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.
With the passing of Marian Pickering in October 2005, Ottawa’s music community lost a respected and delightful friend. As a lasting gesture of our gratitude for the more than two decades that she was the Choral Society’s Choir Manager, and later the first General Manager of the Ottawa Symphony, Marian’s friends created a memorial fund that would reflect the pleasure Marian took in helping gifted young people to succeed in their careers. As it happened, an existing program of the Choral Society, the OCS New Discoveries Auditions for Young Artists, was an ideal match. The Society is deeply grateful to the donors to the Marian Pickering Memorial Fund which sustains this important initiative for emerging Canadian concert artists.
We welcome donations to support the fund.
You will receive a tax receipt for your donation. The Society’s Charitable Foundation Number is 89866 0264 RR001
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