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.
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The Ottawa Choral Society's biennial New Discoveries Auditions for Young Artists were held the week of May 21st, 2018 in Toronto, Ottawa, and Montreal and attracted a roster of over 90 gifted young concert artists who performed before a distinguished panel of judges for cash prizes, professional engagements, and a Showcase Recital.
Now it is your turn to hear them!
Earthy and muscular, lyrical and cynical, Orff’s towering choral masterpiece mines the depths of the human psyche with settings of 13th century poems that cover everything you wouldn’t expect to find in a monastery! Arranged with a contemporary twist for two concert grand pianos and an electrifying percussion array.