for  Members


Please recall that electronic scores and practice audio files are to be used ONLY for Musica Viva purposes. It is illegal to retain and use these files for any other purpose. All downloaded files should be deleted after the concert or when you leave the group. Thanks!


Roadmap for "A shepherd in a shade"

NOTICE this piece has three sections A, B, C
starting at bars 1, 17, 25 respectively

Section A has three sets of words (A1, A2, A3).
Section B has two sets of words (B1, B2).
Section C has two sets of words (C1, C2).

FIRST SING: A1, A2, B1 (once), C1 (twice);

THEN SING: A3, B2 (once), C2 (twice).


Fall 2023 dues are now due

Fall fees of $150 (or $110 for new members can most easily be paid by Interac e-transfer to:  Please include memo “Fees” and use the same password as before. Or give a cheque made out to Musica Viva Singers, to any Board Member at the first rehearsal.,


Calendar - updated frequently.

Click on an event to see rehearsal plans and other details.


V'la l'Bon Vent - INSTRUCTIONS

V'la VOICING.pdf


Please contribute your items to the
Talents & Treasures AUCTION.


Foreign language resources


** NEW ** tracks posted January 22:
All Suddenly, Wind Rising
-- courtesy of Cypress Choral.

& posted January 20:
La ver l'aurora, Zefiro torna.
Thanks to Marc Coderre for this meticulous work.

Due to copyright restrictions, only  members have access to these materials.


Public domain scores

The scores linked below are public domain material.
We will have bifold copies available at rehearsal.
Choir members are asked to cover printing costs
$2.50 total to cover the four scores.

You may also print copies for yourself.
These scores will not be archived.
The bonus is that you are allowed to use highlighter and pen!

Madalena Casulana "Ridon 'hor"

Luca Marenzio "Zefiro torna"

Palestrina "La ver l'aura"

Fanny Hensel "Abendlich"


Filing cabinet update - November 2022

We did even better than expected: A first time donor was persuaded to give us a 30" wide cabinet with lateral drawers and extra shelf space on top! It fills the available space with an inch of margin each way!

Thank you to Charlie Donnelly, Ottawa Choral Society
equipment manager, for assistance with transport.
Please support the OCS by attending their concerts.