ALL TOGETHER NOW 🎶 💕

 

A new addition to our musical team for the 2022-2023 season is the RSO Chorus, and leading our choir in song, is our new RSO Chorus Director, Dorianna Holowachuk. Choral singing is an incredible way to build a community, and the new chorus is an exciting opportunity for us to do just that. As we raise our voices together in some of the greatest music ever written, we are also doing something that makes our community stronger. Look for the RSO Chorus on stage for the RSO Christmas Special and Handel’s Messiah in December as well as Brahms Requiem in April. Check out our website for information on how to join the chorus.

 

The Regina Symphony Orchestra isn’t just powered by music – it’s also powered by our volunteers!

RSO volunteers help with welcoming audiences at our performances, assisting at special events, serving as non-Board members or advisors for Board committees, and as members of our Board of Directors!

A special thanks to a special group of people, and if you have interest in being a volunteer for your Orchestra, send an expression of interest to info@reginasymphony.com

 

Tickets are now available for Forwards Currents Festival 2022 LGBTQ2S+ LIVING OUT LOUD

April 29, 30 & May 1, 2022 mâmawêyatitân centre

Three day festival with a purpose – combining art, music and education in an immersive environment with the goal of creating new connections.

6:30 PRE SHOW | 7:30 CONCERT

 

Day 1 THE BOOK OF MY SHAMES with Isaiah Bell

Day 2 CRIS DERKSEN

Day 3 QUEER SONGBOOK ORCHESTRA

Learning events with UR Pride & Regina Public Library. Festival is supported by the City of Regina and Heritage Canada

 

Explore the Festival Line Up & Buy Tickets https://reginasymphony.com/concerts/forward-currents-festival/

Updated January 24, 2022

2022 Single Ticket Flyer Feb Version

As you are aware, the Regina Symphony Orchestra has postponed a number of concerts, in the interest of public health and safety, as well as the wellbeing of our audiences, musicians, and our staff.

We have been working to reschedule the concerts to later in the season.  This email contains the information on the new dates and other changes.  The RSO Team will be following up with you to make sure your tickets are updated, and to offer options if the new plans do not work for you.

We hope these changed will suit your personal schedules.  If not, the full range of options, including credits for future performances, changes into other concerts or refunds are available to you.  You can also donate the value of your tickets to the RSO and receive a tax receipt.

You can call the box office at (306)- 586-9555, and if you get a recording while we assist other callers, we will be back to you as quickly as possible.   You are also welcome to email info@reginasymphony.com and will receive a reply as soon as possible

Thank you for your continued patience and support, as we navigate the current challenges caused by the pandemic together!

Mike Forrester, Executive Director

2022 Concert Changes

An Evening with Pink Floyd.  This concert, originally planned for January 15th, has been moved to Sunday, June 12 at 7:30 at Conexus Arts Centre.  Please note that it will be on a Sunday evening.

Tickets from January 15 that were not already refunded or returned as a donation will be moved to the new date.  If this date does not work for you, you can contact the Box Office info@reginasymphony.com for options.

RSO Special: Beethoven Nine. This concert, originally planned for January 22nd, has been moved to Saturday, May 14th at 7:30 PM as the Season Finale for the Classics series at Conexus Arts Centre.  It will be a spectacular finish to the season with soloists, a large orchestra and the debut of the RSO Beethoven Nine Chorus.

Tickets from January 22 that were not already refunded or returned as a donation will be moved to the new date.  If this date does not work for you, you can contact the Box Office info@reginasymphony.com for options.   If you hold tickets to the January 22 and May 14 concerts, you will be provided options for your tickets from the Box Office.

 The Canada Life Family Series: A Nighttime Story.  This concert, originally planned for January 23rd, has been moved to Sunday, April 24th at 3 PM at the University Theatre, University of Regina.  It will now be the second show in the series with the first one taking place on April 3 at the U of R, followed by the final show on May 22.  Full season subscriptions are still available for series.

Tickets from January 23 that were not already refunded or returned as a donation will be moved to the new date.  If this date does not work for you, you can contact the Box Office info@reginasymphony.com for options.

New Year, New Music: Chamber At Government House.  This concert, originally planned for January 29th, will be moved to the 22/23 concert season, on a date to be confirmed.

Tickets from January 29, either the matinee or evening performance can be exchanged to a different concert, returned for a tax receipt or refunded.  You can contact the Box Office info@reginasymphony.com to discuss your options.

