$16,000 raised for the Ottawa Food Bank

Big Soul Project produced and performed their annual Christmas Concert at Carleton Dominion Chalmers Centre after 3 years of pandemic closures. The theme "Let's Celebrate!" was aptly named for everyone, choir, band, and audience alike, as we all felt very joyous during and after both the open dress rehearsal and the full concert.

Funds were raised within the choir to welcome guests to our concert who might not have otherwise been able to attend and we were so pleased they could share this joyful event with us.

This year we are thrilled to announce that between the two concerts BSP was able to raise $8,000 for the Ottawa Food Bank which was matched by an anonymous donor bringing the total to $16,000!! A reason to celebrate indeed.

We are looking forward to the next season and the opportunity to sing for other good causes in the Ottawa area. Hope to see you there!

Be the change you want to see

Posted on December 22, 2014
Laurence Wall of CBC Ottawa once again did a stellar job as MC of our Christmas Concert on December 20th. Building on the theme of the concert, “Be the change you want to see”, he encouraged the audience and performers to believe in the power of humanity to make change.   
The show was all about reminding us that we must all live that change--in our own ways. We can all be catalysts for positive change. It might not be a grand gesture. It might just mean smiling at someone even though you're having a bad day or giving your time to someone who needs your help.
On a lighter note, as he introduced himself, Laurence said that this was his fourth time MC’ing our concert and according to his calculations, “ more concert and I become the official mascot for Big Soul.”  We’ve already named Laurence as honourary BSP member! 
Laurence Wall posing with choir members just before the concert started.
Laurence Wall posing with choir members just before the concert started.