About the Choir

Musica Viva Singers of Ottawa is a 60 voice (Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass) community choir now in its 14th performance season.


Scott Richardson is active in the Ottawa area as a choir director and piano accompanist.

He is the Music Director of both Musica Viva Singers and Atlantic Voices: The Newfoundland and Labrador Choir of Ottawa. Scott is the rehearsal pianist for the Ottawa Choral Society and has also accompanied the Carleton University Choir, the Canadian Centennial Choir, and the Ottawa Children’s Choir.  Scott also maintains a busy schedule of private teaching.  As an organist and church musician, he has held various positions in the Atlantic Provinces and in Ottawa, and is currently Music Director at Orleans United Church.

Scott grew up in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, and studied music at Mount Allison University.  His graduate studies took him in a different direction, however, and he completed a Ph.D. in English literature at the University of Ottawa.


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