About Music @ Mill Road: We are a group of volunteer music makers and music lovers dedicated to building a vibrant sound hub at the historic Grace United Church in Chelsea, Quebec.
Whether you like to listen, perform, teach, learn, sing, play, jam or record - the funky and intimate atmosphere and rich acoustics of the church’s sanctuary casts a spell over audiences and performers alike. Our concert programming is driven by the musical talent and creative zest of our residents, partners and our plugged-in community music curators who hand pick our shows.
See listings below - click "tickets" for more information and to purchase tickets online. Tickets may also be available at the door (for additional cost).
Winter/ Spring 2020
Our winter/spring program includes folk, jazz, indie, fiddle, classical, and piano. All ages are welcome, cash bar by donation!
- Carola Ortiz Acústica
Come to the place where jazz and world music meet with the music
of Catalan jazz sensation Carola Ortiz and her band. 8pm Tickets
- What Makes the Great Songs Work?
Jazz pianist Karl Nerenberg
explains the stories behind the great standards, then brings those greats to
life with a quartet featuring daughter Laura on violin.
- Carson Becke
on solo piano
In this program Wordless
he explores the stories that are continually recast and retold in
new contexts featuring the works of Grieg, Brahms, Puccini and others. 4pm Tickets
- The Pairs (Indie, Sanctuary Session)
Powered by 3 classically
trained vocalists and a former punk rock drummer, their unique blend of harmony
and rhythm will hug your eardrums and inspire you to dance! 7:30pm Tickets
& Da Boyz
Betty Ann Bryanton (Baba and da Boyz) on a joyful journey through the beauty of
the familiar and the surprise of the lesser-known, performing jazz tunes that
shine with new arrangement ideas. 4pm Tickets
This Toronto-based piano and strings ensemble presents a program
of folk-inspired chamber music, centred on Ralph Vaughan Williams rarely heard
Piano Quintet in C minor. 4pm Tickets
-“I’ve Got Just About
Laura Anglade, who has been making waves in the Montreal jazz scene, presents
her debut album with her band, The Laura Anglade Quintet. 4pm Tickets
March 28 - Alanna Jenish and Friends
by the Gatineau Hills Fiddle Festival 7:30pm Tickets
moved - music and medicine
Experience the life changing power of music with Wakefield
piano-playing doctor Carol Wiebe and singing cardiac surgeon Fraser Rubens as
they weave classical music and science together to explore the connections
between music, medicine and health. 4pm Tickets
- Riverthieves (Celtic- Sanctuary Session)
an Ottawa area band rooted in Canadian folk, East Coast and Celtic music. 7:30pm Tickets
- Troika Latin
Chelsea loves Latin!
Featuring one of the Capital Region’s most sought after guitarists, Tim Bedner.
Add in a little Cuban sound, plus some sax and flute, and you may just need to
get up and dance! 4pm Tickets
April 25 - Songwriters’
Showcase, presented by CityFolk
Festival and Mill Road Community Space. Young Chelsea and area songwriters will
perform their original songs in concert. 7pm
- meagan & amy
Catch this dynamic, young classical
duo on their Pan Canadian concert tour. Amy
Hillis, violin; Meagan Milatz, piano with the program “Junctions: A Canadian
Vibe / Jonctions: une sensibilité canadienne”.
- Maghan McPhee and Carson Becke
Two of Ottawa’s most highly regarded musicians present
a soprano and piano afternoon of song, featuring works by Richard Strauss, Hugo
Wolf, Gustav Mahler, and others. 4pm Tickets
Carr (Indie Sanctuary Session)
Cheshire Carr is a Montreal-based folk-rock collective.This eclectic bunch
combines the intimacy of a coffee shop folk act and the energy of a festival
jam band. 7:30 pm Tickets
music gets Jazzed!
Join local jazz diva Karen
crossroads where jazz and
country music really swing. Yeehaw! Share Karen’s big
little secret: the
oldtime-ier the country, the better. 4pm Tickets
- Big Little Lions (Indie Sanctuary Session)
Big Little Lions are
the JUNO award winning band from Cincinnati, OH and BC, Canada. They crank out
infectious folk pop songs that are jam-packed with emotion along with tight
harmonies and have a ton of fun! 7:30 Tickets
About the Music Hall: The wood framed Grace United Church, built in 1875, still holds Sunday services - but over the last five years it has also grown into a much loved a place for music. It’s Chelsea’s living room with the vibe of a house concert. The venue is a hit with musicians from far and wide due to the sound quality produced by its wooden structure, original floor boards and soaring ceiling. It’s become home to a thriving fiddle school and musical theatre, a fiddle festival, and a popular open mic session. The space is available for rent for independent performances.