Strings of St. John's

A STRING ORCHESTRA IN OTTAWA, ONTARIO, CANADA

History

Founded in 1998, the Strings of St. John's chamber orchestra was the first amateur string orchestra in the Ottawa area. The mission of Strings of St. John’s is to provide a supportive environment for Ottawa-area string players to improve our ensemble playing and share a broad repertoire of beautiful music with the community. 

The orchestra is pleased to accompany the St. John's Choir, led by our founding conductor, Gordon Johnston, several times each year.


By working to improve the caliber of the orchestra, we aspire to attract additional gifted amateur players and enhance and maintain a reputation that attracts great local soloists. We are confident that artistically excellent performances by local artists will continue to attract, grow and reward Ottawa area audiences.

Musicians

First violins

Mira Negorova, Concertmaster

Michelle Zou

Carolyn Phillips

Sheena Gingerich

Rosalind Spencer

Marg Macpherson

Second violins

Iain Macpherson, Principal

Daniela Turcanu

Gabriella Csoti

Katherine Tinkler

Marko Yanishevsky

Eugene Tso

Clara Kyung

Violas

Mary Young, Principal

Laura Mennill

Stephen Rouble

Cellos

Sandra Allan, Principal

Catherine Campbell

Andrew Deaville

Bass

Branden Steele, Principal

Ann Downey