Toronto Choral Society’s New Chanukah Video!

We just posted a fantastic new video from our friends at the Toronto Choral Society, “Sim Shalom”. You can watch it right now on our YouTube Channel — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZO6ZkE_TMUY&list=PLnNaA-kDVr4LALJk52EQxhnDaKEvA7Prl&index=4. An amazing performance from their ensemble and Cantorial Soloist, Geoffrey Butler. Also, an amazing video showing so many of the singers. Just great!!!!
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Support the Salvation Army Scarborough’s Virtual Kettle Campaign!

Hi, everyone!       As some of you will know, when the SPO holds our annual Holiday Concert at The Salvation Army Scarborough Citadel, we often encourage you to support their Kettle Drive.    For many in Scarborough, and in the area where we hold our large ensemble concerts, there is need this holiday season.     Please show your support, if you can — with thanks from the Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra!!! To learn more about their onsite Food Bank, visit their website www.scarboroughcitadel.ca. Here’s their Virtual Kettle campaign graphic.  You can participate by clicking the QR code on the graphic, or by using this
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Celebrating our 40th Anniversary – FINALLY!

The Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra is proud to present our sixth episode of our #SPOGreatMusic Podcast Series — our SPECIAL 40th ANNIVERSARY episode! We had hoped to celebrate this milestone with all of you in April of this year, but the pandemic shut things down, fast. No Beethoven’s 9th with the Toronto Choral Society. No balloons. No cake. And no you. Well, we’ve really turned lemons into lemonade with this special episode, bringing you great interviews with people who lived, or are living, the rich history which is the Scarborough Philharmonic Orchestra. Thanks to all of our special guests who participated,
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PODCASTS & VIDEOS RIGHT ON OUR WEBSITE!

LISTEN TO OUR PODCASTS AND WATCH OUR VIDEOS DIRECTLY THROUGH OUR WEBSITE! We’ve done some tinkering and are pleased to announce that every single 2020/2021 SPOGreatMusic Podcast episode, and every SPOGreatMusic Performance Series video, can be accessed right here, through our website. Our new Podcast Episode Guide is here. Just click on an episode number and it will take you to a new page with the podcast player right at the top. Our new Performance Series Guide is here. Just click on the episode number and it will take you to a new page with all the videos playable right
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SPOGreatMusic Podcast premiere episode now available!

Friday, September 18, 2020 — This is a day that will go down in history for the SPO. Our premiere episode of our all-new SPOGreatMusic Podcast Series is now posted and available to enjoy! You can learn more information (and also find additional podcast platforms) by clicking here, or find our new episode release schedule here, or go directly to top platforms, like Apple Podcasts and Spotify, to listen now. If you’d like to learn more about our guest interviewees for this episode, click here. Thanks for our 2020/2021 Digital Content production team: Devin Scott, Executive Producer and Audio Engineer;
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Our SPOGreatMusic Podcast trailer is available for playing

Our teaser trailer for our all-new SPOGreatMusic Podcast is now available to play. Click here to listen now.  Our podcasts will soon be available on additional platforms. Due to Covid-19, this process is a little slower than expected, but we’ll share all the different platforms where you can find our podcasts as they connect. Of course, you can always find our podcast episodes on our main platform, Anchor.fm.   Share your comments on our Facebook and Twitter pages. We welcome your feedback. Our premiere episode will be available on Anchor.fm on Friday, September 18, 2020. Don’t miss it!!!
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Website update now under way for our 2020/2021 SPOGreatMusic Season

If you’ve visited spo.ca over the past few days, you have seen that our new 2020/2021 online season information has been posted. While there’s still a few pages to add, including a more indepth Podcast episode guide, the update has gone well. You may also notice that our slider images on our homepage may be acting “funky” on your device. We’re working on this issue and hope to have it solved soon. Sometimes a plug-in update presents one with a complete new interface, and a steeper-than-expected learning curve. Please bear with us. The great news is that most of our
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The SPO goes online for our 2020/2021 Season

The SPO has adapted to Covid-19 restrictions on live performances and has created a wonderful 2020/2021 season online. We’ll offer two series of content. Series #1 is our all-new “SPOGreatMusic Podcast”, hosted by Dr. Daniel Medizadeh and available on major platforms, like Apple, Google, and Spotify. Our podcast series will run every other Friday, starting on September 18, 2020. We’ll be posting an episode guide and more in the coming days. Series #2 will feature pre-recorded musical performances, to be release on our YouTube channel. every other Friday, starting on October 9, 2020. Musicians of the SPO, as well as
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Listen to the SPO on our YouTube channel

While we’re also missing new performances, in person, from the great SPO — there are ways to still enjoy our orchestra by visiting our SPO YouTube channel.   There are some longer-length selections, plus lots of behind-the-scenes interviews with composers and musicians who worked on our “Canadian Panorama” CD, and more.  Check it out and enjoy < https://www.youtube.com/user/SPOGreatMusic/videos >.
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Celebrating the life of Terry Evans (1950-2020)

It takes a team to keep an orchestra going on and off the stage. Losing any member of that team has an impact. The SPO is sad to share that TERRY EVANS, who you would have seen at SPO concerts over the past years helping his friend and our archive audio-recordist, John S. Gray. Terry passed peacefully on March 25, 2020. Terry was always very helpful, supportive, and had a keen sense of humour. You can learn more about Terry’s life experiences here < https://www.legacy.com/obituaries/thestar/obituary.aspx?n=terence-george-evans&pid=195900397&fhid=17679 >. To celebrate Terry’s life and friendship, the SPO arranged for the planting of a
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