Hashivenu – Cause Us to Return

‘Hashivenu’ is Hebrew for ‘Cause Us to Return’ and this concept has become central to the identity of our orchestra. Let’s ponder this for a moment; up here in the frozen north we wait all winter for the Canadian Geese and for warm weather to return. In our orchestra we return each week to rehearse and our dear alumni often return to play along with us. As musicians and listeners alike we constantly turn to music for inspiration, healing, and calming. As Christians we wait for the return of our risen Saviour Jesus Christ, and while we wait, may we always remember to return to His loving arms every moment of the day. It is truly inspirational to see how far these young musicians have come and I can’t wait to see where we might end up next.

Naomi Delafield

P.S. I have my husband David to thank for starting the idea of this CD project during our 10-year anniversary concert in 2012!


Beethoven Lullaby

Barber of Seville

O Magnum Mysterium



Brandenburg Concerto No. 3


Air and Simple Gifts

Nordic Invaders

Irish Legend

Carmina Burana