Bytown Voices concert brings Comfort and Joy!

By Mary Forster
The Bytown Voices choir welcomes you to attend their concert entitled Comfort and Joy! It will offer seasonal traditions with a touch of smooth jazz. Please join us at 3 p.m. on Sunday, December 10 at Knox Presbyterian Church, 120 Lisgar Street.

You’ll hear some familiar favourites with highlights from The Sound of Music along with carols, A Charlie Brown Christmas and Bob Chilcott’s A Little Jazz Mass, all under the direction of Joan Fearnley with accompanist Carla Klassen.

Bytown Voices is a “no-audition-necessary” choir of mixed voices: soprano, alto, tenor and bass. Children aged nine and up are eligible for membership too, making Bytown Voices a true community choir.

If you are considering joining a choir, our new term begins in January with registration opening on our website (see below) on December 15. We especially encourage parents with children to join our ranks along with any interested tenor and bass voices – we need your participation! Previous choir experience is not necessary, and members benefit from many online learning supports in a nurturing environment. The Bytown Voices choir practice is on Tuesday nights at 7:30 p.m. at St. Basil’s Church on Maitland, just north of the Queensway.

Joan Fearnley has led the Bytown Voices for more than eight years. She brings her many years of experience in guiding choirs including both the children’s and women’s choirs of the Notre Dame Basilica in Lowertown.

Tickets for the concert are $20; children 12 and under are free. Parking is available on the street and at the City Hall lot off Laurier. For more information regarding tickets or membership, please visit our website,

Mary Forster has sung with the Bytown Voices for three years. She strongly encourages anyone who loves music to try them out. “It’s a fine choir with a supportive ethic.”

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