Sunday July 30, 2:00 - PIP, Allan Gardens Park - Host?

Sunday August 6, 2:00pm - PIP, Allan Gardens Park - Host?

Sunday August `13, 2:00pm - final PIP concert, Allan Gardens Park.  CCO picnic to follow. Host? 

Monday September 11, 7:30pm - CCO’s 2023-’24 season starts. Rehearsal at The 519, 519 Church Street, 7:30 to 9:30pm. Rehearsals continue 7:30 Mondays, unless otherwise noted.  

Monday October 9 - no rehearsal, Thanksgiving. 

Friday December 8 - 7:00pm Dress Rehearsal, Eastminster United, 310 Danforth

Saturday December 9 - 7:30pm Concert, Eastminster United Church 

(No rehearsals Dec. 11, 18, 25, Jan. 1)

Monday January 8, 2024 - Rehearsals resume Mondays, 7:30pm at The 519 

Friday March 22 - 7:00pm Dress Rehearsal, Eastminster United 

Saturday March 23 - 7:30pm Concert, Eastminster 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 Dress Rehearsal, Eastminster United 

Saturday, June 15 - 7:30pm Concert, Eastminster United

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