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

Jackie Morris, Concertmaster

Michelle Zou

Sheena Gingerich

Carolyn Phillips

Rosalind Spencer

Marg Macpherson

Daniela Turcanu

Second violins

Iain Macpherson, Principal

Clara Kyung

Katherine Tinkler

Gabriella Csoti

Claudia Brown

Eugene Tso

Marko Yanishevsky

Violas

Mary Young, Principal

Laura Mennill

Stephen Rouble

Cellos

Sandra Allan, Principal

Catherine Campbell

Andrew Deaville

Bass

Branden Steele, Principal

Ann Downey