Commemorative Events Music

The Ottawa Children’s Choir has participated in the annual Remembrance Day Ceremony at the National War Memorial since 1972. It has also participated regularly in the ceremony commemorating the Battle of the Atlantic and the Senate of Canada Annual Ceremony of Remembrance.  In 2017 OCC's Chamber Choir travelled to France to perform as part of the Vimy 100 commemorative ceremonies.  Below is information about some of the songs we regularly perform at these commemorative events that you may have heard on the radio or on television.





In Flanders Fields John McCrae Lydia Adams

In Flanders Fields

John McCrae

Alexander Tilley

Au champ d’honneur

Original English Poem --  John McCrae    

French Adaptation -- Jean Pariseau

Laura Hawley

Eternal Father, Strong to Save (The Naval Hymn)

William Whitting

John Bacchus Dykes

I Vow to Thee My Country

Sir Cecil Spring-Rice

Gustav Holst

O Valiant Hearts

Sir J. S. Arkwright

Rev. C. Harris

O Canada

Stanley Weir and Adolphe B. Routhier

Music: Calixa Lavallée 

Arranged by: Godfrey Ridout