CHUO and CKCU team up to bring music back to GCTC with FemmeVox

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CHUO and CKCU team up to bring music back to GCTC with FemmeVox

OTTAWA October 22, 2018 – Great Canadian Theatre Company, CKCU-FM, and CHUO-FM proudly present FemmeVox, a series of concerts and artist-led workshops celebrating established and emerging female or female-identifying talent, and promoting mentorship among its artists. “CHUO and CKCU are what I like to call sister stations in the Ottawa community” says Anne-Marie Brugger, host/producer of the CHUO show Hop The Fence and FemmeVox organizer. “When we join forces together on a project such as FemmeVox, it is to everyone's best interest: our listeners, our stations and most of all, to our artists who gain valuable exposure through our channels.”

The series kicks off on Sunday, November 25th at 4 pm with award-winning Canadian music legend Lynn Miles, and local music luminaries Megan Jerome, Tara Holloway, and Julie Corrigan. “Providing opportunities to emerging artists alongside established, talented artists is a core value of GCTC” says GCTC Managing Director Hugh Neilson. “We are so pleased, not only to be bringing back the music series component of our programming, but to be the catalyst for opportunities in Ottawa. Pairing emerging, female, singer songwriters with such great, established talent will benefit everyone.”

At 1:30 pm, Lynn leads an interactive workshop (facilitated by Megan Jerome) to discuss the craft of songwriting, her process, mentorship, and working with her mentee, Julie Corrigan. Learn techniques and tips from one of Canada's most beloved and storied songwriters. 

PERFORMERS

Lynn Miles

Currently a member of The LYNNeS (with Lynne Hanson), Miles is a Juno Award-winning singer songwriter with 15 albums and 3 Canadian Folk Music Awards to her credit. In a recent stunning performance at the NAC Southam Hall, Lynn captivated the audience with gorgeous new material performed with a full orchestra.

For more info, visit: www.lynnmilesmusic.com 

Megan Jerome

A Galaxie Rising Star award-winner, Megan is known for her passion and soul in songs that range from sultry cowboy tangos to rousing gospel-tinged anthems. She performed her latest album Ooh Aah to a sold-out crowd at the prestigious National Arts Centre. For more info, visit www.meganjerome.com

Tara Holloway

The raw and soulfully weathered voice of Tara Holloway will stop you dead in your tracks. Little Ghosts, the latest album from this bi-coastal force of nature, is a compilation of songs that weave together the threads of an eclectic and nomadic life. For more info, visit: www.taraholloway.com

Julie Corrigan

A veteran of the touring circuit, Shawville's Julie Corrigan lights up every stage with her warm country glow. From Ottawa Bluesfest to the NAC, Julie's vivid personal stories of heartache and longing touch all who hear them. For more info, visit www.juliecorrigan.com

PERFORMANCE TIMES

Sunday, November 25 at GCTC

Concert: 4pm to 6pm    Workshop: 1:30 to 3pm

TICKETS

Tickets are on sale now at GCTC’s Box Office at 1233 Wellington West at Holland, 613-236-5196 or GCTC.ca/events. Concert tickets: $10 in advance, and $15 ‘day of’; Workshop tickets$10 in advance, and $15 ‘day of’.

ABOUT GCTC

GCTC is celebrating its 44th season in 2018–19. We continue to foster, produce and promote excellent theatre that provokes examination of Canadian life and our place in the world. Now in the last year of a 3-year strategic plan, GCTC aims to increase the diversity on it stages, diversify its audiences and deepen their experience. GCTC also continues to embrace artistic risk and to ensure a wide range of theatrical experiences.

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For more information or to arrange interviews, contact:

Bernard Frazer
FemmeVox Organizing Team
bernardfrazer@gmx.com
613-256-9229