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  • Mondays, Jun 17, 2024 - Jun 16, 2025
    1:30pm
    90 minutes

    11 sessions remaining

    Enjoy singing your favourite soft pop songs from the 50’s-80’s, Celtic and other folk music! All ages and levels of experience welcome. 

    3rd Monday of the month@ 1:30-3:00.

    September-June. Some exceptions may apply. 

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    Friday Jun 21, 2024 at 4:00pm
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    Join us for a delightful concert featuring an eclectic mix of music including well-known opera arias, songs from the 1930s through 1970s, and Disney songs for the young ones, sung by soprano Ania Hejnar and accompanied by pianist Judith Ginsburg.  Background provided about the songs will create a mini-theatrical experience.

    About Ania

    Local soprano Ania Hejnar has been performing internationally since graduating with her Masters in Vocal Performance from the University of Ottawa, including Carnegie Hall, Notre-Dame Cathedral (Ottawa), Notre-Dame Basilica (Montreal), Maison Symphonique, the NAC, and Varnus Hall. She has performed for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Her Excellency the Right Honourable Mary Simon. Ania is a versatile performer as a classical singer, crossover musician, actor, voiceover artist and can be heard singing national anthems for many sports teams including the Ottawa Senators.  Some notable performances include Mozart's Great Mass in C Minor, Orff's Carmina Burana, and Mozart's Die Zauberflöte as the Queen of the Night.  Most recently, she performed for the Order of Canada with distinguished guest, Hollywood director James Cameron.  Ania is the music and drama teacher at Glebe Montessori School and maintains a private studio where she teaches voice and violin.

    About Judith

    “Pianist Judith Ginsburg, possibly the best of Ottawa’s regular accompanists, had a fine rapport with the soloist and was deft and musical, as always.” (Ottawa Citizen)  Judith was the longtime Principal Repetiteur, Opera Studio Manager and Music Director of the Opera for Young Audiences program with Opera Lyra Ottawa.  She has been a frequent  performer in the Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival, Music and Beyond Festival, and has been heard in the National Arts Centre’s Music for a Sunday Afternoon, Almonte in Concert Series and on CBC Radio.  Judith has collaborated with many of Canada’s leading artists and has performed extensively in Canada, the United States, and Europe.  Judith is in great demand as a collaborative pianist.  For several years, she was a faculty member of the National Arts Centre’s Young Artists Program as Collaborative Pianist.  Judith is Pianist and Managing Director with the Ottawa Suzuki Strings music school, Vocal Coach/Music Director with the University of Ottawa Opera Program, Founder and Artistic Director of Chamber Opera Company Ottawa (COCO) and a MASC Artist.

  • Thursdays, Jul 11, 2024 - Aug 15, 2024
    10:30am
    60 minutes

    4 sessions remaining

    Learn beginner-level ukulele in a fun and engaging way.

    Take your first steps with the instrument, learn the chords, and even play your first songs!

    Instruments provided by the library. Ages 9-12. 

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    Tuesday Jul 16, 2024 at 2:30pm
    60 minutes

    Reach up high. Touch the sky. Registration required. Ages 4-6. 

    We will be exploring rhythms by tapping, clapping, stomping, and by dancing and making music with tambourines, maracas, egg shakers, rhythm sticks and more. 

    Tends les bras pour toucher les étoiles. Inscription requise. Pour les 4 à 6 ans.

    Nous allons nous engager dans des activités musicales en faisant des sons avec nos mains et nos pieds, en bougeant et en manipulant des instruments de musique mis à ta disposition: tambourins, maracas, oeufs sonores, bâtons rythmiques, et autres instruments de musique.

  • A child singing

    Thursday Jul 18, 2024 at 10:15am
    60 minutes

    Reach up high. Touch the sky. Registration required. Ages 4-6. 

    We will be exploring rhythms by tapping, clapping, stomping, playing parachute games, dancing and making music with tambourines, maracas, egg shakers, rhythm sticks and more. 

    Tends les bras pour toucher les étoiles. Inscription requise. Pour les 4 à 6 ans.

    Nous allons nous engager dans des activités musicales en faisant des sons avec nos mains et nos pieds, en jouant avec le parachute, en bougeant et en manipulant des instruments de musique mis à ta disposition: tambourins, maracas, oeufs sonores, bâtons rythmiques, et autres instruments de musique.

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    Friday Aug 02, 2024 at 10:30am
    60 minutes

    Listen and move to the music of the stars.  In this session we will be introduced to several instruments and create our own space music. 

    Registration required. Ages 7-9.