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Happy Birthday Canada

Sunday May 28, 2016 at 3pm at St. Paul's United Church, 29 Park St. W., Dundas

Reception following concert.

Admission is free. DVO gratefully accepts donations, and tax receipts are provided for donations of $10 or more.

DVO is comprised of talented amateur musicians from the Hamilton area. The ensemble presents three major public concerts each year and performs at Hamilton retirement homes. Audience members are welcome to meet the musicians at the post-concert reception. The venue is wheelchair accessible.


FOLLOWING CONCERTS


All concerts at St Paul's United Church, 29 Park Street West, Dundas

Free admission, Donations gratefully accepted.


PAST CONCERTS


Concerts 2016-2017 Season

Movie Classics

Sunday January 29, 2017 at 3pm at St. Paul's United Church, 29 Park St. W., Dundas

Reception following concert.

Music connected to your favourite movies, old and new. Including themes from Great Westerns, James Bond, and the Mission. We will also showcase our HAALSA Young Musician of the Year.

  1. R. Strauss: Fanfare to Also Sprach Zarathustra
  2. J. Strauss Jr.: Blue Danube Waltz
  3. E. Morricone, arr. R. Longfield: Gabriel’s Oboe (Soloist: Homer Seywerd, Oboe)
  4. E. Bernstein, arr. C. Sayre: Great Escape March
  5. J.Barry, arr. S. Rosenhaus: Dances with Wolves
  6. M. Bruch: Canzone for 'cello and orchestra (Soloist: HAALSA Young Musician of the Year Phillip Darley)
  7. Arr. S. Bulla: 007: Through the Years
  8. F. Schubert: Symphony No. 8, D.759, B Minor (Unfinished)

Admission is free. DVO gratefully accepts donations, and tax receipts are provided for donations of $10 or more.

DVO is comprised of talented amateur musicians from the Hamilton area. The ensemble presents three major public concerts each year and performs at Hamilton retirement homes. Audience members are welcome to meet the musicians at the post-concert reception. The venue is wheelchair accessible.

Spotlight Dundas

Sunday, November 6, 2016 at 3:00 pm at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church, 59 Sydenham St., Dundas Ontario

Please note change in venue. We will return to St. Paul's United Church for our next concert, following the completion of renovations.

Reception following concert.

This program features music composed and performed by Dundas residents and soloists! Come and listen and see Dundas talent on display.

  1. A Fanfare for Brass and Percussion by Dundas composer Leen Tuk
  2. Birds Flying Over Dundas Peak by Dundas composer Mark Thomas
  3. Vivaldi's Concerto for Two Mandolins in G, RV532 featuring local guitarists Ross Colborne and Steve Parton
  4. Water from the Well by Peter Lloyd, arr L. Thomas featuring Mary Anne Peters & Babbage Industries of Dundas
  5. Mozart’s Overture to the Magic Flute
  6. An Ordinary Day of Dundas by Dundas resident Seiichi Ariga
  7. R. Vaughan Williams's The Lark Ascending featuring Dundas violinist, conductor and teacher, Michael Schulte
  8. Mendelssohn's War March of the Priests from Athalia
  9. The “Toy” Symphony attributed to L. Mozart with special local guest soloist musicians and dignitaries

Admission is free. DVO gratefully accepts donations, and tax receipts are provided for donations of $10 or more.

DVO is comprised of talented amateur musicians from the Hamilton area. The ensemble presents two major public concerts each year and performs at Hamilton retirement homes. Audience members are welcome to meet the musicians at the post-concert reception.

Concerts 2015-2016 Season

Spring Concert

Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 3:00 pm at St. Paul's United Church, 29 Park St. W., Dundas

Reception following concert in basement of church.

Admission is free. DVO gratefully accepts donations, and tax receipts are provided for donations of $10 or more.

DVO is comprised of talented amateur musicians from the Hamilton area. The ensemble presents two major public concerts each year and performs at Hamilton retirement homes. Audience members are welcome to meet the musicians at the post-concert reception.

