Concert program

Sunday December 11, 2022 3pm,

Basilica of Our Lady


1) W.A. Mozart: Sleigh Ride from Three German Dances
2) Franz Gruber, arr. Jaelem Bhate: Silent Night
3) Frederick Delius: Sleigh Ride
4) Pytor Illich Tchaikovsky: Excerpts from The Nutrcacker
             Scene 6

             Waltz of the Flowers

              Pas de Deux
5) Victor Herbert: March of the Toys from Babes in Toyland
6) L.V. Beethoven/M. Leontovych, arr. Jaelem Bhate: Beethoven’s Bells

7) John Williams: Three Songs from Home Alone
Somewhere in my Memory
Star of Bethlehem
Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas
                Vocalist: Bethany Horst

Jaelem Bhate, Conductor

Click on the photos below to read the biography’s of our guest artists

Jaelem Bhate, Conductor

Bethany Horst,  Vocalist

Our Orchestra

First Violins

Jose Molina, Concertmaster*

Malgorzata Zak

Carol Sammut

Yonhee Chang

Roza Ushkanova

Daphne Bourbonnais

Jef ten Kortener


Second Violins

Paule Barsalou *

Elayne Ras

Alison Feuerwerker 

Judith Souman

Veronica Kroess

Anne-Louise Flynn



* Principal Player



Catherine Molina  *

Laura Deakin

Ron Dolynchuk

Sheila Smyth



Jeremy Cook*

Andrea Cook

Marlena Tureski

Noah Schuster


Double Basses 

Mac Vanduzer*

Erin Walker 

Art Lang


Christian Paquette*

Christoph Kessel


David Vanbiesbrouck*

Paul Goeglein



Larry Moser *

Tilly Kooyman



Simion Ciobanu *

Lulia Tiba



Nikki Chang



Sam Domzella



Andras Molnar *

Katie Clark


Tony Snyder * 

Marie-Sonja Cotineau

Kim Christensen

Jeryl Phillips



Bob Phillips *

Leila Mehkeri

Luke Roussy



Al Carter *



David Knight *


Richard Burrows

Madison Keats

Special Thanks to our Donors!


Peter Kastner & Carol Reid

GOLD BATON $1,000+

Dorothy Bakker & Danny Lui

Peter Hannam

Marilyn Kuhn & Zoltan Petrany

Theresa Lammer

Gerry & Suzanne Meinzer

Catherine & Jose Molina

Harold & Marilyn Quinn

Stephen Salt



SILVER BATON $500-$999

Barbara Alderson


Fred & Ruth Dahms

Marion Steele 

Kathleen & John Verdone

BRONZE BATON $250-$499

Ian & Carol Blain

John Hofstee

Simon and Janice Irving

Janet Takata

Judy Waldrum



Special Thanks to!

Dorothy Fisher

All of our ushers and ticket takers

David Knight, production

Joe Carere and Father Ian, Basilica of Our Lady

The Guelph Concert Band (for the loan of percussion instruments) 

All of our patrons and supporters!


FRIEND  $100-$249

Irene Berry
Frank & Janet Brewster
Aileen & John Campbell
Edwina & Neil Carson
David & Wilma Churchill
Malcolm & Marta Coutts
Nicole deFrancesco
Dorothy & Ken Fisher
Dianne Garrett
Judy Kingdon

Laurinda Lang
Anne Mattheson
Joe Ringhofer
Karen Slatkovsky
Kim Wakeford
Monika Wright


And to the

GSO Board of Directors

Lisa Kohlmeier, Chair
Danny Lui, Treasurer
Kim Wakeford, Corporate Secretary

Frank Brewster

Cynthia Davis
Shane Fernandes
Roger Garriock
Catherine Molina, ex-officio

Upcoming concerts

New Year’s Day in Vienna
Sunday January 1, 2023, 3pm- River Run Centre
Conductor, Genevieve Leclair
Soprano, Jonelle Sills

Brahms at the Basilica
Sunday April 2, 2023, 3pm- Basilica of Our Lady
Conductor, William Rowson

Season Finale Concert
Saturday April 29, 2023, 7:30pm- River Run Centre
GSO welcomes final Artistic Director Candidate, Michael Hall, to the podium.

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