Exalting the Majesty of Many Voices – The Ottawa Choral Society Tradition
Since its inaugural concert in 1940, the Ottawa Choral Society has evolved into one of Canada’s prominent symphonic choruses. Through a lasting tradition, at times with up to a hundred voices, the Choral Society has continued to present major choral masterworks alongside the works of new choral composers.
The Society collaborates with the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra and the National Arts Centre Orchestra. Membership in the Choir is accomplished through auditions.The Society also supports the development of Canadian talent through its commissioning program for new choral works, and its New Discoveries Auditions for young and aspiring concert vocalists.
A SUBLIME AND STELLAR CONCERT SEASON 2016/17
The Ottawa Choral Society presents another remarkable concert season celebrating the season with brass and voices and Heppner in December; exploring the immortal depths of Beethoven in March; journeying through the mystical world of night, moon and dreams in May; and celebrating Canada’s rising vocal stars at our New Discoveries Showcase later this year.
AUDITION AND JOIN THE CHOIR
With a renewed focus on choral excellence, expressive and vibrant singing, creative programming of repertoire, and a collaborative and innovative approach to choral concert performance, the Ottawa Choral Society invites inspired singers from all ages and walks of life to audition for the choir and help us to build the size and excellence of our large symphonic ensemble.
NEW DISCOVERIES AUDITIONS AND SHOWCASE
A testament to the power of jury mentorship, encouragement, and the promotion of young talent, the success of one of our New Discoveries laureates from 2010, Philippe Sly, demonstrates the importance of programs like our New Discoveries Auditions and Showcase of winners. This year we are honoured by the participation on our jury of tenor and Canadian icon Ben Heppner.