Community Outreach

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Concerts for Seniors and Seniors' Residences 

Neighbourhood Concerts

WSO for Hire!  Lessons, weddings, private events 

 

 

 

Caesars Windsor Cares Music & Movement for Health Program

 

 

 

With the support of Caesars Windsor, the Caesars Windsor Cares Music & Movement for Health Program consists of two types of performances for residents in care facilities and individuals and groups enrolled in day programs at social services agencies in the Windsor-Essex region.  

 

The Music for Health program is based upon the growing body of evidence that shows the positive impact music has on mental, emotional, and even physical health.  Developed by two WSO musicians who have worked very closely with local music therapists in hospital settings, this program features performances by WSO string quartets and quintets at rest homes, retirement homes and social service agencies across Essex County.  Clients are encouraged to participate in the performances through the use of small hand percussion (provided), selecting works that the ensemble will perform, as well as sharing memories and recollections evoked by the performance.  

 

Program length: Each performance is one hour in duration

 

Cost: Cost ranges from $200-$400 per performance.  We are happy to work with you to find a price that works with your budget 

 

Schedule: Dates are available in December, January, and throughout the season by request. For more information or to book your performance, please be in touch with WSO Education & Outreach Manager Faith Scholfield (education@windsorsymphony.com), 519-973-1238 x 18.  

 

 

 

Similar to the Music for Health program, the Gift of Music program is also designed specifically for residents in care facilities and individuals and groups enrolled in day programs at social service agencies in the Windsor-Essex region.  This program features performances by WSO string quartets and quintets at rest homes, retirement homes and social service agencies across Essex County, focussing on bringing joy, familiar music, and engagement to residents.  

 

Program length: Each performance is one hour in duration

 

Cost: Cost ranges from $200-$400 per performance.  We are happy to work with you to find a price that works with your budget 

 

Schedule: Dates are available in December, January, and throughout the season by request. For more information or to book your performance, please be in touch with WSO Education & Outreach Manager Faith Scholfield (education@windsorsymphony.com), 519-973-1238 x 18.

 


 

 

 

Great West Life Neighbourhood Concerts 

 

Great West Life's Neighbourhood Concerts are designed to bring Windsor and Essex County neighbourhoods together in celebration of what is most important to them.  Led by WSO Associate Conductor Peter Wiebe and featuring a local soloist, these hour-long concerts are yours to use to celebrate milestones in your community (such as the 100th anniversary of Holy Trinity Church in 2017), to raise funds for neighbourhood causes (such as the efforts of four Windsor Roman Catholic Parishes to raise money for Syrian refugee families), to entertain (at venues like the Roma Club or the Canadian Transportation Museum and Village), or to simply bring people together (at private parties or at the Salvation Army Men's Shelter, for example).  The sky's the limit - let us know how you would like to bring your neighbourhood together and let us help!  These concerts must occur during the WSO's season, the last week of September through the first week of May.  Limited dates remain for 2016-2017 - please email Faith to inquire.  

 

2016-2017 Neighbourhood Concert Series Schedule

 

6:00 PM Wednesday, March 8, 2017

 

Bloomfield House, 3735 King St., Windsor 

(At the Sandwich Teen Action Group building)

$10 suggested donation at the door for adults, youth free

The Bloomfield House is a grass roots community outreach initiative whose mission is to provide a safe and accessble space for human growth and community outreach.  The WSO concert at the Bloomfield House will support their work in the community as we work together to support healthy people creating healthy communities.  

 

 

 

 

 

6:00 PM Thursday, March 9, 2017

 

Downtown Music Initiative - Ford City

New Song Church, 999 Drouillard Rd, Windsor

Windsor's Downtown Music Initiative (DMI) provides free music lessons and instruments to low-income students across the City of Windsor.  DMI students will perform from 6:00pm-6:45pm to showcase their talents, followed by the WSO from 7:00pm-8:00pm.  All funds raised at this event go towards supporting DMI and music education in Windsor.  

 

 

 

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7:00 PM Saturday, March 11, 2017

 

Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Polish Parish

1035 Ellis St. East, Windsor  

 

Join us as we celebrate 100 years of the Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Polish Parish serving our community.  Admission is free on a first come, first served basis.  Although not required, a small donation at the door would be appreciated.  

For information, call (519)253-5863 or (519) 944-4441

Right: Holy Trinity Roman Catholic Parish 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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3:00 PM Sunday, March 12, 2017

 

Gethsemane Lutheran Church, 1921 Cabana Rd East, Windsor

 

Left: Gethsemane Lutheran Church

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7:00 PM Thursday, April 27, 2017

 

Christ Anglican Church, 317 Ramsay St, Amherstburg

 

Presented by the Belle Vue Conservancy in partnership with Christ Church and the WSO

 

 

Ticket info: Linda (226-345-0628) or Carolyn (519-300-1812). 

 

Tickets sold: Gordon House and Sobey's Amherstburg

 

Online tickets: www.bellevueconservancy.com (under upcoming events)

 

All funds raised will go to support the restoration of Belle Vue House.  More information about the Belle Vue Conservancy can be found on their website.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Additional events to follow!  


 

 

 

WSO for Hire! Lessons, weddings, private events

 

Looking for musicians for a wedding?  Looking for a private lesson teacher for your young musician?  Wanting to include musicians at a special event for friends or family?  Email us with details of your event or the instrument and age of your young musician and we'll get you connected to the right WSO musicians.