The Ottawa Classical Choir
The Ottawa Classical Choir was founded in 2006 by conductor Michel Brousseau and co-founder soprano Maria Knapik to give amateur singers the opportunity to work and perform with professional artists, and to give the Ottawa community access to high quality classical concerts. The OCC’s repertoire focuses on classical music. Over the years, we performed major works such as Verdi’s Requiem at the National Arts Centre, Handel’s Messiah, and other major works including Stravinsky’s Symphony of Psalms and Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana We have also been innovating in bringing rarely performed works to music lovers of Ottawa and the National Capital Region. We performed the North American première of the Messe de la Délivrance by French composer Théodore Dubois and members later recorded this work under the ATMA label. In addition, members of the OCC have had several opportunities to perform abroad. Our members sang at Carnegie Hall (New York), in Italy, France, Romania, Scotland and England. The OCC usually gives two concerts every year.
The New World Philharmonic Society
The Société Philharmonique du Nouveau Monde* (SPNM) combines five ensembles : Orchestre philharmonique du Nouveau Monde, le Chœur Philharmonique du Nouveau Monde, Les Chanteurs de Sainte-Thérèse, Le Chœur Tremblant and the Ottawa Classical Choir. This unique partnership allows us to produce concerts that bring together on stage more than 150 choristers, professional soloists and orchestra, under the direction of Maestro Michel Brousseau.
* New World Philharmonic Society