Join us Sunday,  April 28, 2024
for our Spring Concert
"Home-Songs of land, belonging and connection"


 OSCAR (Ottawa South Community Association Review) April 2024  P. 16

What is Bytown Voices? 

  • The Bytown Voices is a non-audition (i.e. no tests to prove your vocal competency) community choir 
  • Made up of more than 80 enthusiastic singers from across the national capital region (ON/QC). The choir is SATB: sopranos, altos, tenors and basses.
  • We also welcome children from ages 9 (grade 4) and up.
  • The only requisite to join is to have a love of music and singing.  
  • We perform two concerts per year, with additional outreach concerts at seniors' residents and long- term care facilities.
  • Masks are no longer required for practices or concerts but all choir members are strongly encouraged to be fully vaccinated. 

    What do we sing??

    Bytown Voices sings a variety of repertoire from various centuries, styles, cultures, and degree of difficulty. As a non-audition and inclusive choir, our membership ranges from people singing in a choir for the first time to experienced musicians. Most importantly, new members become long-time members dedicated to the community.

Our artistic director, Joan Fearnley, is an engaging conductor committed to bringing out the best in each member. Her music choices are thoughtful and varied with something for everyone and she will send you home enriched, energized and humming a tune after rehearsal. Joan is supported by our excellent pianist (Carla Klassen), our assistant conductor/pianist (Devon Wastle-Thivierge), and our children's mentor (Mélanie Hartshorn-Walton), as well as a dedicated volunteer executive board and volunteers from the choir.

To see the full 24 year repertoire just CLICK HERE

For information about choir membership contact us at

 Bytown Voices' multi-generational choir project

The Bytown Voices Community Choir has made the transition to a multi-generational choir model. The new choir model will include children (age 9 and up) and a better representation in the broad range of generation groupings:  Silent-1925-1945; Boomers-1946-1964; Gen Y-1965-1979; Millenials-1980-1994; Gen Z-1995-2012; Alpha 2013-2025.

For the complete 24 year concert  music list from 1999    Click here

Updated February 24, 2024

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