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About the KSO

Mission

The Kindred Spirits Orchestra is committed to changing lives through music’s extraordinary power to communicate, inspire, uplift, educate, and entertain. Through outstanding live performances that are evocative, dramatic, and passionate we seek to elate avid patrons and develop, in collaboration, new audiences of all ages for classical music. Based in Markham (Ontario), the Kindred Spirits Orchestra is dedicated to enriching the cultural life of the Greater Markham, Richmond Hill, and Unionville communities in Southern Ontario, through the promotion and presentation of outstanding musical performances and the development of a strong financially viable organization.

Corporate and private functions and events

We offer a vast choice of repertoire (classical, operatic, Broadway and light classics) for a variety of corporate and private functions and events. Our string quartet and wind quintet has performed at Annual General Meetings, Employees and Volunteers recognition events, Christmas dinners, New Year's Levees and celebrations, weddings, bar and bat mitzvah, corporate product launches, and more. Add a touch of class to your event and consider including a live music performance to your event. We will work with you on every detail and make a lasting impression on your event. Satisfaction guaranteed!

Rehearsals

Kindred Spirits Orchestra rehearsals are held on every Tuesday from 7:15 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at Cornell Recital Hall, a 5,000 sq ft, state-of-the-art facility, entirely covered with maple wood, built-in projection screen, surround sound audio system, WiFi, digital recording studio, music library, plus a leading edge dynamic acoustic system which allows adjustment of sound reflecting disks and panels depending on the type of music played or the size of the orchestra/ensemble (The acoustic is just phenomenal!). The hall also can be used as a small recital hall being outfitted with 200 retractable seats. In addition, the rehearsal hall has 2 smaller size studios adjacent to it which will be used for sectional rehearsals. It also has catering facilities, coat check and large storage facilities. We also have our own music stands, comfortable professional musicians chairs, complete system of risers, and a Steinway grand piano. Light snacks and refreshments are provided during the break.

Cornell Recital Hall
3201 Bur Oak Avenue
Markham, Ontario L6B 0T2

Non-discrimination

Kindred Spirits Orchestra is an equal opportunity organization that complies with all federal and provincial laws in regards to discrimination against any person because of age, ancestry, color, disability or handicap, national origin, race, religious creed, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.