Choir History

The Ottawa Catholic School Board Children’s Choir was founded in 1991 with the goal of providing an opportunity for the musical children of the Board to sing in an Honours group. Since its inception, the Board Choir has evolved and expanded into four different choral groups, as described below. The goal remains the same today – emphasis is placed on performance. The Choirs perform annual concerts both at Christmas and in the spring, and sing for Board celebrations as well as several other functions each year. In addition to its annual concerts, the Choirs receive invitations to perform in various venues such as the NAC, the National Gallery, the House of Commons, the National Library, the National War Museum, the National Military Cemetery, many area churches, as well as fund raisers throughout the city. The Choirs have traveled to Festivals in Niagara Falls, Kingston, Moncton and Montreal. In 2015, the Children's Choir sang for World Education International's 7th Congress and at the closing ceremonies of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission at Rideau Hall. The OCSB Choirs compete in the Ottawa Kiwanis Music Festival annually and have been awarded the Luella Barrigar Trophy for Folk Song Chorus and the Ken Little Memorial Trophy as well as Choral Scholarships. Many new and exciting opportunities are in store for this year. We invite everyone to come and enjoy hearing the award-winning voices of the OCSB Choirs. (Photo credit: Michael Hughes)OCSB Choir 2016.jpg

Contact Information

Carla MacGregor
For audition information please click on the link on the left hand side of this page "Auditions" and then read the newsletter posted regarding auditions and all pertinent information. 

Audition Information

Are you an Ottawa Catholic School Board student who will be entering Grades 4 - 8 in the fall? Please visit our Children's Choir section. If you will be entering grades 8 - 12 please visit the Chamber Choir section. Do you love to sing? Do you want to audition to become a member of one of the Board's choirs? Start practicing! Choir auditions are held every June for the following school year. 

Auditions will soon be underway for the 2017-18 choir. 
Click on the following to read more about how to audition.

News and Events
  • New Location for Mar 19 Rehearsal On Monday, March 19th, St. Basil's parish is having their Lenten Journey night.  Our rehearsal location has been moved to St. Stephen Anglican Church, 930 Watson Street.  Since this ...
    Posted Mar 18, 2018, 9:04 AM by Choir Web
  • Go Team Canada Go! OCSB Choirs cheer on Team Canada with this rendition of our National Anthem.  Please click on this Youtube link to view: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7mJP5l6JjFg
    Posted Feb 19, 2018, 7:47 PM by Choir Web
  • Upcoming Performances Chamber Choir:  March 24th Montreal Concert by Candlelight; Children's and Chamber:  April 7th  Songs for St. Joe's Supper Table
    Posted Mar 18, 2018, 9:10 AM by Choir Web
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