BIG STRINGS GROUP an annual event (December)

The Big Strings Group is an annual gathering of strings players happening in December each year. We welcome strings players of  all ages and levels. The music is usually ready  at the end of September and the fee is 35$. There is a theme, usually Christmas and… We rehearse a few times in different locations and meet for (all players together) the first time on the day of the event. We rehearse for an hour, take a break and then play the concert. During the rehearsal there is  a Christmas Market  for the families. After the concert we have a nice potluck . This is a free event, no tickets, donations are always appreciated.

This is always a huge success. Stay tune for 2020’s date!

If you are interested in participating, please contact us at

Greetings, (thank you for sharing this message with all your strings players friends, teachers, family members…)

The Big Strings Group is back! The theme this year is: Christmas and Conductor’s Choice.We are therefore inviting Strings Players of all levels, all ages, children, teenagers, students, adults, amateurs, professionals, retired…

WHEN: Sunday December 1st 2019

WHERE: in the auditorium of De la Salle Public High School, 501 Old St-Patrick. (to be confirmed)

Arrival time around 1:30 pm we will set-up and warm-up and concert for the families will start at 4:00pm and end app. at 5:00pm. Party at 5:30 pm.

While we rehearse, there will be a ‘’Small Christmas Market’’ near the auditorium. Pottery, Wood work, Paintings, Cards, Soaps, Jewels. (to be confirmed)


Thursday November 14th and 28th at Heritage College 325 Boulevard de la Cité des jeunes, Gatineau, secteur Hull, from 6h30pm till 8h45 pm, room B-126

BUT if you are in OYOA: 485 Donald street

In order to save parents time in driving here and there, all players involved with the OYOA can come to rehearse on 3 Saturday mornings from 9h00 till 9h40 in the cafeteria. Dates are November 9th, 23rd and 30th.

FEE is 35 $ for each participants.

REGISTRATIONS: Please confirm your participation by emailing me

You can pay by e-transfer, cheque or cash.

The music will be ready middle of September. You play the pieces you can… Note for Junior Strings: We are using some of the pieces you are learning so it’s not overwhelming…

Looking forward to see you all, Brigitte



This gathering of strings started in 2014  with a group of 75 strings players. The theme was Festive music and Christmas.

On December 5th 2015, we put together a group of 120 strings players of all ages and levels and played Christmas and Movie Theme Music at De la Salle High School. We had a few rehearsals and were able to give a one hour concert for the players’ families.

On December 4th 2016 we were again 120 strings players on stage at De la Salle. The theme was Dragons and Christmas music.

On December 3rd 2017 we were 115 players on stage at De la Salle. The theme was Movie Themes, Fantasy and Christmas.