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SYMPHONIC MUSIC, LIVE AND LOCAL

Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra has a long history of presenting the power of live orchestral music to the local community in Scarborough and Greater Toronto. 

BRINGING TO LIFE CLASSICAL WORKS SINCE 1985

Founded in 1985, Cathedral Bluffs has brought to life some of the greatest musical masterpieces.

INTRODUCING RISING STARS IN DEBUT PERFORMANCES

We have presented internationally acclaimed performers and helped to introduce some of Canada’s rising stars in their symphony debuts.

Our 2022 – 2023 Season

Up next!- Get into the holiday mood with our next concert…

Stories of the Season

8 PM | Saturday, December 17, 2022
Pre-Concert talk: 7:15 pm

PC Ho Theatre
Chinese Cultural Centre Of Greater Toronto
5183 Sheppard Avenue East,
Toronto, M1B 5Z5

Rimsky-Korsakov – Christmas Eve Suite
Andrew Balfour (Cree) – Pyotr’s Dream (2019)
Bizet – Farandole from L’Arlesienne
Waldteufel – Les Patineurs, Op. 183
Victor Herbert – March of the Toys from Babes in Toyland
Tchaikovsky – Prayer from Orchestral Suite No. 4, Op. 61 Mozartiana
Sibelius – Andante Festivo
Robert Wendel – Little Bolero Boy
Holcombe – Festive Sounds of Hanukkah
and other classic favourites!

Concert #4
A Nordic Affair

8 PM | Saturday, February 11, 2023

Concert #5
Apotheosis of the Dance

8 PM | Saturday, April 15, 2023

Concert #6
Grand Finale: Elgar’s Passion & Brahms’ Splendour

8 PM | Saturday, May 27, 2023

Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra is a volunteer orchestra composed of a diverse group of musicians from many walks of life that come together to perform some of the most challenging works of the symphonic repertoire in exciting and enjoyable programmes, under the baton of Music Director Martin MacDonald.

We believe our role in the arts community is to push the boundaries of artistic performance and achievement with high performance standards, thereby inspiring all musicians to bring their best.

SINGLE TICKETS AND FLEX PACKS NOW AVAILABLE
for OUR 2022 – 2023 SEASON!

MANDATE / MISSION

  • To enrich our community by performing great music, at a very high artistic standard, in an engaging and accessible forum for both musicians and audience members.
  • To provide a meaningful performance environment in which committed volunteer musicians have the opportunity to perform in a full symphony orchestra directed by a professional conductor.
  • To support the artistic growth of young emerging musicians by engaging them as soloists with a symphony orchestra.

Audience Safety Measures

The Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra will continue our ongoing commitment to keeping our patrons, musicians, and staff safe. For the safety of everyone attending a CBSO performance, we strongly encourage wearing a mask.

Equity Statement 

The  CBSO has adopted and upholds its commitment to a policy of non-discrimination and right to be free of hate activity based on race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, disability, citizenship, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, family status, receipt of public assistance, political affiliation, religious affiliation, record of offenses, level of literacy or any other personal characteristics.

Land Acknowledgement

We acknowledge the land we are meeting on is the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. We also acknowledge that Toronto is covered by Treaty 13 signed with the Mississaugas of the Credit, and the Williams Treaties signed with multiple Mississaugas and Chippewa bands.