Chamber Choir has arrived at Vimy!


OCC's Chamber Choir arrived at Vimy, France, today and had their first on-site rehearsal for the ceremony to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge.

Watch the Ceremony Live on Sunday, April 9th:

The VAC site has a ‘watch the ceremony live’ page that lists the networks who will be showing the ceremony.  CBC News Network will be covering the event live from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Note that CBC Ottawa and other Ontario CBC stations will be broadcasting the event live only between 9:00 and 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, April 9th, and then will switch to other coverage. CTV and CTV News Network will be showing the entire ceremony live from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The actual ceremony is scheduled to start at 10:00 a.m. Ottawa time (4:00 p.m. CEST in Vimy).

Local and National News Coverage to date of Chamber Choir's Vimy Trip

The OCC Chamber Vimy trip was featured on the CBC Ottawa local news on March 31st.  You can see the piece at: (starts at 14:20).  In Town and Out on CBC Radio One also included a segment about the trip on Saturday, April 1st, listen to it at

The World at Six also had a wonderful interview by Tom Perry featuring Ottawa Children's Choir Chamber Choir choristers on April 5th: . Tom will also be reporting from Vimy this week. 

CBC's The National had this report on April 5th:

CBC Ottawa News on April 7th (starts at 20:59) includes footage of Chamber Choir at Vimy and an interview with one of our Chamber Choir choristers: