Our History

Ottawa Capital Chordettes
Capital Chordettes

The Capital Chordettes chartered with Harmony, Inc., an international women’s barbershop organization, in 1963. In 2013 we celebrated 50 years of entertaining Ottawa area audiences! With just 5 directors in our history, the Capital Chordettes have benefited from great continuity in our musical leadership. During this time, we have had success in Harmony, Inc. contests, and are engaged in that organization, contributing members to leadership groups at area and international levels, and hosting contests and educational events.

We are active members of the Ottawa area cultural community, performing regularly and making several recordings. Performance highlights over the years have included Canada Day celebrations on Parliament Hill, opening ceremonies for the Canadian Museum of Civilization and Ottawa City Hall, and singing for the Queen and Prince Philip on the occasion of their 50th wedding anniversary.