Link Up is an interactive music experience for Grades 3-6 students in Regina and southern Saskatchewan. Students learn songs to sing and play on recorder throughout the winter semester culminating in an interactive concert at the Conexus Arts Centre with the RSO! More than 3,000 students and teachers from five school divisions participate each year, many experiencing a live orchestra for the first time!

Learn more and register here:

COVID-19 Vaccination Policy for Audience Members

Issued September 7, 2021

Following the advice of provincial health officials and noting safety issues and legitimate concerns surrounding attendance at concerts and other large events under pandemic conditions, the Regina Symphony Orchestra (RSO) is issuing a requirement for all audiences over the age of 12 years to be fully vaccinated, beginning with the RSO’s first performances on Saturday, September 18.  This policy is in effect until further notice.

The decision to implement a COVID-19 vaccine policy for the RSO has been made due to rising case numbers in the Province of Saskatchewan, the additional risk posed by the Delta Variant driving those numbers, and as such, legal and health authority recommendations for organizations to have such policies in place.  The RSO also has a legal obligation to provide appropriate safety protocols for the musicians, staff, and audience members.

This policy is in effect to protect our audience, venue staff, members of the Orchestra, RSO administrative staff, and our guest artists and conductors. The RSO is therefore acting on its obligation to provide a safe workplace for all musicians and staff, and a safe space for you to enjoy the music.

If it is not possible for you to be vaccinated for medical reasons, it is required that you provide proof of a rapid antigen negative test administered no later than 24 hours prior to the performance you attend, or a PCR test completed within 72 hours prior to your concert.

Proof of vaccination is available on the My Sask Health Record website upon provision of your health card number.  Printed copies or proof kept on mobile devices are acceptable.  The immunization card received at the time of vaccination is also acceptable.

Proof of full vaccination occurring no less than 14 days prior to concert attendance or proof of a negative test result is to be provided to event staff upon arrival at the concert venue.  For patrons 12 years of age, no documentation is available, but all children that age and younger must be masked.

Adult patrons must wear a mask while attending the RSO concerts at all venues.  The RSO will have masks available at performances if you have forgotten yours.  Hand sanitizers will be onsite at all performances.

For your information, all administrative staff, guest artists, and musicians of the RSO are complying with a similar policy.

We look forward to keeping everyone safe so you can enjoy the music, as much as we enjoy performing for you!

 

Mike Forrester

Executive Director

Regina Symphony Orchestra

 

To register for your MySaskHealth record:  https://www.ehealthsask.ca/

 

Note: Telephone wait times to acquire the PIN required to register are noted as being long, so please plan accordingly.

COVID-19 Vaccines and Safe Workplace Obligations: Requirements for Choral Singers 

 Updated September 16, 2021

Compliance Deadlines: Masking: all in-person rehearsals 

Full Vaccination by October 15, 2021 

 

Policy Overview: 

Following the advice of provincial health officials and noting safety issues and legitimate concerns surrounding orchestral performance under COVID-19 pandemic conditions, RSO management is issuing a requirement for all chorus members attending in-person rehearsals organized by the Regina Symphony Orchestra to be fully vaccinated. This policy is in effect to protect you, all chorus members, the Chorus Director, and all attending RSO personnel.   

The decision to implement a COVID-19 vaccine policy has been made due to rising case numbers in the Province of Saskatchewan and the additional risk posed by the Delta Variant driving those numbers, and as such, government, and health authority recommendations nationally and provincially for organizations to have such policies in place. The RSO also has a legal obligation for provision of a safe workspace.  

This policy, which is subject to revision depending on conditions of the COVID-19 pandemic, government requirements or recommendations, may be updated by Management at any time.  

All orchestra members and administrative staff at the RSO are complying with an identical policy, and any staff member required at in-person rehearsals and performances are confirmed fully vaccinated for your protection.   

 This policy is also in effect for any guest artists and guest conductors performing with the RSO, as well as RSO volunteers and any contractors hired directly by the RSO, technical or otherwise, who need to be in proximity to RSO staff and musicians.  

 All personnel should be aware of the Saskatchewan Public Health Authority personal assessment, and can access the SHA website if there are any concerns regarding exposure.  

 

Proof: 

Proof of full vaccination must be provided to the Chorus Director or the RSO Executive Director by October 15, 2021.  If you are unvaccinated for medical reasons, you are required to self-identify to the Chorus Director by September 16, 2021. 

 Your records for COVID-19 inoculation must be indicate that you have been fully vaccinated at least 14 days prior to submitting documentation, as specified by Health Authorities.  Therefore, your 2nd vaccination must have taken place by October 2, 2021. 

 Presentation of either your completed inoculation card or a downloadable certificate from Saskatchewan Health Authority e-health will be accepted.  A QR code smartphone certificate is in development by the province, and is expected to be in place before end-September.  

Medical exemption: 

 If it is not possible for you to be vaccinated for medical reasons, it is required that you provide an original letter or document from your medical professional. In this instance, proof of a negative rapid antigen test taken within 24 hours of any in-person rehearsal, or a PCR test taken within 72 hours prior to your presence will be required.   

 The note from your medical professional must indicate if the exemption is permanent or temporary, and if temporary, when you can expect to be able to receive the required vaccinations.  This test must be done on for each week of the season in which you participate.  

