OGS Guitar Orchestra

2018-2019 Season

The Ottawa Guitar Society welcomes classical guitarists of all levels to participate in the Ottawa Guitar Orchestra!


  • Participants may also have the opportunity to play in guitar duos, trios, and quartets.
  • Players should have a basic foundation in reading music, a classical guitar, and a music stand.
  • The Ottawa Guitar Orchestra will perform at the annual Ottawa Guitar Night in early December 2018 as well as in concert in May 2019.


  • Rehearsals will be on Saturday afternoons from 2-4 pm at the Hunt Club Community Centre (3320 Paul Anka Drive) starting on September 15th, 2018 and finishing May 4th, 2019.

Rehearsal Schedule:

Session 1 (2018):

September 15th
September 29th
October 13th
October 27th
November 3rd
November 17th
November 24th
December 1st
December 15th (masterclass for orchestra members)

Session 2 (2019):

January 12th
January 19th
February 2nd
February 9th
March 2nd
March 16th
March 30th
April 13th
April 27th
May 4th

How to Register:

  • Contact Director Craig Visser at craigv.music@gmail.com if you are interested in joining the orchestra.
  • Fee: $150/year or $125/year (OGS members). *$15 discount before August 15th*
  • Payment by cash, cheque, or e-mail transfer to ottawaguitarsociety@gmail.com must be received by the first rehearsal on September 15th.

Recordings from the 2017 OGS Guitar Gala Night

Russian Dance from the Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker

The Quest of Iranon – Richard Sembera

Here are a few words from some current ensemble members:

“The 2016-2017 season of the Ottawa Guitar Orchestra was great for me.  As an intermediate level guitarist, playing in an ensemble taught me a lot about music, teamwork, and performance.  Regardless of your playing ability, I highly recommend joining this group!” – Karl


“I really enjoyed participating in the Ottawa Guitar Orchestra in 2016/17.   The rehearsal atmosphere under director Craig Visser was relaxed, serious and supportive , providing a great environment for learning new music, ensemble skills, and developing musically.  The repertoire was varied and interesting. It was fun and rewarding to meet, rehearse and perform with other guitarists motivated to play in a group.” – Anne

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