Junior North Shore Celtic Ensemble

If you are a committed young musician who loves exploring different genres, we welcome you to our Junior Ensemble. Players perform arrangements with harmonies and grooves that are fun to play. Performances include a feature role in our Community Concert Series.
Age: 12+
Instruments: violin and other bowed strings; flute/whistle*; piano*, guitar*, bass guitar* mandolin*, and accordion*; percussion*
Pre-requisite: 3+ years playing experience
Co-requisite: weekly private lessons
Rehearsals: Thursdays, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm, September - June
Performances Include:
  • Community Concert Series (6-12 performances)
  • Performance at Vancouver Int'l Mountain Film Festival
  • Spring Community Ceili Dance
  • Theatre Shows: 1-2 shows as guests of the Senior Ensemble
  • Lynn Valley Days parade (weather permitting)
  • (Optional) Attendance at a summer fiddle camp

Faculty: Claude Giguère, Phil Graves
Tuition:  $875**

How to join: Click "Apply Now" above to arrange a Meet & Greet and audition.

Audition Requirements:

*Limited places available. Please inquire.
**2019/20 season rate (Sept - June)
 

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  • “… this music that reaches out to each and every tired body in a concert hall is miraculous in its ability to strip away all modern day distractions and give the gift of spiritual renewal. From toddler to wizened fiddler, the children of the North Shore Celtic Ensemble entrance them, lead them and me into motion, physically vibrating with each rollicking and melancholy tune, and send us out into the evening air with a shared confidence that life is good ... from humble beginnings to gala events…the North Shore Celtic Ensemble ... can give much more than it takes.”
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    - Caroline Canfield Cole,
    Professional Violinist