Purpose of the BotR Music Society

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The Bach on the Rock Music Society is the umbrella organization for the Salt Spring Chamber Choir and the Salt Spring Chamber Orchestra.

The purposes of the society are to:

  • encourage the appreciation of classical music (broadly defined) on Salt Spring Island;

  • provide both performers and listeners with opportunities to enjoy live performances;

  • welcome and actively encourage musicians of a wide range of ages;

  • welcome and actively encourage both professional and amateur musicians;

  • establish high standards of musical preparation and diligence;

  • facilitate affordable access to live performances;

  • develop and maintain an island-based choir and orchestra;

  • provide opportunities for musicians to enhance their skills through workshops;

  • minimise reliance on off-island musicians; and

  • provide both separate and joint performance opportunities for choir and orchestra.