Harmony From Our Hearts …
… as well as voices. In the spirit of this line from the Harmony Creed,
the Capital Chordettes contributed items to fill over 2 dozen Christmas gift
bags, which were delivered to Cornerstone (provider of shelter and supportive
housing for women) by organizer Flo Roy. Chordette members also donated funds
raised on rehearsal evenings, including paying for the privilege of singing
“loonie” tunes at our Christmas party!
Caroling at the Rideau Centre – December, 2012
Three carolling groups from the Capital Chordettes took turns strolling through
the Rideau Center this December 2012 bringing wonderful songs of the season to
appreciative shoppers. The Ginger Snaps took a break from singing to have a
photo taken with Santa.
Sunday, Dec 2, 2012 Shenkman Arts Centre
|What better way to start the Holiday Season than singing Christmas Carols and
sharing them with the community! Here are the Capital Chordettes spreading
glorious sounds of the season in 4 – part harmony at the Shenkman Arts Centre’s
unique holiday arts event.
People passing by joined in singing their favorite songs as the Chordettets,
dressed in their festive Christmas vests sang songs like White Christmas &
Santa Claus is Coming to Town. A totally enjoyable afternoon of music, fun
Tis the season to be Jolly!
Christmas Craft Auction and Concert – December 1, 2012
The Capital Chordettes entertained an appreciative audience with seasonal
favorites at its Christmas Craft Auction and Concert, held at the Ron Kolbus
Centre on December 1, 2012. In addition to great singing, the Chordettes
offered a variety of gift items at craft, jewellery and bake tables, in a
basket raffle, and in live and silent auctions. A highlight of this annual
event was the presentation of a donation to the Capital Chordettes’ chosen
charity, Children At Risk.
Capital Chordettes Celebrate Halloween by “Carving for the Cause”!
|October 25-28, 2012 — Halloween turned into fundraising fun for the
Capital Chordettes as they entered two pumpkins and manned the display tables
in Ottawa Malls in the Celebrity-Carved Pumpkin Contest for Children at Risk.
Crafted by Sue Kellison, the “Pitch Witch” and “Princess Piccolo” gained
attention from children and adults as they bid for their favorite pumpkin.
Autism is the charity of choice for the Capital Chordettes and we proudly
support the Children at Risk, a charitable organization providing services in
the Greater Ottawa area to families of children diagnosed within the Autism
Back In Time To 1913 With Top Hats & Tails
On September 15, 2012, elegantly attired in formal black and sequins, the
Capital Chordettes were delighted to open the Ottawa Little Theatre’s 100th
Season Grand Gala with rousing a cappella renditions of “God Save Great George
the King” and “O Canada”.
The Chordettes sang to a full house of theatre patrons, many dressed in period
costume, who enjoyed a pre-show reception with speeches, followed by a lively
performance of Noel Coward’s Hay Fever.
During intermissions, the Chordettes continued to entertain the audience with a
selection of songs from several decades.
From singing high “C”s to hitting off tees…Who knew fundraising could be SO
|Over 90 golfers made their way to the Meadows Golf and Country Club for the
13th Annual BBC Charity Golf Tournament on July 11, 2012. This year the
tournament was in support of the Make a Wish Foundation and in support of
Children At Risk, a charitable organization providing services in the Greater
Ottawa area to families of children diagnosed within the Autism Spectrum
Disorders. Golfers set out to play a round of 18-hole ‘best-ball’ under
beautiful blue skies. The Capital Chordettes registered 2 foursomes in the
tournament. A ‘swinging’ good time was had by all those who attended!
Take me out to the Ball Game!
On Saturday evening, June 9, 2012 the Capital Chordettes welcomed Fat Cats fans
with songs as they entered the stadium.The crowd was treated to such spirited
songs as “You Can’t Stop The Beat”, “Rainin’ Men” Any Man Of Mine”, “Popular ”
and more. Then, dressed in red and white at home plate, the chorus opened the
game with a patriotic performance of “O Canada”.
Singin’ in the rain – Just singing in the rain. What a glorious
|Come rain or shine the Capital Chordettes love to sing and share a special
blend of harmony with their audience. Threatening rain showers did not stop
their beat as they performed under a huge tent at the Blackburn Hamlet Fun Fair
on June 2. Also sharing some wonderful 4-part harmony was the Quartet
“Sleepless” who performed an awesome rendition of Sentimental
Journey and Slow Boat to China. “Holiday Harmony” brought smiles
and high hopes of sunny days to come with their song Under the Boardwalk.
Chords for Cornerstone
| Some 200 people attended a “Chords for Cornerstone” benefit
concert at St. Martin’s Anglican Church in Ottawa on October 27, 2010 in
support of the Cornerstone Foundation’s ‘Journey of Hope.’ The concert goers
were extremely well entertained by a program featuring the voices of Ottawa’s
Capital Chordettes, a women’s a cappella chorus.
The funds raised were contributed towards the parish’s ‘Room to Grow’
sponsorship campaign of a room in the new cornerstone building.