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Music and Beyond is incredibly proud to support the Ottawa Children’s Choir. This year, Music and Beyond will dedicate 20% of ticket sales from 5 of our biggest concerts to the OCC.
Simply enter the code “OCC20” when purchasing your tickets to any of the 5 concerts listed below. On behalf of Music and Beyond and the Ottawa Children’s Choir, thank you for your support.
July 5th - Elmer Iseler Singers, http://www.elmeriselersingers.com/
July 7th - Canadian Brass, http://www.canadianbrass.com/
July 13 - Gregory Charles: Virtuose, http://gregexperience.com/
We’re looking for a General Manager to join our team and ensure that our organization runs smoothly. The ideal candidate will have good interpersonal and administrative skills and be keen, well-organized and adaptable.
The Ottawa Children's Choir (OCC), a not-for-profit charitable organization, exists to enrich artistically the lives of our choristers, families and the community. We offer an instructional music program emphasizing musicianship and vocal training through choral music experience.
We are five ensembles:
The Ottawa Children’s Choir has vacancies for Board Members for the period 2017-2018.
The OCC Board is a working board comprising 6 parent representatives and 7 community representatives. We have openings for parent and community representatives from July 2017 (renewable). Directors on the OCC Board are typically elected for a two-year term.
The Ottawa Children's Choir is pleased to announce that Jennifer Berntson has accepted the position of Conductor for our new Training Choir for 6- and 7-year-old children. Jennifer is a passionate choral artist and music educator. Inspired by a childhood spent singing with the Saskatoon Children’s Choir, she has performed with ensembles across Canada, including the National Youth Choir. Jennifer is the founding artistic director of Aella Choir, an ensemble intent on sharing innovative programming and compelling repertoire for women’s voices. She currently works at First Baptist Church as the soprano soloist and conductor of the First Baptist Children’s Choir. Jennifer enjoys sharing her love of music through her voice and piano studios, working with students of all ages and levels.
Children who love to sing are invited to audition for Ottawa's pre-eminent children's choir.
The Ottawa Children's Choir will be holding General Auditions for the upcoming 2017 – 2018 choral year on Saturday, May 27, Saturday, June 10, and Saturday, June 17, 2017, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. All children between the ages of 8 and 15 who love to sing are welcome to audition! Auditions are held at the home of the Ottawa Children’s Choir, St. Joseph's Parish and Sanctuary, a hub for choral excellence in Ottawa http://www.st-josephs.ca/.
For more information about auditions, click here.
OCC's Concert Choir headed to Kingston this morning to participate in "It Takes a Village" with Cantabile Junior and Children's choirs and the McGill Conservatory Children's Choir. This much-anticipated performance starts at 7:30 p.m., but choristers will have a busy day getting ready for the sold-out concert!
OCC's Chamber Choir leaves on April 2nd for Paris and Vimy, France, to participate in the ceremonies to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. The ceremony will be broadcast live by CBC on April 9th. Here are some opportunities to find out more and to follow the group as they travel: