The Ottawa Carleton Male Choir


We are pleased to announce our new Choir Director Aude Urbancic starting September 5 2018!

Pianist, Aude Urbancic has just completed an artist diploma in collaborative piano at the University of Montreal under Francis Perron. She has completed a Master’s Degree in Piano Performance from the University of Ottawa and a Bachelor’s Degree in music from Mount Alison University. 

Aude performs both as a soloist, and a collaborative pianist from coast to coast. In 2015, she went on her second concert tour of the Maritimes and represented New Brunswick at the CFMTA national piano competition in Vancouver. She also performed in Vancouver in 2017 for the 100th anniversary of Finnish independence and as a soloist in Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue with the Ottawa Pops Orchestra.

She has played in many masterclasses including ones lead by Michael McMahon, Laura Lowen, David Lutz, Daniel Taylor, Michael Shade, Aline Kutan, Nathalie Paulin and Emily Hamper. In 2017, Aude attended the Stratford Summer Music Vocal Academy and in 2018, she was a pianist at Opera NUOVA.

Aude has a particular passion for choral music and has worked as a rehearsal pianist under the direction of Alexander Shelley (National Arts Centre) and Laurence Ewashko (the Ewashko Singers). She has also one of the rehearsal pianists for the University of Montreal’s production of Benjamin Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream under Jean-François Rivet and one of the rehearsal pianist for Opera Nuova’s Magic Flute under Rosemary Thompson. 

In 2018, Aude was the adjudicator for Junior Piano II at the New Brunswick Competitive Festival of Music.

Aude is looking forward to many exciting projects in the coming year including being one of the répétiteurs for Britten’s War Requiem at the (National Arts Centre) and Madama Butterfly (Pellegrini Opera). She also conducts a few choirs including the Ottawa Carleton Male Choir. 

Spring Concert May 25 2018

On May 25 we had our Spring Concert at City View United Church in Ottawa and had the pleasure of having  Hyung Song be our  guest Bass Soloist with his deep rich voice the evening was well received so much that we had to sing Old  Man River twice,!

This was Margaret VanDyk last concert of Directing the Choir, after 10 years she diced to hand over the directing par .We are pleased that Margaret will stay on as our Organist

 Choir Banquet April 13 2018

We had a great evening together with excellent entertainment by Howard Dickson and Christine Admiraal the food was delicious

Henk Huizenga and Tom Hay from Ottawa Carleton Male Choir donated $2000 to Tim Simboli Executive Director from Canadian Health Association,  from the net proceeds made of the past Annual 20th Christmas Concert 2017

Sounds of the Season our 20th Annual Christmas Concert

On December 8 2017 the Ottawa Carleton Male Choir had their  20 the Annual Christmas concert at Woodroffe United Church with Guest the Montagna Singers and the Alpenhorn Players the Audience loved it !!

Concert with The Libertas Male Choir

On June 7 2017 the Ottawa Carleton Male Choir was the Guest Choir of the concert with  the Libertas Male Choir at St Andrews Presbyterian Church in Ottawa Directed by Martin Mans and Organist Martin Zonneberg with Flutist Marjolein de Wit. Great Concert we sing together "ith Majesty" available on You tube

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.


 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Henk Huizenga and Ev Zytveld Donated the cheque of $2150 on behalf of Trewlawny and Ottawa Carleton Male Choir

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.


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


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 


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 


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


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.


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:


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.