Bytown Voices: A Community Choir in Ottawa

Featured soprano Morgan Strickland, a native of Ottawa,  is recognized for her "jewel-like tone" (Boston Globe) and "consistency of vocal beauty throughout her different emotional states". Ms. Strickland holds a BMusic in Vocal Performance from UOttawa and a double Masters in Vocal Performance and Vocal Pedagogy from the New England Conservatory (Boston) under the tutelage of Juilliard's Lorraine Nubar. 
She has performed the roles of Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, Contessa Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro, Gertrude in Humperdink's Hänsel und Gretel and Nedda in Leoncavallo's Pagliacci.
Upon her return to Ottawa , she co-founded SOPAC Ottawa (South Ottawa Performing Arts Collaborative) where she resides as co-artistic director, and established a full-time teaching studio. She has recently been appointed as adjunct teaching staff for Carleton University's music department. Ms Strickland maintains an active performance schedule while teaching in Ottawa and abroad.

The fall of 2019 begins the Bytown Voices'
20th Anniversary Year Celebrations (2019-2020)
as an Ottawa (Ontario)-based  community choir.




Thinking of joining a choir in Ottawa? Potential new members are welcome to "try us out" before we take your money. New members may join during the first month of each season (September and January). Rehearsals are every Tuesday:  7:30 - 9:30 pm at St. Basil's Church (east of Maitland just north of the Queensway)with longer practices closer to performance dates. The fee for each season (Fall and Spring): $95.00 (Music provided).      

The first practice of  the Fall 2019 season is

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 7:30 pm. 
New and potential members should plan to arrive no later than 7:10 p.m.

For more information contact:

What Is the Bytown Voices? 

The Bytown Voices is a non-audition community choir made up of more than 60 enthusiastic singers from across the Ottawa region.  We perform two concerts a year, with additional outreach performances at seniors' residences, long-term care facilities and with other choirs. The choir is open to women and men of all ages and is SATB (Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass).

Click here  to see the kinds of music we love to sing.

See"Hear Us Sing" belowto listen to samples of our singing from recent concerts.

Bytown Voices Musical Leadership 

Joan Fearnley, Director of Music  
Carla Klassen, Accompanist 

Click here for more information

Click here for Choir Executive Committee

Joan Fearnley, Director of Music

Carla Klassen, Accompanist  


HEAR US SING: Samplers from recent concerts

 "Peace on Earth" Concert 
December 9, 2018

  Click below

Peace On Earth - Dec 2018.mp3

                   "Nature's Glory" Concert
                          April 29, 2018
Click below

Nature's Glory Spring 2018.mp3

 "MADE IN CANADA: a concert of Canadian music" 
May 7, 2017

     Click below

Made In Canada 2017 Spring Concert Sampler.mp3

Christmas Stories:
From oratorio to the movies

December 10, 2017

    Click below.

Christmas Stories-Dec 2017 Concert Sampler.mp3

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