by John Baldwin
We are about twenty, not so young men, who just love to sing,
And combine all our voices, Tenors, Baritone and Bass, to do our musical thing!
Many of us have done this quite well for many a year,
And our deep rich harmony has brought joy, to many a listening ear.
We go out and we sing for charity, to Seniors’ homes, churches, Upper Canada Village and all sorts of events,
And have even sung in greenhouses, or under marquee type tents!
We are not professional singers, most can’t pick out, to sing, individual notes, from a scale,
But the sound when we listen and then sing, just becomes perfection when we set out, our listeners, to regale.
We sing for the love of it and want this pleasure to continue,
Which is why we are making this open appeal, to you.
Our very able accompanist, on the piano, is about to retire,
And our present director has now finished her planned stint with our choir!
So, now we are seeking, for to keep all our voices on the same vector,
An able and talented, patient (we are older Guys you know!) and knowledgeable, new musical director!
We also, of course, require a pianist to give us timing and pitch,
So that we can continue on together, as a choir, without experiencing a transitory hitch!
We are not just a church choir, who solely religious programs sing,
We have a wide repertoire and sing all different genres of musical thing.
Folk, pop and opera and some from the shows we do, just show us the score,
And we’ll practice and sing it until our sound is just right and once heard you’ll want to call out for more.
If you already are, or are training to be, a musical teacher, or a competent musical reader,
Then why not enhance your experience by becoming our director and leader!?
If you are one who loves to play those lovely ivory piano keys,
You too would be welcomed, in answer to our pleas.
Don’t be shy just give us a call, we don’t, as yet, have our own web-site,
We practice in North Gower’s United Church, from 7-9pm each Tuesday night,
From Ottawa we are due south on the of Prince of Wales Drive, or the 416, your choice by car,
There are members, who travel, from Ottawa, Smiths Falls, and Russell, who don’t think it too far.
If you would like a preview of the things that we do,
Then come to one of our practices, or one of our upcoming performances, we’d like to meet you.
Thank you from the members of the Ottawa Valley Male Choir. How to reach the OVMC: John Baldwin 613-258-0835. [email protected].