Quotes from our members:
"I couldn't get to sleep after last
week's rehearsal; I was on a high for 48 hours."
"When I'm listening to music on the
radio now, I hear things I've never noticed before.
I'm more aware."
The Cantata Singers of Ottawa is an adult, mixed voice,
auditioned concert choir.
A highly respected and long-standing contributor to the musical life
of Canada, the CSO produces an annual season, regularly sings at the
National Arts Centre and undertakes collaborations with leading Canadian
instrumental and vocal ensembles.
We are looking for people who can:
- Sing confidently and demonstrate a passion for choral music.
- Commit to learning music and attending rehearsals throughout the season.
- Participate and contribute to the musical and social life of the choir.
In return we offer:
- High-quality music-making with our inspiring Artistic Director.
- A variety of music to challenge and broaden your choral horizons.
- An enjoyable social experience with a shared passion for music-making.
- Bursaries and subsidized places for students and young singers.
What is the commitment?
- Regular rehearsals are every Tuesday night from 7:00 PM
to 9:30 PM at Knox Presbyterian Church (Elgin and Lisgar)
in downtown Ottawa.
- Rehearsals also take place on other dates, particularly
just before concerts and for work with other ensembles.
A full up-to-date season timetable is accessible to members
through the website.
- The season
usually starts at the beginning of September
and finishes in May or June, depending on the concert
schedule for the year.
- There is an annual membership fee, for which a charitable
donation receipt is issued.
What happens during the Audition?
- The audition includes: an assessment of vocal range and
intonation, singback of intervals and melodies,
sight-reading; and performance of a prepared audition piece.
- Your audition piece can be any repertoire/style
but should be something that you know well and that
shows off your voice. Please bring a copy for
- We want to hear your true voice, so we will do everything
we can to put you at ease and let you sing your best.
How do I apply?
- Send an e-mail including your contact details, voice type
and a short note on your choral experience to :
csoauditions (at) cantatasingersottawa.ca
We look forward to hearing from you!