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About the CSO

The Concordia Symphony Orchestra presents four concerts annually featuring a vast array of musical styles from the standard and modern orchestral repertoire. The concert season showcases full symphonic works, distinguished guest soloists, and often collaborations with Concordia’s several choirs and other regional ensembles.

The beautiful open-spaced Robert Tegler Student Centre is the CSO’s home. It is located on the Concordia campus nestled in the Highlands neighbourhood at the heart of Edmonton. Rehearsals are held on Wednesday evenings from 7:30-10 p.m.

The Orchestra’s principal conductor is Dr. Danielle Lisboa.

Past seasons:
2015-16 Season Details
2014-15 Season Details
2013-14 Season Details


The Concordia Symphony Orchestra was founded in the fall of 1988 by Dr. Barry Bromley and bassoonist Don Zoell. They recognized the need for a community orchestra to encourage the participation of well-trained amateurs and former professional musicians whose commitment was to play a classical repertoire. Concordia enthusiastically supported this endeavour by promoting the orchestra’s vision and providing the rehearsal and performance facilities.

Concordia Symphony Orchestra conductors:
1988‒2002 .  Dr. Barry Bromley
2002‒2011     Francis Dunnigan
2012-2012      Dr. Joy Berg
2012‒2016      David Hoyt
Current           Dr. Danielle Lisboa