 

Requirements at Rehearsal and Performance Venues:  

 Masks are mandatory in any rehearsal. Hand sanitizers will be onsite at all rehearsals, and information regarding singers’ masks has been provided by the Chorus Director.  

Information regarding updating the policy for rehearsals and performances at the Conexus Centre in January 2022 will be issued at a later date.  

 

CONFIDENTIALITY: 

All information regarding vaccinations and immunization collected under this policy will be kept in the strictest confidence, in a manner consistent with The Privacy Act, and the RSO’s policies regarding confidentiality.  Documentation received by the Chorus Director or Executive Director will be confirmed, recorded, and destroyed.   No health documents of any kind are retained in the RSO’s files.  ___________________ 

 

If you have questions, please contact Executive Director Mike Forrester, at mforrester@reginasymphony.com .  

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Options for purchase of singer’s masks: Long and McQuade, World Tailors, My Music Folders

The Regina Symphony Orchestra is looking for 150 singers to join our choir for the epic Beethoven Ninth Symphony on Saturday, January 22, 2022.

Weekly rehearsals will begin on Sunday, September 19 from 3:00pm-5:00pm

Apply with this form:  Beethoven 9 Choir Application

Email Dorianna Holowachuk for more information.  

Thank you!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: June 21, 2021

Regina Symphony Orchestra launches 2021-2022 concert season

REGINA, SASKATCHEWAN: The Regina Symphony Orchestra (RSO) is back this fall for the 113th concert season. The 21/22 season features old favourites, new options, different venues and lower prices. The announcement of the 21/22 concert season is first step to the return to live performance, after the challenges faced during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Things are going to look a little different at the RSO, and I’m truly glad to invite you to join us as we take this opportunity to reinvent ourselves”, says Gordon Gerrard, Music Director for the RSO.  “Last fall, public health restrictions forced us to find ways to make music for you on a smaller scale.   We’ve decided to keep some of our programming at the magnificent Holy Rosary Cathedral, and are looking forward to our return to Conexus Arts Centre.  I’m particularly excited about this season and to share it with our amazing Regina audiences this fall”.

The RSO returns to the Conexus Arts Centre to kick off The Classics series, formerly the Masterworks, on September 25th with the romantic and monumental Romeo & Juliet.  The series will also feature a multi-media experience of Adizokan on November 27th, and the soaring For Earth and Sky featuring guest conductor Tania Miller on March 12, 2022.  The Classics Series will come to an end on May 14, 2022 with the spectacular Thus Spake Zarathustra.

The 21/22 Pops Series will kick off with home-grown, country music star Jess Moskaluke making her orchestral debut on October 16th.  Jeans n’ Classics rock the stage on January 15, 2022 with a tribute to Pink Floyd’s iconic The Wall and Dark Side of the Moon albums. Another Canadian music star pays tribute to a music icon when singer-song writer Sarah Slean performs the music of Joni Mitchell on February 12, 2022.  The Pops season wraps up with flair with drag superstar Thorgy Thor and her Thorcestra on May 7th, 2022.

Conexus Arts Centre will also host the return of the popular RSO Holiday Concert on December 11th, 2021 with festive fun for the whole family, and the joyous sounds of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony on January 22, 2022.  Both of these concerts are part of the Specials Series, available as single tickets with discounts offered to season ticket holders.

The iconic Holy Rosary Cathedral is now a permanent home for the Regina Symphony, and will be the backdrop for three concert series, including the brand-new, three concert Baroque series.  Experience the dramatic energy of the Baroque creative period with matinee and evening performances on October 9th, February 5th and March 26th, 2022 . The Chamber at the Cathedral Series starts on September 18th followed by performances on December 4th and March 5th, 2022.  The Classics at the Cathedral Series starts on October 1st and 2nd with three performances of Mozart’s Jupiter Symphony, followed by a spotlight on the RSO on November 5th and 6th. The series also features another hometown star Erika Raum on February 25th and 26th, 2022 before closing with a feature from the RSO’s own principal oboe Tamsin Johnston on April 8th and 9th, 2022.

The Regina Symphony Chamber Players will also return to the long-time home of RSO chamber music concerts, Government House, for three concerts starting October 23rd, 2021, followed up on January 29th and April 23, 2022.    Additional concerts and series will be announced in the fall.

Single and season subscriptions are available now for all series and specials performances.  Tickets can be purchased online at www. reginasymphony.com, through the RSO Box Office by calling 306-586-9555 or the Conexus Arts Centre Box Office at 306-525-9999.

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MEDIA CONTACT

Megan McCormick

Director of Marketing & Development

mmccormick@reginasymphony.com

 

Subscriptions for the 2021/2022 Concert Season available now!

Don’t miss a note with a season ticket to the Classics, Pops, brand new Baroque or any of our other series.

Learn more here:

Subscriptions

Are you a RSO ticket buyer with credits on your account from our cancelled concerts?

You can donate a portion or all of the credits on your account and receive a tax receipt for the full amount. This gift entitles you to RSO Donor Benefits such as early subscription renewals, listing in the program and invitations to special events.

The gift of credits is a meaningful way to support our work until we can safely share live music together again.

If you are interested in donating your credits in support of our online concert program, please call the Box Office at 306-586-9555 or email info@reginasymphony.com

Thank you!