The Chancel Choir

THE CHANCEL CHOIR is an adult choir that enhances the worship experience at the Sunday morning worship service. The choir supports the congregation in singing the hymns and anthems and leads the liturgy of the service. Special choral presentations in the fall, Christmas and spring are also presented. This choir is not auditioned and rehearses September-May on Thursdays from 7:30pm-9:30pm.

The Chancel Choir has four Section Leads (Soprano, Alto, Tenor and Bass). These leads are positions of leadership and we welcome the following for the 2022-2023 season:

Since singing in children’s choirs at the age of seven, Carmen Harris has enjoyed immersing herself in the world of vocal studies. She completed her Master of Music at the University of Ottawa, studying with Christiane Riel. Carmen recently graduated with a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance, and a Post-Baccalaureate in Voice through the Desautels Faculty of Music at the University of Manitoba, studying with Monica Huisman. Past performances include Susanna and Cherubino with the University of Ottawa, Musetta in La Boheme, Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro (2014), with Opera Kelowna, Pleasure in Il trionfo del Tempo, Drusilla in L’incoronazione di Poppea, Venus in Orphée aux Enfers, with Manitoba Underground Opera, and Angela in Angela and her Sisters with the University of Manitoba School Tour. Besides opera, she has been blessed to tour throughout Europe and North America with ensembles and has sung as a soloist with the National Arts Centre Orchestra, the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra and the Chilliwack Symphony Orchestra in British Columbia. She is so glad to share music and fellowship with the Rideau Park United Church congregation!