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OCC Pub Night Fundraiser

Join us for a fun evening with family and friends on Saturday June 6, 2015 in support of the  Oakville Children's Choir

Pub Night at Pipes and Tap, 231 Oakpark Blvd., Oakville

7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

There will be a live band and a silent auction so bring along your family and friends!  It will be a great opportunity to get know other OCC families and support the organization!

Tickets will be available online on our Concert & Events page soon!

OCC 2015 Raffle Winners!

Thank you to all OCC families and friends who helped to support our choir by selling or purchasing raffle tickets!  We are excited to announce our winners below!  Congratulations to the following ticket holders!

  • A Weekend for Two in NYC $1,500.00 Grand prize! (Porter Airlines $1000 & Ellison Tours $500) - Ticket #0956 
  • Power Yoga (Oakville) gift certificate $1000 - Ticket #0721
  • Golf for 4 at Hidden Lake $365 - Ticket #2034
  • Family electric toothbrush dental care kit $350.00 - Ticket #1033
  • 2 bottles of fine wine $325.00 - Ticket #0800
  • Ottawa Senators jersey signed by Chris Phillips $250.00 - Ticket #1610
  • Hilton Garden Inn - weekend for two with breakfast $225.00 - Ticket #2072
  • Art-on-location certificate $50.00 - Ticket #1133

Mitchell Watt Scholarship Fund

This season the OCC is proud to introduce the Mitchell Watt Scholarship. This scholarship is in honour of recent alum Mitchell Watt, who spent eight years with the OCC.  "The OCC has been a major component of my life, it has always been more than a choir for me. I began in the OCC being a shy guy, and over my time with the choir (s) I developed into a leadership focused individual. I (as well as my family) feel the need to “pay it forward” so to speak. We came up with the idea of this OCC scholarship as the OCC has made a material difference to my life- it has given me so much which has transpired into both academic and emotional success. The scholarship seemed to be a great way to thank the choir; while at the same time rewarding a leadership focused grade 12 chorister." ~Mitchell Watt

All current grade 12 OCC Choristers are eligible to apply for this scholarship. This scholarship is leadership focused and is in the amount of $2000 payable toward  post-secondary endeavours for the 2015/16 school year.  The deserving individual would be someone who clearly achieved something from being an OCC chorister; such as confidence, focus, leadership etc. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate that they “gained” some real life skills from the choir that they can use going forward to make a difference in the lives they touch.

Please download this electronic/fillable form to apply for this scholarship, and email directly to katherine.hamilton@oakvillechildrenschoir.org .

Due date for scholarship application submission is Wednesday, April 1st, 2015.  The scholarship recipent will be announced at the OCC May 2nd concert.  We would like to wish all applicants the best of luck and thank you in advance for taking the time to apply for this new scholarship opportunity!

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!

The Henderson Family Trust

A special thank you to The Henderson Family Trust (a fund held within the Oakville Community Foundation), for their support of our 'All Voices Together' choir collaboration project.  The OCC was able to pilot a very succesful 6 week choir workshop and community choir program thanks to the generousity and support of The Oakville Community Foundation and The Henderson Family Trust.

Youth Poetry Writing Contest

Congratulations to Elaine Jiang, the winner of the OCC Youth Poetry Writing Contest for her poem "Snowflakes".  The OCC would also like to congratulate all of the poetry contest finalists: Mila Badics, Daisy Kurelek, Emily May, Robert O'Halloran, Dylan Policelli.

New 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