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L to R: Edana Higham and Zac Pulak a.k.a. SHHH!! Ensemble. Photo courtesy of Chamberfest.

John Kofi Dapaah, SHHH!! Ensemble, OKAN, Kathryn Patricia, and many more artists added to Chamberfest 2021 lineup

By Apartment613 on June 14, 2021

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Ottawa-based pianist John Kofi Dapaah will perform in the festival’s new Record Centre Series. Photo courtesy of Chamberfest.

The 2021 Chamberfest lineup is growing to include six new concert series featuring artists like Lara St. John, Simon Trpčeski, John Kofi Dapaah, Carson Becke, Juno Award winners The Fretless, OKAN, and more.

Today, Chamberfest organizers announced their expanded lineup for the 2021 festival, and its rich with a diversity of music from across Canada and the globe, including local standouts and Juno Award-winning talent. This slew of new artists join those announced by Chamberfest in May, such as the Ironwood Quartet (July 26), Gryphon Trio (July 28), the Lemon Bucket Orkestra (July 30), and the Brassfire Big Band (August 4).

In the media release, newly-appointed Artistic Director Carissa Klopoushak said that “our hybrid model of in-person and livestream performance continues.” Viewers will get to enjoy in person, outdoors, or from home.

Among a long list of exciting announcements is the always-popular Chamberfringe lineup: from Juno-winning quartet The Fretless with Béatrix Méthé (July 22) to the woman-led Afro-Cuban ensemble OKAN (July 23) to sea shanties with La Nef (July 31), the late-night concert series offers something for all listeners, with seven ensembles announced for the series.

Chamberfest also announced their Beechwood Series lineup and their Chamber Chats. The Beechwood Series embeds world-class musicians in Ottawa’s historic Beechwood community.

L to R: Edana Higham and Zac Pulak a.k.a. SHHH!! Ensemble. Photo courtesy of Chamberfest.

The expanded lineup also includes their Live From… series for festival livestream passholders to stream live concerts from around the globe; the piano-only Steinway Series; and the eclectic Record Centre Series held at Wellington West’s The Record Centre. Highlights of the record store series include pianist John Kofi Dapaah (July 24), violist and loop pedal artist Kathryn Patricia Cobbler (July 27), the piano and percussion-based SHHH!! Ensemble (August 1), and the talented siblings of Quatuor Despax string quartet (August 3).


Chamberfest will take place from July 22 to August 4, 2021. Visit chamberfest.com for the complete lineup and schedule.

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