The Lethbridge Symphony has been entertaining people since 1960 and it remains a vital part of the arts in southern Alberta, drawing audiences from the city and surrounding area. Under the leadership of music director Glenn Klassen, the skilled amateur players, outstanding local professionals, and talented students who make up your Symphony collaborate with numerous fellow community arts groups.

We produce a dozen large events annually, including the Symphony Series (with the full orchestra), Musica Intima (featuring smaller ensembles), plus our ever-popular Kids Choir program, as well as our annual Love Notes fundraiser. Through our specially-designed Vibrations education and outreach programs, we make the wonder and excitement of live classical music accessible to everyone. All programming subject to change without notice.

Lethbridge Symphony - Glenn Klassen, music directorAnnual General Meeting & Social Hour
September 19, 2019 – 7 PM
Southminster Hall
EVERYONE WELCOME!

Intima 1 - Tales of MoscowIntima 1 – Tales of Moscow
Saturday, September 21, 2019 – 7:30 PM
Casa – ATB Financial Community Room
Brad Parker, piano
Musaeus String Quartet

Shostakovich – Piano Quintet Op. 57
Tchaikovsky – String Quartet No 1
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Series 1 - Sizzlin' SerenadeSeries 1 – Sizzlin’ Serenades
Monday, October 7, 2019 – 7:30 PM
Southminster United Church
Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra
Iliana Matos, guitar

Rodrigo – Concierto de Aranjuez
Lecuona / Jenkins – Andalucia Suite
Rimsky-Korsakov – Capriccio Espagnole
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Series 2 - Wunder-KidsSeries 2 – Wunder-Kids
Monday, November 18, 2019 – 7:30 PM
Southminster United Church
Jacques Forestier, violin – 2018 Young Artist
Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra

Schubert – Entr’acte III from Rosamunde
Mozart – Violin Concerto No 5 (Turkish)
Beethoven – Symphony No 3
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Kids Choir 2019Kids Choir 2019
Wednesday, November 27, 2019 – 7 PM
Thursday, November 28, 2019 – 7 PM

Southminster United Church
Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra
Primary school choirs from across our region

An amazing opportunity for area elementary school children to sing with a real live orchestra!
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Series 3 - The MessiahSeries 3 – The Messiah
Sunday, December 15, 2019 – 3 PM
Monday, December 16, 2019 – 7:30 PM

Southminster United Church
Chinook Chamber Singers
Marvin Dueck, director
Janet Youngdahl, soprano
Erinn Evdokimoff-Roberts, mezzo-soprano
Jason Ragan, tenor
Adam Brousseau, bass
Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra

Handel – Messiah
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Series 4 - Gilbert & Sullivan's The GondoliersSeries 4 – Gilbert & Sullivan’s The Gondoliers
Friday, January 31, 2020 – 7:30 PM
Saturday, February 1, 2020 – 7:30 PM

Southminster United Church
University of Lethbridge Opera Workshop
Blaine Hendsbee, director
Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra

Gilbert & Sullivan – The Gondoliers
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Love Notes: Diamonds & DenimLove Notes: Diamonds & Denim
Saturday, February 8, 2020 – 6 PM
Sandman Signature Lethbridge Lodge Hotel
Entertaining door prizes
Gala reception & a great meal
Live music by country artist Trevor Panczak
Dancing to your Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra
Silent & live auctions

Country & Classical Come Together

Series 5 - Striking RhythmsSeries 5 – Striking Rhythms
Monday, March 16, 2020 – 7:30 PM
Southminster United Church
Adam Mason, marimba
Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra

Brahms – Variations on a Theme of Haydn
Abe – Prism Rhapsody for Marimba & Orchestra
Mozart – Symphony No 38 (Prague)
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Intima 2 - Sacred WordsIntima 2 – Sacred Words
Saturday, April 4, 2020 – 7:30 PM
Southminster United Church
Sweet Breath Women’s Ensemble
Janet Youngdahl, director
Members of the Symphony
Musaeus String Quartet

Haydn – Seven Last Words of Christ
Pergolesi – Stabat Mater (Glenn Klassen, conductor)
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Series 6 - Celebrate Troyanda 25Series 6 – Celebrate Troyanda 25
Friday, May 1, 2020 – 7:30 PM
Saturday, May 2, 2020 – 7:30 PM
Sunday, May 3, 2020 – 3 PM

University of Lethbridge Theatre
Troyanda Ukrainian Dancers
Dean Mackedenski & Anastasia Sereda, directors
Lethbridge Symphony Orchestra

Selections evoking Ukraine’s culture & spirit
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Intima 3 - RevolutionsIntima 3 – Revolutions
Saturday, May 23, 2020 – 7:30 PM
Casa – ATB Financial Community Room
Iliana Matos, guitar
Musaeus String Quartet

Brouwer – Quintet for Strings & Guitar
Debussy – String Quartet in G Minor
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19th Biennial Young Artist Competition19th Biennial Young Artist Competition
Applications due June 1, 2020 – 11:59 MDT
Calling all classical musicians playing at a Grade 10 level (minimum; RCM or equivalent), living or studying in Alberta!
Apply now for the chance to perform as a guest soloist during our 2021-2022 Season!
Finalists are selected by blind adjudication by August 1, 2020.
Live Audition Finals will be held in September 2020.