Hot! Hot! Hot!

Sunday, January 24, 2016 at 3:00 pm at St. Paul's United Church, 29 Park St. W., Dundas

Reception following concert in basement of church.

Winter warmup featuring music from tropical lands — Brazil, Mexico, the Caribbean and more. Come for the Steel Drums!

Admission is free. DVO gratefully accepts donations, and tax receipts are provided for donations of $10 or more.

DVO is comprised of talented amateur musicians from the Hamilton area. The ensemble presents two major public concerts each year and performs at Hamilton retirement homes. Audience members are welcome to meet the musicians at the post-concert reception.

Remembering Vimy

Sunday, November 8, 2015 at 3:00 pm at St. Paul's United Church, 29 Park St. W., Dundas

Reception following concert in basement of church.

Music of the First World War! We shall be supporting the work of the Vimy Foundation in building a new, enlarged Education Centre at Vimy, France. Come and listen to the music and sing. We shall be joined by the Dundas Pipes and Drums for this concert.

Admission is free. DVO gratefully accepts donations, and tax receipts are provided for donations of $10 or more.

DVO is comprised of talented amateur musicians from the Hamilton area. The ensemble presents two major public concerts each year and performs at Hamilton retirement homes. Audience members are welcome to meet the musicians at the post-concert reception.

Concerts 2014-2015 Season

DVO Annual Fundraiser 2015

Sunday, June 7, 2-5pm at The Valley City Manufacturing Co, 64 Hatt Street, Dundas

  • Live Music - Wine/Beer - Snacks - Silent Auction - Art Exhibition
  • Entry by Donation (receipts for donations over $10)

Immortal Beloved

Sunday, May 24, 2015 at 3:00 pm at St. Paul's United Church, 29 Park St. W., Dundas

Reception following concert in basement of church.

  1. Ludwig van Beethoven: Turkish March, Op 113
  2. Mark Thomas: About Town (DVO's resident composer)
  3. Ralph Matesky: Variations on a Theme of Beethoven
  4. Chris Barletta: L'eroe e il Cattivo (winner of Student Composition Competition)
  5. Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3, 1st mvt.
    Nancy Cassels, piano
  6. Ludwig van Beethoven: Symphony No. 6, Op 68, F major (Pastoral)

Admission is free. DVO gratefully accepts donations, and tax receipts are provided for donations of $10 or more.

DVO is comprised of talented amateur musicians from the Hamilton area. The ensemble presents two major public concerts each year and performs at Hamilton retirement homes. Audience members are welcome to meet the musicians at the post-concert reception.

A Celebration of Black History

Sunday, January 25th, 2015 at 3:00 pm at St. Paul's United Church, 29 Park St. W., Dundas

Reception following concert in basement of church.

Notes about the Spirituals sung in the concert — as presented at the concert by Peter Hill.

  1. Joseph Boulogne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges: Symphony in D, Op. 11 No. 2
  2. S. Coleridge-Taylor: Petite Suite de Concert Op. 77
    1. Un sonnet d'amour (3rd mvt.)
    2. La tarantelle frétillante (4th mvt.)
  3. S. Joplin/arr. L. Thomas: Elite Syncopations
  4. R. Nathaniel Dett, arr. Lt. Thomas: In the Bottoms Suite
    1. Honey (Humouresque)
    2. Barcarolle (Morning)
    3. Juba (Dance)
  5. R. Nathaniel Dett: Let Us Cheer the Weary Traveller (choir a cappella)
  6. Traditional, arr. L. Thomas: Follow the Drinking Gourd (choir with full orchestra)
  7. Traditional, arr R. Emerson: Wade in the Water (choir with full orchestra)
  8. Traditional, arr. A. Thomas: Keep Your Lamps (choir with small accompaniment)
  9. Traditional, arr. R. Dillworth: Morning Glory (choir with full orchestra)
  10. J. Rutter - Feel the Spirit (choir a cappella)

Admission is free. DVO gratefully accepts donations, and tax receipts are provided for donations of $10 or more.

