Welcome to Orchestra at UWaterloo

Welcome to orchestra@uwaterloo, the extracurricular ensemble open to students, staff, faculty and alumni. UWaterloo students can earn credit for participation in the orchestra.

Are you interested in live classical music? Come to our free concerts on campus. You can get notices about upcoming concerts by joining our mailing list.

Do you play an instrument? Find out how you can join the orchestra, or read about our concerto and aria competition if you have solo aspirations.

Feel free to look around! You can listen to some of our recordings, or read about the orchestra and our music director Daniel Warren.

We keep links to other music groups on campus and beyond.

  1. May 4, 2020orchestra@uwaterloo cancelled for Spring term

    We are very sorry to give you the following notice:

  2. Feb. 6, 2020orchestra@uwaterloo’s 2020 concerto and aria competition presents musical excellence
    Concerto and Aria Competition finalists joined by Professor Emeritus David Taylor

    Concerto and Aria Competition finalists joined by Professor Emeritus David Taylor

    The orchestra@uwaterloo held its 2020 Concerto and Aria Competition on February 1 at Conrad Grebel University College. Any student or recent graduate of the University of Waterloo is eligible to compete in this biennial competition hosted by the orchestra. The Department of Music at Conrad Grebel University College is grateful to Professor Emeritus David Taylor, whose generous and ongoing support of the orchestra has made these competitions possible.

  3. Oct. 29, 2019Fall 2019 Orchestra Concert

    The title for this terms concert is Fancy a Cuppa?  Music from the Glorious Isles.   Pieces include the following:

    Vaughan Williams, Fantasie on the theme of Thomas Tallis
    Mendelssohn “Hebrides Overture”
    Vaughan Williams, “The Lark Ascending”
    Mendelssohn Scottish Symphony

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