Music Director's Welcome

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Welcome to the website of the Kitchener-Waterloo Community Orchestra. The KWCO is a group of semi-professional and amateur musicians who try to live up to our motto 'Orchestral Music Con Gusto' and bring 3 or 4 concerts a year to the Region of Waterloo.

We meet weekly on Tuesday evenings for rehearsals at the Waterloo Adult Recreation Centre and welcome new members.

At our concerts we often bring soloists from the Kitchener Waterloo Symphony and also have initiated an annual concert featuring Kiwanis Festival winners.

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Hope to see you soon!

Daniel Warren, Music Director

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Ukrainian - Canadian soprano Natalya Gennadi is establishing her operatic career in North America in a wide range of repertoire. Natalya caused a sensation when she stepped in at short notice in the leading role of Oksana G, Tapestry Opera’s harrowing tale about human trafficking.  Her Dora Award-nominated performance of this world premiere was described as “stunning ... piercing in its openness and vulnerability”  (Toronto NOW Magazine), and a “pleasure to listen to” (The Globe and Mail). more...

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Mexican tenor Ernesto Ramirez is garnering rave reviews for his distinctive Italianate sound, “wonderfully fluid line and brilliant high notes,” combined with his “suave, nuanced lyricism.”

Recent highlights include his debut as Pinkerton in Madama Butterfly with Opera de Leon, Mexico, Nemorino (cover) in Canadian Opera Company’s L’elisir d’amore, A Night at the Opera with Julie Nesrallah on tour in Ontario, and Stefano with Calgary Opera’s Filumena. In 2018, Ernesto debuted his first Don Jose in Carmen with Opera Kelowna, and sings this role with Kitchener –Waterloo Symphony in 2019. more ...


2018/19 Concert Schedule

Saturday, November 10, 2018
Opernball Dinner Concert

Saturday, March 16, 2019
Featuring Heidi Wall, piano

Sunday, June 2, 2019 at 3 pm
Youth Concerto Concert featuring
2019 Kiwanis String  Concerto Competition Winners

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Click here to see our 2018/19 brochure


KWCO and Cor Meibion Maelgwyn choir
Hughes (arr. Warren): Tydi a Roddaist

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St John's Church in Llandudno, Wales 

A taste of our July, 2017 Performance Tour to England and Wales, joined by the local Cor Meibion Maelgwyn men's choir for this concert.


Join the orchestra!

Rehearsals are from 7:30 to 10:00 pm on Tuesdays at the Adult Recreation Centre in Waterloo. Although new players are needed from time to time, at present we have a waiting list in most sections. If you would like to play with us, or for more information, please contact Charlene Herbert, Personnel Manager.


 Click on the   CanadaHelps.org  logo to  make a donation to the orchestra. Tax receipts are issued once a year. Thank you for your support.

Click on the CanadaHelps.org logo to make a donation to the orchestra. Tax receipts are issued once a year. Thank you for your support.


 Click on the GIVING TUESDAY logo for more information about supporting our orchestra

Click on the GIVING TUESDAY logo for more information about supporting our orchestra


We are grateful for the financial support provided by our corporate donors and local governments.