Handel’s Messiah is one of the most cherished and performed of all choral works. That wasn’t always the case though. In 1742, it enjoyed a hugely successful premiere in Dublin, but when Handel presented the work to London audiences the following year, it was denounced as sacrilegious. The composer had presented the “sacred oratorio” in […]
A fabulous Christmas concert from an incredible Canadian talent. A Juno-winning singer/songwriter whose soulful, rootsy sound has allowed for a nearly seamless bridging of the traditional country and blues worlds, Crystal Shawanda’s unique aboriginal cultural background has left her feeling like an outsider at times.
Celebrate the sounds of the season with OrKidstra! / Célébrez les sons de la saison avec OrKidstra! In high-demand for their energy and musicianship, let the students of OrKidstra inspire and delight you! Join the kids of OrKidstra for their annual Holiday Concert (Centretown Hub) on Tuesday, December 19th at 6:30 PM at the Bronson Centre Theatre (211 Bronson Ave.)! This concert […]
No matter how old you are, you can probably hum a few bars of a song from a Disney movie. How about “When you Wish Upon a Star” from Pinocchio? Or “The Bare Necessities” from The Jungle Book? “Circle of Life” from The Lion King? “Let it Go” from Frozen? Bet you’re humming! A huge […]
Join the kids of OrKidstra for their second-ever Holiday Concert (Vanier Hub) on Wednesday, Dec. 13 at 6 PM at Ottawa Technical Secondary School (485 Donald Street)! This concert will feature OrKidstra’s newest students performing a wonderful array of sing-a-long holiday favourites, classical, jazz and world music! FREE – donations welcome.
Jerry Granelli is one-third of the fabled San Francisco-based Vince Guaraldi Trio that recorded the original album back in 1965. Part oral history, part concert and part screening, Granelli (the only remaining member of the famed trio) regales audiences with stories and insights into the auspicious recording, providing a unique insider’s perspective for families, Peanuts […]
Snowflake Special Saturday Dec 9, 5 – 8 pm FREE Admission The annual Snowflake Special is back on Saturday night! Turn on your holiday lights as the horse drawn wagon ride tours the neighbourhood. On December 9, come and celebrate our great community and kick-off the holiday season at the GCC. This family event […]
Linda Jamieson Dance Company of Ottawa, in association with the Algonquin Commons Theatre, present The Nutcracker. This two act Ballet is not only a classic Christmas story, but is also a favourite amongst Linda Jamieson Dance Company audiences; new and old. Don’t miss out on this beloved performance this holiday season. Find out more here: […]
Shepherds of Good Hope is pleased to announce that Hands for Hope, a dedicated group of volunteers, will be hosting a special Christmas Concert in support of the organization’s Hope Living facility in Kanata. The world-renowned Ennis Sisters will be performing on December 4, 2017 at 7:30pm at Algonquin Commons Theatre. Find out more here: […]
Celebrate the holidays with one of Canada’s best-loved performers! Jann Arden, much celebrated multi-platinum, award winning artist, catapulted onto the Canadian music scene in 1993 with the release of her debut album Time For Mercy featuring the hit single, “I Would Die For You”. A year later, with Living Under June, she would have her […]
This amazing show features over 50 vendors who take craft sales to a whole new level. Come to the Glebe and find something for everyone on your holiday gift list. FREE ADMISSION Friday, November 17, 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Saturday, November 18, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Sunday, November 19, 11:00 am to 4:00 […]
It’s ‘A Very 613 Christmas’ on this week’s episode of Apt613. Sit back, relax, and listen to some holiday music by artists from or based in the Ottawa area.
Everywhere you look in Ottawa there are signs that the holidays are fast approaching.
Last night The Wooden Sky rolled in from Toronto to play one ferociously good show at the NAC 4th stage. The good news is they’re playing again tonight and there may still be some tickets available. Dubbed The Wooden Sky Holiday Show there was plenty of holiday spirit without any of the old familiar carols. […]
Black Friday is typically the kick-off of the holiday season. If you have a few craft beer lovers on your gift list, this might be a good chance to cross them off. Black Friday at Beau’s will feature 10+ Black Beers on tap (clever…) as well as discounted merch, exclusive buys, food, music and Ottawa/Montreal […]