$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!

Ain’t No Mountain High Enough

Posted on January 16, 2021

Ain’t no mountain high enough!  This is one of BSP’s favourite songs and this year, the mountain was the pandemic.  Every year, BSP holds a Christmas concert, which is a highlight of the Christmas season for many.  This concert is BSP’s own annual fundraiser, and equally importantly, it’s where we raise money for the Ottawa Food Bank from donations from our audience.  Did the pandemic stop us? No!  We went virtual with a series of videos posted on our website and shared through social media.  Through the generosity of our viewers and our anonymous donor, who every year matches all donations, we raised $11,550 for the Ottawa Food Bank.  Thank you to Roxanne Goodman, our Choir Director, Robin McAteer and Karen Aston for all your work in putting together these videos.  Thank you to Michael Lechasseur, BSP’s web master, who donated all his time on this project.  Thank you to our anonymous donor for the years of matching donations.  Thank you to our loyal viewers.  We can’t wait until we can sing for you again in person.