Bytown Voices: A Community Choir in Ottawa

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

  December  Holiday Concert 

Ring the Bells in Celebration !  

Favourites | Joy of Singing | Celebration 

with guest violinist Erik Johnson-Scherger  

December 8, 2019 3 PM

St. Basil's Church

940 Rex Ave, Ottawa, ON (GPS address 899 Maitland Av)
East off Maitland, north of Queensway

 For more information and tickets click here

  Sunday, April 26, 2020 




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 Spring 2020 season is

Tuesday, January 7, 2020 at 7:30 pm. 

Returning, new and potential members should plan to arrive no later than 7:15 pm for registration.

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" below  to listen to samplers 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,


  • April 30, 2019. Outreach Concert at Carlingwood Retirement Community. 

  • April 28, 2019. Feel the Spirit  Spring Concert
  • Dec 11, 2018. Outreach Concert at Perley & Rideau Veterans' Health Centre

  • Dec 9th, 2018. Peace on earth  Celebrating peace and renewal and commemorating  the 100th anniversary of the end of the Great War

  • July 8th, 2018 Music and Beyond Handel Project The Triumph of Time and Truth ( as part of a mass community choir)

  • Spring 2018, May 1. Outreach Concert  at Oakpark Retirement Community

  • Spring 2018 April 29. Nature's Glory, Bytown Voices Spring Concert

  • Christmas Stories: from oratorio to the movies Dec 10, 2017

  • Celebration of Life for Mike Wheeler, January 19, 2018

  • Celebration of Life for Doug Macdonald, January 8, 2018
    See also

HEAR US SING: Samplers from recent concerts

  "Feel the Spirit Concert"
  April 28, 2019
Click Below

Sampler (1).mp3

 "Peace on Earth" Concert 
December 9, 2018

  Click below

Peace On Earth - Dec 2018.mp3

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

Nature's Glory Spring 2018.mp3

Christmas Stories ConcertSampler
From Oratorio to the Movies
December 10, 2017
                                          Click to the right

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

     Click below

Made In Canada 2017 Spring Concert Sampler.mp3

Christmas Stories-Dec 2017 Concert Sampler.mp3


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