The Choirs of the OCC
The OCC's six choirs (including "Little Notes" Preparatory Choir Program and “A Few Good Men”) provide a comprehensive music education program for up to 150 auditioned choristers ranging in age from 4 through 25 years.
Little Notes Preparatory Choir Program... (Tuesdays 4:15 - 4:45pm & 5:00 - 5:30pm)
The Oakville Children's Choir Preparatory Choir Program, affectionately known as "Little Notes" is a fun and enriching introduction to choral singing and music for children ages 4 to 6 years. With a curriculum running from September 2012 to May 2013, children are introduced to the musical arts and singing through song, games rhythm and Orff instruments.
Cherub Choir...(Mondays 5:00pm - 5:45pm)
The Cherub Choir is comprised of singers in grades 2 to 4. In this ensemble, the children are introduced to the basics of choral singing and music theory. The commitment to this choir involves a weekly one-hour rehearsal, weekly musicianship and theory, several annual performances including performing at each of our self produced concerts and no out-of-town travel. Cherub choristers may expect to miss an average of two half-days of school.
Intermediate Choir...(Tuesdays 6:00pm - 7:15pm)
The Intermediate Choir is comprised of boys and girls in grade 4 and up. The choir rehearses weekly for 1.25 hours with weekly theory and musicianship programs. The Intermediate Choir participates in all OCC concerts, choral retreats and workshop, performs at several community events, and participates in competitions, with some
travelling within Ontario.
Senior Choir...(Mondays 6:00pm - 8:15pm)
The Senior Choir is comprised of singers in grades 7 and up. The members of this ensemble are required to have sight singing skills as well as vocal experience. Weekly two-hour rehearsals, sectionals, theory, individual vocal coaching and musicianship programs are all a part of the choral program at the Senior Choir level. The Senior Choir begins each season with the annual choral retreat weekend. Choristers must commit to numerous performance opportunities in the community, as well as out-of-town. The Senior Choir undertakes a major tour every other year with the next tour taking places in summer of 2014.
Chamber Choir...(Mondays 8:15pm - 9:00pm; select Tuesdays 7:30pm - 9:00pm)
The Chamber Choir is a select group of choristers from the Senior Choir who have attained a higher level of vocal skill and musicianship. Chamber Choir members are frequently called upon to serve as ambassadors for our community and leaders within the organization. This small group of dedicated choristers performs extensively and receives more opportunities to travel.
Boys and Young Men's Choir: A Few Good Men...(Saturdays 9:00am - 12:00pm)
Our newest choir is comprised of boys from our Cherub, Intermediate and Senior Choirs along with young men with changed voices. The new ensemble will provide gentlemen ages 7 - 24 the opportunity to continue singing in an safe, supportive and exciting environment. Rehearsals intersperse time spent on singing technique and repertoire, with teambuilding activities that focus on creating a strong camaraderie between the boys and young men, who will provide mentorship in the ensemble.