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Regina Symphony Chamber Players' FREE concert at MJPL in January

The concert is open to everyone and will be held in the main library.
Photo credit to MJPL Social Media Clerk & Marketing Naiomi Setter

Regina Symphony Chamber Players (RSCP) is coming to perform at the Moose Jaw Public Library for a free library concert on Saturday, Jan. 14 from 2-3:p.m. 

“They are finally coming to Moose Jaw and we are excited about it,” said Naiomi Setter, MJPL Social Media clerk and marketing and event co-ordinator.

Setter says the RSCP of the Regina Symphony Orchestra (RSO) will be performing in the main library. Their repertoire will probably include some pop music and other special numbers, as they have been performing in their long-time home of the Conexus Arts Centre in Regina. 

It’s a great opportunity for individuals to come out and enjoy some great music.  

Megan McCormick, marketing and development director of RSO, said, “This is actually our first trip out of Regina since the pandemic and also our first time performing in front of an audience in Moose Jaw.” 

She says RSCP is very excited to be back out there as a group and there will be 12 first-chair musicians. These 12 first chairs lead different sections in the orchestra.  

RSO began in 1908 through an inaugural concert. In 1904, it was named the Regina Philharmonic Society (RPS) by Scottish immigrant Franklin L. Laubach (founder). 

Presently, the full-scale orchestra group is led by Music Director and Conductor, Gordon Gerrard, who has distinguished himself as a leader in innovative and inclusionary programming. He was the associate Conductor of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra for four seasons and Resident Conductor of Calgary Opera from 2007-11.

With his guidance, the orchestra took bold steps toward re-imagining its programs, which include Forward Currents Festival, Free Library Concert Series, school performances and a family series dedicated to social change and community engagement. RSO musicians have lived and raised their families within or nearby Regina and contributed to the cultural music of southern Saskatchewan.  

In 2021, the group made a music video here in Moose Jaw.  

Setter says the concert is open to everyone and is going to be held in the main library. She is encouraging everyone to come early as there is limited space. She also said the program was only possible through the contribution and support made by Drs. Lewis & Elizabeth Brandt Trust Fund and The G. Murray & Edna Forbes Foundation.

For more information, please contact Gwen or Naiomi at the Library by calling 306-692-2787 or at 

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