DVO is comprised of talented amateur musicians from the Hamilton area. The ensemble presents two major public concerts each year and performs at Hamilton retirement homes. Audience members are welcome to meet the musicians at the post-concert reception.


Concerts 2013-2014 Season

A concert was held Sunday November 9, 2014 at 2pm for Arts Dundas Weekend

Soirée in the Afternoon

  • In support of the orchestra
  • June 8, 2014 from 2-5 pm
  • At Valley City Manufacturing, 64 Hatt St, Dundas
  • $35 per person, $20 students, 10 for $250

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We cordially invite you to a Soirée in the Afternoon to support the Dundas Valley Orchestra. On June 8 join us to socialize with other residents of Dundas, Hamilton, and the surrounding area, to meet friends and strangers (and new friends), and to raise your appreciation of the arts.

Our venue is Valley City, a historical manufactury right in the heart of Dundas, provided courtesy of the Crockford family. The Valley City building is one of the original industrial buildings in what was Canada West in the pre confederation 1850's.

Enjoy:

  • Wine & Cheese & Beer
  • Silent Auction
  • Live Music - Classical, Jazz and—who knows?

For more information contact Dvosecretary@hotmail.com. Tax receipts provided (registered charity 118889476RR0001).

Song and Dance - the Music of Opera and Ballet

Sunday, May 25th, 2014 at 3:00 pm at St. Paul's United Church, 29 Park St. W., Dundas

Reception following concert in basement of church

  1. J. Offenbach - Intermezzo and Barcarolle from Tales of Hoffman
  2. A. Ponchielli - Dance of the Hours from La Giaconda
  3. G. Verdi - Nabucco Overture
  4. S. Servida - Winner of the 2nd DVO Composers Competition
  5. P.I. Tchaikovsky - Panorama and Valse from Sleeping Beauty Suite Op. 66a
  6. I.F. Stravinsky - Berceuse and Finale from Firebird Suite (1919) (Score signed by Stravinsky will be on display in the lobby.)
  7. Plus - Music from the Mohawk College Concerto Concert of April 15/14.

Admission is free. DVO gratefully accepts donations, and tax receipts are provided for donations of $10 or more.

DVO is comprised of talented amateur musicians from the Hamilton area. The ensemble presents two major public concerts each year and performs at Hamilton retirement homes. Audience members are welcome to meet the musicians at the post-concert reception.

Winter Dreams

Sunday, January 19th, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. at St. Paul's United Church, 29 Park St. W., Dundas

The theme of our first concert of the 2013-2014 season is "Winter Dreams." Musical Director, Laura Thomas, has selected a number of works of a Winter nature. Note that this list is subject to change.

W. A. MozartThree German Dances K.605 (Includes "Sleigh Ride" mvt.)
J.W. PalmerVariations on a Winter Theme (Canadian Composer)
L.M. ThomasSnowflakes (Canadian Composer)
S. ProkofievTroika (from Lte. Kiji Suite)
A. VivaldiWinter (from the Four Seasons)
P.I. TchaikovskySymphony No. 1 in G minor (nicknamed "Winter Dreams")

Admission is free. The DVO gratefully accepts donations, and tax receipts are provided for donations of $10 or more. Meet the musicians at the post-concert reception. The Dundas Valley Orchestra is comprised of talented amateur musicians from the Hamilton area. The ensemble presents two major concerts each year and performs at Hamilton retirement homes and other community events. New players, especially string players, are welcome.


Concerts 2012-2013 Season

Concert on Sunday, January at 3:00 p.m.

