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We’d love to hear from you whether you are interested in singing with the chorus, learning how you can support us or wondering where you can see us perform! If you are interested in booking us for your event, feel free to send us an email or visit our Events page for more information and to make an inquiry.
275 Elgin Street, Ottawa
Our rehearsals are at St John the Evangelist Anglican Church (at Elgin and Somerset), and we use the entrance at 275 Elgin Street. The rehearsal space is wheelchair accessible.
Join us for Open Rehearsals
Our Next Open Rehearsals are in September 2024
Frequently Asked Questions
DO I SING WELL ENOUGH TO BE PART OF A PERFORMING CHOIR?
Our choir is a community chorus which invites all to participate regardless of musical knowledge or background. Many of our members have some experience singing; we have several professional singers in our group but also members who had never read sheet music until joining.
Developing a new talent and learning to sing in a choir requires patience and dedication and success depends how much of a commitment you are ready to make. Our advanced choir members are always happy to provide extra feedback or support to help you attain your best possible performance.
I don’t sing. Are there other ways to get involved?
We get by with a little help from our friends. Volunteers are needed to help in many areas. Here are some examples of how we could use your assistance:
- stage and event production
- graphic design and web maintenance
- organizing Pride presence
- fundraising events
- facilitating group meetings
- seeking sponsorships and donations
- promotions, marketing and social media
- and more…
You can also join as an Associate Member.
DO YOU SING IN A CHURCH OR HAVE ANY RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION?
While we rent rehearsal space at St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church, the Choir itself has no religious affiliation. We sing a variety of music – from sacred to secular, traditional choral pieces and pop numbers. Our goal is to challenge ourselves musically while broadening the styles of music members will have the opportunity to sing. Our community performances bring us to many different settings and we sometimes perform in church spaces and may be invited to accompany a religious service. Members are always free to choose whether or not to participate in an event at which the choir is performing depending on their comfort level.
How accessible is the rehearsal space?
We are an accepting and accommodating organization with a wheelchair accessible rehearsal space. We are happy to discuss ways that we can make singing with us more accessible for you. Some options include providing music stands, seating during our performances and the choice to either not participate in dance choreography or participate to the extent that works for you!
Do you have any COVID Mitigation Efforts?
Singing with masks during rehearsal is no longer mandatory. Choristers may wear masks if they choose to do so. If you are unsure if you should attend or not (i.e., if you are not feeling well), you are encouraged to use the self-assessment tool: https://covid-19.ontario.ca/self-assessment/