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It ’s Never Too It Late to Take Music Lessons at the Timmins Symphony Orchestra Geoffrey James Lee School of Music!

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Tuesday, March 17, 2020

To the members of the Timmins Symphony Orchestra, Chorus and Adult Band:

As a precaution to help limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and in support of theprovince’s efforts to promote social distancing, the Timmins Symphony Orchestra Board of Directors has made the difficult decision to cancel the April 4th annual fundraising concert. In addition, all orchestra, chorus and adult band rehearsals have been suspended and the TSO Music School will cease operation until further notice. Public notification regarding these steps will follow shortly.

This decision does not come lightly, and the Board is closely monitoring the situation as it unfolds. We expect things will continue to evolve before COVID-19 is past us, and we will continue to prioritize what is best for the health and safety of each of you as members of the TSO family and our community at large.

At this time, the concert scheduled for May 9th is not affected however this may change as circumstances evolve. We will keep you informed of any changes as they occur.

Please stay safe and follow all recommendations of our public health officials. In this unprecedented time, be sure to reach out to each other on a regular basis to help close the social distancing gap.

Should you have any concerns or questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to me personally.


Paul Pigeau
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Saturday, May 9, 2020, 8pm
St. Anthony of Padua Cathedral

Our 2019-20 Main Series comes to a triumphant close with classic works from several revered French and German composers.  Canadian virtuoso Mary-Elizabeth brown performs Mozart’s famous Violin Concerto No. 5 (“Turkish”), and the Symphony Chorus presents several movements from Fauré’s stunning Requiem, as well as a lovely work from Canadian Jeff Smallman.  Rounding out the program are the thrilling finale from Saint-Saens’ Symphony No. 3 (“Organ”), and Schubert’s charming Overture from his incidental music to Rosamunde.    

Saturday, April 4, 2020, 7:30pm
École secondaire catholique Thériault

The TSO steps into the glittering lights as we welcome critically-acclaimed group Jeans n’ Classics in a performance of the biggest hits from two of the most famous pop artists of all time, Billy Joel and Elton John.  Hear a bevy of beloved tunes including Moving Out, Always a Woman, Piano Man, Philadelphia Freedom, Someone Saved My Life Tonight, and Don’t Let the Sun Go Down On Me.  You won’t want to miss this one!

billyjoel eltonjohn bSet One

Ballad of Billy the Kid

Movin’ Out

She's Got A Way

Big Shot

Say Good Bye to Hollywood

Always A Woman

My Life

Scenes from an Italian Restaurant

Piano Man

You May Be Right


Set Two

Funeral for a Friend

Love Lies Bleeding

Philadelphia Freedom

I Guess That's Why They Call It the Blues

Tonight: Prelude

Someone Saved My Life Tonight

Circle of Life

Don't Let the Sun Go Down On Me


Saturday Night's Alright

goldenechoesSaturday, February 22, 2020, 8pm
St. Anthony of Padua Cathedral

Come hear the glorious sound of the French horn echo throughout the beautiful and resonant St. Anthony’s in this one-of-a-kind performance.  Classic overtures from Rossini and Weber are set alongside an exciting four-horn concerto by Heinrich Hubler and A Canadian Voyage, a stirring work for solo horn and orchestra performed by music director Joshua Wood.  Maestro Jacques Marchand of the Orchestre Symphoniqie Régionale Abitibi-Témiscamingue guest conducts.


  1. G. Rossini                    La Rendez-vous de la Chasse
  2. C. M. von Weber          Overture to Der Freischutz
  3. J. Christmas                 A Canadian Voyage



  1. G. Rossini                    Overture to Semiramide
  2. H. Hubler                     Konzertstuck for Four Horns and Orchestra

December 14, 2019, 7 :30pm
École secondaire catholique Thériault

Come enjoy an evening of festive favourites in the TSO’s annual Christmas concert!  The TSO  and Symphony Chorus share the stage with acclaimed Toronto quintet Hogtown Brass to perform a feast of seasonal classics.  Also featured will be our Children’s Chorus, a perennial favourite comprised of several community and school choirs.  The combined ensemble also gives an ancient classic a local twist with The Twelve Days of (Timmins) Christmas.  Bring the whole family and celebrate this wonderful season with us!

Trad. arr. D. Forrest                            Hark the Herald Angels Sing

Trad.arr. T. Promane                           Ding Dong Merrily on High

Pola/Wyle arr. T. Promane                  It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year    

H. Ades                                               A Carol Festival

D. Marsh/Trans. R. O’Connor            Chantons Gloria!

Trad. Arr. J. Wood                              The Twelve Days of (Timmins) Christmas


C Grundman                                       Three Noels

G. Lee/ed. M. Takayesu                      A Traditional English Christmas

Trad. arr. T. Promane                          O Christmas Tree

C. Decker                                            ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

J. Rutter                                              Gloria

D. Bagley                                            Brass Christmas Medley

Trad. arr. J. Wood                               Once in Royal David’s City

Nov. 2, 2019, 7:30pm
École secondaire catholique Thériault

The TSO and the Northern Ontario Expo join forces to present a thrilling performance featuring music from some of the biggest hit films of all time, including Star Wars, Jurassic Park, Lord of the Rings, Batman, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Superman, The Avengers, and many more.  Come in costume for this fun and exciting musical celebration—all costumed audience members will be entered in a draw to win exciting prizes.  You won’t want to miss this one!

movieblockbusterBatman (1989)

Themes from 007

The Avengers

Lord of the Rings

What's up at the Symphony (Looney Tunes)

Game of Thrones

Star Wars


Jurassic Park


Musical Highlights from Rocky

Theme from Superman

Raiders March

Star Trek: Through the Years

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