Orillia Vocal Ensemble

How to Join our Choir

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Membership in the OVE is open without audition to anyone who can attend the Tuesday night practices at the St. Paul's Centre in Orillia. You need to be within reasonable driving distance during the winter driving season.  If you are interested in joining our choir, please contact us by email at info@orilliavocalensemble.com for further instructions.

Choir Season

The choir year consists of two terms with a summer break.

Membership Fees

Fees are $125 per term. Payment can be Cash, Cheque or e-transfer sent to: ovebanking@gmail.com.  Students are free and fee assistance is available on request - judged on a case-by-case basis. 

Ticket and Merchandise Sales

Choir Members are not required to sell concert tickets or to sell merchandise. Concerts are normally donation-only with proceeds directed to local charities. Choir members are asked to promote OVE events as much as possible with family and friends.   

Sheet Music and Folders

The OVE has an impressive library of sheet music managed by the library committee. Members are provided with the necessary sheet music for each term and are expected to return the music at the end of each term. Members are responsible for the music they hold in hand and are expected to return it in reasonable condition or replace it. 

Each member must supply her/his own choir music folder and pencils (not pens!). Folders must be plain black.  There is a limited supply of used black folders available for $25.00.  Please speak to the OVE treasurer, Sheila Knelsen.  If you wish a new folder, they can be purchased on line from music stores such as Remenyi, www.musicfolder.com, or Amazon: Premium Concert Choral Folder 

Dress Requirements

The OVE has minimal dress requirements as follows: 




Our rehearsals take place on Tuesday evenings in the main auditorium at St. Paul's Centre,

St. Paul's United Church / St. Paul's Centre

62 Peter Street North, Orillia.

St. Paul's Centre is HERE

Start of Fall Term 2023/2024

Our Fall term this year starts on Tuesday, October 3rd 2023 at 7:00pm 

Regular Rehearsals start at 7:30pm

Start of Winter Term 2023/2024

Our winter term starts on Tuesday, February 6th, 2024 at 7:00 pm.  

Regular Rehearsals start at 7:30pm