Copyright 2017 Nicola Oddy
Nicola began leading choirs in 1993, when she was asked to direct the folk choir at St.Paul's United Church in Perth Ontario. She directed several versions of this group until 2012, as it evolved to what became ‘Oddities’, so named by the choir for it’s unconventional choral style, diverse repertoire, and humorous twist on her name!
She co-led the Choir at the Blue Skies Music Festival in Clarendon Ontario for 4 summers, has assisted in direction of choral groups at Community in Song weekends co-ordinated by Andy Rush of Kingston Ontario, in schools, through the community, at conferences, at the Blues Skies Arts Camp and for the Perth Community Choir. In addition she has been the interim director for “Open Voices” which is a 120 voice choir in Kingston Ontario.
For five years she led the Tay Valley Community Choir when it was first being launched.
Her experience also includes orchestral conducting. She was musical director for both Jesus Chris Superstar, (Perth Community Choir) and West Side Story (Brockville Youth Stage and Dance Company).
At this time, Nicola is a part of a new small ensemble initiative in Perth- Backroad blenders- a group that sings diverse repertoire for fun!