Forthcoming Activities for 2013-2014

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Overview of Activities

April 26, 2014   Reading of Fauré's Requiem
April 26, 2014   Annual General Meeting
May 17, 2014   Amateur morning

Previous activities this year are here.

Description of Activities

Saturday April 26, 2014 - Reading of Faure's Requiem

Deirdre PiperDate: Saturday April 26, 2014.

Reading of Faure's Requiem for choir and orchestra led by Deirdre Piper, and featuring Claude Lachaine (soprano) and Thomas Minde (baritone) with Elaine Graham, organ/choral accompaniment.

Time: 2:00 pm.

Location: St. Martin's Anglican Church, 2120 Prince Charles Road (directions are here).

Cost: By donation.

Instruments still needed: flute, clarinet, bassoon, trumpet in F ( transposed to Bb) and Bb, horn, harp, all strings (violin, viola, cello, and bass), timpani and organ.
Several of the wind parts are very small, so players may want to sing in other movements.

Strings contact Khalid at
All other instrumentalists and vocal soloists contact Elizabeth at

Orchestral parts can be printed out at,_Op.48_(Fauré,_Gabriel)#Parts

Choral scores are available for anyone who would like to look at the music beforehand, but this is not necessary as it is only a reading.  Contact Elizabeth at

Born and educated in the United Kingdom, Deirdre Piper studied at the University of Manchester (PhD in historical musicology) and at the Royal Manchester College of Music (organ and cello). Having held teaching positions at the University of Manchester and Huddersfield Polytechnic, she emigrated to Canada and joined the teaching staff of Carleton University in 1972. Dr. Piper retired from Carleton in 2009 having been Associate Professor of Music and Supervisor of Performance Studies in the Music program. She is active as a performer (organist, pianist, choral conductor), and is Director of Music at St Matthias Anglican Church in Ottawa. As a composer, she has produced works for various solo, chamber and choral media, and much of her early work was in the medium of electronic music. She sits on the National Council of the Royal Canadian College of Organists and chairs its standing committee on membership. As a composer she is affiliated with SOCAN, is a member of the Canadian League of Composers and an Associate Composer with the Canadian Music Centre, and has served on the board of the Association of Canadian Women Composers.

Saturday, April 26, 2014 - Annual General Meeting

Time: 4:15 pm, following the reading of the Fauré Requiem.

Location: St. Martin's Anglican Church (downstairs), 2120 Prince Charles Road (directions are here).

The Annual General Meeting is an opportunity for members to review the progress of our organization, voice their concerns and suggestions, and elect Regional Management Committee members for the next year. If you are interested in joining the Committee, please contact the Chair of the Nominating Committee, Khalid Ahmad at, or members of the Regional Management Committee.

Saturday May 17, 2014 - Amateur Morning

Date: Saturday May 17, 2014.

Time: 10am - noon.

Location: Private home.

Cost: Free for CAMMAC members; $5 for non-CAMMAC members.

Do you play or sing in an amateur chamber music group? Would you like a chance to perform in a supportive environment?
Are you available for Saturday morning, May 17, 2014, 10am - noon?

If so, consider participating in this spring's CAMMAC Ottawa/Gatineau amateur morning.
The only audience consists of the other amateur chamber musicians performing.

This is a great opportunity if you are not used to performing and would like a chance to start, or if you are more experienced as an amateur musician and you are preparing for a subsequent performance for an audience.

Groups can include any combination of musical instruments, including voice, any size from one to about eight. There is a piano available for groups that require it. Refreshments will be supplied.

Spots are given on a first come, first served basis.

Info: John Royle, 613-233-6345, or

Previous activities: 2012/13, 2011/12, 2010/11, 2009/10. background photo Copyright @2013 James Riordon