The Modus Orchestra (formerly The Canadian Chamber Orchestra of New York City CCO/NYC) is comprised of some of the finest players in the New York City area. Led by Artistic Director & Founder Justin Bischof, their concerts have been met with critical acclaim and a dedicated audience following.
Music is a transforming force that is a powerful tool to help others and Modus is committed to helping children. They served as resident orchestra at the Church of St. James the Less in historic Scarsdale from 2006-2017 presenting several concerts annually. The highlight of every season was their Transforming the Lives of Children through Music Benefit Concert which enabled over 800 at risk children to attend a life altering summer camp. The Wagon Road camp run by The Children’s Aid Society is a haven for children of all backgrounds. The 10 Benefit Concerts raised over $1,000,000.
The 2017-2018 season saw Modus Orchestra in residence at Epiphany Church in Gramercy Park. The series of concerts explored concepts of totalitarianism and war vs divine peace and forgiveness. Repertoire included Straus’ Metamorphosen, Shostakovich’s Chamber Symphonyand Mozart’s Requiem. The Modus Singers presented 2 iconic Renaissance masterpieces – Palestrina’s Missa Papae Marcelliand Byrd’s Mass for Four Voices.
The orchestra’s debut was at Carnegie Hall – Weill Recital hall in 2007 as part of Opera Trash Benefit for Variety NYC. Raised money for deserving children in the tri-state area.
They made their LPR debut with internationally acclaimed Canadian mezzo Ariana Chris in Opera Trash program. Modus Orchestra return to LPR in a program of Shostakovich, Strauss and Bischof.