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West Ottawa Ladies Chorus spring concert celebrates Canada

(Press release)

When one thinks of Canada, water likely appears as a mental image. Rightly so. Canada has the largest amount of fresh water in the world and it is bordered by three oceans. Thoughts of water automatically bring forth the rhythm of waves lapping the shore and paddles digging deep. Nature sets a pace either calming and reflective or loud and stormy each with its own message. Our waterways are highways to the interior, providers of food, visions to delight and a resource to cherish. Its no wonder that much of the music written about this vast country is about oceans, lakes and rivers. Continue reading


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West Ottawa Ladies Chorus looks for new singers

(press release)

The West Ottawa Ladies Chorus (WOLC) mixes it up singing selections from the classics, secular, popular, show tunes, jazz and swing. And they have fun doing it. Consider taking your voice beyond the shower and joining a group that not only sings  but enjoys a vital social atmosphere. Enthusiasm is the key ingredient needed to become one of the ‘Ladies’. Continue reading


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West Ottawa Ladies Chorus swings and sings into spring

Heralding the warmth of spring, the West Ottawa Ladies Chorus, directed by Robert Dueck, is presenting an evening of choral music that moves, lulls and soothes. Invited to join them for select numbers are the Carleton Place Offbeats, a Vocal Jazz Ensemble. The walls at St. Paul’s Anglican Church will echo with blended soprano and alto renditions of a variety of music chosen to please the most astute audience. Continue reading


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West Ottawa Ladies Chorus: Invitation to join open house rehearsals

(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


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West Ottawa Ladies Chorus sings their way to spring

(via WOLC)

Mid winter is the time when each of us wait with dread for the temperatures to plummet, a time when we stay hunkered down in our cocooning mode and avoid venturing out onto icy streets.

But not the West Ottawa Ladies Chorus—they are singing and swinging getting ready for spring. The chorus has undergone some changes this year, one of which is they have a new accompanist Lanark-based jazz and blues pianist/singer Peter Brown. Continue reading


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West Ottawa Ladies Chorus has openings for new members

(press release)

Singing is said to be the soul expressing itself. Singing in a chorus allows voices to blend as a unit to reach other souls. The West Ottawa Ladies Chorus (WOLC) is putting the final touches on their Christmas repertoire that will delight their audience at two performances—Saturday evening and Sunday afternoon. Continue reading


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West Ottawa Chorale and Ladies Chorus to present joint Christmas concert

(press release)

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.


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West Ottawa Ladies Choir brings the past alive

(press release)

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


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