Upcoming Concert: Saints and Scholars

We’re really excited about our upcoming concert for the spring; once again we are performing as part of St. Luke’s Anglican Church concert series and we have a concert of songs on the theme of saints and scholars. There will be a mixture of Irish, Scottish, Welsh and Manx songs, reflecting both religious traditions and the work of folk and published poets. So St. Patrick will sit comfortably with Saint Columba and Saint Bridget, while Robbie Burns, W.B. Yeats and Dylan Thomas dialogue with the sorts of unknown poets whose songs form the bulk of the Celtic song repertoire. To top it all off the concert has some more recently composed songs that we love.

When: March 17, 2019

Where: St. Luke’s Anglican Church, 760 Somerset St. West.

Doors open at 7:00 pm, concert starts at 7:30 pm.

Tickets are by donation at the door. St. Luke’s is a wonderfully welcoming and warm place, well-served by buses. There’s a municipal parking lot right next door on Somerset. So there’s no excuse not to come!

(Well, maybe if you’re sore or nursing a massive hangover from the night before. I hear there’s a kickin’ ceili happening at Blessed Sacrament on March 16th).

The 2018-2019 Season – it’s not too late to join!

A little late off the mark (my bad), but for anyone still considering joining the choir this season, it’s not too late!

Come join us for the next rehearsal:  September 11, 2018 at 7:15 pm in the chapel at St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church on the corner of Somerset and Elgin.

No audition necessary, and no experience with reading music or speaking a Celtic language is necessary.  Just come with your enthusiasm for Celtic music and for singing with others!

Upcoming Choir Concerts!

We’re excited to announce our two upcoming concerts in time for the Christmas season!  The first is December 3rd at Metcalfe United Church, in Metcalfe, ON.

Join us in the picturesque village church for an evening of Celtic song, music and fun to celebrate the Christmas season!

But if you can’t make the drive to Metcalfe, don’t worry, you can catch us again at St. Basil’s Catholic Church, 960 Rex Avenue, Ottawa (near Maitland at the Queensway).

It should be a lot of fun, we hope to see you there!

The 2017-2018 Season is Starting!

Do you like singing Celtic music? Always liked singing in choir, or always wanted to sing in one? The Ottawa Celtic Choir is always happy to welcome new members. Join us for our first rehearsal on September 5th at 7:15 pm at St. John the Evangelist Church on the corner of Elgin and Somerset.

We’re looking in particular for low voices (bass and tenor), although everyone is welcome regardless of what part you sing!

Looking forward to seeing everyone again in September!

Upcoming events this summer

The Ottawa Celtic Choir is delighted to be taking part in two big events this summer!

June 16, the Irish Embassy takes part in Ottawa Welcomes the World at Landsdowne Park, and the choir will be there to help them celebrate!

July 8, join the Ottawa Celtic Choir at Almonte Celtfest, as we sing on the main stage at Gemill Park!

 

And don’t forget, the choir is always looking for new members, so if you’re interested, come check us out at one of these great performances and chat with us afterwards!

Looking for Singers!

Happy New Year!

Even though we’re at the halfway point of the year, it’s still possible to consider joining the choir. We’ve packed away our Christmas Music and will be working on our repertoire for the spring.  So if you’ve been thinking of joining the choir, but are telling yourself that it’s too late to join, it’s not! Male voices in particular are needed to flesh out our lower sections!

Join us for our first rehearsal of 2017 on January 10, 2017 at St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church on the corner of Somerset and Elgin streets, from 7:15 to 9:15 pm!

Upcoming Concert: Songs to Light the Darkness

The Ottawa Celtic Choir has long been a part of the Recital Series at St. Luke’s Anglican Church on Somerset Street, and each time we perform there it’s a great time.  This year, the Ottawa Celtic Choir is proud to present:

Songs to Light the Darkness: Celtic Songs of Winter and Christmas

December 11, 2016 at 7: 30 pm

St. Luke’s Anglican Church
760 Somerset, St. West,
Ottawa, ON K1R 6P9

Admission by donation

Doors open at 7 pm

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Upcoming Performance – Homage to Patagonia

Did you know, there is a Welsh settlement in Patagonia which is still Welsh-speaking? It’s been there since 1865. The Ottawa Celtic Choir is pleased to be participating in an Homage to Patagonia, hosted by the Ottawa Welsh Society. We’ll be singing songs from a songbook written by the settlers. An interesting perspective on Celtic languages and culture in the diaspora!
Plus, there will be a lecture by Professor Paul Birt of the University of Ottawa about the Welsh Settlement in Patagonia, a tango demonstration, wine and empanadas!
If you’re interested, and to reserve a seat, please contact by November 1st:

marilyn.e.jenkins@sympatico.ca  Phone: 613-820-6687

 

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The 2016-2017 Season is starting!

We’re getting underway for an exciting new season! And if you’ve ever thought about joining a choir, now’s the time! We’re an un-auditioned community choir with a focus on making great music while having fun and building community.

The first rehearsal of the season will be on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at 7:15 pm at St. John the Evangelist Church on the corner of Somerset and Elgin Streets.

As always, if you have questions about the choir, please don’t hesitate to contact us!

See you there!