Toronto Community Orchestra








Join Us

The Toronto Community Orchestra is an amateur ensemble and is run by volunteers. We welcome new members from all across Toronto. Rehearsals are on Tuesdays from 7:30 to 9:30pm at Eastminster United Church. All performances also take place on Tuesday evenings. Please note the dates below.

While we are a mostly non-auditioned orchestra, because of our limited number of openings in the wind section, key wind players will need to audition for a spot with the orchestra.

When enquiring to become a member of the TCO, please indicate your instrument and performance background.


Spaces for instruments regularly become available. Please check back, or feel free to Contact Us to join our waiting list.

Important Dates 2019/2020


  • September 10 - First Rehearsal

  • November 19 - Community Performance - True Davidson Acres, 7:15pm

  • November 26 - Community Performance - New Horizons Tower, 7:30pm

  • December 10 - 7:30pm Public Concert, Eastminster United Church


  • January 14 - First Rehearsal

  • April 14 - Community Performance - Location T.B.A.

  • April 21 - Community Performance - Location T.B.A.

  • April 28 - AGM & Dress Rehearsal

  • May 7 - 7:30pm Public Concert, Eastminster United Church

Membership Info

  • Please bring $60 membership fee to the first rehearsal in September and January.

  • Rehearsals begin promptly at 7:30pm. Please arrive early to set up and warm up.

  • Please bring your own music stand.

  • Enter the church by the east doors on Jackman Avenue.

  • If you are taking transit, Chester Station is just one block east of the church.

  • Parking in the area includes paid parking at Green P lots, and free parking on neighbourhood streets after 6:00.

Membership Handbook

Please consult our member's handbook for further information about the orchestra.

Member's Handbook PDF

Member Feedback

"I joined about 10 years ago. I had never played in an orchestra before and in fact I picked up my violin approximately 3 times per year for 30 yrs. prior to joining this orchestra, which was a life changing experience for me. This orchestra has been a source of immense joy for me and I feel very blessed to be part of it." - Jerry

"TCO provides a welcoming atmosphere to musicians from all levels. I enjoy playing with a talented group which helps me to improve my musical skills as well. " - Lorette

"Playing with the Toronto Community Orchestra is an incredible experience. I have grown as a musician and performer under Leonidas' exceptional leadership, and the support of my fellow musicians is invaluable. Rehearsals are both fun and challenging, performances uplifting and rewarding. Thank you!" - Rebecca

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