“The Emperor” Saturday, May 14, 2022 7:30pm

The Emperor”. Power. Greed. Love. Forgiveness: Traits that embody the best and worst leaders, of past and present.

Join the York Chamber Ensemble while exploring the tale of the merciful Titus, in Mozart’s “Overture to La Clemenza di Tito”.

Fourteen year old local piano sensation Jarmin Weng joins the full orchestra (including wind players) in a performance of Beethoven’s last Piano Concerto No. 5, nicknamed “Emperor”. 

Viennese composer Strauss Jr. unites nations with his “Emperor Waltz”: a musical toast to friendship.

Masks are recommended. No refreshments will be available for purchase.  Bring-your-own drinking water is permitted. Limited number of tickets available.

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York Chamber Ensemble is a Registered Charity with Canada Revenue Agency. Your gift today will be used to secure performance space, support partnerships with local performers and artists, and bring you more of the exciting, informative programming you’ve come to expect from York Chamber Ensemble. Click here to donate.

A message from our Music Director Michael Berec

It was so great starting LIVE in-person rehearsals again for our upcoming LIVE and in-person performance in March! Connecting with musicians to create beautiful musical experiences is such a special gift. The York Chamber Ensemble looks forward to sharing that gift with you in March. We will be sharing unforgettable performances including the solo violin and string orchestra arrangement of Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending and the premier of Four Chinese Folk Songs by Canadian composer Tak Ng Lai. We can’t wait to see you soon!



Virtual online concert premiere: “20 Years Together” Nov 7th, 2020 3:15pm

Did you miss our live concert on Oct 17th? Did you enjoy it so much that you would like to watch it again?  Please support the York Chamber Ensemble by joining our virtual on-line concert premiere of “20 Years Together” on Saturday, November 7th at 3:15pm EST.  Pay what you can. 4 ticket prices to choose from. $15, $25, $35, $45.

Featuring pianist Shoshana Telner and the York Strings. Participate in a live chat with our Maestro Michael Berec while watching.

York Chamber Ensemble is a community orchestra that currently derives funds solely from ticket sales.  Your support is greatly appreciated.

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YCE virtual concert FAQs

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Sat Oct 17 7:30pm “YCE 20 Years Together”


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.

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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.








YCE 20 years together!

First concert of the season : Saturday, Oct 17th, 2020 7:30pm 

York Strings with Pianist Shoshana Telner

We are excited to announce that we have planned a concert on Saturday October 17th at St Paul’s Anglican Church in Newmarket. 

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.

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Other dates to save on your calendar:

Saturday December 5, 2020

Saturday March 27, 2021

Saturday May 8, 2021