Christmas Fun! December 2013
December was a busy month for the Christmas Chicks. They shared their love of harmony with the residents of Cumberland Lodge who were also delighted to sing along to some of their favorite Christmas songs. Then it was off to Canadian Blood Services to bring some joyful songs to people giving the “gift of blood”.
Christmas Concert Guests
On December 13 and 14, several Capital Chordettes performed with the Capital
City Chorus as part of a women’s guest chorus. While a snow storm raged
outside, the warm sounds of Christmas 4-part harmony filled Dominion Chalmers
Annual Craft Auction and Bake Sale – December 7, 2013
Once again our craft auction & bake sale was a huge success thanks to everyone who came to support this annual event. It proved to be a great way to stock up on Christmas baking & that extra special gift one can only find at an event like this. Our guests were treated to the sounds of strolling Christmas Caroler’s as well as a performance by the whole Capital Chordettes Chorus. A great time was had by people of all ages!
The Chordettes financially support Children at Risk as their chosen charity.
This organization provides services and programs to families of children
diagnosed within the Autism Spectrum Disorders. That afternoon the Chordettes
very proudly presented the Children at Risk with a cheque to help out with
these very necessary programs.
Bruce House Anniversary
On November 30, the Capital Chordettes helped Bruce House celebrate its 25th anniversary with a Christmas Concert at the Church of the Ascension, including as guest choir, the Ottawa Gay Men’s Chorus. Founded in 1988, Bruce House is a community-based organization providing housing, compassionate care and support in Ottawa for people living with HIV and AIDS, based on the belief that everyone has the right to live and die with dignity.
Musical Murder Mystery Dinner Theater – June 7 & 8, 2013
Who done it? That was the question the audience had to decide at a recent Murder Mystery put on by the Capital Chordettes. Entitled HAIR TODAY – GONE TOMORROW and part of its celebration of 50 years of entertaining Ottawa audiences, the award-winning Capital Chordettes presented a Musical Murder Mystery Dinner Event.
The story unfolded around preparations for an upcoming wedding. The groom’s snooty, upper crust family meets the bride’s unrefined, ragtag kin at a beauty salon where they have been double-booked. With these mutually contemptuous families thrust together, much chaos and hilarity ensued.
Who done it?
The mystery was solved while the audience dined on a delicious, multi-course meal provided by the outstanding chefs of Algonquin College catering.
A Blast from the Past!
It was a blast from the past on March 9, 2013, as the Capital Chordettes, dressed in elegant black and gold in recognition of our 50th anniversary, hosted a Big Band Dance and Concert. Guests were entertained by selections from the 1930s to the present, everything from Glenn Miller and Count Basie, to the Beatles, to Broadway show tunes, to songs by Canadians Shania Twain and the Rankin family. The dance floor was full as couples swayed to the swinging sounds of our guests, Standing Room Only, a 15-piece big band. Smiles abounded and many positive comments were heard about the quality of both performances. It was a highly successful and fun-filled evening and, as one Chordette said afterwards, “such a high for everyone involved!” There were numerous requests for a repeat of this event next year. Stay tuned!
50 Years Of Singing: Let The Celebrations Begin!
Out On A Chilly Night
Singing the Anthem at Scotiabank Place