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 11:30 a.m. at the Beacon Heights Retirement
Residence. Potential players should be able to read music.
There are no try-outs.
Ottawa 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 AOE Arts Council.
Netowrk Ottawa (formerly the AOE 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.
Contact: Cassandra Olsthoorn, acting executive director
Phone: 613-580-2767 ext 6
Beat Chorus is an a cappella women's chorus committed
to advancing the musical art form of barbershop harmony
through education and performances. The group practices
every Monday evening at 7 p.m. at Orleans United Church,
1111 Orleans Blvd. Auditions are by appointment only.
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.
To book an audition
Artisans Guild meets in September, October, November,
and February/March, as well as the Annual General Meeting
in May. To find out when and where the next meeting is being
held visit our webstie and then come see what the Guild
is all about.
Anne Dawson, president
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 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 Gaultois Ave.
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 spinning.
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
Music 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.
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 a year.
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 613-424-2888 for information.
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.
Couriel : contact@LesChansonniersOttawa.com
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 visit www.divertimento.ca.
School of Theatre (formerly 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
main floor of the Shenkman Arts Centre at 245 Centrum Blvd.
Photo 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 every month at the Notre Dame des
Champs Community Centre, 3659 Navan Rd. . Check our website
for details: http://www.cpopc.ca/.
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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