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.
After the gig, we head off to either the pub or the church,
depending on the time when we’re done.
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