The Ottawa Board of Education Central Choir was created in 1958 as a training ground for musically gifted students from grades 4 to 10.
Originally one group of 70 singers, the programme was expanded in 1987 and reorganized into an advanced Chamber Choir and training Concert Choir. In 2001 the Viva Choir was added as a second training choir for children just beginning their choral experience.
In 1998, the 40th anniversary year, the choir was incorporated as a not-for-profit charitable organization with a board of directors.
In 2003 the name was changed to the Ottawa Children's Choir to better reflect the community we serve.
Artistic and Music Directors:
|2018 - Present||Jennifer Berntson||Prima Choir|
|2016 - Present||Jamie Loback||Boys' Choir|
|2015 - Present||Jamie Loback||Chamber Choir|
|2005 - Present||Allison Prowse||Concert and Viva Choirs|
|2008 - 2015||Jackie Hawley||Chamber Choir|
|2002 - 2007||Robert Filion||Chamber Choir|
|1988 - 2005||Yvonne Navratil||Concert and Viva (2001) Choirs|
|1987 - 1988||Nancy Tanguay||Concert Choir|
|1999 - 2002||Barbara Clark||Chamber Choir|
|1979 - 1998||Barbara Clark||Central Choir|
|1967 - 1979||Arnold Earl||Central Choir|
|1958 - 1967||John Gunn Sutherland||Founder-Conductor|
|Jamie Loback||Allison Prowse||Jackie Hawley||Arnold Earl||John Gunn Sutherland|