Archive | October, 2017

Rescued treasure: Jewish music almost forgotten

When the Nazis came to power, Jewish musicians were forbidden from playing in non-Jewish settings, forcing their work underground. Lewin’s Semer label recorded for five years the brightest Jewish musicians of the day in a bid to preserve their legacy for posterity. When the Nazis attacked, they demolished it all. Over 4,500 recordings and 250 metal plates were destroyed, and with them the memory of the Semer label was lost forever.

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Caelis Academy Ensemble: Ottawa’s newest concert choir

Matthew Larkin decided earlier this year to try to realize a long-time ambition and began an independent academy choir that specializes in sacred and secular masterworks, seeking to achieve the highest possible standards of performance in the context of an enlightened musical education. Thus, Caelis Academy Ensemble was born.

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St. Matthew’s War Memorial Project – lest we forget

In this edition of the Glebe Report we present the story of 26-year-old Edward Cuno McGill Richer of Gilmour Street as part of our continuing series of stories about the 16 servicemen from St. Matthew’s Anglican Church who were killed in action in the First World War.

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Alphabet book set in Ottawa

The first-ever children’s alphabet book set in Ottawa, An ABC of Ottawa, is a labour of love by two long-time Ottawa residents, Miriam Bloom and the late Julie Mason.

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The Iconic maple: Canada’s tree

Only 10 of the 150 species of maple trees worldwide are native to Canada. So what is it about the maple that makes it quintessentially Canadian?

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