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Welcome to the Oakville Children's Choir

We are a welcoming, professional and inclusive community that provides exceptional music education, leadership development and performance opportunities for children and youth.

Developing leaders, one voice at a time!

CELEBRATING 22 YEARS OF SONG!

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OCC World Choir Games

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A Few Good Men

Shine On! (2015)

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Our newest CD now available for sale!

2016/17 Choir Registration

The OCC will be holding auditions in May and June for the new 2016/17 choir season.  We will be booking auditions as soon as the audition dates have been finalized.  Please check here for audition dates and contact us to book an appointment at 905-337-7104.

Winning Raffle Ticket Annoucement

The OCC is pleased to announce the winning tickets of our April 29th draw: 

  • Grand Prize: A $1500 Travel Package ($1000 Porter Airlines, $500 Ellison Tours) Ticket #1136
  • Power Yoga Canada Certificate valued at $1000 Ticket #0982
  • Vienni Estates Wines (12 bottle case) $200 Ticket #2008
  • Oakville Swim Academy Membership $175 Ticket #0177
  • Golf for 4 at Angel's View $164 Ticket #0198
  • Art-on-Location Certificate with paint brushes certificate $150 Ticket #1550
  • Tickets for 4 to an OCC Concert $100 Ticket #0713
  • Tickets for 4 to an OCC Concert $100 Ticket #1964
  • Barre Life Fitness Studio $50 Ticket #1000

Congratulations to all the prize winners, and thanks to everyone who participated in this raffle for your support!

OCC Family Pub Night Fundraiser - May 17, 2016: 7-10pm

Event Name: Oakville Children’s Choir Family Pub Night Fundraiser

Location: Drafted Sports Bar & Grill (379 Speers Rd., Oakville)

Date/Time:  Tues., May 17  7:00-10:00 p.m.

Join us for an evening of fun, family, friends and fundraising, with special guest performances by one of our own choirs. There will be raffle prizes and a mystery grand prize, all up for grabs. Bring yourself, your family and friends – mix and mingle with other OCC families and celebrate the close of our best season yet! Tickets (a steal at $30 each, including 2 drinks) are available at rehearsals soon. Not a choir family? Call or email the OCC office at (905) 337-7104 or info@oakvillechildrenschoir.org

OCC Poetry Writing Competition

The OCC is holding its 5th biennial poetry writing competition with the winning poem being set to music by a Canadian composer (TBA) and premiered at The Oakville Children’s Choir concert on Saturday Dec 3, 2016.   First prize for the winning poem also includes $100.00 and two tickets to the December concert.  Please find more information on the poetry contest below and please spread the word!

Who can enter:  Halton, Peel & Hamilton-Wentworth Students Gr. 1-12

Poetry Theme:  WINTER (Cold, Snow, Ice, Frost, any aspect of Canadian Winter)

Deadline:  Postmarked by Friday May 20th, 2016

First Prize: $100.00, 2 tickets to the Dec 2016 OCC concert, Certificate of Achievement

Contest form can be downloaded here:  OCC Poetry Writing Contest Form

The Ontario Endowment for Children and Youth in Recreation Fund - Thank you!

The Oakville Children's Choir gratefully acknowledges the financial support of The Ontario Endowment for Children and Youth in Recreation Fund at the Oakville Community Foundation, a registered charitable public foundation serving the Oakville Community.

Mitchell Watt Scholarship Fund

Thank you to all those who took the time to apply for this scholarship opportunity this season.  The scholarship recipent will be announced at the OCC May 7 concert.  We would like to wish all applicants the best of luck!

Thank you to PYC for their continued support!

 

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Congratulations to the OCC Senior and Chamber Choirs at the 8th World Choir Games!

Congratulations to the Oakville Children's Choir Senior and Chamber Choirs who won a Gold Medal in the Youth Choir of Equal Voices category and a Silver Medal in the Musica Sacra categories at the 8th World Choir Games in Riga, Latvia. The choirs also performed at an outreach concert with Estonian singer David Benton in Tallinn, Estonia and a concert at the famous Temppeliaukio Church (Church of the Rock) in Helsinki, Finland. The choristers were thrilled to meet and sing with other choirs from around the world on this successful tour!

