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Chris MacLean

 

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"Chris MacLean is a singer you trust. Maybe it’s her lyrics – she’s especially good at marrying interior and exterior landscapes – or maybe it’s her voice, an inviting blend of warmth and clarity…. Whatever her secret, the Gatineau hills-based singer/songwriter is a balanced voice in an off-kilter world.” - Patrick Langston, Ottawa Citizen

NEWSCheck out the choir, VMT and gig pages for more details:

The SONG KITCHEN Community Choirs WAKEFIELD, QC & OTTAWA, ON
These community choirs are for singers of ALL abilities. We are a member of the Ubuntu Choir Network.
FALL session: begins September 9, 10, and 11, 2019

In WAKEFIELD, QC:
Mondays 7:00 - 8:30PM
Tuesdays 12:30 - 2PM, Wakefield QC
In OTTAWA, ON:
Wednesdays 1:30 - 3PM,
NEW LOCATION: At St Luke's Anglican Church, 760 Somerset St (in Chinatown), Ottawa

LIFESONG - Barclay McMillan's inspiring voice-opening program
SPACE IS LIMITED TO 8 participants. We are nearly full. PRE-Registration ONLY.

Chris will be facilitating this amazing experiential series developed by veteran practitioner, Barclay McMillan. Based on the teachings of Paul Newham, and the International Association for Voice Movement Therapy (IAVMT), LifeSong offers an opportunity to explore your voice as an instrument of self-healing and life transformation. The experience is designed to open you up — physically, emotionally, spiritually — to more fully express the genuine, authentic, multi-faceted you.

TUESDAY EVENINGS from 7 - 10PM, 10-weeks starting OCTOBER 1, 2019
Please contact artstraveler(at)gmail.com or 613 316-1396 for more information and to register.

sing! sing! sing!
I'll be starting a new WEEKLY series of one-hour drop-in singing events, Wednesdays at 5pm, starting September 11.
Metta Movement & Meditation Studio (Jamari Espresso House is the front-end of the studio)
5 Hamilton St, Ottawa (one block north and west of the Parkdale Market)
Purchase a pass here.

WINTER SINGING RETREAT
JANUARY 11 – 18, 2020
Puerto Morelos, MEXICO

The retreat is nearly full but there's still room for a couple of people. Come sing with us!

THE MOVING VOICE
A Day of Creative Exploration through Voice Movement Therapy
POSTPONED until Saturday NOVEMBER 16, 2019
10 am – 4 pm

The ORANGE HALL
, 41 Rosemount Ave, Ottawa, ON K1Y 1P3

This experiential workshop will include breath work; gentle, playful movement; and vocal explorations. The morning session will focus on awakening the body and breath to movement and creative expression. In the afternoon, we will guide you in exploring the voice through playful invitations. NOTE: This workshop is open to people who took the first Moving Voice workshop - we will expand on what we did on June 1st - and it is also open to those who did not take the first workshop.
Co-facilitated by Chris MacLean with Marie-Lynne Sauvé
Pre-registration with payment open until SEPT 7. NO Drop-ins.

PRIVATE COACHING
Chris works one-on-one as Voice Coach and Voice Movement Therapy practitioner. Read more here

Please contact Chris directly for information about all her courses and choirs; private Voice Movement sessions; and lessons.

SINGER- SONGWRITER
Chris performs mostly solo, playing guitar, mandolin, dulcimer and most recently piano to accompany herself. Since December 2015, Chris has been playing with Alise Marlane and Tina Therrien in Paugan Dames, a Wakefield based trio performing traditional and contemporary folk with spine tingling harmonies. Check out the gigs page for all upcoming shows.

DISCS
Released in May 2015, PROCRASTINATOR listed in the TOP 25 Albums of 2015 CKCU Radio 93.1 Ottawa!
The 14 original songs (plus bonus download track) feature Chris on vocals and acoustic guitar, and producer, MATT OUIMETon multiple instruments and backup vocals, as well as some of Ottawa's finest musicians, including; Phil Shaw Bova (drums), Steve Boudreau (keyboards), Jake Von Wurden (acoustic bass), Craig Pedersen (trumpet), Raphael Weinroth-Browne (cello and Rhodes), and Christine Graves and Jennifer Noxon (backing vocals).

Her previous solo album, Feet Be Still (2009), was produced by Ian Tamblyn and engineered by James Stephens. The disc garnered Chris the Colleen Peterson Award for Songwriting from the Ontario Arts Council and a nomination from the Canadian Folk Music Awards for English Songwriter of the Year. Chris's debut solo album, Learn to Be Loved (2000) was produced by Ian Tamblyn and features an allstar lineup of Ottawa area musicians along with guest performances by Mae Moore.

For more about Chris's recordings visit the discs page. To purchase please email artstraveler(at)gmail.com

 

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LISTEN to tracks from Chris's recent discs

FREE DOWNLOAD:
SALT and STONE
(the encore song played at the CD Release) We just didn't have enough room on the CD!

CHRIS on YOUTUBE:
From the CD release on May 17, 2015
SALT and STONE
LET MY BURDEN GO

The 3 songs below were performed May 1, 2015 @ Pressed Cafe as part of the NAC Ontario Scene/Folk Music Ontario songwriter's circle
SHINY
SWEET RELEASE

TENDER and TOUGH

RADIO
CBC Yukon played 'Old Crow' leading into a piece on the Caribou Days Festival in Old Crow, Yukon. Chris's brother recorded it. Listen here to this interesting story from the Yukon's most northern community.

Listen to the archived interview with Kristine St-Pierre on CKCU 93.1, Tuesday May 12 on her show ArtBreak - this one is about Procrastinator and some of what inspired the songs

Archived interview and live performance on CKCU 93.1 FM Canadian Spaces, Saturday May 9, 2015

Thursday, April 30
7 AM - CKCU 93.1 FM
Archived interview on Suzette Schmiedel's show, I AM ALIVE!

CKCU Radio Interview: Chris with Kristine St-Pierre speaking about Voice Movement Therapy - January 2015