Montreal Region


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The committee has prepared a varied program for this season. Waiting to see our regulars and welcome newcomers. 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.1948-2015

November 22, 2015 Conductor - Philippe Bourque
Work: Bach's Christmas Oratorio

Location: Vanier College Campus, Main Entrance
821 Ste. Croix Ave., Room: A-250
St-Laurent, (Metro du Collège)
Day: Sunday afternoons, 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $7.00 for CAMMAC members, $10.00 for others. 
Note: Parking: Vanier's Security will no longer be issuing passes for parking so please park on the street or close to the Church next door. Sorry for this inconvenience.
For information/reservation: Carolyn Adams: 514-695-8610 or
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Mr. 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 for 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. 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 the Reading

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) • Phone: 514-948-0795, who will be in contact with our dear CAMMAC music librarian, Rachel Gagnon. The cost is $25.

It would also be greatly appreciated if you could 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 traditional musical activity organized by CAMMAC-Montreal,

Anne-Marie  Denoncourt 


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