“Strings for the Holidays”

Due to the recent restrictions in York Region, our Holiday Concert will be virtual only.  (no live audience). Stay tuned for more information soon.


Maestro Michael Berec leads the York Strings in a Holiday concert featuring Locatelli’s “Concerto Grosso Christmas”, Liszt’s “Angelus”, Sibelius’ “Andante Festivo” and other holiday favourites.

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Due to Covid restrictions, there will be a limit of 50 guests. Tickets must be purchased in advance online. There will be no ticket sales at the door. Masks must be worn and physical distancing will be required.

Questions about tickets? Please email tickets@yorkchamberensemble.ca


What to expect when attending our concerts:

  1. You will be asked pre-screening questions before entering the building. Entrance may be denied if you answer YES to any of these questions:
    • Are you or anyone from your household experiencing any of the following symptoms : fever, dry cough, difficulty breathing, loss of taste or smell, sore throat, runny nose, headache, fatigue, nausea/vomiting, diarrhea, chills ?
    • Have you been exposed to COVID-19 within the past 14 days ?
    • Have you or anyone from your household tested positive for COVID-19 ?
    • Have you traveled internationally in the past 14 days ?
  2. You are required to wear a mask.
  3. You are required to sanitize your hands when you enter the building.
  4. Present your printed/digital ticket for scanning.
  5. Wait to be seated by an usher.
  6. Maintain physical distancing of 2m as much as possible.
  7. The concert will be approximately 1 hour long with no intermission.
  8. Refreshments will NOT be served, but you are welcome to bring your own water bottle

Note: Since circumstances can evolve on a daily basis, refunds will be available should the concert need to be cancelled due to the pandemic. 

We look forward to making music together through this extraordinary season.

Sat Dec 9th, 2017 7:30pm ‘CHRISTMAS MASTERPIECES’

Trevor Dearham conductor

YCE with York Festival Chorus

“Christmas Masterpieces: Sing-a-long”
selections from Handel’s Messiah and Bach Christmas Oratorio
Boyce’s Symphony #5
sing-a-long Christmas carols with York Festival Chorus.

Tickets available at the door: $20 adults, $15 seniors/ students. cash only please

Concert location: Trinity Anglican Church, 79 Victoria St., Aurora.


Christmas with the Great Composers : Sat Dec 3, 2016

YCE and Trinity Festival Chorus continue their musical tour with “CHRISTMAS with the GREAT COMPOSERS” conducted by Trevor Dearham. Join us on Sat Dec 3, 2016 at 7:30pm at Trinity Anglican Church, Aurora.

Tickets available at the door: $20/adults, $15 Seniors/Students




“A Musical Tour of the World” 2016-2017 Concert Series

Sat October 15, 2016 7:30pm  “North American Strings”
Conductor: Mark Chambers
Copland –  Hoedown
Barber –  Adagio
Harry Somers – Little Suite
Sir Ernest MacMillan – Two Sketches on Canadian Folk Songs
Bernhard Hermann – Psycho
Karl Jenkins – Palladio
David Miller – Three Songs by Jerome Kerne for Strings

Sat December 3, 2016 7:30pm “Christmas from the World’s Great Composers”
with Trinity Festival Chorus
JS Bach – Excerpts from Cantata 140 & Sinfonia from Christmas Oratorio
Vivaldi – Choruses: Gloria, Domini Fili Unigenite
Vaughn-Williams: Fantasia on Christmas Carols
Kim André Arnesen: Cradle Hymn
Handel – Choral Excerpts from Messiah
Sat March 4, 2017 7:30pm “The New World”
Conductor: Mark Chambers
Mozart Clarinet Concerto: Soloist-Patricia Wait
Dvorak: New World Symphony

Sat May 13 2017 7:30pm “A Night in Vienna”
with Trinity Festival Chorus
Conductor: Trevor Dearham
Strauss: Radetsky March
Hadyn: Exerpts from Little Organ Mass
Mozart: Ave Verum Corpus & Regina Coeli K276
Strauss: Voices of Spring Waltz & Blue Danube Waltz

Beethoven: Fantasia in C Minor (Choral Fantasy)

Concerts located at Trinity Anglican Church, 79 Victoria Street, Aurora

Tickets are available at the door:  $20 for Adults, $15 for Seniors/Students
Seasons Tickets available at the Oct concert: $60 for Adults, $45 for Seniors/Students

Handel’s Messiah and Christmas Favourites! Sat Dec 5, 2015 7:30pm

Please join us on Sat Dec 5th at 7:30pm at Trinity Anglican Church, Aurora

Handel’s Messiah and Christmas Favourites!

  • ‘Handel’s Messiah’ Part I with ‘Hallelujah Chorus’ and ‘Worthy is the Lamb’
  • ‘A Christmas Festival’ by Leroy Anderson
  • ‘Christmas Day’ by Gustav Holst
  • ‘Minor Alterations, Christmas Through the Looking Glass’ by D. Lovrien
  • ‘Greensleeves’, ‘O Holy Night’, ‘Gesu Bambino’, ‘Ave Maria’

Trinity Anglican Church
79 Victoria Street, Aurora, ON

Tickets at the door: $20 adults, $15 Seniors/Students


YCE Dec 2015 flyer


2015-2016 Concert Season

Sat October 17, 2015
“Haydn & Mozart”
Haydn Cello Concerto with soloist Mark Chambers
Haydn Symphony #19
Mozart Symphony # 29

Sat December 5, 2015 7:30pm 
 “Handel’s Messiah & Christmas Favourites”
with Trinity Festival Chorus

Sat March 5, 2016 7:30pm 
 “Bring Home Beethoven”
Beethoven Violin Concerto with soloist Michael Adamson
Beethoven Symphony #7

Sat May 14 7:30pm and Sun May 29, 2016 3pm
 “Back to Bach”

Bach Magnificat
Bach Suite # 3
Bach Cantata – Ich habe genug
with Trinity Festival Chorus and Tapestry Chamber Choir

Saturday concerts located at Trinity Anglican Church, 79 Victoria Street, Aurora
Sunday May 29th concert located at All Saints Anglican Church, 12935 Keele St, King City
Tickets are available at the door:  $20 for Adults, $15 for Seniors/Students
Seasons Tickets available at the Oct concert: $60 for Adults, $45 for Seniors/Students

Save the dates! 2015-2016 Concert Season


Sat October 17, 2015  Haydn & Mozart
Sat December 5, 2015 Handel’s Messiah & Christmas Favourites
Sat March 5, 2016 Bring Home Beethoven
Sat May 14 and Sun May 29, 2016  Back to Bach

details coming soon…………….