join us Sat Oct 13th, 7:30pm at the Bradford Arts Centre

Saturday, Oct 13th, 2018 is the first concert of our 2018-2019 season : ‘The Age of Elegance’.

Join us at the Bradford Arts Centre (66 Barrie Street, Bradford, ON) at 7:30pm for “The Age of the Concerto” featuring:

Bach Suite in B minor’ Soloist: Jewell Devine, flute
Bach Oboe & Violin Concerto
Soloists:  Michael Adamson, Violin and Eleanor Marshall, Oboe
Respighi Ancient Airs & Dances

Newmarket “Splash of Culture” – Friday, Sept 14th – FREE concert

  • Date: Friday, September 14, 2018 (rain date Saturday, September 15)
  • Time: 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. *Come early and bring your own chair*. 
  • Location: Tim Hortons Skating and Water Feature, Newmarket Riverwalk Commons, 200 Doug Duncan Drive

Members of the YCE will be performing at the Newmarket “Splash of Culture“.


2018-2019 Season: ‘The Age of Elegance”

The York Chamber Ensemble (YCE) has been presenting concerts to York Region audiences since 2001. This season we invite 2 guest conductors: Sasha Weinstangel and Michael Berec.  Join us for our 2018-2019 season The Age of Elegance”.

“The Age of the Concerto” Sat Oct 13 2018 7:30pm 
Location: Bradford Arts Centre, 66 Barrie Street, Bradford
‘Bach Suite in B minor’ Soloist: Jewell Devine, flute
‘Bach Oboe & Violin Concerto’
Soloists:  Michael Adamson, Violin and Eleanor Marshall, Oboe
‘Respighi Ancient Airs & Dances’

“Christmas in the Age of Elegance” Sat Dec 1 2018 7:30pm
Location: Trinity Anglican Church, 79 Victoria Street,  Aurora
Conductor: Sasha Weinstangel
with York Festival Chorus
‘Correlli Christmas Concerto’
‘Handel Messiah Excerpts’
‘Handel Harp Concerto’ Soloist: Ying Ying He
‘Rutter’s A Candlelight Carol & Christmas Lullaby’
Carol sing-a-long & more

“The Age of Elegance and Romanticism” Sat May 11 2019 7:30pm
Location: Trinity Anglican Church, 79 Victoria Street, Aurora
Conductor: Michael Berec
with York Festival Chorus
‘Schubert Rosamunde Overture’
‘Schubert Mass in G Major’
‘Faure Elegie’ Soloist: Barbara Dickson, Cello
‘Faure Pavane and Cantique de Jean Racine’

Tickets available at the door: cash only please
$25 for adults, $20 for seniors/ students, $10 for children under 10 

Thank you! and save the dates!

Thank you to all who participated and attended our concerts this past season.
Please save the following dates on your calendar for next season.  We will post details soon.

Sat Oct 13 2018 at Bradford Arts Center
Sat Dec 1 2018 at Trinity Anglican Church, Aurora
Sun Apr 7 2019 Tapestry Chamber Choir at St Andrews Presbyterian Church, Newmarket
Sat May 11 2019 at Trinity Anglican Church, Aurora

YCE and festival Chorus Faure Requiem May 2018

meet our guest conductor and soloists for Mar 3 2018 ‘BACH THE MASTER’

A prolific composer, Dr Sasha Weinstangel is a passionate conductor, and an accomplished violin virtuoso. Born in Croatia, he started his music education at the age of seven, published his first composition at the age of nine. He received academic degrees in both Violin and Composition from the University of Belgrade, and the Doctor of Music degree in Composition from the University of Toronto, where he studied under John Beckwith. He also undertook studies in conducting with Sir Adrian Boult and Antonio Janigro. Founding Artistic Director and Conductor of the National Chamber Orchestra of Canada, Dr. Weinstangel is a charismatic leader who leads his musicians with vigor and emotion. His compositions include chamber, orchestral and choral works, operas, as well as concertos for diverse instruments. He has taught in universities and colleges in North America and New Zealand.

Hilary McLaughlin is an active performer, accompanist, and teacher. She has won awards in various local festivals and performed in showcases with the Ontario Registered Music Teachers Association and the Alliance for Canadian New Music Projects. She has performed both as a soloist and chamber musician at the British Isles Music Festival. Hilary has performed as a soloist in churches in the GTA and is featured monthly by Northridge Community Church. Hilary received her ARCT in Performance from the Royal Conservatory of Music and has a Masters in Piano Pedagogy and Performance from the University of Toronto (U of T). She has studied under noted piano teachers Dr. Midori Koga, Monica Gaylord, and Mia Bach. In 2014, Hilary was awarded the Arthur Plettner Scholarship by U of T. Hilary has spoken at conferences at Carleton University and U of T on her research projects and has also been published by the Canadian Federation of Music Teachers Association and the Clavier Companion magazine.

Canadian flutist Nancy Nourse received her music education at Queen’s University, Trinity College, London and State University of New York at Potsdam. She has an extensive background in orchestral performance and in playing a wide variety of flutes, contemporary and historical. As an advocate of the flute choir, she has made a significant contribution to its repertoire both as a composer and as founder of the award-winning Nourse Wind Publications. She has led and performed in many flute ensembles and established Flute Street: Toronto’s professional flute choir, an ensemble that utilizes the full range of flutes from piccolo to the sub-contrabass. Currently she teaches at Claude Watson School for the Arts in Toronto and continues to write reviews and articles for music, education and flute-specific journals.

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.