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If singing is your passion, you’ll feel right at home with the Choral Society where you’ll find new friends who share your love of music and pride in achieving a thrilling performance. Find out more.
NEW DISCOVERIES: A World Class Platform for Emerging Vocal Artists
The Ottawa Choral Society’s New Discoveries Auditions are held in alternating years to provide emerging vocal artists with a professional platform, broad audience exposure, and career development opportunities. The Choral Society is proud to have encouraged many of Canada’s most accomplished concert artists to find success with audiences across the country through this initiative. Many of our past laureates are now appearing on opera and concert stages across North America and Europe.
IVAN C. HARDY TROPHY: Ottawa Kiwanis Music Festival – OCS Open Vocal Class (Operatic Voice)
The Ottawa Choral Society has sponsored this class from the very early days, and the present trophy was made by Mr. Art Price in 1960 to replace the original trophy. Mr. Ivan C. Hardy, President of the Society, died suddenly in August 1960, and the trophy was dedicated to his memory. It was presented for the first time in 1961 at the Kiwanis Festival. Many winners of this class are enjoying illustrious singing careers, including Gerald Finley, Julie Nesrallah, and Wallis Giunta. See our past Laureates.