St. Paul's United Church, 29 Park St. W., Dundas

The proposed theme of our first concert of the 2012-2013 season is "Songs of the People." Musical Director, Laura Thomas, has selected a number of works of a Folk nature. Note that this list is subject to change. Admission is free. The DVO gratefully accepts donations, and tax receipts are provided for donations of $10 or more. Meet the musicians at the post-concert reception.

The Dundas Valley Orchestra is comprised of talented amateur musicians from the Hamilton area. The ensemble presents two major concerts each year and performs at Hamilton retirement homes and other community events. New players, especially string players, are welcome.

Concert on Sunday, May at 3:00 p.m.

St. Paul's United Church, 29 Park St. W., Dundas

For the Spring 2013 Concert Musical Director, Laura Thomas, has proposed a programme based on a student theme called, "Student Days." We may present a programe of works written by composers in their student days. Admission is free. DVO gratefully accepts donations, and tax receipts are provided for donations of $10 or more.

DVO is comprised of talented amateur musicians from the Hamilton area. The ensemble presents two major public concerts each year and performs at Hamilton retirement homes. Audience members are welcome to meet the musicians at the post-concert reception.


Concerts 2011-2012 Season

Concert on Sunday, June 3rd 2012 at 3:00 p.m. at St. Paul's United Church, 29 Park St. W., Dundas

The Dundas Valley Orchestra is tuning up for its end-of-season concert, The Jubilation of Spring.

The event takes place at 3 p.m., June 3, St. Paulís United Church, 29 Park St. W., Dundas.

Music director Laura Thomas will lead the orchestra in a program featuring music written about and for springtime. The concert will include music by Canadian composer Alice Ho and Robert Schumannís Symphony No. 1. Also on the program will be On Hearing the First Cuckoo of Spring by Delius, Sibeliusí Spring Song and The Voices of Spring by Johann Strauss, Jr.

Assistant conductor Máté Szigeti will conduct the beautiful Brook Green Suite by Gustav Holst.

The Dundas Valley Orchestra recently performed with many of Mohawk Collegeís talented students at the annual music department Concerto Competition concert. Two of the soloists have been invited to perform again with the DVO on June 3. Violinists Marina Mulligan and Calypso McKnight will play the first movement of Mozartís Concertone for Two Violins. Both young musicians are students of Sonia Vizante.

Admission is free. The DVO gratefully accepts donations, and tax receipts are provided for donations of $10 or more. Meet the musicians at the post-concert reception.

The Dundas Valley Orchestra is comprised of talented amateur musicians from the Hamilton area. The ensemble presents two major concerts each year and performs at Hamilton retirement homes and other community events. New players, especially string players, are welcome.

To view the article on the HamiltonCommunityNews.com, click there Article

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January 22, 2012 at 3 p.m. at St. Paul's United Church, Dundas

Let the Dundas Valley Orchestra get your toes tapping in an exciting concert of dance music.

The DVO performs orchestral classics, along with courtly dances by English composer Benjamin Britten.

Also on the afternoon agenda is Latin music and tunes from Lord of the Dance and Henry Mancini's Pennywhistle Jig, which will showcase DVO's assistant conductor M·tÈ Szigeti on piccolo. The program will also feature the premiere performance of the new orchestration of Linda's Waltz by DVO Composer-in residence Mark Thomas.

The Music of Dance is the first performance for the DVO under the baton of new Music director Laura Thomas. A graduate of McMaster and Mohawk, Thomas began her tenure as music director in September.

"I am excited to be working with the Dundas Valley Orchestra and really looking forward to this concert," she said. "We have something for almost everyone in this programme. It will be my introduction to the audience and I hope to meet many of the DVO's supporters after the concert."

Admission is free. DVO gratefully accepts donations, and tax receipts are provided for donations of $10 or more.

DVO is comprised of talented amateur musicians from the Hamilton area. The ensemble presents two major public concerts each year and performs at Hamilton retirement homes. Audience members are welcome to meet the musicians at the Jan. 22 post-concert reception.

To view the article on the HamiltonCommunityNews.com, click there Article