CCS is a unauditioned choir that provides an opportunity for adults in Orleans (the east end of the City of Ottawa) and surrounding area, to sing a wide variety of choral music. Formed in 1992, CCS today is comprised of approximately 45 voices, and is proud of its volunteer spirit and activities.
The choir rehearses on Tuesday evenings, 7:30, at Resurrection Lutheran Church,
They present two concerts of their own each year, in December and May, while also taking part in other community events. The choir is a regular participant in the “Orleans Christmas ChoirFest” and for ten years the Heart & Stroke Foundation Fundraiser “Song for a Heart” at Place d'Orleans each February. This year they will again take part in "Sing for the Cure", a fundraiser for the Cancer Society, in April at Place d'Orleans.
CCS is a non-profit , community based choral group dedicated to helping others in Ottawa through music and song.
Hear some mp3's of the choir
Our Christmas Concerts are at Orleans United
Church, and the Spring Concerts were at the Orleans Theatre (formerly Cumberland
and now in the Harold Shenkman Hall, at the Shenkman Arts Centre.
The choir has also taken part in, or supported:
CCS concert proceeds for Spring and Christmas are donated to Cumberland Home Support.
Over the past 11 years, CCS has raised over $10,000 for Cumberland Home Support.
Heart and Stroke
CCS has performed for the “Song for Heart” fundraiser at Place D’Orleans, for several years
and has aided in raising several thousand dollars.
CCS participates annually in this Christmas concert.
In 2003 proceeds in excess of $4,000 raised was divided between the
Cumberland and Gloucester Resource Centres.
Orleans Branch of
the Royal Canadian Legion
Performed for Remembrance Day Service for the past 11 years.
CCS has performed at the annual Christmas Memorial Service.
O-K Clean Water Project
CCS performed at a fundraiser for this group at the end of May 2004.
This group is raising funds to bring clean water to villages in Cameroon, Africa.
CCS performed for the residents of this facility in May 2004.
CCS was honoured to perform in 2004 at Bluesfest.
CCS has performed here many times over the past 15 years
Several Senior Residences
CCS welcomes invitations to perform at senior residences
and will do our best to accommodate each request
CCS provides an opportunity to:
learn, explore and express artistic talents through singing and music
promote the performing arts especially in the east end of Ottawa
create an awareness within the community