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. 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

  2. May 27, 2019Fairy Tales & Legends: orchestra@uwaterloo concert

    The repertoire this term includes several popular ballet overtures, as well as arias from Massenet, Gounud, Dvorak, Mozart, and Offenbach accompanied by local favourite sopranos Natasha Campbell and Autumn Wascher. 
    The concert will take place on July 25th at Knox Presbyterian Church, which has excellent acoustics and air conditioning!

  3. Dec. 19, 2018Winter 2019 Concert features Concerto Competition winner

    The Winter 2019 Concert, which will take place on Thursday April 4th at 7:30pm in Hagey Hall, features the winner of the 2018 UW Concerto Competition.  Eric Liang won against stiff competition, playing Brahms Piano Concerto #2 in B flat major.  This competition is sponsored by Professor David Taylor, and the quality of the contestants was excellent.

    Concert Repertoire:

    Brahms Piano Concerto #2 in Bb major
    Bruckner Overture in G minor
    Brahms Tragic Overture, Op. 81

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Conrad Grebel University College


  • The next opportunity to join orchestra@uwaterloo is Spring 2019.
  • Our next Concerto and Aria Competition will take place on February 1, 2020. 
  • BIG NEWS. orchestra@uwaterloo has joined the Music Department at Conrad Grebel University College. Students can now get credit for playing in the orchestra!
  • We are pleased to announce our new Music Director, Daniel Warren.