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Last updated
January 13, 2016, with some practice files"


Singers' resources

During the last 28 years the Kanata Choral Society has been a part of the cultural scene in the Kanata area. The 40+ member choir gives 3 major performances each year and has taken part in other community events including "The Volunteer Recognition Award" ceremonies, "Unisong 2000", Carol Sing at the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church to raise money for the Heron Emergency Food Centre (HEFC) and held a benefit concert for the new Kanata Hospice with two other choirs.

You can hear the choir singing "When I'm 64", an arrangement by Margrit Cattell,
by clicking When I'm 64 and "Somewhere" from the Westside Story by clicking Somewhere

The 2015 - 2016 concerts dates are:

A Very Baroque Christmas
Come and enjoy Christmas classics by Bach, Handel, Charpentier and other masters of the Baroque period, as well as some less familiar treats from the era featuring the baroque trumpet. Join us in our popular sing along carols, and get your Christmas shopping done at the Silent Auction.
Scott Auchinleck, director
Kazimier Samujlo, trumpet
Saturday, December 12, 2015 at 7:30 pm
St. Paul's Anglican Church,
20 Young Road, Kanata

You can also hear the choir in the 24th Alta Vista Carol Concert

On Sunday, December 6, 2015, 3:00 p.m. at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, 1758 Alta Vista Drive, come enjoy the music of the season! Three choirs, the Ottawa Catholic School Board Chamber Choir, the Kanata Choral Society, and the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church Choir, are accompanied by the popular Ottawa Wind Ensemble, a 35-member orchestral group. They will be joined by tenor soloists Dr. Fraser Rubens and Zachary Rubens, for special tributes to the musical season. Interspersed with this will be carol singing for all to join in.

This concert is held in support of the Heron Emergency Food Centre (HEFC). Admission to the Concert is FREE and there is ample parking. There will be collection baskets for voluntary monetary donations (cheques or cash) to the HEFC so that the HEFC can purchase fresh food and make this a special Christmas for all in our community.

Folk Music of Canada
A rollicking collection of Folk Music from the Maritimes to Vancouver Island. Songs of Great Big Sea, Sirrett, Tyson, Lightfoot, Rogers and other legendary Canadians with solos and ensemble pieces performed by members of the choir. This concert will be filled with the toe-tapping, best-loved melodies of our great nation. Come and revel in the songs of home!
Scott Auchinleck, director
with a Folk ensemble
Saturday, February 27, 2016 at 3:00 pm
St. Paul's Anglican Church,
20 Young Road, Kanata

The Magnificence of Mozart
Celebrate Spring and the 260th birthday of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart! Enjoy the sublime choral music written and inspired by Mozart. Favorites will include the Coronation Mass, excerpts from the Requiem and other gems from this beloved composer and his contemporaries, as well as some of the music from the movie Amadeus.
Scott Auchinleck, director
Nancy Eadie, violin
Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 7:30 pm
St. Paul's Anglican Church,
20 Young Road, Kanata

Next Season's Concert Dates

Sunday, December 11, 2016 3:00 p.m. Concert for the Heron Road Food Bank, probably at Immaculate Heart of Mary, Alta Vista Dr.

Saturday, December 17, 2016 7:30 pm, with Silent Auction, St. Paul's Anglican Church.

Saturday, February 25, 2017, 3:00 pm, St. Paul's Anglican Church.

Saturday, May 13, 2017, 7:30 pm, St. Paul's Anglican Church.

Saturday, December 16, 2017 7:30 pm, St. Paul's Anglican Church.

Please mark these dates on your calendar

Rehearsals have started again on Monday, March 7, 2016. Rehearsals are held from 7:30 to 10:00 pm in St. Paul's Anglican Church, 20 Young Road, Kanata. New members are welcome, especially tenors and basses.

The Kanata Choral Society has a subsidiary group of auditioned singers called the Chamber Choir which was started as a millennium project and will continue into the upcoming season.

Interested choral singers please call (613) 592-1991 for further information.

For those people interested in coming to our concerts: season tickets are available. Brochures will be available in local libraries in late August

or you can download a brochure by clicking Here or you may e-Mail us at Kanata Choral Society

For more information regarding concerts, auditions and membership, please call (613) 592-1991. You can also follow us on facebook.

The Kanata Choral Society obtains most of their music from The Leading Note


Last updated on April 5, 2016.