Choir is not over! Choral music is so much more than rehearsing and performing — it is indeed an art of discovery, exploration and connection. Despite the unsettling and challenging situation that affects us all at the moment, I’m overjoyed by the dedication of the Ottawa Choral Society to offer innovative and relevant activities for its members, its audience, and the choral community at large. OCS@HOME is a unique multi-faceted programme anchored in our core values of excellence, community and outreach. We may have to stay physically distant at the moment, but our common passion for music keeps us connected.

Jean-Sébastien Vallée
Music Director

We are hiring! 
The Ottawa Choral Society is looking for a new Assistant Music Director. 

The 2020 Choral Society’s spring semester is packed with an exciting slate of study and interactive practical workshops that are open to our patrons, our subscribers, and the members of Ottawa’s choral community at large.

We invite you to join us in the OCS cyberspace studio.

discover ground-breaking artists and explore ISSUES OF equity, diversity, and inclusion 

with host OCS Music Director Jean-Sébastien Vallée and his fascinating world-class guests.


Five challenging, interactive workshops

with expert guest clinicians



Zoom rehearsals for OCS choristers. Meet every Wednesday evening to prepare great repertoire for planned live or streamed performances when they become feasible.


2020-2021 is our 80th Anniversary

In the face of an uncertain future, yet with a degree of uncertain optimism, and always acting in accordance with public health precautions and mandates regarding COVID-19, the Ottawa Choral Society is looking forward to live performances with inspiring concerts to bring you the life-affirming and soul-restoring music we are all missing so sadly. Please check in with us on Facebook & Instagram, or subscribe to our Newsletter for updates on when we will be able to invite you back to our concert spaces.

We’re planning for the unknown and when the time comes —YOU’LL BE THE FIRST TO KNOW!

Good News! OCS Subscribers and Patrons—You may have an OCS credit balance
If you purchased tickets for the March 29, 2020 and May 15, 2020 Ottawa Choral Society concerts, which were cancelled due to COVID-19, and did not request a refund, your admission to two of our future performances will be partly or totally covered by your credit.

Join us for the 2020/21 season!


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