Concert Choir - Intermediate

Under the direction of Allison Prowse

The Concert Choir is the largest of our choirs and rehearses once a week with occasional Saturday rehearsals as required. Its primary objective is to instill a lifelong joy of singing through the development of vocal, choral and musical skills. Choral education goals include:

  • Musical Literacy: continuing score study – rhythm, melodic contour and beginning sight reading (d-m-s-d), dynamics, articulations, harmony (2-3 parts), reading texts in a variety of languages
  • Choral Technique: listening, following regular and guest conductors, awareness of and balance with other parts (harmony and accompaniment), some variety of repertoire style, begin score marking
  • Vocal Technique: healthy vocal production, basic physiology of singing, alignment of the body, breathing (increased phrase length), mouth shape, resonance awareness (increased control over head and chest resonance), ability to hold a part in a group

Concert Choir participates in the annual OCC Christmas and Spring Concerts, the National Remembrance Day Ceremony, church services, the Battle of the Atlantic Ceremony, school visits and Unisong on Canada Day at the NAC. Occasionally the Concert Choir is invited to participate with similar choirs in other cities and in other events in Ottawa like Mayor's Christmas Celebration.