Kiwanis Festival

We have a date for Kiwanis ... March 31st.  Further details to come.

OCSB Choirs Annual Christmas Concert

posted Nov 20, 2017, 8:04 PM by Choir Web

On Monday, Dec. 18, the OCSB Choirs will present their annual Christmas Concert  at St. Basil's Church (Maitland exit, north of the 417).  The concert will feature the OCSB Children's Choir, Boys'Choir, Chamber Choir and guests.

26th Annual Immaculate Heart of Mary Concert

posted Nov 20, 2017, 7:56 PM by Choir Web

On Dec. 10, the Chamber Choir will perform at a Christmas Concert in support of the Heron Emergency Food Shelter.  the concert will be held at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 1758 Alta Vista Dr. at 3:00 PM.  Also performing, will be the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church Choir, the Kanata Choral Society, the Ottawa Wind Ensemble and Tenor Soloist Dr. Fraser Rubens.  Doors open 2:15.  Donations in support of the HEFC will be collected during the concert.  Free parking.

A Wonderful Week

posted Sep 1, 2017, 4:07 AM by Choir Web   [ updated Nov 20, 2017, 7:51 PM ]

In the last two weeks our choirs have done a wonderful job in their various performances.  On Nov. 3, the Triple Trio performed at St. Elias.  The Children's Choir provided the music for the moving Remembrance Day ceremony at the National Military Cemetery and for WE Day on Nov 16 before an audience of 18,000 at the CTC. On Nov 17, both Children's and Chamber Choirs performed with the Kenyan Boys Choir at Notre Dame HS.  Both choirs also gave wonderful performances at the Shenkman Centre for the Arts on Nov 18, when they joined the Sons of Scotland Pipes and Drums and two schools of Highland Dancing in the Scotland Tonight show.  Please see our Facebook Page and Twitter @OCSBChoirs for photos and video clips.  Bravo OCSB Choirs!

Young Voices Choir Spring Concert

posted May 28, 2017, 8:51 PM by Choir Web   [ updated Jul 31, 2017, 11:21 AM ]

YV Sprimg Concert Poster 2017 (002).pngThe OCSB Young Voices Choir presented their Spring Concert "When Peace Begins With Me - A Celebration of Canada" on Wednesday, June 7th at 7 PM at St. Augustine's Church, 1060 Baseline Road.  

Spring Concert June 3

posted May 4, 2017, 7:08 AM by Choir Web   [ updated Jul 31, 2017, 11:21 AM ]

The OCSB Choirs presented their Spring Concert on June 3rd at 7:00 PM at Sacred Heart High School. 

Kiwanis Festival

posted May 4, 2017, 7:07 AM by Choir Web   [ updated May 4, 2017, 7:09 AM ]

OCSB Young Voices Choir won Gold in the Kiwanis Festival and made it to the Provincial level of competition!

Kiwanis Festival

posted Mar 11, 2017, 4:53 AM by Choir Web   [ updated May 7, 2017, 6:01 PM ]

OCSB Children's Choir won Gold in both Folk song and Community / Schools categories, winning the Ken Little Memorial Trophy and the Luella Barrigar Trophy.  OCSB Chamber Choir won Silver in the Kiwanis Festival with a mark of 87.  They were commended for their "exquisite tone" and challenging repertoire.  Double Trio and Triple Trio entrants also both won Gold!

Songs for St. Joe's Supper Table

posted Feb 25, 2017, 11:08 AM by Choir Web   [ updated Mar 11, 2017, 4:51 AM ]

The OCSB Children's and Chamber Choirs were among five choirs performing in a concert hosted by the Ottawa Regional Youth Choir on March 5th.  ORYC, directed by Jamie Loback, held the concert, "Songs for St. Joe's Supper Table" at St. Joseph's Church.  Both Ottawa Children's Choirs (OCC) -Concert and Chamber, both OCSB choirs - Children's and Chamber,  the Cross Town Youth Chorus and ORYC performed beautiful selections to a stilled and awe-filled audience.  This fundraising concert was held in support of the St. Joe's Supper Table initiative which provides meals to residents of Sandy Hill who are in need of this support.  More than $4000 was raised for this worthy cause!

Feb 11th Clinician Day

posted Feb 1, 2017, 12:31 PM by Choir Web   [ updated Feb 13, 2017, 7:08 AM ]

Our Choirs were privileged to work with guest Clinician Linda Beaupré of Toronto on Saturday, February 11th. Working with her was a warm, delightful learning experience!

Linda Beaupré, M.Mus., B.Mus.

Conductor of award-winning choirs for over 30 years, Linda Beaupré is the founder and conductor of the Bach Children’s Chorus, which includes choristers from the age of five through university. Her choirs have won many first place awards at both the provincial and national levels of the Canadian Federation of Music Festivals, including the 2013 overall national award for Best Choir.  They have also been awarded three first prizes in the Children’s Choir category of the CBC/Radio-Canada National Competition for Amateur Choirs, most recently in 2015. The BCC has released several solo CDs, and has had many opportunities to work with Canadian composer, Stephan Moccio, including recording his song, “I Believe” for the Vancouver 2010 Olympics.

Linda Beaupré maintains an active schedule as clinician and adjudicator for other choirs. She has conducted children’s choir camps, workshops and honour choirs throughout Canada, in the US and as far away as Australia and Indonesia.  Along with Jean Ashworth Bartle and Eileen Baldwin, she is co-author of a series of theory and ear-training workbooks and CDs entitled A Young Singer’s Journey, which are in use throughout North America and beyond.  This integrated musical literacy programme is published by Fred Bock Publishing and distributed by Hal Leonard.

Young Voices Choir Christmas Concert

posted Nov 16, 2016, 1:44 PM by Choir Web   [ updated Dec 20, 2016, 4:11 AM ]

The OCSB Young Voices Choir, along with their invited guests, Cantiamo Training Choir, performed a wonderful Christmas Concert Cantate Exulte - Sing for Joy!  on Wed. Dec. 7th at 7PM at St. Augustine Church.

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