The Bytown Voices 2021 Winter Session
has successfully concluded. 

Registration and fee payment details about the upcoming  2021 Spring Session
April 20 to June 8 will be available soon. 


Joan Fearnley, Director of Music, Bytown Voices Community Choir

Our 2021 virtual Winter Session successfully concluded with more than fifty-five attendees. 
A virtual choir recording of Old Lady Rose is in production. 
You will find the Winter Session repertoire is below.

  • Cantate Domino  by Hans Leo Hassler 

  • The Dance (From the Bavarian Highlands) by Edward Elgar

  • Echo by Emily Green with words by Christina Rossetti

  • Old Lady Rose by David Baker | arr. Larry Nickel

  • Regina Coeli by W.A. Mozart

  • Schubert Lieder " Nacht und Träume" (Night and Dreams)

  • The Sound of Music Choral Highlights  by Oscar Hammerstein and Richard Rogers | arr. John Leavitt

Program Details

For our 2021 Season, we opted for a two-step approach (separate Winter and Spring sessions) so that we could respond to any positive changes regarding COVID-19 regulations. We have so much missed singing together in the same room.   

Bytown Voices continues to welcome new members. Part of the joy of choral singing is getting to know your fellow choristers. During the pandemic this has been a challenge, but even as we meet online, the time before the rehearsal and during the sectional practices does provide some opportunity for social interaction. 

How we rehearse on ZOOM

E-doors to the online Spring Session rehearsals open at 7:15 each Tuesday.  Practice  starts at 7:30 pm. The rehearsal lasts for 75 minutes and consists of: 
- 15 minutes of physical and vocal warm-up  
-  40-minute sectional rehearsals (SATB) with professional musicians leading each section. Sectional practices use Zoom’s 'breakout room’ feature.  
- a final 20-minute plenary session where we put the music together.
To accompany members as they sing in the plenary sessions we use pre-recorded tracks.

A virtual choir production of the musical selection Old Lady Rose is in preparation. Participation in this activity was optional and members could chose to participate in the virtual weekly rehearsals only.
Technical advice about how to participate in this recording project was provided to all members.

Winter 2021 session sectional leaders above l-r:  
Risa Tonita, Lyndsay Bolden Gowing, Joan Fearnley,
and Carla Klassen

The Bytown Voices 2021 Winter Session has concluded. 
The Registration forms for the Spring 2021 Session will be posted shortly. 

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