About Us

Entertaining Oakville, Burlington, and Mississauga since 1984…

For over 30 years now, the Oakville Chamber Orchestra (OCO) has presented ensemble music  featuring favourite classics, contemporary music, and rare gems in intimate settings. Originally founded as a group of amateur string players, the OCO has steadily grown in size, and quality to become the well-loved and community orchestra it is today. Audiences and critics resoundingly agree that our musical quality has never been better.


The purpose of the OCO is to enrich Oakville’s cultural landscape by sharing our passion for chamber music, helping local amateur musicians of all ages develop their artistry, and promoting Canadian soloists. We bring exceptional chamber music to the doorstep of Oakville residents and perform at charity, private and corporate events.


To be recognized as a chamber orchestra with high standards of musical excellence, and to provide a home for committed musicians of all ages.

casgroup1Support for our progress has come from a volunteer Board of Directors first set up in 1997 under then President, Chuck Havill, who has been ardently involved in the Oakville arts scene for many years. Many other board members also have donated their time and energy, as well as business, organizational, and creative skills to the behind-the-scenes operations of the Orchestra; we continue to rely upon the efforts and expertise of volunteers.

In recent years, Gerry Wilson has been instrumental to our continued growth through numerous individual donations and through the Oakville Community Foundation. Her contributions allow the OCO to continue striving for excellence. Continue