Thursday, 8 August 2013

The new season is starting!

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 at

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

I know this is way late, but our upcoming concert is on March 24th (this Sunday!) at St. Luke's Anglican Church on Somerset Street, Ottawa, at 7:30 pm. 

Sunday March 24, 2013 - 7:30 pm

O'er the Waves: The Ottawa Celtic Choir presents an evening of songs of the Celtic Nations  and the Celtic diaspora.

Location: St. Luke's Anglican Church, 760 Somerset Street, Ottawa

Admission to each recital is by donation: there is no set price.

Come and enjoy an evening of excellent music at St. Luke’s.

For more information, contact or 613-552-3964.