SING WITH US!
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.
Since its inaugural concert in 1941, the Ottawa Choral Society has evolved into one of Canada’s most ambitious and accomplished large choruses. With more than one hundred and twenty auditioned voices, the Society presents a rich tapestry of sacred and secular masterpieces. We focus on choral excellence, and challenging, innovative programming. You will experience the thrill of preparing and performing choral masterworks with our outstanding artistic team led by sought-after conductor and McGill Schulich School of Music pedagogue Dr. Gabrielle Gaudreault, world-class concert artists, distinguished National Arts Centre Orchestra conductors, and Ottawa’s leading instrumentalists.
In addition to its self-produced subscription series, the Choir regularly appears as the guest of the National Arts Centre Orchestra and has partnered with the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra, and with Ottawa Chamberfest in concerts that have featured legendary tenor Ben Heppner and the renowned King’s Singers.
OCS MEMBER REQUIREMENTS
Membership in the chorus requires a certain level of music and vocal capability, including:
Entrance into the choir is dependent on an audition to determine placement and readiness for the choir.
To arrange an audition, please send an email to our New Member Audition Coordinator, Pat MacDonald.
We are a member-supported chorus which relies partially on the financial commitment of our member choristers to sustain our organization and concert season.
Regular membership: $440 per season
Singers age 30 and under: $220 per season (Financial assistance may be available).
Full-time students: $100 per season
We have several bursaries available to support our singers. For more information on bursaries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Rehearsals take place weekly from 7 PM to 9:30 PM at the Saint François d’Assise church.
Find notes on the scores, supplemental readings and videos, instructions on preparation from our director, and more in the private Member Resource Library.