Our Choirs

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We are delighted you are interested in the Cantiamo Choirs of Ottawa. We will be hosting our annual Open House & auditions for the 2018-2019 season on April 23rd, April 30th and May 14th, 2018. Attending the Open House is a great way to learn more about our Choirs, meet our artistic staff, other choristers and parents. 

Cantiamo Choirs of Ottawa consists of 4 choirs: Cantiamo Girls Choir, Cantiamo Girls Apprentice Choir, Training Choir, and new as of 2018, the Primary Choir. Registration to join the choirs begins at about the time of our Spring Open House and continues until the first Monday in September. However we encourage you to contact us at any time if you feel you may be interested in joining Cantiamo. The best way to get to know us is to attend one of our concerts, our Open House, or one of our rehearsals.

If you are new to us you will soon learn that Cantiamo is more than just a choir.   We love to sing and perform high-calibre music but we are also a “community” of like-minded voices that believe in the importance of choral education, developing young people (girls in particular) to be leaders and to give back to the greater community – all through the gift of sharing in music!

Our motto is:  Music. Leadership. Outreach   Please check out our website to learn more about what that means to Cantiamo and how we strive to incorporate this motto into our choral training and performances.


Cantiamo Girls Choir:   Ages 13-19, Girls Only.   By Audition or Invitation to Join.

Cantiamo Girls Apprentice Choir:  Ages 11-14, Girls Only. By Audition or Invitation to Join.

Cantiamo Training Choir:    Ages 7-11, Girls and Boys. Open, no audition necessary.

Cantiamo Primary Choir:    Ages 5 – 7, Girls and Boys.   Open, no audition necessary.

We want each chorister to feel comfortable but also at times challenged, and therefore we carefully put choristers into a level based on age and maturity, vocal development and musical experience.   

Please visit our Facebook page to learn more about our events and performances.

Learn more about our auditions.

Rehearsal are held Monday evenings at Trinity United Church, 1099 Maitland Ave, Ottawa, ON K2C 2B8

Primary Choir 5:00pm – 6:00pm
Training Choir 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Apprentice Choir 5:45pm – 7:00pm
Cantiamo Girls Choir 6:30pm – 8:30pm

What to bring to rehearsal?   

  • a water bottle
  • for your music, a black, 1-1/2”  binder and a pencil
  • in the winter you may wish to bring a pair of indoor shoes.