(PHOTO: The Jubilee Juniors performing on stage at a December 2016 Christmas performance.)
The Goulbourn Jubilee Singers are celebrating a big anniversary this year. This community choir has been active in Stittsville for 40 years and is a true gem of a program offering non audition, low cost and inter-generational programs. Continue reading
(Photo: The West Ottawa Ladies Chorus at Bridlewood Trails retirement residence.)
They are not a gospel choir, but the West Ottawa Ladies Chorus does not shy away from singing with gusto ‘Jesus, What A Wonderful Child’. Toes will be tapping and bodies swaying.
A Christmas Kaleidoscope is a colourful concert delivering a virtual mosaic of music celebrating winter and the holiday season layered in four-part harmony. First and second sopranos lift notes gently to the rafters while first and second altos provide warm undertones.
(via West Ottawa Ladies Chorus)
Get your voice out of the bathroom and automobile and bring it to a music rehearsal. The West Ottawa Ladies Chorus is having Open House Rehearsals. You can experience how a director brings out the best in each voice, hear what the chorus sounds like when learning new pieces and join in to try a little singing yourself or sit back and listen. This is a chance to meet others who love to sing and mingle. Among laughs and hugs witness how these 34 ladies of all ages put it all together. Continue reading
St. Paul’s Anglican Church in Kanata will be filled with sounds of Christmas as the West Ottawa Chorale joins the West Ottawa Ladies Chorus to blend their voices in joyous song. A dedicated audience regards this annual performance as their inspiration and the best start to the season.
Guest tenor and bass singers enhance the four-part harmony of the WOLC chorus members as over 50 voices swell to present traditional music from around the world. A medley of familiar Christmas carols (A Wreath of Carols) to a 12th Century traditional French carol (The Friendly Beasts) to a traditional Polish carol (Lulajze, Jesuniu), plus ‘Star Carol’ a challenging choral number arranged by John Rutter.
Under the direction of Robert Dueck, each singer strives to reach his high standards of vocal excellence. “It is enjoyable to practice and hear ourselves sing a fuller harmony with the men. For some of us, we’re really stretched in our lower voices. I’m sure the variety this brings makes the concert more interesting and enjoyable to the audience as well.” Jocelyne Wise
Treat yourself and your family and/or friends to a truly wonderful Christmas experience. Performances are Sat. Dec. 5th at 7:00 pm and again on Sun. Dec. 6th at 2:30 pm at St. Paul’s Anglican Church, 20 Young Road in Kanata. Advanced tickets -$15 are available from choir and Chorale members as well as at Gaia Java – 1300 Main Street Stittsville; Kanata Barbershop 2 Beaverbrook Road Kanata;, and Robin’s Nest 98 Mill Street Almonte. Tickets at the door are $20.
The West Ottawa Ladies Choir (WOLC) will raise their voices in recognition of the armed forces that fought bravely to keep our country free. On November 11, WOLC will join in song with residents of the Stittsville Retirement Living Residence. Tunes familiar to the audience will bring back memories and get toes stomping as the melodies of The White Cliffs of Dover, Pack up Your Troubles and Grandfather’s Clock and many more fill the halls. Continue reading