Who we are
We are a community orchestra of about 50 amateur musicians. We rehearse every Monday eveniing from September to May and give four to eight concerts each season. One of our goals is to perform for people who might not otherwise hear a live orchestral performance. The concerts we give at local hospitals and seniors’ residences support this goal. Another goal is to feature local soloists by performing with them at our May concert. Over the years, we’ve invited quite a number of emerging musicians as our soloists for this concert.
Each of our performances includes classical and popular music. The music covers a wide range: we play symphonies, operettas, waltzes, traditional and modern Christmas selections, and music from shows. Here’s our brochure.
The musicians of the Edmonton Philharmonic are committed to providing enjoyable performances for audiences and musicians alike. We are musicians at play.
We’re currently looking for basses, violins, and violas. Please contact our Music Director, Murray, at 780 449 6848 if you’re interested in one of these openings.
Auditions are usually required; our Music Director decides who to invite to join the orchestra. We also keep a list of people who are willing to sub for short periods for regular musicians (usually winds and brass).
News about donations
Is the tax man asking for your money?
Consider donating to the Edmonton Philharmonic Society. Every $100 that you donate to charity reduces your tax burden by about $25. We are a registered charitable organization, and we’ll send you an income tax receipt for your donation—but we won’t send stickers, calendars, cards, or requests for more money.
When organizations like ours receive at least $1000 in cash donations during the year, the Canadian government contributes an additional portion. So when you’re looking at year-end tax planning, reduce your taxes and support the Edmonton Philharmonic!
Cheques can be made out to The Edmonton Philharmonic Society and mailed to
8808 160 Street
Edmonton, AB T5R 2H7