The Ottawa Choral Society - Grand Music, Grand Passion, a Grand Tradition

Since its inaugural concert in 1941, the Ottawa Choral Society has evolved into one of Canada's most prominent symphonic choruses. The Society nurtures the choral arts in the National Capital Region, providing a performance platform for talented graduates of the city's youth choirs and experienced adult choristers.

The choir's repertoire ranges from the complex polyphony of the Baroque and Renaissance to the jazz-influenced rhythms and cluster chords of contemporary composers.  The Society supports the development of Canadian talent through  a commissioning program, choral bursaries, and its New Discoveries Auditions for Young Artists. 


Because of the current Covid-19 virus pandemic and our concern for the health of our performers and audience, we have rescheduled our performance of Annelies from March 29 to Monday, June 15 at 7:30 pm at the Carleton Dominion-Chalmers Centre at 355 Cooper Street (at O’Connor) in Ottawa. The ticket already-provided to you will be honoured.

We are currently looking at possible dates and venues for Misa a Buenos Aires (Misatango) and will advise you of the new concert date and venue as soon as the arrangements are made.


Monday, June 15th 2020 at 7:30 PM

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In our Newsletter this month:

  • Hallelujah!
  • Upcoming concerts in 2020
  • Year-end fundraising campaign

November Newsletter


The Ottawa Choral Society warmly welcomes singers of all ages to audition for the choir. We focus on choral excellence, expressive and vibrant singing, and creative programming. You will experience the thrill of preparing and performing choral masterworks with outstanding pedagogue Jean-Sébastien Vallée, major concert artists and distinguished National Arts Centre Orchestra conductors.



Our season begins with Verdi’s powerful and dramatic Requiem. In November, we present an unconventional performance of Handel’s beloved oratorio, Messiah. The second half of our season features two premieres for the Ottawa region. In March, we invite you to experience the dramatic power of Annelies by English composer James Whitbourn. Finally, we end our season in June with the thrilling Latin flair of Palmeri’s Misa a Buenos Aires (Misatango).

Season Brochure

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