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A'Chord 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.

Contact: Donna Grimard
Phone: 613-830-1958
E-mail: dgrimard@hotmail.com


Arteast 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.

Contact: Joy Rutherford
Phone: 613-692-5120


Arts 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.

Contact: Christine Tremblay
Phone: 613-580-2767
E-mail: info@artsoe.ca


The Blackburn 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.

Contact: Joseph Fletcher
Phone: 613-834-4772



Coro 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.

Contact: Kim Phillips, Registrar
Phone: 613-526-1326
E-mail: bkqdphillips@rogers.com


THE 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.

Contact: Lynne Stacey
Phone: 613-824-0828



The Cumberland 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.

Contact: Lynne Stacey
Phone: 613-824-0828



The 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 spinning.

Contact: Donna Girardin
Phone: 613-833-2855
E-mail: dsgir1@rogers.com



East 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.

Contact: Diane Barnett, President
Phone: 613-841-0111


The 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.

Contact: Joléne Savoie
E-mail: gloucester.band@yahoo.ca


The Gloucester 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.

Contact: Anne Cure
E-mail: anne@gloucestermusicclub.ca
Phone: 613-824-3343


The 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 a year.

Contact: Jennifer Messer
Phone: 613 834 3874
E-mail: jymesser@hotmail.com


The Gloucester 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.


The Hindustani Sangeet 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 style.

Contact: N. Subramani
Phone: 613-841-5575
E-mail: subramani@rogers.com


Les 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.


Divertimento Orchestra 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 personnel@divertimento.ca.


Orléans 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.

Contact: Kathi Langston
Phone: 613-580-2764
E-mail: administrator@oypts.ca


The Orléans 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 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: http://www.orleansphotoclub.com/index.html

Contact: Frank Dugal
Phone: 613-824-1138
E-mail: info@orleansphotoclub.com


OttawaTheatre.ca 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.


Vintage 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.

Contact: Susan Flemming
Phone: 613-835-2910
E-mail: susanfleming@vintagestock.on.ca

 

 

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