Since 1986

Our Fourth Decade

2016-2026

The Ottawa Gay Men’s Chorus rekindles the popular Gay Ol’ Time Cabaret in its new home at St. Brigid’s Centre for the Arts in the fall of 2017.

A Gay Ol Time Cabaret 2019. St. Brigid's Centre for the Arts.
A Gay Ol'Time Cabaret 5. St. Brigid's Centre for the Arts
Public Service Pride Network Pride Event, Parliament Hill, 2018
Public Service Pride Network Pride Event, Parliament Hill, 2018

The OGMC attends Unison 2018 in Calgary, held at the beautiful Bella Concert Hall, Mount Royal University.

The same year, the OGMC was invited by the Public Service Pride Network to sing on Parliament Hill at its first Pride event for staff and guests.

The chorus was halfway through rehearsals for its 2020 spring concert when COVID struck and made the decision to hold it online. Named One Song, each piece in the final recording of the concert was assembled from multiple overlaid recordings of each member’s rendition of their part. It was released for Pride in August that year. 

Tim Piper took over as Musical Director in 2020 after having worked as the accompanist for the Chorus since 2015. The OGMC would put on two more virtual concerts, including the aptly named The Show Must Go On, keeping members engaged through the lockdown. The Chorus regrouped in fall 2021 to come together to put on A Winter Faerie holiday concert for a live audience that December. In Spring 2022, the Chorus moves into the Gladstone for OGMC Goes to the Movies.

One Song, 2020

The OGMC presents its first virtual concert in 2020.

Goes to the Movies, June 19, 2022

OGMC Goes to the Movies in its new home at the Gladstone Theatre in 2022.

The Ottawa Gay Men’s Chorus attends Open Harbour – Unison Festival 2023, sending 21 delegates to join members of 22 participating LGBTQ2S+ choruses from across Canada. This was Tim Piper’s first Unison as Musical Director.

The OGMC receives a Unison Legacy award for its role in hosting the Unison Festival in Ottawa in 2014.

OGMC at TD Place - Lansdowne. For Pride Week. August, 2023

Members of the chorus sing O Canada for 20,000 spectators at Lansdowne – TD Place for their ‘All In’ Pride game, 2023.

The OGMC launches a refreshed website with a new design and new archival content.