RCCO Ottawa Centre
CRCO Section d'Ottawa

PO Box 2270 Station D
Ottawa ON K1P 5W4


2016-2017 SEASON

Events will be posted as soon as I receive the information.


Again this year there will be educational workshops organized by Frances Macdonnell (Education Committee). The main centre programme will also include a number of educational events. Workshops organized by the Education Committee are shown with a green title as above, and green bar down the side as in this text.

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KS on the Keys
1029 Dazé St, Ottawa
(Near NW corner of Bank and Hunt Club - across from the South Keys Theatre)
Monday September 19, 2016
6:00 pm gathering
for 6:30 pm dinner
Salad: garden or caesar (chosen at the restaurant)
Dinner: (chosen at the restaurant)
Several choices of entrées including chicken, salmon, vegetarian, pasta and stir fry
Dessert: Cheesecake with Strawberry coulis
Tea/ Coffee/ Pop

Cost: $38:00 (incudes tip - less than last year!)


Please register by Sept. 12 by sending a cheque payable to RCCO, Ottawa Centre and mailing it to:

Suzanne Marjerrison
476 Evered Avenue
Ottawa ON    K1Z 5K8
On line Registration

Guest speaker: Thomas Leslie, Executive Dir: CIOC and Regional Director.

Please reserve the date now, and let your clergy know about it too! See you there!

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Frances Macdonnell

A series of six workshops - September 2016 to May 2017

First workshop
303-3099 Carling Ave
Sat, September 24, 2016
10 am - noon

After the success of last spring’s exams, in which Ottawa members Alison Kranias and Chunson Park passed the RCCO’s Choir Training Certificate Examination, Frances Macdonnell will offer another series of educational workshops this year to prepare interested members for next spring’s exams. The requirements have changed very slightly from last year; the new Syllabus lists different hymns and a different psalm. But it’s not nearly as difficult an examination as it looks on paper!

In this exam, candidates demonstrate their ability to plan a church choir programme, direct a short choir practice, answer some straightforward written questions on choir management and choral planning, write some simple harmony, and do some simple ear tests. The outcome of this examination is a Certificate of Proficiency in Choir Training.

The first of these workshops will be held on Saturday September 24 at Frances’s apartment, 303- 3099 Carling Avenue, from 10 am until noon. This location is on Carling Avenue just west of Bayshore Drive; there is a large visitors’ parking lot directly in front of the building. Dates for future workshops through the year will be planned when it is established how many members are interested in participating. For further information, please e-mail Frances Macdonnell, or call 613-726-7984. It would be good to know approximately how many members are coming to the first workshop, so that there will be enough copies of the hand-outs.

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Andrew McAnerney

Basilique-Cathédrale Notre-Dame
385 Sussex at St Patrick
Practice Room
Saturday October 1, 2016
2:00 pm

Details TBA

Choral singers: Mark this date on your calendar for this exciting workshop with Andrew McAnerney.

Andrew has over 25 years of experience as a conductor, singer, arranger and educator. He holds a BA and MA in music from the University of Oxford (Magdalen College). He has performed with the Tallis Scholars, BBC Singers, Academy of St Martin in the Fields and many other prestgious ensembles. He isa currently conductor of the Cantata Singers of Ottawa and the Studio de musique ancienne de Montreal.

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Heart and Crown
67 Clarence St (Byward Market)
Monday, October 24, 2016
5:30 pm

Come for a traditional pub dinner with a pint of your favorite brew (or soft drink or even tea if you prefer) and watch some great organ DVDs, YouTube videos of organs, organists, good music and bad music...all in the comfort of a private dining room with audio-visual facilities away from the hustle and bustle of the hockey down the hall.

We have the Black Rose room to ourselves to socialize and have refreshments and a pub meal. Bring your favourite DVDs and we will show them on the large screen. If you have a favourite YouTube site related to Organs/Organists/Churches, etc., email it to me at Donald Marjerrison and we can show it as well.

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Wellington Gastro Pub
1325 Wellington Ave
(between Parkdale and Island Park Drive)
Monday January 16, 2017
7:00 pm

Join us on Monday January 25th at the Wellington Gastropub in Hintonberg for a listening party of significant organ performances on vinyl. Please bring any vinly organ recordings that you would like to share.

This is being co-presented by Tetra Speakers (a locally based but internationally respected speaker company) which will bring in its audiophile-quality equipment. There is a fee of $25 which covers appetizers and a beverage with proceeds going to the Parkdale Food Bank and our Kiwanis Music Festival Organ scholarships.

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Jonathan Oldengarm

Basilique-Cathédrale Notre-Dame
385 Sussex at St Patrick
Saturday February 25, 2017
Time TBA

Details TBA

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St. Luke's Anglican
760 Somerset at Empress
Saturday March 11, 2017
Time: 2:00 pm

Come and hear our students in recital on Saturday March 11 at 2pm at St Luke's Anglican Church!

The purpose of this recital is to give students some valuable playing experience, so even beginning students are encouraged to play.

Free-will donations will be collected and will go towards the Scholarship for Beginning Organ Students. Come out and support our young organists!

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Woodroffe United Church
207 Woodroffe Ave
Saturday April 22, 2017
Time: 1:30 pm

Details TBA

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Saturday May 27, 2017
Detail TBA

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St Paul's Presbyterian Church
971 Woodroffe (just North of the Queesnway)
Monday June 5, 2017
Time: 7:00 pm refreshments
7:30 meeting

This is your centre. The executive values the feedback received from members. Come out and voice your opinions on what you would like to have your Centre do.

The Annual General Meeting of the Ottawa Centre is our opportunity to conduct the necessary business of the College but also to celebrate the year past and look forward to the coming year. All members are encouraged to attend and participate in decision making and to hear reports of the various convenors and national council representatives.

There is plenty of parking and the room is air-conditioned.


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