SOA Honour Orchestra

2015 Saskatchewan Honour Orchestra 

A Program of the Saskatchewan Orchestral Association

November 6-7, 2015, Regina

The Saskatchewan Honour Orchestra meets annually during the Saskatchewan Music Conference weekend and alternates between Regina and Saskatoon. It is an opportunity for some of the finest young orchestra players from around the province to meet other students as well as work with excellent conductors and teachers. This program is offered free of charge to participants.

This year, the Honour Orchestra will take place on November 6-7, 2015 in Regina. It will be an ensemble made up of young players from the South Saskatchewan Youth Orchestra joined by musicians from across the province. The 2015 conductor will be Al Denike. The students will prepare music ahead of time and come together for two full rehearsals, a dress rehearsal and a performance.



7:00 – 9:00 pm           Full Orchestra Rehearsal (Darke Hall, 2155 College Ave.)


10:00 – 11:30 am        Full Orchestra Rehearsal (Darke Hall)

12:45 – 1:30 pm          Group Photo (Living Hope Church, 3900 Arcola Ave.)

2:45 – 3:30 pm            Dress Rehearsal (Living Hope)

4:30 – 6:30 pm            SK Honour Groups Gala Concert (Living Hope)

Auditions will not be required for the 2015 Honour Orchestra. Individuals who play strings, oboe, bassoon, French Horn or percussion and wish to participate are welcome to join players from the 2015 host orchestra, the South Saskatchewan Youth Orchestra. Feel free to consult with your teacher regarding the level difficulty of the music and your ability to successfully participate in this year’s orchestra. The musical repertoire will be Edvard Grieg’s Peer Gynt Suite II including: The Abduction - Ingrid's Lament, Arabian Dance, Peer Gynt's Journey Home, Solveig's Song as well as The Hall of the Mountain King from Suite I. The 2015 Honour Orchestra music can be found at this link on Dropbox:

If you have questions or for more information, contact the conductor, Al Denike at 


Saskatchewan Orchestral Association, Inc.

4647 Pasqua Street

Regina, SK, Canada S4S 6B9 

Phone: (306) 529-7366


To register, return completed registration form to the SOA office by e-mail or postal mail.

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