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Heather Smith

Musical Director

 Harmony will forever be the power that holds Heather Lynn Smith captive to music; it is this love of harmony which, having gripped her as a young child, has fueled her passion for music to this day. After undergraduate studies at the Crane School of Music in Potsdam, NY and eleven years teaching Music for Young Children©, she recently completed her Masters in Music in Vocal Performance at the University of Ottawa. She continues to enjoy working with musicians of all ages, adding in 2019 the joy of directing the Nepean Songsters seniors’ choir, performing with La Chapelle de Quebec, and performing with the Ottawa based a capella octet, OttaVoci. She has been thrilled in her many years as a member of the Ottawa Bach Choir to perform in spectacular venues around the world including Carnegie Hall, Bach’s Thomaskirche in Leipzig, Notre-Dame de Paris, St Paul’s Cathedral in London, and the Beijing National Centre for the Performing Arts.

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Founded in 1993, Nepean Songsters are known around the Ottawa, Ontario, area for their entertaining choral performances at various retirement residences, nursing homes special events. Nepean Songsters are led by Musical Director Heather Lynn Smith and Accompanist Devon Thivierge. 

Rehearsals are held on Thursdays from 9:30  - 11:30 AM from September till June in the Nepean Seniors Recreation Centre, Nepean Sportsplex. New members are welcome to join us anytime - just bring a sense of fun!

The choir is again available to entertain your group, just send us an email through the contact us area below.


About Us

The objectives of Nepean Songsters are to enjoy choral singing, make new friends and participate in community sing-outs.

Every Thursday morning, September through May, the Heritage Room in the Nepean Seniors Recreation Centre within the Nepean Sportsplex is buzzing with chatter, laughter and singing from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM. The choir has a membership of 70 although attendance varies when snowbirds go south or some head to cottage country in early spring. This is a choir of both male and female voices, some music we sing in parts and others in unison.

Many of our members have and do sing in other choirs, some as soloists. We all love to sing!! We all know its good exercise! We share a lot of laughs! We enjoy warm friendships.

Nellie Gervais and Janet Standish book us with seniors’ residences, nursing homes, events for the City of Ottawa and in our own Seniors Centre. At the residences and nursing homes, we enjoy the camaraderie and interaction with the audiences during our Sing-Outs. They are encouraged to join in and it becomes a real songfest!

You are invited to join us on a Thursday morning, 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM, for practice. There is a membership fee of $100.00 due in September covering September - February and another payment for the rest of the year will be due February 1.

You’ll get a warm welcome!

Contact Us

If you have any questions or comments about our activities please do contact us by:



Telephone 513-580-2828 (Nepean Seniors Recreation Centre)


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