Thinking of joining a choir in Ottawa?

New members are welcome to Bytown Voices at the beginning of each season.

 2023 Winter-Spring Season Registration is now closed.
( January10th to April 25, 2023)  

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What is Bytown Voices? 

The Bytown Voices is a non-audition (i.e. no audition required to join) community choir made up of more than 60 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.  Normally, we perform two concerts per year, with additional outreach concerts at seniors' residents and long- term care facilities. On December 11, 2022 we performed our first in-person public concert since December 2019. Our weekly rehearsals require singers to be masked and observe appropriate social distancing.

 Bytown Voices
keeps on singing 

To play our part in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic in a safe and responsible manner, the Bytown Voices Community Choir cancelled all public performances.

Bytown Voices has now completed five virtual sessions using 
a hybrid rehearsal structure of in-person and online, or when required all online rehearsals on ZOOM, as well as our first live concert since 2019 on December 19, 2022.

Click on the sessions below to see the tunes we have worked on! And scroll to the bottom of this page to enjoy our virtual choir performances of
"Moon River" and "Old Lady Rose".

Fall 2020           
Winter 2021      
   Spring 2021    Fall 2021 

2022 Winter
       2022 Fall 

Glebe Report April 14 2022  by Valerie Bryce
       Choir Singing in the Time of COVID

Bytown Voices has survived through the pandemic, not only intact but with an increased membership. As one of the original members from the days of the Glebe Singers (now Bytown Voices) said. "Rehearsals on ZOOM were not ideal, but it kept us in touch and in voice."  
Click to read full article

The Bytown Voices Community Choir has found ways to sing in person while still following public health guidelines. Photo by Valerie Bryce

Keep singing with the Bytown Voices Community Choir - Come join us! 

Our Virtual Choir Productions

Bytown Voices virtual choir performance of Moon River   (Fall 2020)  

Bytown Voices virtual choir performance of Old Lady Rose (Winter 2021)

Below: Pre-COVID concert performance. Mid-left front - Carla Klassen, Pianist. Mid-right front - Joan Fearnley, Director of Music.

In-person rehearsals during COVID currently require all participants to practice in masks and maintain social distancing. 

For the complete 20-year + concert  music list 1999 to 2020  Click here

Updated October 5, 2022



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