Donors support the Ottawa Choral Society in four essential ways:
With your assistance we stage interesting and entertaining concerts in partnership with some of the best talent in Canadian music. Patron ticket revenue never covers the full cost of staging our concerts and venue rental fees combined with the cost of musical accompaniment, orchestras and soloists are considerable.
Attracting great choristers and establishing the appropriate mentorship and vocal development programs for our singers is an important part of our annual budget. We engage a full-time music director who brings great experience and talent to the development of the choir.
Keeping choral music relevant as a dynamic and evolving cultural and artistic tradition is a priority of the Society. To do this we provide financial support to composers to produce new choral compositions which can be performed by the choir.
The Society makes funding available to defray costs for young choristers who join the choir, and establishes bursaries through our New Discoveries Program.
You may also support the choir by sending shares or mutual funds in kind to Canada Helps. The full market value of the security will benefit the OCS, and any accrued gain is tax free for you. To donate securities, please visit this Canada Helps page.
The Ottawa Choral Society is a registered charity. Our registration number is 898060264 RR 0001. We issue a charitable donation receipt for amounts over $25.