Chordettes in the Community – 2015

2015 December – A time for giving…. a time for sharing…

Women Helping Women

Each Christmas, a collection of wish list items and money donated by the Capital Chordettes is amassed and delivered to Cornerstone Housing for Women. This organization provides emergency housing and supportive services to women in need in our region. The Chordettes are privileged and pleased to be able to give to women who need assistance, the basic necessities of life.

December 5, 2015 – Christmas Market and Concert ‘Tis the season to be Jolly!

The Capital Chordettes entertained an appreciative audience with seasonal favorites at its Christmas Market and Concert, held at the Ron Kolbus Centre on December 5, 2015. In addition to great singing, the Chordettes offered a variety of gift items at craft, jewellery and bake tables, in a basket raffle, and silent auctions.

A highlight of this annual event was a donation presented to Bambina Lemme from Children At Risk by Cathy Thompson. Autism is the chosen charity of the Capital Chordettes and they financially support Children at Risk through their fundraising efforts.

December 10 – Singing for Seniors

Joyful sounds of harmony filled the halls when the Capital Chordettes arrived at the Kanata senior’s luncheon on Dec 10. The Chordettes wowed their audience with their colorful holiday vests, their beautiful harmony and the sharing of favorite Christmas memories. While waiting for a delicious turkey luncheon, complete with all the trimmings, the seniors were treated to some of their favorite Christmas Carols performed by the Capital Chordettes. A sing-a-long followed and everyone had the chance to sing their favorite songs of the season. It was a fun afternoon and a good time was had by all.


The Chordette “Elves” spent a busy month of December bringing harmony to many organizations. If you were passing through the Rideau Center this holiday season you may have caught the sounds of Christmas carolling. The Capital Chordettes had several groups of singers strolling through the halls bringing their special blend of harmony to the shoppers. The smiling faces and appreciate audience made for some very special moments.

June 14, 2015 – Singing for Seniors

Sunday afternoon brought a special treat to the residents of the Alta Vista Manor when the Capital Chordettes dropped in with their special blend of harmony. After performing several songs the Chordettes invited the seniors to sing along. Everyone had a great afternoon! In fact, one residence made it a point to say “I enjoyed the performance and then added how wonderful it was because the music brightened the lives of all the seniors.”

May 23, 2015 – The Battle of the Barbershops

The Capital Chordettes took part in a musical fundraiser in support of Christian Counselling Ottawa. The Men from the Capital City Chorus took on the Women from the Capital Chordettes in the “Battle of the Barbershops”. It was a fun filled evening as each chorus put their best voices forward while competing for supremacy. The Capital City Chorus was declared the big winners by the audience and celebrity judges.

April 11, 2015 – Songs For A Canadian Spring!

Group Therapy joined the Manotick Brass Ensemble and the engaging jazz pianist Armas Maiste in “Canadian Spring”, a concert of “warming and eclectic music after a long, cold winter”. The quartet performed a variety of favourite songs, all “warmly” received. The concert was part of a series sponsored by the Barrhaven United Church.”

A Wish Made In Canada

On March 19, 2015, the Chicks joined other performers at the Lower Town Brewery in the Byward Market, for “A Wish Made In Canada”, a fund-raiser for the Children’s Wish Foundation organized by students of Algonquin College’s Event Management program.

Singing in 4-part harmony the Chicks wowed their audience with two favorite Canadian songs. The first written & made famous by Canadian composer, Shania Twain’s – “Any man of mine” set the audience toe-tapping and singing along. The Chicks ended their performance with Rise Again, written by Leon Dubinsky and recorded by Cape Breton’s own – the Rankins