$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!

Big Soul Project sings in support of TEMBO fundraiser

Posted on April 23, 2018

On Saturday April 7, 2018, Big Soul Project performed a concert at Southminster United Church as a fundraiser in support of TEMBO (Tanzania Education and Micro-Business Opportunity). Ticket sales and donations combined raised a grand total of $11,800. Imagine how many lives will be changed because of this concert!

TEMBO’s mission is to raise awareness and funds to support Tanzanian partners in providing educational and micro-business opportunities for girls and women. Take a look at TEMBO’s website, and you’ll see that they are truly an inspirational organization:

At the concert, titled One Voice, audience members had the privilege of seeing a video of many TEMBO girls singing from Tanzania and of BSP singing along with them. And locally based guest artists Chipo Shambare and Hamid Ayoub added their drumming talents to the musical mix. 

*Tembo also means Elephant in Swahili, symbolizing everything that is TEMBO:

She is wise, and seemingly remembers everything, having vast stores of wisdom passed down from her elders. She ponders all things and meditates, letting Spirit and ancestor memory guide her…. Herds of Elephants are always led by the females.

If you would like to help this worthy cause, consider donating through the TEMBO web site at