Music

 

The Parish Choir

This is the church’s main choir for Sunday Worship. It is made up in the traditional 4 parts (SATB) and sings a range of music from the Renaissance through to the current day.

It rehearses on Thursday afternoons from 4-5.30pm; and also from 9.30am on Sunday mornings prior to the weekly service at 10.30am There is no voice test for this choir.

Please contact the Director of Music at the church for more details.

The Handbell Choir

Dominion-Chalmers has a full set of Schumerich Handbells. This is a new choir for the church involving the congregation and the local community. It rings together Wednesdays 4:30-5:30pm.

Please contact the Director of Music for more details.

“Jubilate” Children’s Choir

The “Jubilate” choir is a free choir, run by Ian W. Bevell, Director of Music at Dominion-Chalmers United Church. It was established in January 2016, and is for all Children aged between 7-13 years old. It does not require its members to rehearse “ad nauseum” each week, but meets on a Friday, a month before it is due to sing and engages in a tight 4-week rehearsal plan, prior to any performance. It will consists of up to 30 children who are registered with the choir, and who are available to sing for at least 2 events per year, namely the Christmas Concert, and at least one other of the remaining events (Black History; Easter Sunday and Spring Concert, plus any further special occasions.)

It sings from memory in a variety of styles and languages, the emphasis being more on “fun” then a rigorous repetitive rehearsal style. Depending on the ‘make-up’ of the children taking part in each project, it isn’t always necessary for all members to attend each and every rehearsal, save that they work on the material which is sent ahead of time to their parents email addresses. All we ask is that they attend a minimum of 50% of the rehearsals, plus the Friday night rehearsal before a performance, and the final “full” rehearsal on the day of the performance. There is no voice test for this choir.

Although many of the children already involved read music, that is not an overall requirement. The Director is prepared to work with individuals who may find that the work being set is at all challenging, at a pre-determined time, suitable to all.

For more information, contact the Director of Music at the church.

Liturgical Instrumentalists

There are many uses for Instrumentalists in the services that take place both in the Sanctuary and the Chapel. Please contact the Director of Music for more details.

Friends of Dominion-Chalmers Music – Fundraising Program 2017

The Choir here at Dominion Chalmers is made up of both congregational members and Student Choral Leads taken from both Ottawa’s Carleton & Ottawa Universities. The Choral Leads are an integral part of our choir and also our congregation Without them, the Choir could not really exist in it’s current form. It costs $9,000 a year to maintain the Choral Lead Program. Whilst we are engaged in raising money through Fund-Raising Concerts, we also need your help.

If you choose to donate to this fundraising project, then all gifts will be Tax Deductible. Please make Cheques payable to Dominion-Chalmers United Church. Also, if you wish you can have your names printed under the appropriate banner on the Concert Programs as “Sponsors. of the Music Fund” under the appropriate banner. Dominion-Chalmers United Church has been well known for having a superb Choral tradition, and with your help and generosity we hope to continue the process so recently started.

All donations of any size are welcome. Bronze level is $100 Silver level is $200 and Gold level is $400.