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.
Wednesday, December 10th we have our regular Christmas gig at Camilla Gardens.
Wednesday December 10th, 6:30 p.m.
we have our regular Christmas carol gig
at the Camilla Gardens Retirement Residence, 1119 Bathgate Drive,
Gloucester, ON K1J 9N4. Aim to be there for no later than 6:15 p.m.
Folks, there is a seniors home in the east end, Camilla Gardens, that loves to have us perform for them. These are seniors without family; it means a lot to them that we’re coming. It’s very casual.
Parking is extremely limited, so Lee suggests as many folks as possible
car-pool over there.
If there is someone who can’t get a ride, let Lee know
and she’ll see what she can do to make it happen.
Dress is casual.
We meet there at 6:30, sing a few songs from our repertoire,
then sing carols (Lee plunks them out on the piano).
There is now a cleaned up version of the Christmas Carol lyrics
in the order that
we are going to sing them, so do check the resources page for this New Version.
If you can, take the time to print an extra copy for a resident to use at the sing-along.
The Fabulous Bowes, Bob (Basso Profundo Extraordinaire)
and Lynda, (Soprano Extraordinaire)
have kindly offered to host a ‘do’ at their house after our xmas gig on December 10th.
Bring your choir books; I imagine singing will be involved.
Their house is quite close to Camilla Gardens. Yay! Here are the details:
Pub Chez Bowes,
Rather than driving all the way back to the Barley Mow after the sing-out at Camilla Gardens,
we are inviting everyone over to our house for pub chez Bowes.
We live off of Ogilvie Road, about a 5 minute drive east.
We will provide cheese, crackers, veggies and dip.
You can bring your own drinks and some small snacks.
Not everyone needs to bring a bottle. You can do you what do in the pub
and share with a few people.
Address: 669 La Verendrye Drive
Phone number: 613-744-6807
1. Head east on Ogilvie Road, crossing Blair Rd. and Montreal Rd.
2. Proceed down the hill, passing the Beacon Hill Shopping Centre on your left.
3. Turn left at the end of the plaza onto La Verendrye Drive.
4. We are about a block and a half up the street on the right.
Parking: There is lots of free parking on the street.
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