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Fall Concert 2017 & Silent Auction

 

Saturday, November 25, 2017

7:30 pm

 

Hebron Christian Reformed Church,
4240 Anderson St N,
Whitby, ON

 

Featuring:

O’Neill Collegiate Choir

Repertoire Includes:

Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9

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Fall Concert 2017 & Silent Auction

  • Saturday, November 25, 2017
  • 7:30 pm
  • Hebron Christian Reformed Church,
    4240 Anderson St N,
    Whitby, ON

Featuring:

O’Neill Collegiate Choir

Repertoire Includes:

Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9

Winter Concert 2018

TBA

Repertoire includes: TBA

Spring Concert 2018

TBA

Repertoire includes: TBA

Want to know what others think about us?

I have been to two concerts performed by the DYO and have been absolutely amazed at the talent and discipline of these young people.

I sit there and close my eyes and allow the music to surround me and enter my soul.   By closing my eyes I don’t pick out any one instrument or performer and simply experience.  When I open my eyes again I continue to be amazed that these are young people performing challenging pieces and doing it beautifully.   And they are enjoying it!

I’m hooked!!!

Bobbie Drew

Regional Councillor, Durham Region

The wonderful thing about the DYO concerts is that you see the transition from budding young musicians through to seasoned alumni performers all in one evening’s performances. This is a community organization at its best, providing opportunities for all levels of musicians to gain experience in front of an audience. Marvelous.

Rick Kerr

City Councillor, City of Oshawa

In the many years I’ve been associated with the Durham Youth Orchestra as Honorary Patron, I’ve been thrilled by every concert. I’ve also been thrilled to witness the progress of kids from tiny beginners to brilliant performers who go on to elite schools such as Julliard.

The secrets to all these successes are predictable but so very difficult – great kids, a brilliant maestro in John Beaton, and immensely loving and hard-working parents and volunteers.

‎I extend my congratulations to all and look forward to many more great concerts.

With very best wishes,

Dr Gary Polonsky

Honorary Patron, Durham Youth Orchestra

Featured Artists

Geoffrey Conquer

Geoffrey Conquer

Soloist

Canadian pianist, Geoffrey Conquer completed his Bachelor of Music and Master of Music at the Schulich School of Music of McGill University. During the summer of 2016, he was selected as one of 29 fellows to perform and study with international guest artists as a participant in the Toronto Summer Music Academy, “one of North America’s pre-eminent summer training programs for chamber musicians and singers 18-35 years old who are on the verge of a professional performance career.” As a recipient of a prestigious Rebanks Family Fellowship, he is currently pursuing the Artist Diploma at the Glenn Gould School in Toronto. As a bassoon player, Geoffrey is a former member of the Durham Youth Orchestra.

Brandon Hao

Brandon Hao

Soloist

Brandon is a grade 12 student at Sinclair Secondary School in Whitby. He currently studies piano with Whitby teacher, Eleanor Gummer and he holds an Associate diploma in Piano Performance with Honours from the Royal Conservatory of Music. Brandon has won many honours and awards, including: first place and scholarships at the Toronto and Oshawa-Whitby Kiwanis Music Festivals; the Pine Ridge music Festival; the Durham Showcase;advanced to the Provincial Finals of the Association of Ontario Music Festivals competition. Other performing experience includes, a solo recital at the Whitby Baptist Church, solo performances at two of the Whitby Heritage Days and piano accompanist for the musical “Oliver”.

Geoffrey Conquer

Geoffrey Conquer

Soloist

Canadian pianist, Geoffrey Conquer completed his Bachelor of Music and Master of Music at the Schulich School of Music of McGill University. During the summer of 2016, he was selected as one of 29 fellows to perform and study with international guest artists as a participant in the Toronto Summer Music Academy, “one of North America’s pre-eminent summer training programs for chamber musicians and singers 18-35 years old who are on the verge of a professional performance career.” As a recipient of a prestigious Rebanks Family Fellowship, he is currently pursuing the Artist Diploma at the Glenn Gould School in Toronto. As a bassoon player, Geoffrey is a former member of the Durham Youth Orchestra.

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