The Ottawa Carleton Male Choir

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In February 2017, we were able to present the proceeds from our Christmas 2016 concert by way of a cheque for $2000 to former choir member Ken Holman for TEMBO (Tanzania Education and Micro-Business Opportunity).


We have been advised that Pieter Teeninga has passed away Dec. 26th, 2016 at the age of 96.

Pieter was a dedicated member who sang in the bass section for a number of years.


Ryan's Well Foundation

January 29, 2016 - Our friends at the Ottawa Carleton Male Choir dropped by today with a generous donation from their 2015 Christmas Concert! Through their concerts in past years, the Choir has raised over $40,000 for various charities. Thank you for supporting us!

 

On December 11, 2015 we held our annual Christmas Concert at the Woodroffe United Church with special guests the Harmonia Choir of Ottawa. The title of the concert was "O Come Let Us Adore Him".  Proceeds go to the Ryan's Well Foundation.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- In October 2015 we delivered the September 11, 2015 proceeds of $2,150 to the Queensway Carleton Hospital:

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On September 11, 2015 we hosted the Trelawny Choir from Cornwall, England at Woodroffe United Church to a packed house.  Proceeds were given to the Queensway Carleton Hospital's ACE (Acute Care of the Elderly) programme.

See our Photo Gallery for some pictures of this event.

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On December 12, 2014 we held our annual Christmas Concert at the Woodroffe United Church with special guests the AKORD Ukranian Men's Choir. The theme of the concert was "A Wreath of Carols" For pictures of this event, go to the Photo Gallery Page on this web site.

On December 17, we sang Chrismas carols at the Royal, Retirement community in Kanata

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On May 11, 2013 the choir performed at Saint Paul's Presbyterian Church in Kemptville. 

The concert was well attended and for the closing number we were joined by Saint Paul's choir with the singing of How Great Thou Art. 

See our Photo Gallery for some pictures of this event 

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Our annual spring concert was held on May 10, 2013 at the Calvin CRC Church in Ottawa.

Special guests this year: The Village Voices Women's Choir,
Director: Karen Spicer.

The performances of both choirs was much appreciated by the audience and the choirs combined for one song, Cindy. 

See our Photo Gallery for some pictures of this event 

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On February 20, 2013 the choir sang at the Stonehaven Manor in Kanata. The concert was well attended and much appreciated by the residents. Special guest was Julia Mills, a resident at the Manor and fondly remembered by several choir members for her role with the  Osgood male Choir.
    Julia Mills              Henk Huizinga    Tina Vanvlaanderen

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On December 14, 2012 we held our annual Christmas concert at the Woodroffe United Church, 207 Woodroffe Ave. in Ottawa. Special guest were Andre Knevel, organist and Brent Ferguson on the trumpet. The theme of the concert was Gloria and the music was much appreciated by the audience. We closed with the singing of the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel's Messiah.

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On September 26, 2012 the Holland Christian Male Choir held a concert at Calvin CRC in Ottawa. The director was Freddy Veldkamp
with Harm Hoeve at the organ and Pan flutist Noortje van Middelkoop.

The OCM Choir also participated and the two choirs combined at the end of the evening for several selections, ending with the singing of the anthems of Canada and The Netherlands.

One of the highlights of the concert was the combined playing on the piano by Harm Hoeve and Freddy Veldkamp. To see this performance on YouTube go to the following link:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ef-XnP3cSLs

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On Friday, May 25, 2012 the choir held it's annual spring concert at Calvin Christian Reformed Church,1475 Merivale Road, Ottawa.

Special guests were the Pearls of Rhythm who provided us with the following information about their group:

The Pearls of Rhythm are a female vocal ensemble. 

We began rehearsing as the 'Pearls of Rhythm' in 2009. 

We love to sing a variety of mostly A cappella music from jazz to pop, classical to folk. 

We are usually 6-8 members, and perform at many different venues.

All the music was much appreciated by the audience and both groups joined for an encore, a rousing rendition of the gospel song, "Soon and Very Soon"

Go to our photo gallery to see some pictures of the evening.
Special thanks to Susan Helmer Sloane who took the photographs.
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