Fiftieth Anniversary Season for RDYO!
September 11, 1971, was the date of the very first rehearsal of the Delta Youth Orchestra, at the Ladner Community Centre in Ladner Village, Delta BC. i am proud to have been working with the group now for more than thirty years and to be the one to lead us through our 50th anniversary season and a return to live performances after two years of the pandemic. 2021 – 2022 is actually our 51st season if you do the math, but we have not been able to plan anything for two years because of the pandemic. Hence, we celebrated this year with a special concert at the Chan Centre of the Performing Arts in Vancouver featuring all of our divisions.
We capped the year off with a special performance again with all divisions for the VSO Day of Music, June 4th, 2022 at the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Vancouver. What a special day and wonderful feeling to lead our combined orchestras through a performance of local Vancouver composer Christopher Tyler Nickel’s Horizons with some eighty of our students on stage.
Bravo to our orchestra and all the parents and volunteers who have kept our organization alive through the past two years of this pandemic. Looking forward a staying around for a few more years of music-making with this organization.