Information for Members

Separate rehearsals for the string and woodwind/brass/percussion ensembles are hoped to resume in February 2022, but dates and locations are to be determined. Contact or if interested. Proof of vaccination and a valid photo ID must be provided to participate, and the City of Ottawa's online self-assessment must be completed on the day of each rehearsal with results emailed to either (for strings) or (for woodwind/brass/percussion).

information on the woodwind/brass/percussion rehearsals

The woodwind/brass/percussion group has been rehearsing at the Nepean Creative Arts Centre (NCAC), 35 Stafford Rd. The date and location of the next rehearsal is still to be determined, but the first possible date is Feb 11 at the NCAC. We are waiting for details on how many players will be allowed to gather. Stay tuned.

Chairs are supplied but bring a stand. Original parts for Shostakovich's Festive Overture, Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition, Vaughan Williams' Folk Song Suite and Holst's Second Suite are provided; please download Holst's First Suite in Eb from IMSLP. The cost is currently $10 per person for all rehearsals so far; please give your cash to Larry.

information on the string ensemble rehearsals

22 January 2022

  • City of Ottawa has sent notice that rehearsal could resume the week of February 5th, 2022: the KSO Strings could resume as early as Wednesday 9 Feb 2022. No information yet on capacity limit or other restrictions. A contract for the Glen Cairn Community Centre (GCCC) is in place.

    • we might be playing at the Nepean Creative Arts Centre (NCAC) or the Glen Cairn Community Centre (GCCC) depending on capacity limit

    • standby for more information as we get closer to the date

  • The Librarian has done a fantastic job cleaning up the music and making sure all rehearsal numbers/letters are matching the score: please download and use those parts! Thank you Heidi for all your efforts! This should alleviate time loss in rehearsal in getting everyone quickly at the right spot.

  • Ontario Announcement - Reopening Plan | January 20, 2022, email from Orchestras Canada (link here)

The following are the YouTube Video links and parts for the selected music.

P. Tchaikovsky - Serenade for String Orchestra Op. 48

IV - Finale (TEMA russo): Andante - Allegro con spirito) / 7:30

  • We will only play the last movement (IV - Finale)

  • It will be rehearsed at every rehearsal

  • Download parts - link from KSO Librarian

B. Britten - Simple Symphony Op. 4

I - Boisterous Bourrée / 3:28

E. Grieg - Peer Gynt Suite No. 2

D. Messer - Medley

G.T. Holst - St. Paul's Suite Op. 29 No. 2

IV - Finale (The Dargason) / 3:30

J. Bologne (Chevalier de Saint-George) - Symphonie Concertante in G major Op. 13

I - Allegro / 8:16

A. Marcello - Oboe Concerto in D minor S.Z799 / 11:45

I - Andante spiccato

II - Adagio

III - Presto

G.P. Telemann - Concerto in D (TWV 51:D7) for Trumpet, Strings and Continuo / 9:00

I - Adagio

II - Allegro

III - Grave

IV - Allegro

F. Mendelssohn - String Symphony No. 4 in C minor / 8:38

I - Grave - Allegro

II - Andante

III - Allegro vivace

J.-B. Lully - Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme

Chaconne des Scaramouches, Travelins et Arlequins / 3:21

G. Bizet - Suite No. 1 from " L'Arlésienne"

III - Adagietto / 2:54


  • Cost is $40/month ($10/week) to cover some expenses (salaries and rental) - please send electronic payment to ""

  • Donations are welcome since the $40 cost doesn't cover all the costs.


  • Confirm your attendance (empty seats will be offered to back-up players) by email to "".

  • The day of the rehearsal: log on to the City of Ottawa COVID-19 online self screening questionnaire (link here). Forward the email with the result to ""

        • use "KSO" for the activity

        • use "190 Morrena Rd" for the address

        • do the self-assessment early as it might take some time to get the email reply (that you need to forward as proof)

  • Have your proof of double or triple vaccination (only the official version with QR code will be accepted) with you at the rehearsal with a valid government id with picture. All players should have their proof of vaccination with them at every rehearsal.

REHEARSAL #1 (CANCELLED) - 12 JANUARY 2022 - Glen Cairn Community Centre, 190 Morrena Rd, Kanata, ON, K2L 1E1 (link here)

REHEARSAL 1 - WEDNESDAY, 09 FEB 2022 / 19:00-22:00 - LOCATION TBD

REHEARSAL 2 - WEDNESDAY, 16 FEB 2022 / 19:00-22:00 - LOCATION TBD

REHEARSAL 3 - WEDNESDAY, 23 FEB 2022 / 19:00-22:00 - LOCATION TBD