Chris has been a moving force in the local, regional and national folk music scene for over 25 years. Chris leads OFC’s Rise Up Singing Choir and is currently the Community Liaison and Volunteer Support person at CKCU FM 93.1, Chris was artistic director of the Ottawa Folk Festival from 1993 until October 2009.
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A gifted musician with a wide array of artistic and creative talents, Roland Graham is an accomplished pianist, conductor, organist and musical impresario. He is the Director of Music at Southminster United Church in Ottawa, as well as the Artistic Director of the popular Doors Open For Music at Southminster (DOFMS) weekly noon hour […]
Starting in September our School of Music will be overflowing with workshops, classes and music lessons for kids, teens and adults. We’ve got classes planned for guitar, banjo, ukulele, djembe, fiddle, bodhran, marimba, harmonica, performance and even a brand new OFC Youth Choir! Here’s a detailed description for each workshop: Kids, Youth and Teen Workshops: […]
Folka Voca concertAnnouncing Folka Voca’s Benefit Concert! The show will feature performances by the Sunday Beatles Class, the Church of Disco, the Gentlemen’s Club and the Mexico Workshop Gang.
It’s being held at Sunnyside Wesleyan Church (58 Grosvenor Ave) Sunday June 1st at 7:00pm. Admission is $20 and all proceeds go to the Ottawa Humane Society.
The Ottawa Folklore Centre is proud to announce 4 new choirs for you vocal enjoyment. -The OFC Daytime Choir -The OFC Evening Choir -Rise Up Singing Choir (Thursday Edition) -Rise Up Singing Choir (Sunday Edition) Daytime/Evening Choir Under the direction of Southminster United Church’s talented music director, Roland Graham, the Ottawa Folklore Centre daytime and […]
Guitar Choir is a set of eight one hour weekly sessions geared towards performance of a four to ten piece guitar choir. We will create pieces using layered rhythmic motifs from various cultures and many approaches to chord and scale construction. We will look at various techniques for layering guitars, including some African, Caribbean and Central and South American styles, as well as more modern approaches, such as those of Robert Fripp, Terry Riley and Philip Glass. An intermediate knowledge of how to play the guitar will be necessary for participation in this program.
April 3rd start, 8 weeks, 7:00-8:00pm, $136 members, $156 non.
Introducing Lee Hayes’ Suns Chorus! It’s perfect for seniors, stay-at-home moms, or any adults who have a Thursday afternoon free. The music is a mix of traditional and contemporary folk with lots of music surprises along the way. No musical training is necessary and most importantly, this choir is all about FUN!
With the next session of Pub Caroling coming up this Sunday, December 7th at Irene’s Pub with Folka Voca’s Lee Hayes, we figured we’d give you a free preview of all the fun. Here’s a Christmas Album produced by OFC a few years back called “We Singers Make Bold” led by Shelley Posen. Download, stream and share all of the tracks, it’s free!
Best known as one-quarter of one of Canada’s top A Cappella groups Cantarra, Lee Hayes is an award-winning songwriter and a gifted solo performer. Her stage experience is extensive; with Cantarra, Malaika, as well as a solo artist, Hayes has toured Canada, the US, and the UK in the last eight years. 2002 marks the […]