For me, the choir is a great outlet to temporarily step away from the stress of academic work. Singing and expressing emotion through song is also a great method of self care; which is a very important practice for all Ryerson students.
The choir is a very diverse and accepting group and it gives a chance for individuals, whether student, staff or community members, to feel valued and part of a unique group.
I love the choir and relish the opportunity to make my way downtown every Monday for rehearsals. It has fostered a sense of family and community. We sing, share laughs during the good times and have a profound appreciation for each other. Even though you may not be on a first name basis with everyone, a warm smile hello is nonetheless both reassuring and comforting.
Welcome to the Oakham House Choir
Felix Mendelssohn’s Elijah – Cancelled Until Further Notice.
In accordance with University policies, our April 15th performance has been postponed until further notice. The choir will continue to assess the situation and will be giving updates on whether or not the concert will be rescheduled for a later date.
“All discretionary Ryerson events on and off-campus scheduled from now until May 1, 2020 are being cancelled or postponed, including those planned by student groups. Detailed information regarding the postponement/rescheduling of all events that are not vital to the academic mission of the university will be forthcoming shortly.” – Mohamed Lachemi, President and Vice-Chancellor
Interested In Singing With Us?
We are welcoming new singers for our Spring 2020 Concert Season! Students, Tenors and Basses are especially welcome. Join us during any of our practices in the month of January!
Our first practice of the spring season will be held on Monday, January 6th 2020, with registration starting at 6pm. Regular rehearsals are held on Mondays from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. at Oakham House (Gould Street at Church). For a full list of our fall rehearsals and important dates click here.
Our spring concert will be held on April 25th, 2020 and will include excerpts from Mendelssohn’s Elijah.
Our 70+ member choir includes students, alumni, Ryerson faculty and staff, and community members. Ryerson students and alumni, and current and retired faculty and staff are always welcome in the choir. .
Do you want to learn more? Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org (preferred) or by calling Matthew Jaskiewicz, our Choir Director, at 416-763-8746.
See our attached Registration Form.
A Visit From Mayor John Tory
Oakham House welcomed Mayor John Tory to our 2018 Christmas Concert. The Mayor wrote a letter to commemorate the occasion.
Oakham House Choir in the News
Check out these articles in the Ryerson press about the choir:
Ryerson Today: Celebrating the Universal Language
The Eyeopener: Oakham House Choir performs at Carnegie Hall
For more info on the choir’s milestones click here.