Friday, June 10, 2016 @ 7:00 pm
We are always happy to see (and pose with) General Jonathan Vance, Chief of Defence Staff. This photo was taken just before we sang the national anthem at the Ottawa Senators Military Appreciation Night game vs the Vancouver Canucks on November 12, 2015.
We are so excited to see the Canadian Military Wives Choirs phenomenon taking off! In addition to Ottawa, there are now CMWCs in Comox (BC), Edmonton (AB), and Petawawa (ON). Soon there will also be a choir in Greenwood (NS) and people are working hard to grow choirs in North Bay (ON, Halifax (NS), and Trenton (ON). It is our hope that one day there will be a CMWC on every military base in Canada.
If you're interested in learning more about the CMWC Greenwood, there is an information session coming up on June 16 form 6:30-7:30 pm at the Greenwood MFRC.
Please help us spread the word and grow our choirs!
The Canadian Military Wives Choir Ottawa was honoured to perform at the Canadian International Military Tattoo in Hamilton, Ontario on May 30th and May 31st. We were thrilled to join with members of the Middle Wallop Military Wives Choir (UK) to perform. We also had the pleasure of singing with WO Gary Chilton (UK) and to be accompanied by the Tattoo Band and by the talented Sgt. Natalia Lerner from the Central Band of the Canadian Armed Forces.
What a thrill it was to meet - and sing with! - Measha Brueggergosman at the Reception following the Illumination Ceremony on Parliament Hill on December 2, 2015.
The CMWC NORTH BAYis seeking a Musical Director. If anyone knows of someone who may be interested in taking on this role in North Bay please get in touch. MDs can be male or female and they do not need to have any military connection.They do need to have suitable musical experience and energy to enable them to lead a group of ladies of mixed musical abilities. In return they will be guaranteed a whole lot of fun with a wonderful bunch of women. All of our existing MDs across the country are standing by to offer support every step of the way.
Photo by Beth Basinger, Stittsville, ON
The Canadian Military Wives Choir Ottawa began in the fall of 2013. Following in the footsteps of the UK British Military Wives Choir phenomenon, the Canadian MWC is a three-part women's choir and all members are partners of active military personnel. We come together weekly to sing, make new friends, and have fun. No musical experience is necessary. The choir is all about support — both vocal and personal. In that kind of environment, it's amazing how much we can accomplish and how good we can sound!