2017/2018 Season: “Masterpiece Series”

The York Chamber Ensemble (YCE) has been presenting concerts to Aurora audiences since 2001. This season we invite 3 guest conductors: Michael Berec, Trevor Dearham and Sasha Weinstangl.  Join us for our 2017-2018 season “Masterpiece Series”.

Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 7:30pm: Michael Berec, conductor, “Classical Masterpieces” Mozart’s  Overture to the Marriage of Figaro, and Sinfonia Concertante in E flat major, Michael Adamson, Ian Clarke soloists. Beethoven’s Piano Concert No 4, Charissa Vandikas, solo.

Saturday December 9, 2017 at 7:30pm: Trevor Dearham conductor, “Christmas Masterpieces: Sing-a-long” featuring Boyce’s Symphony #1, choral selections from Handel’s Messiah and carols with York Festival Chorus.

Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 7:30pm: Sasha Weinstangl, conductor, “J.S.Bach: The Master”  Brandenburg Concertos, #3 and 6. Keyboard Concerto, Hilary McLaughlin, solo. Selections from Cantata BWV 209, and St Mathew’s Passion with Irene Ilic voice, Susan Barak, violin.

Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 7:30pm: Sasha Weinstangl, conductor, “European Masterpieces” Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto #2 with soloists from YCE. Mendelssohn’s String Symphony #8 and Faure Requiem 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.


Thank you for a great season!

Thanks to all who participated in the 2016/2017 Season.  And thank you to our two guest conductors Mark Chambers & Trevor Dearham for inspiring us musically.

We are looking forward to our next season “Masterpiece! Series” with guest conductors Michael Berec, Trevor Dearham and Sasha Weinstangl.

Watch here for details…………..

Have a great summer!


YCE welcomes dancer Star Slade to our Vienna Concert

Join us Saturday, May 13th at 7:30pm.

We are excited to feature Star Slade to our concert as she dances along with two Strauss waltzes.

Star Slade began dancing at the age of 14 training at the Donita Ballet School in the town of Lindsay, Ontario. Star recently became a member of the City Dance Corps Performance Company, the collective, where she has worked with many well known artists in the dance industry. Star has recently begun performing for D’Air Dance Collective where she continues to showcase her passion for the art of dance.


Concert located at Trinity Anglican Church, 79 Victoria Street, Aurora
Tickets available at the door. Cash only: $20/adult $15/students & seniors

Next Concert: Sat May 13, 2017 7:30pm

Enjoy a “Night in Vienna” with YCE and Trinity Festival Chorus:

Strauss: Radetsky March, Voices of Spring Waltz, Blue Danube Waltz
Haydn: Excerpts from the Little Organ Mass
Mozart: Ave Verum Corpus
Beethoven: Choral Fantasy (Fantasia in C Minor)

Piano Soloist: Jialiang Zhu

Conducted by Trevor Dearham

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

Tickets available at the door. Cash only: $20/adult $15/students & seniors

soloist change for Mar 4th concert!

We are sad to announce that Patricia Wait is unable to play Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto on March 4th.  We are please to announce that Felipe Jimenez Murillo is able to play the concerto with us.   Please join us Sat Mar 4th at 7:30pm at Trinity Anglican Church in Aurora.  Tickets available at the door: Adults $20; Seniors/Students $15

FELIPE JIMENEZ MURILLOfelipe-jimenez-murillo-photo

Widely recognized for his beautiful, dark, and round sound, Felipe Jimenez-Murillo is the recipient of a full-tuition scholarships from the Glenn Gould School of The Royal Conservatory in Toronto.  He has been invited to play with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra several times during the current season.

Felipe holds a bachelor degree in clarinet performance from the National University of Colombia, where he studied with Professor Robert Degenaro and Christopher Jepperson. During his time there, he won the school’s concerto competition and performed the Mozart clarinet concerto with their orchestra. In 2006, Felipe was a semifinalist in the first ‘’Henry Selmer Paris’’ Clarinet Competition in Colombia, as well as a semifinalist of the First National Clarinet Festival and Competition in 2010. In 2011, his clarinet quartet, Cadenza, won the ‘’Orquesta Filarmonica de Bogota’’ competition.

Currently, he is studying with world-recognized professor, Joaquin Valdepenas, at The Glenn Gould School. Here, his duo, Vandikas-Jimenez, won 3rd place in the annual Chamber Competition.

Felipe is the former principal clarinet of the Fundación Orquesta Sinfónica de Bogotá (FOSBO), and clarinet substitute with National Symphony of Colombia.