Energy Exchange Program

Singers who have graduated from high school and are in a post-secondary program of some sort are invited to apply to sing with the Chamber or AFGM choir programs in special mentorship roles as part of our new “energy exchange program.”  The energy exchange program allows for graduates to participate in these two choirs through contributions of mentorship, leadership, fundraising, and specific contributions (setting up at concerts) in exchange for free tuition which many post-secondary students cannot afford.

The OCC is very proud of this new program as we feel that these older graduates are very much contributing to the culture of our Chamber and A Few Good Men choir programs and that they, ultimately, make the choirs stronger, help in growing our numbers, and strengthen our overall organization.

OCC Media Links

OCC at the Cincinnati World Choir Games- News Report 1

OCC at the Cincinnati World Choir Games - News Report 2

Double GOLD win at the World Choir Games in Cincinnati!

World Choir Games group shot

World Choir Games logo

Senior and Chamber choirs have each won gold at the World Choir Games - the Olympics of choral music and the largest international choral competition in the world - in Cincinnati where 362 choirs from 48 countries participated.

Choristers – who returned home July 8 - represented Oakville and Canada when they competed July 5. The Senior Choir won gold in The Open Competition: Category 3, Youth Choirs of Equal Voices and the Chamber Choir won gold in The Open Competition: Category 13, Musica Sacra.

"We are so proud and excited about our amazing results at the international competition level at the World Choir Games," said OCC Artistic Director, Sarah Morrison.

"I am so proud of our Oakville Children's Choir, who recently performed at the World Choir Games and brought home two gold standings.  They are evidence of the fact that Oakville creates champions. Let's do what our community does best - support our choir by attending their concerts as they prepare to represent our town at the next World Choir Olympics in Latvia in 2014."

~Mayor Rob Burton

"The achievements of Oakville Children's Choir continue to be a shining example of music excellence amongst the youth of our community.This award-winning choir is recognized worldwide for their consistently inspiring performances and on behalf of The Government of Ontario, I wish them every success as they represent Oakville internationally.

~Kevin Flynn, MPP Oakville

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Noteworthy

OCC Senior Choir chosen to represent Canada

Our Senior Choir will be one of 2 Canadian choirs featured on an international DVD for Scotiabank "Bright Future"! Congratulations to our choristers!

The Scotiabank Bright Future Community Voices project explores our grassroots, charitable, social and community engagement stories while showcasing the great wealth of musical talents, culture, creativity and spirit of youth from around the world.  The OCC was recently featured in this Scotiabank Bright Future Community Voices Project video.  To see our choirs performing in the video, visit this facebook link.  3-2-1 Oakville Children's Choir Video

Intermediate Choir First Place in National Competition!

After winning first place at both the Peel Music Festival in April and the Provincial level competition in May, the OCC Intermediate Choir competed nationally via live recording and was awarded first place in the OMFA National Level in Class 15/107 Margaret Wharton Memorial category.  We are very proud of this strong showing.  Congratulations to our Intermediate Choir!

 

Rehearsal location:

All choirs except 'A Few Good Men' rehearse at St. Simon's Anglican Church,1450 Litchfield Drive, Oakville. The 'AFGM' choir rehearses at Linbrook School located on Linbrook Rd in Oakville.

Reflections...

Here's to song, Here's to time, Here's to both with friends of mine. Choir to me is more than just an extracurricular activity; it has become an important element of my life.

Our Endorsements...

"I am so proud of our Oakville Children's Choir, who recently performed at the World Choir Games and brought home two gold standings.  They are evidence of the fact that Oakville creates champions. Let's do what our community does best - support our choir by attending their concerts as they prepare to represent our town at the next World Choir Olympics in Latvia in 2014."

~Mayor Rob Burton

"The achievements of Oakville Children's Choir continue to be a shining example of music excellence amongst the youth of our community.This award-winning choir is recognized worldwide for their consistently inspiring performances and on behalf of The Government of Ontario, I wish them every success as they represent Oakville internationally.

~Kevin Flynn, MPP Oakville