New ensemble Brantford Community Orchestra set for debut

Posted on: May 23, 2013

In Wednesday’s (5/23) Brantford Expositor (Ontario, Canada), Glen Silverthorn writes, “On Sunday evening at 7:30 p.m., the newly formed Brantford Community Orchestra will present its first public performance at New Covenant Church on Holiday Drive. The orchestra has been rehearsing over the past few months under the capable leadership of Deb McLoughlin, preparing pieces for this concert such as Mozart’s Overture to The Magic Flute and Brahms’ Symphony No. 2. McLoughlin said she is amazed at the progress that has been made over the last eight months of regular Wednesday night rehearsals at the Brantford School of Instrumental Music Band Hall at 32 Marlboro St. Some of the music for this presentation are original scores and not watered-down transcriptions. The group will also perform a collection of Beatles classics and more. McLoughlin has kindly offered her talent and expertise free for the first year. The orchestra comprises local amateur and professional musicians, ranging in age from 13 to those in their 70s. … The idea of a community symphony had come up in past years at [Brantford School of Instrumental Music] board meetings.”

Posted May 23, 2013