Note: auditions are now closed until further notice.
Dear Choral Singers!
Rideau Chorale, one of Ottawa’s most exciting community choirs, is welcoming new singers to audition for a limited number of places as it prepares for its most exciting season yet.
The choir’s 2018/19 programming features Handel’s Messiah, to be performed in December 2018, and Mozart’s Requiem in April 2019, both of which will be supported by a professional orchestra, and an English Prom-themed presentation of music for choir and brass planned for June 2019, in collaboration with the National Capital Concert Band.
Rideau Chorale meets the needs of enthusiastic amateur choral singers seeking a challenging and stimulating singing environment in which to learn and grow as ensemble musicians.
The choir’s director, Roland Graham, is a passionate and talented instructor, whose boundless energy and tireless dedication to musical excellence fuels a fun-filled and rewarding learning process at weekly rehearsals from September through June.
Occasional weekend workshops, and a three-day fall retreat at the CAMMAC Music Centre in the Laurentians, offer members additional opportunities to immerse themselves in the music the choir is presenting, along with team-building and the development of core musical skills.
Rideau Chorale’s performances are well-marketed and well-produced, resulting in high-quality, favorably-received public presentations that create lasting memories for all involved. The choir is a registered charity governed by a volunteer board of directors whose strong stewardship of the organization has seen the ensemble grow in under three years from a pick-up choir of non-auditioned enthusiasts to a robust chorus that has tackled such works as Duruflé's Requiem, Handel's Messiah, Orff's Carmina Burana and Vivaldi's Gloria among other works.
Individuals with choral singing experience, the desire to learn, and motivation to contribute to an organization rapidly establishing itself as a leader in the local singing community are encouraged to book an audition.