Kitchener and Waterloo Community Orchestra (KWCO)

Conductor Daniel Warren

On Tour from Canada

With Singing Our Socks Off

Presentation of the Stirling Dutton Memorial Photography Prize

Hoylake Chapel, Station Road, Hoylake, CH47 4AA
Friday 7th July at 7.30pm

Free Admission. Bucket collection in aid of CancerResearchUK

The Festival is excited to welcome KWCO all the way from Ontario, Canada on their fourth tour of Europe!

KWCO was born in summer 1979. The orchestra rehearses weekly, presenting three or four concerts a year, usually featuring a well-known local soloist backed by a full symphony orchestra of committed amateur and professional players. For the Festival of Firsts, KWCO expects to perform a short concert of well loved classics including several works by English composers such as Jeremiah Clarke’s Trumpet Voluntary, Elgar’s Salut d’amour and Vaughan Williams’ English Folk Song Suite as well as works by Mendelssohn, Mahler and Beethoven.

KCWO’s conductor since 1998, is Daniel Warren, a highly sought-after conductor, arranger and trumpet soloist. Daniel also conducts the Wellington Wind Symphony and is principal guest conductor of the Stratford Symphony Orchestra.

Appearing alongside KWCO is Liverpool’s Singing Our Socks Off community choir (SOSO). This vibrant, friendly choir for everyone who loves to sing, expects to perform a handful of songs from their repertoire of show tunes, modern pop and songs from around the world.

We are grateful to both KWCO and SOSO for helping us raise funds for CancerResearch UK in memory of our late Treasurer and founder member of the Festival Planning team, Stirling Dutton. We will also take this opportunity to present prizes for the Festival’s 2017 Photo Competition including the newly inaugurated Stirling Dutton Prize.