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After 17 years under the direction of Denis Laflamme, the Capital City Chorus has decided to change its musical leadership. As Musical Director, Denis brought his skills and talents as a musician, vocal coach, and director to long-term and budding barbershoppers in the Ottawa area. Our members and audiences alike will miss his showmanship, passion and enthusiasm, and fellowship. We sincerely thank Denis for his years of service with the Ottawa Chapter and we wish him all the best in his endeavours.

On Friday, March 24th, FourTune Quartet entertained guests at the 50's JukeBox Jam. Algonquin College Event Management Students paired up with the Children's Wish Foundation to grant a wish for a child diagnosed with a life-threatening condition. The 50s Jukebox Jam was a successful fundraiser and included a fun evening of classic 50's games, silent auction, and a diner-style dinner, not to mention the dulcet tones of a Barbershop Quartet.

Members of the chorus made their annual pilgrimage to Camp Smitty, a summer camp run by the Boys & Girls Club of Ottawa. After two days of construction and yard work, singing O Canada for Olympian Melissa Bishop at her Eganville homecoming parade, and much laughter, song, bonfires, and great food, these weary barbershoppers have returned home for a rest.

Thank you to everyone who came to see our Christmas Show on Dec 11 & 12 at the beautiful Dominion Chalmers in Ottawa's downtown. We'd love to hear what you thought! [email protected].

Thank you also and congrats to all our guest men and women singers, and a big shout-out to the Béatrice-Desloges Jazz Band lead by the talented Richard Hardy!

Wishing you and your loved ones a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

A small contingent of the Chorus performed in the ByWard on Saturday at the invitation of the ByWard Market Business Association. It was a beautiful sunny day and we were pleased to see so many happy shoppers out and and about, especially those who stopped by to take in a song or two. Many thanks to the generous donations from passers-by!

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