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Kingston Community Strings is excited to host a concert Bach to Boccherini and Bach on November 25th at 7:00 p.m. at Christ Church Cataraqui at 990 Sydenham Road. The program will include Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 Movt 1 by JS Bach, Sinfonia in D by L Boccherini, and Allegro from Sinfonia No. 6 by JC Bach. Kathryn Johnston, soprano, will sing Il Faut Partir from La Fille du Régiment by G. Donizetti. Masks are required to be worn.


Admission is $15 ($5 to charity)


Our spring concert will be held in May, 2023. News of this concert will be updated in the future.

Three current/former members of Kingston Community Strings performed at St. Alban’s Center in Adolphustown on September 25th, 2022.  The Accord Trio consists of Doug Handforth – violin, Jennifer Tindale – cello, and Fran Harkness – piano.  They performed a variety of music reflective of the autumn harvest which included a number of traditional melodies as well as works by Tchaikovsky, Elgar, and Mantovani. A guest soloist (Ariel Zaichick) accompanied them


Most concerts, unless otherwise noted, are held in Christ Church Cataraqui, 990 Sydenham Rd, Kingston, ON K7M 3L7. There is ample parking at the church.


2021-2022 Season:
May 2022

A Prayer for Ukraine by Mykola Laysenko
Heart of Fire by Lauren Bernofsky
Symphony No. 2 by Joseph Bologne
Lyric Pieces by Edvard Grieg
Barcarolle by Jacques Offenbach
Cello Concerto No. 1 by Franz Joseph Haydn (Cello soloist: Sophia Battel)
Selections from Carousel by Rodgers and Hammerstein
Allegro (from Concerto Op. 6 No. 1) George Frideric Handel

2019-2020 Season:
November 2019

Ante Meridian by Todd Parrish
3 Folk Tableaux by John W N Palmer
Theme and Variations by Alexander Glazunov
Mist Shrouded Memories arr. Bob Lipton
Concerto for Horn in D Major K. 412 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (French Horn soloist: Cory van Allen)

February 2020
Land of Dragons, Chris Thomas
Mystical Portal, Jeremy Woolstenhulme
Variations on an Andante, David Cameron
Good News, Carrie Lane Gruselle
Struggle in the Shadows, Brian Balmages
Concerto for Viola in G Major, Georg Philipp Telemann (Viola soloist: Eileen Beaudette)

May 2020
Canceled due to COVID-19

2018-2019 Season:
November 2018
Textures by B Calhoun
Pavane by G Fauré
Piccolo Concerto in C Major Op 44/11 by A Vivaldi (Piccolo soloist: Laurel Swinden)
Prayer of St. Gregory by A Hohaness arr R Longfield (Flute soloist: Laurel Swinden)
El Camino Spanish March by R Meeboer
Themes from the Moldau by B Smetana arr R S Frost Boyce
Symphony No 2 in A by W Boyce trans. C Lambert

March 2019
Sailing by Y Nishimura
Spielmusic by H Purcell
O Magnum Mysterium by T Luis de Victoria arr D Marlatt
Concerto in A minor BWV 1041 J S Bach (Violin soloist: Julia McFarlane)
Snow trad. Japanese arr B McBrien
Suite for Strings by J Rutter

May 2019
Wondrous Flight by B W Tippette
Moonlight Nocturne: The hunt Begins by J Reznicow
Two Songs of Newfoundland arr C L Gruselle
30,000 and Forever by Brian Balmages
Trio Sonata in G major BWV 1039 by J S Bach (Piano: Fran Harkness; Cello: Jennifer Tindale; Violin: Carolyn Scott Lee; Violin: Doug Handforth)
Yesterday by Lennon and McCartney arr R Longfield
Sentimental Sarabande by Benjamin Britten Norwegian Dance No. 1, Op. 35 by E Grieg


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