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East is a
string ensemble based in Orléans. Founded in September 2001, the group focuses
on learning new repertoire, playing various styles of music and improving their
playing, but Rule #1 is to have fun. The group also does a number of public performances.
Rehearsals take place every Wednesday from 9:45 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. at the Queenswood
Villa, 370 Kennedy Lane, Orléans. Potential players should be able to read music.
There are no try-outs.
is a not-for-profit visual arts organization based in Ottawa and serving the community
of Eastern Ontario. The organization was born in 1990 with a vision to participate
in the develop.m.ent of, and provide support to the community. Arteast is a member
of the Gloucester Arts Council. The group meets at 7:30 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday
of every month at the North Gloucester Branch of the Ottawa Public Library. Located
on Ogilvie Road beside Gloucester High School.
Ottawa East Community Arts Council is a not-for-profit organization that promotes
the growth and develop.m.ent of the arts in the community. AOE is an umbrella organization
representing over 50 member groups and numerous individual members. The AOE is
located in the Shenkman Arts Centre at 245 Centrum Blvd.
Arts Group has been active for several years now, and invites local
artists to get together for "painting time" in a relaxed and friendly
way. There is no instruction provided, just time to paint, learn from each other,
and have tea! In the interest of all participants Oil painters are requested to
use odourless products only. The group meets at the Blackburn Community Hall on
Glen Park Dr. every second Monday afternoon from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m.
Vivo Ottawa is a friendly, vibrant, choir of approximately 7O members. We
sing an eclectic repertoire ranging from Brahms and Haydn to Broadway and Folk.
We are pleased to welcome Antonio Ilaca as Coro Vivo's new Music Director. Rehearsals
are on Tuesday evenings at Orleans United Church. Concerts are performed two to
three times a year. We hire professional musicians and soloists for these performances.
Auditions will be held in September 2009.
Kim Phillips, Registrar
CAPITAL ARTISANS GUILD meets the third Wednesday of every
month at 7:30 p.m. (except July, August & December)
in the Gloucester Senior Adult Centre on the second floor
of the Earl Armstrong Arena at 2020 Ogilvie Rd. Come see
what the Guild is all about. For more information visit
their website at www.capitalartisansguild.org.
The Cross Town Youth Chorus is a non-auditioned choir
that provides an opportunity for children and youth aged six to 11 and 11 to 16
years of age in the City of Ottawa and surrounding area to join together in friendship
and song. Rehearsals start on are held every Tuesday at 6:15 p.m. at Resurrection
Lutheran Church, 1325 Gaultois Ave., Orleans.
Community Singers are one of the busiest choirs in the
east end. The group, which does not hold auditions, can
often be found performing at fundraising events throughout
the year especially during the weeks leading up to Christmas.
All that is needed to join the choir is a love of music
and community spirit. Rehearsals are held every Tuesday
evening at 7:30 p.m. at Resurrection Lutheran Church, 1325
Cumberland Weavers and Spinners were formed in January,
1980. This small, but enthusiastic, group of local weavers and spinners meets
monthly in members' homes to share ideas and experiences related to weaving and
End Theatre is an amateur theatre company where anyone with an inkling to
perform on stage is welcome to try out. The company stages two full-length plays
every year with auditions held on a production by production basis.
Diane Barnett, President
Gloucester Community Concert
Band provides amateur musicians with a life long opportunity to pursue musical
interests developed in high school. The band appeals to musicians who enjoy the
thrill of performing various kinds of music in a full size ensemble.
Club was formed 14 years ago by two local music teachers to instruct budding
musicians on how to perform in front of a live audience. Over the years, Joan
Klenavic and Jennifer Marks Pfiefer have passed their expertise to more than 600
performers. The group, which has counted pianists, cellists, violinists and a
harp player among its alumni, puts on as many as four times performances a year.
Gloucester Music Teachers'
Association is a group of dedicated professionals committed to providing top
quality music education in the east end. The association provides referrals to
qualified private teachers as well as organizes several recitals and workshops
Phone: 613 834 3874
Pottery School offers pottery classes in the Shenkman
Arts Centre at 245 Centrum Blvd. Classes are taught by
five experienced pottery instructors. Please visit our
website for class details at www.gloucesterportteryschool.com
or telephone 613-580-2787 for information.
Mandal is an Ottawa-based organization formed in 2002 to promote knowledge,
awareness, and appreciation of North Indian classical vocal and instrumental music
among Canadians in the Ottawa area. We hold three concerts every year, showcasing
the finest upcoming artists from India. We are also in the process of developing
music appreciation workshops to expose Ottawa to the finer points of this musical
Chansonniers d'Ottawa was formed in 1974 by Gilles
Julien, from members of the choir of église St-Claude
in Blackburn Hamlet. The group is the largest musical
troupe in the Franco-Ontarian community with over 400
people having participated over the years. Most songs
are performed in French, ranging from the classics to
folk, rock and rap.
is an Ottawa-based group of 70 musicians. It began in
1984 as a small ensemble and has evolved into a full-fledged
symphony. Gordon Slater has conducted the orchestra since
1986. Divertimento Orchestra rehearses on Thursday nights
from 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. beginning the first Thursday
after Labour Day until mid-April and preforms two concerts
a year. This year a pops concert has been added. If you
are interested in joining the orchestra or have questions,
please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Young Players Theatrical School (OYP) is a non-profit, charitable organization
providing theatre training to children and young people from throughout the Ottawa-Carleton
region. Begun in 1989 as a program of the former Township of Cumberland, OYP has
grown to have more than 240 students in 23 classes. OYP's mission statement is
"to provide children and young people with the opportunity to learn and experience
all aspects of theatre." The OYP is located on the ground floor of the Shenkman
Arts Centre at 245 Centrum Blvd. in Orléans.
Club is a small organization open to east end photographers and photo enthusiasts.
The group meets once a month to listen to speakers, organize photo outings and
events and share interests and knowledge. Meetings are held the second Saturday
of the month at 10 a.m. at the Visual Arts Centre of Orléans (VACO) located on
the main floor of the Orléans Recreation Centre. Check our website for details:
has a complete list of acting, dance and voice training studios and schools throughout
the National Capital region? If you're looking for a workshop or courses in a
specific field of interest you should check out this site.
Stock Theatre is a non-profit organization committed to providing heritage
education through the medium of theatre. They are becoming well-known for their
dramatic plays, many of which interpret early life in Cumberland and Eastern Ontario.
Proceeds from their productions are directed towards establishing or building
a permanent heritage theatre in the eastern part of the region.
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