GOVERNMENT HOUSE SUBSCRIBERS. This change reduces the number of 21/22 Chamber at Government House series from 4 to 3 . The series will now conclude for the season on April 23.  The Baroque Series finale has been moved to May 21 at Government House which would be good option for an exchange.

 

Sarah Slean: The Music of Joni Mitchell.  This concert, originally planned for February 12, has been moved to Saturday, March 19 at 7:30 PM at the Conexus Arts Centre.  This will replace the previously planned performance of Orchestral Rock Odyssey by the Gary Cable Project.  This show will be rebooked for next season.

Tickets from February 12 that were not already refunded or returned as a donation will be moved to the new date.  If this date does not work for you, you can contact the Box Office info@reginasymphony.com for options.   If you held tickets for the original March 19 performance and do not wish to attend the new program, please contact the Box Office for options.

POPS SUBSCRIBERS: This change reduces the number of 21/22 Pops concerts from 5 to 4.    The Pops Series will wrap up for the season on May 7 with Thorgy & the Thorcestra.  If you are looking for a special live music experience, consider moving your tickets to the Beethoven Nine concert on May 14th.  It’s a huge production with singers, 100+ person choir and a true greatest hit of classical music.

 

Corelli & Telemann: Baroque Series.  This concert, originally planned for February 5th at Holy Rosary Cathedral, has been moved to Saturday, May 21 at 2:00 PM at Government House.

Please note that this series has been reduced from an evening and matinee to a matinee performance only.  Tickets for the evening performance will be moved to the May 21 matinee show.   If this date does not work for you, you can contact the Box Office info@reginasymphony.com for options.

 

Bruch & Beethoven: Classics at the Cathedral Series.  This concert, originally planned for February 26 at Holy Rosary Cathedral, has been moved to Saturday, May 28 with performances at 2 pm and 7:30 pm

Tickets for the performance will be moved to the May 28 show. If this date does not work for you, you can contact the Box Office info@reginasymphony.com for options.

The Regina Symphony Offices will be closed from. December 22 to January 4, 2022

Emails and voicemails will be returned starting on January 5 at 9 am.

Tickets can be purchased online and emailed to you during this time

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Donations can also be made online with tax receipts dated for the date of the donation to be sent out once the office reopens

Become a RSO Donor

 

Thank you! Happy Holidays! 

FREE LIBRARY CONCERT SERIES

Join members of the Regina Symphony Orchestra for an afternoon of free music.

Presented in partnership with the Regina Public Library

The Regina Symphony Orchestra would like to thank Dr Roberta McKay & Mr Elmer Brenner for their generous support of the Free Library Concert Series.

2022 Free Library Concert Series Performances

2:00 PM, Central Library Mezzanine

November 14, 2021 – Regina Symphony Chamber Players

January 9, 2022 – Regina Symphony Chamber Players

March 20, 2022 – Quarter Tones Flute Ensemble

May 8, 2022 – Regina String Ensemble

June 5, 2022 – Marie-Veronique Bourque Duo

June 26, 2022 – Pile of Bows String Quartet

This event will be held in person on the 2nd floor mezzanine. Please do not attend if you are feeling unwell. Masks and proof of vaccination are required. While proof of vaccination is not required to enter the library, it will be required to sit in the concert space for this event. Please be prepared to show proof of vaccination and your ID.

We’re hiring!

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!

2021-2022 Season Preview | Education Newsletter

Dear Educators,

At the end of this exceptional year, I would like to provide you with information about the exciting education projects the Regina Symphony Orchestra (RSO) is planning for the 2021-22 season. 2021-22 will be a year unlike any other at the RSO, with performances and educational tools that celebrate diversity, equality, and inclusion. Also, the high school RSO in Schools performance has been completely overhauled and will feature spoken word poet Zoey Roy! The goal of the RSO’s education programs is to engage young people through firsthand exposure to, and engagement in, live orchestral music. You can look forward to the following programs in 2021-22:

  • RSO in Schools elementary performance of Li’l Shadd: A Story of Ujima
  • RSO in Schools high school performance featuring Zoey Roy
  • Link Up: The Orchestra Moves
  • The Queer Songbook Orchestra, Kids of Heart & Mind Workshop

I hope you will find the program details below valuable, and I look forward to supporting your work as educators this coming school year!

Sincerely,

Shawn Earle,
RSO Education and Outreach Manager

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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.

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