Young Voices Choir

Choir History

Consists of approximately 50 students in Grades 4 through 8
Director: Patricia Kaiser
Accompanist: Liliane Lalonde-McKennirey
Choir Assistant: Susan McGahey
Choir Manager: Teena Denny

Our training choir, the Young Voices, is comprised of singers selected from our elementary schools based on their natural singing ability and desire to participate in a Board-based choir. They sustain a membership of 40-50 singers, rehearse weekly, and present their own Christmas and Spring concerts twice yearly. In June, they are invited guests at the Annual Children’s, Chamber and Boy’s Choirs’ Spring Concert. They have performed at various functions, including the Annual Meeting of our Board of Education, the AGM of the Canadian Teachers Federation, and at a variety of events for such organizations as the Ottawa Catholic Childcare Corporation, Encounters With Canada, and the Queensway-Carleton Hospital Foundation. The Young Voices have often achieved first place in their class in the Kiwanis Music Festival, and have been recipients of the Centennial Choir Award.

Patricia Kaiser Biography

Patricia Kaiser is a trained vocal music teacher with 19 years of elementary teaching experience, primarily with the Ottawa Catholic School Board. She has extensive experience performing in a variety of choirs, including Ensemble Calixa Lavallée under the direction of Laurence Ewashko. She has also performed in and served as music director for several amateur musical theatre productions.  Patricia currently sings with the Canterbury Trebles women’s choir, who have achieved  2nd place in Canada at the national level of competition.

Patricia's passion is children's choral music. She discovered her love of directing children’s music when she worked with her first school choir in 1999 and has been working with children's choirs since that time. Patriciahas been directing children's choirs, both in Canada and in Germany, over the past 18 years. Patricia has worked with OCSB choirs since 2006, and is in her 10th year as director of the Young Voices Choir.

Contact Information

Young Voices Choir Director
Patricia Kaiser

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Recent Announcements

  • 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:
    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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