West Ottawa Ladies Chorus gives back to the community

The West Ottawa Ladies Chorus at Robertson House in Bells Corners.
The West Ottawa Ladies Chorus at Robertson House in Bells Corners.

 

(Press release from the West Ottawa Ladies Chorus.)

An important philosophy of the West Ottawa Ladies Chorus (WOLC) is to bring joy to community members that might not be able to attend local events and concerts. This week at Robertson House was the first of six times the group will gather to take music to seniors. They will visit Stittsville Villa, Richmond Hospice, Empress Kanata, Fairview Manor and the Royale Senior Residence. They will present a selection of numbers from the annual spring concert program. Residents at Robertson House sang and clapped as they were treated to the voices of WOLC last Wednesday.

“I enjoy the joy of making music together. My challenge is stretching to learn new music or new arrangements of familiar ones,” says  Ruth Sword. She has met her challenge and loves to share the result. Ruth sings 2nd soprano, a rich tone that blends with 1st sopranos and 1st and 2nd altos to bring a special quality to each number. It was obvious that the residents at Robertson House agreed—their smiles evident as they hummed along with familiar pieces.

Under the direction of Robert Dueck, the WOLC will be presenting their annual spring concert for the general public later this month. Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 25th, a Sweet Serenade – a Dessert Musicale will be performed at 7PM in St. Paul’s Anglican Church – Kanata, 20 Young Road. Tickets ($15) are available at Gaia Java Coffee Shop at 1300 Main Street, Stittsville, Kanata Barber Shop at 2 Beaverbrook Road, Kanata, Robin’s Nest, 98 Mills St. Almonte, through choir members and at the door.


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