Orillia Vocal Ensemble

How to Join the Orillia Vocal Ensemble

Membership in the OVE is open to anyone living in the Orillia area. If you are within easy driving distance of the city, you are welcome to join the OVE without any audition. Once you have joined, if you need a further challenge you may audition for the smaller chamber choir within the larger OVE.

Who to Contact

If you are interested in joining the OVE, please contact us by e-mail at

Membership Fees

Our year consists of two terms with a summer break:

Term 1 runs from January to May.
The summer break runs from June to August.
Term 2 runs from September to December.

Fees for each term are now $125. There is no additional charge for sheet music, so this represents an increase of $15 per term compared to previous years. Students are free.

You will also need to purchase or borrow two or three song books, and you should ask our music librarian about this.

Each chorister must purchase a black music folder to be used at concerts; cost is $14 (regular) or $26 (deluxe).


Our rehearsals take place on Tuesday evenings during term times in the main auditorium at St. Paul's Centre, 62 Peter Street North, Orillia, from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
If you are a member of the Chamber Choir, you will also rehearse from 6:45 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the same evening.

Start of Winter Term

Our winter term starts on January 7, 2020 with the rehearsal at 7:30 p.m. at St. Paul's Centre.  The chamber choir will not be rehearsing on this evening.
Would all choir members please ensure that they return the music that was used in the last term.