Senior North Shore Celtic Ensemble

Our senior players are committed to and passionate about ensemble music. They want to be part of a high-level performance group and to explore new directions with their music. Players perform complex arrangements of traditional and contemporary fiddle tunes as well as original music that blends folk, jazz, and classical.

Age: 13+
Instruments: violin and other bowed strings; flute/whistle*; piano*, guitar*, bass guitar* mandolin*, and accordion*; percussion*
Pre-requisite: 3+ years of playing experience, including at least 1 year in Junior NSCE
Co-requisite: weekly private lessons
Rehearsals: Wednesday, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm and Saturdays, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm September - June

Performances Include:

We are continuously assessing our safe return to stage opportunities and are excited to get back performing!  In a “normal” year, the Senior group has:

  • Self-produced theatre shows
  • Spring Community Ceili dance
  • Local festivals, events and fundraisers
  • Collaboration with other music ensembles (orchestra, choir, etc)
  • Lynn Valley Days parade (weather permitting)

Faculty: Claude Giguère and Gabriel Dubreuil
Tuition: 2021-22 NSCE Fee and Program Schedule
Additional Activity (fees independent from tuition and determined by itinerary):

  • Two weekend retreats with professional musicians and/or other youth groups (~$175/ea.)
  • Weekend travel to perform and/or attend workshops with other fiddle groups in BC
  • A 10-14 day summer tour every 2 years
  • (Optional) Attendance at a summer fiddle camp

How to join: Students must spend 1+ year in the Junior Ensemble before auditioning for the Senior Ensemble.  Please contact gabriel@nsce.ca to arrange an audition. 

 

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  • Testimonials
    “… thanks again for the ‘Bending the Lines’ concert yesterday with NSCE.
    It was wonderful to hear such a spirited collaboration - and one where the musical arrangements really worked! ”
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    - Barb McLean,
    Cultural Services Officer
    North Vancouver Recreation and Culture