Starting in the spring of 2009, it was decided that every six weeks or so we would replace the regular rehearsal with a performance rehearsal at a worthy venue such as an assisted living facility. Because these performance rehearsals will be at the regular rehearsal time on the regular rehearsal day, we hope to have an effectively full turnout.
Julie Fletcher kindly agreed to undertake the task of organizing these gigs. If you have any ideas for a possible booking, please feel free to contact Julie. When you do, please provide her with a name and a telephone number for the appropriate contact person, as well as the identity and address of the possible venue.
Note: it has to be the regular rehearsal timing, or reasonably close to it – starting at 7 p.m. if possible. Also, although we will perform for free if push comes to shove, we would much prefer that the venue contribute a small honorarium from their entertainment budget. The choir does not make a profit, and all monies go to defraying the expenses that the Ottawa Folklore Centre incurs to keep us going. If the event is a fundraiser, we always require an honorarium.
Amnesty International has asked us to
sing for World Refugee Day
on the evening of Monday, 20th of June, 2016.
Details to follow as they become known.
The local chapter of Amnesty International has asked us to sing
for World Refugee Day on the evening of Monday June 20th.
Amnesty International Canada World Refugee Day Event Page.
The following from Christina, Alto Extraordinaire:
Thank you for agreeing to appear with the Lee Hayes VOX! Choir
at World Refugee Day, June 20th, 2016.
You and the choir will participate in a spirited celebration of the contributions
of refugees to our community and of Ottawa’s welcome for refugees.
The event is an Open House at Amnesty’s beautiful historic building on Laurier
and will present an opportunity for choir members and the general public
to engage in activism on refugee rights.
I propose the following details:
What: a 5-song (approx. 20 minute) set from the choir’s
including “With a little help” and with other selections to be agreed.
Where: Amnesty House, 312 Laurier Avenue East, Ottawa.
When: 6 pm, Monday, June 20, on the front steps of the Amnesty building.
How: dressed in yellow and black, prepared to hold
or be accompanied by holders of placards with messages like
“Refugees Welcome Here” and “Proud to Protect Refugees”.
Choir members will be encouraged to come into the Amnesty building
before and after their performance, to engage in activism,
watch video resources, hear speakers and partake of refreshments.
They are also in for a special treat as choir member Duncan (Tenor Extraordinaire)
will be performing around 7 pm with his jazz fusion ensemble, Adesso!
Additional details to follow as they become available.
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