GCTC, CKCU, CHUO set up new concert series called FemmeVox

Ottawa's Lynn Miles lead the way on Nov. 25.

If you remember the Great Canadian Theatre Company’s Acoustic Waves series, you’ll know that music has always played a big part in the 44-year-old theatre’s programming.

It looks like it’s coming back in a big way with a co-pro by GCTC, CKCU-FM and CHUO-FM. They’ll be presenting a series of concerts called FemmeVox. The series will promote “established and emerging female or female-identifying talent, and promoting mentorship among its artists.”

For series organizer Anne-Marie Brugger, this is a marriage of like minds.

“CHUO and CKCU are what I like to call sister stations in the Ottawa community” says the host and producer of the CHUO show Hop The Fence and the organizer of FemmeVox in a media release. “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 first concert will be Nov. 25 featuring Lynn Miles, who played the odd Acoustic Waves concert herself, and other local luminaries Megan Jerome, Tara Holloway and Julie Corrigan.

“Providing opportunities to emerging artists alongside established, talented artists is a core value of GCTC” says the company’s 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.”

Miles and the other performers will take part in a workshop on Nov. 25. These educational events will also be a feature of FemmeVox.  

Where: Great Canadian Theatre Company
When: Nov. 25. Workshop at 1:30 p.m. Concerts at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m.

For tickets and more: GCTC.ca   

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Peter Robb began his connection with the arts community in Ottawa in the mid-1980s when he was the administrator and public relations director of the Great Canadian Theatre Company. After a long career in journalism with the Ottawa Citizen where he served in a number of different posts he returned to the arts when he became the Citizen's arts editor.