The Ottawa Celtic Choir is beginning it's 2013-2014 season on September 10th, 2013!
The OCC is a non-auditioned community choir that sings songs from the seven Celtic nations, as well as from strongly Celtic-influenced areas (such as the Atlantic provinces, Quebec, Ontario, Appalachia, etc.). We sing in the six Celtic languages as well as English, French, and Galician dialect Spanish. A grounding in the languages is not necessary; translations and pronunciation guides are provided for all songs not in English or French.
While an ability to read music is an asset, it's not necessary either; mp3s of all parts are provided on a website where choir members can go to download and learn their parts. The group is good fun and has a strong sense of community. We encourage laughter in rehearsals, as the same muscles you use to laugh are the ones you use to sing!
We rehearse on Tuesday evenings from 7:30 pm to 9pm, at St. John the Evangelist Church on the corner of Somerset and Elgin. We rehearse upstairs in the choir room.
We plan on at least two major concerts a year (usually Christmas and Springtime) as well as competing in Oireachtas Gaeilge Cheanada, an Irish-language festival near Kingston in late June. This year we may also be performing at the Almonte Celtfest!
For more information, please contact Ellen MacIsaac at ellen @ laughingbrook dot ca