Karen Reed Orchestra

Debut Concert Christmas 2017

Thank you to everyone who attended our first concert! It was great to perform to such a fantastic audience! We look forward to the road ahead! Stay tuned as we prepare for our next event!

Posted by Karen Reed Orchestra on Sunday, 10 December 2017

The Karen Reed Orchestra was formed in 2017 when a number of fiddlers in Southwestern Ontario expressed interest in joining an orchestra if Karen would consider the position of Director/Conductor. Joyce Anderson and Jane McVeigh approached Karen about the interest expressed and Karen excitedly agreed.
The vision of the orchestra is to bring together fiddlers of all ages and abilities and perform a mix of Canadian Old time and other forms of Canadian fiddling styles with full arrangements for Violin 1, 2, 3, and 4.

Karen’s goal is to empower the players both individually and as a unified body of players, by building confidence, creating community and expand horizons with respect to styles, technique, and overall musicianship through arrangements she has composed with intention to create a place of growth and accomplishment.

Karen is a dynamic instructor, promoter of Canadian fiddling, workshop facilitator, jam leader, and fiddle competition judge. She is a performer, entertainer, educator, and approaches all endeavours from a holistic perspective.

The orchestra is filled with members who are hard working, committed, friendly fiddlers who share the passion of the Canadian fiddle culture.



Rehearsal clip

Excited to watch this group of all ages/all abilities come together for intense rehearsals with challenging arrangements. Out of commitment and passion comes growth and achievement. A brand new orchestra and up for the journey ahead! Learning the material and starting the technique/refining. Keeping at it!

Posted by Karen Reed Orchestra on Thursday, 16 November 2017

Silent Night; The Karen Reed Fiddle Ochestra

A hint of what is to come on December 8 at the Karen Reed Fiddle Orchestra and Crossbow Christmas Concert. We are almost 30 members with the evening program arranged and directed by Karen Reed.
Come and enjoy. Visit the link to buy tickets through https://www.ticketscene.ca/events/19332/

Posted by Karen Reed Orchestra on Sunday, 12 November 2017