GST Orchestra

A message from director Lindsay Jones:

Welcome to the 2016/17 season of the Guitar Society of Toronto Orchestra! This season promises to be full of exciting new challenges, repertoire, and performance opportunities. The Guitar Orchestra is a wonderful place for new and returning members of all ages and abilities to hone their musicianship skills through ensemble playing. In addition to learning guitar orchestra repertoire, participants will also have opportunities to perform as soloists and part of smaller chamber groups during our winter and spring concerts. I look forward to working with all of you in putting together our concert repertoire for this season. Happy practicing!

Who is the Guitar Orchestra for and when can I get started?

The orchestra is geared towards guitarists of all levels and we’re all set to begin again this Fall.

All rehearsals take place conveniently in the heart of Toronto’s downtown core. Exact location TBA, please contact for details. Rehearsal dates below.

Participation is $200 for the year for both the Fall & Spring terms. To join the group simply email the director, Lindsay Jones, at orchestra@guitarsocietyoftoronto.comwith your name, email address, mailing address, playing level, and teacher if applicable. Then go to the Donations page and make your registration payment of $200 on PayPal as a donation. In the comments, state that it is an orchestra payment. You will, of course, be issued a tax-deductible receipt for your contribution. Payment can also be made in cash or by cheque at the first rehearsal.

For all other inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Important Information

Orchestra Director: Lindsay Jones – email
Rehearsal location: TBA
Rehearsals: Sixteen, two hour rehearsals – Sundays 2:00 – 4:00 p.m., and two recitals

Rehearsal Dates:

Fall 2016 (All on Sundays 2-4pm)

  • Sept. 11
  • Sept. 25
  • Oct. 2
  • Oct. 16
  • Oct. 30
  • Nov. 13
  • Nov. 27
  • Dec. 4
  • Holiday Concert: Dec. 11

2017 (All on Sundays 2-4pm)

  • Jan. 8
  • Jan. 22
  • Feb. 5
  • Feb. 19
  • Mar. 5
  • Mar.19
  • Apr. 2
  • Apr. 30
  • Spring Concert: May 7

About Lindsay Jones

Lindsay Jones

Lindsay Jones

With ten years of teaching experience, Lindsay Jones is a seasoned guitar instructor and music educator. Lindsay began studying classical guitar at the age of eight, taking private lessons and practicing for yearly examinations with the Royal Conservatory of Music. In addition to her RCM credentials, Lindsay holds a Bachelor of Music and Master of Arts in Musicology from the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Music. She is an active member of Toronto’s classical guitar scene, frequently performing as a soloist, accompanist, chamber musician, and guitar orchestra player.

Lindsay is currently in the third year of her doctoral studies in musicology at the University of Toronto. As a nineteenth-century music scholar, her research interests include the music of Johannes Brahms, nineteenth-century variation form, and the role of folk music in the development of solo classical guitar repertoire in Vienna in the early 1800s.