Welcome to CVO
We love to sing and to share our music with you. We hope that you enjoy our site and that you enjoy learning more about us.
Coro Vivo Ottawa rehearses at Orleans United Church in Orleans on Tuesday night from 7pm – 9:30pm.
Last year we resumed regular rehearsals while recognizing the current restrictions with regards to COVID 19. We had hybrid rehearsals, utilizing Zoom and singing in person. We sang with masks for the entire season and also used our singers masks during our two concerts (one at Christmas and one in the Spring)
We are resuming in-person rehearsals this year. We will be following the mask mandate set out by the venue in which we are rehearsing. The choir’s administration will also be deciding our mask mandate based on the information available for safe singing practices.
We have an exciting season planned with two concerts in the works. Christmas Under the Stars will be a magical night with a journey of music that is familiar and other wonderful tunes. Spring will be a fun-filled evening of Broadway tunes, sure to make you want to sing along.
We look forward to seeing you whether that is within our ranks (we are accepting new members) or in our wonderful and engaged audience.
Coro Vivo Ottawa (CVO) is a community choir with a membership of approximately 40 members drawn from across the National Capital Region. Formerly Blackburn Chorus, CVO was founded 35 years ago and has evolved from a small group of amateur singers to becoming a well-respected concert choir in the area. CVO sings a wide range of music, from classical works to Broadway tunes. We perform repertoire in various languages including English, French, Spanish and German. We encourage the professional development of local musicians by including them in our concerts as guest artists.
Our concerts endeavour to have our members and our audience discover a wide range of musical experiences.
CVO also values community outreach. Each year we perform for seniors’ homes, and other community groups. We have a long standing relationship with the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) for which we have raised over $73,000.00. Our grand piano finds its home at Orleans United Church and is enjoyed by many community groups as well as for groups such as the Kiwanis Music Festival.