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CAMMAC - Montreal offers many activities for amateur musicians,

within a radius of 100km around Montreal.


We ended a great season with a sight reading (always popular) and a performance of the Symphony Orchestra. The committee has prepared a varied program for next season which begins in September with the first reading for the season. Waiting to see our regulars and welcome newcomers, we wish everyone a great summer full of music - perhaps CAMMAC Music Centre?

To make our region more active, we welcome your ideas and suggestions. We need contact information to organize one-day workshops such as: folk, jazz, strings, winds, orchestra etc ... You can communicate at any time with one of the members of the committee.

Location: Vanier College Campus, Main Entrance 821 Ste. Croix Ave., Room: A-250 St-Laurent, (Metro du Collège)
Meter parking: CAMMAC members may obtain a free parking pass from the office at the Main Entrance, however permits must be returned to the office after the reading.
Day: Sunday afternoons, 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $7.00 for CAMMAC members, $10.00 for others. 
For information/reservation: Carolyn Adams: 514-695-8610 or
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23 November 2014

Short Video of the Sight Reading

Philippe Bourque
Bach: Christmas Oratorio in German for choir and instruments.
Instrumentation: 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 bassoons, 2 horns in F, 3 trumpets in D, timpani, strings, organ.

Because of his very busy schedule, Christopher Jackson cannot lead our November reading, so Philippe Bourque will be our conductor.

Philippe Bourque, choir and orchestral director, jazz and classical pianist, was appointed conductor of the Vanier College choir in September. Philippe Bourque obtained his master’s in Choral Conducting under the direction of Maestro Julian Wachner at McGill University in 2006 after having completed a Bachelor’s degree in classical piano, graduating with distinction.
Philippe’s choral experience includes the position of assistant-conductor of McGill University’s Concert Choir and Chamber Singers, director of Les Petits-Chanteurs de la Cathédrale Marie Reine du Monde as well as the newly founded Chœur en Jazz ensemble. Currently, Mr. Bourque is the conductor and artistic director of the women’s choir Simply Sweetly at McGill University, both the classical and gospel choirs at Vincent-d’lndy College, the Chœur de Musée d’Art de Joliette and he is the artistic director at the Terrebonne Baptist church choir. In addition, he was the artist-in-residence at FACE High School working with children from all ages and levels, including the FACE Young Singers from 2007 to 2010.
Aside from choral conducting, Philippe Bourque’s musical interests range from classical piano performances to jazz ‘gigs’, as well as teaching and arranging music. He has also garnered several musical awards including the Lieutenant Governor’s Prize at Vincent-d’lndy Musical College, the Constance Willey Prize at McGill University and a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada study bursary on hymnology.

Scores for Reading on November 23rd 2014improvement ! You will be happy to know that for this year's reading of the Weihnachts Oratorio by J.S.Bach, under the direction of Philippe Bourque, we  will be using the Peters Edition, with  German text.
If you would like to buy your own score before the event, it is possible to reserve it through Anne-Marie Denoncourt: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)  /  514-948-0795 who is in contact with our dear CAMMAC  music librarian, Rachel Gagnon. The cost is $25. It would also be greatly appreciated if you can make a donation in order to buy more scores for the CAMMAC  music library. For each donated copy, we will be happy to paste an ex-libris with the name of the donor, or the name of someone whom you wish to honour.
Thank you. Looking forward to seeing you at this traditionnal musical  activity organized by CAMMAC-Montréal.
Anne-Marie  Denoncourt

Music scores
Bach’s Christmas Oratorio - Violin I - Cantatas I II & III
Bach’s Christmas Oratorio - Violin I - Cantatas IV V & VI

Bach's Christmas Oratorio - Violin II - Cantates I II & III
Bach's Christmas Oratorio - Violin II - Cantates IV V & VI

Bach's Christmas Oratorio - Alto - Cantates I II & III
Bach's Christmas Oratorio - Alto - Cantates IV V & VI

Download here the Poster for the Invitation to Bach's Christmas Oratorio



 For all information about CAMMAC-Montréal : .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call: 514-487-1957