Friday Jan. 24, 2020

Jan. 23, 2020

9 janvier 2020



BREAKFAST AT THE LEGION from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. $2 from every breakfast goes to support the Legion. Table service Provided every Saturday morning by members of the local Cadets.

JR. GRADS MAJOR ATOM B PUB NIGHT featuring The Derringers on the second floor of the Navan Arena from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Tickets are $20 at the door and drinks are $5 each. This is a CASH ONLY event.

SOUP & GAMES hosted by St. Mary's Anglican Church in St. Mary's Hall 1171 Smith Rd. in Navan. Enjoy delicious Canadian and Iraqi soups and desserts, tea and coffee. Admission $15. Procceds to support local refugee families.

A TASTE OF THE MEDITERRANEAN COOKING COURSE at the Shenkman Arts Centre from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Make delicious mouthwatering Mediterranean dishes such as roast lamb and fresh bread in a fun, relaxed atmosphere then enjoy the meal you've prepared with your classmates. Cost is $52.50 per person. For more information visit and click on "cooking".


GMC recital showcases tremendous young talent in Orléans
By Fred Sherwin
Dec. 12, 2019

Alexander Hou performs Johann Sebastian Bach’s Prelude and Fugue in D-minor during the Gloucester Music Club recital on Dec. 7. FRED SHERWIN PHOTO
The Gloucester Music Club held its first series of recitals for the 2019-2020 season at Orléans United Church last week, during which 34 young musicians and vocalists were able to show off their immense talent.

The recitals were spread out over two sessions. The first session, which took place on Friday, Nov. 29. The following evening 15 pianists were on the program along with six vocalists.

After being welcomed to the Saturday evening recital by Emily Liu, the audience was treated to a performance of The Great Smokey Mountains by Amber Chu.

She was followed by Jonathan Wang, 9, whose flawless rendition of the German Dance by Haydn belied his age.

His sister Julianna was on point as well in delivering CPE Bach’s Solfeggio in C Minor. Here’s a bit of trivia. CPE Bach is the fifth child and second son of Johann Sebastian Bach and Maria Barbara Bach. Another early highlight on the program was Charlotte Hou’s playing of the third movement of Beethoven’s Sonata in G Major, op. 79.

At 12, Charlotte is the youngest of the Hou siblings – all of whom have been frequent participants in the Gloucester Music Club series ever since they were kids. Alexander, 14, and Emily, 18, were also part of Saturday’s program.

Emily’s playing of the first and second movements of Mozart’s Sonata in B-flat Major was simply marvelous as was Alexander’s recital of JS Bach’s Prelude and Fugue in D-minor.

For so much talent to be shared by three siblings is remarkable indeed.

Other highlights on the program include Naomi Lee’s playing of the first movement from Mozart’s Viennese Sonatina in A Major and Jerru Ni’s sublime performance of Sonatina in G Major by the 18th century Czech composer Jan Ladislav Dussek.

The vocal performances ranged from the whimsical The Tree from “The Me Nobody Knows” sung by Sabrina Meng, to the hauntingly beautiful Caro mio ben, sung by Grade 12 St. Peter High School student Adelaine Carvallo.

But the highlight of the evening was 13-year-old Ava Zidek’s amazing vocal performance of Tis the Last Rose of Summer.

The second session in the Gloucester Music Club series will be held on Feb. 7 and 8 at Orléans United Church.




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