Fall 2021 Message

As we launch our 2021/2022 season, Waterloo Chamber Players are looking forward to resuming in-person concerts in 2022. We have greatly appreciated the support of our friends, family, sponsors, and community in the past year to help our orchestra through this difficult time for the arts.

This fall, we completed a new and exciting project with the talented singer/songwriter and instrumentalist Ian Tanner. Ian has been sharing his music live on Facebook over the course of the pandemic – catch him on Thursday Night Live each week at 6:30 p.m. Ian, and the members of our orchestra, recorded our parts individually at home, and Greg Holloway, one of our WCP musicians, produced the videos. Please enjoy Ian’s two wonderful arrangements of Here Comes the Sun by the Beatles and Homeward Bound by Simon and Garfunkel. Thank you to Greg, to our soloist, Ian Tanner, and to all our musicians who participated.
Here Comes the Sun Video
Homeward Bound Video

Currently, we are planning two concerts in the new year. Our winter concert is scheduled for Feb. 26th at Knox Presbyterian Church. Performances will feature our wind and string ensembles, taking into account all public safety guidelines at that time.

At the beginning of May, we hope to present our spring concert, All Good Things – A Farewell Concert. This concert will include a performance of Beethoven’s 7th symphony – yes, the one with the beautiful slow, second movement used in the movie The King’s Speech! Postponed from the spring of 2020 due to the pandemic, this concert features our principal conductor, Ben Bolt Martin, performing his own cello concerto, Among Friends. This is also our farewell tribute to Ben, who is moving on to other musical endeavours. We wish him all the best!
Beethoven Symphony #7 at the Concertgebouw.

Please check our website for more details as the year progresses.

Thank you once again for your support! We hope to see you safely in person again in the new year!

And…in case you missed this:
During the 2020-21 season, although at home because of COVID19, Waterloo Chamber Players produced several videos – a performance of Ashokan Farewell, recorded by our musicians at home with video production by Greg Holloway; several videos by small ensembles from within WCP; and a performance of the Coda from Ben Bolt Martin’s cello concerto, Among Friends, with video production by Chestnut Hall Music, made possible due to generous donations from our members and supporters. 

If you missed seeing these performances, or would enjoy watching them again, here are the links:
Ashokan Farewell Video 
Coda Video.

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