Forthcoming Activities for 2014-2015

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Overview of Activities

January and February 2015   Annual Concert Rehearsals
February 22, 2015   Annual Concert
March 7, 2015 (to be confirmed)   French Baroque Reading
March 28, 2015 (to be confirmed)   Choral Reading: Lauridsen's Lux Aeterna
April 18, 2015   Chamber Music for Winds and Friends
April 25, 2015 (tentative date)   CAMMAC Ottawa-Gatineau AGM
Spring 2015   Recorder Workshop

Previous activities this year are here.


Description of Activities

 

January and February 2015 - Annual Concert Rehearsals


This year the CAMMAC choir and orchestra will perform two very enjoyable pieces: The Requiem by Bob Chilcott and Antonin Dvorák’s Te Deum. Bob Chilcott is a contemporary composer based in Oxford. He wrote his Requiem in 2010. The music is beautiful and reflective; and the melodies, rhythmic pulses and pacings of its components make it an enjoyable work for singers and instrumentalists alike. Antonin Dvorák’s Te Deum is a festive piece that incorporates energetic folk rhythms and peaceful contemplative elements. It was composed in 1892 and first performed in Carnegie Hall.

Marg Stubington

We are thrilled to once again have Marg Stubington as the director.

Click here for a one-page printable announcement sheet.

Cost:

For singers
CAMMAC member (or student) = $45
Non-member = $60
Refundable deposit for the score = $10

For instrumentalists
There is no fee for orchestra members, however we encourage contributions towards our costs ($20 would be ideal, though any amount would be appreciated).

Rehearsals:

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

Choir rehearsals: Saturday afternoons from 2 - 5 pm:
Annual concert announcement January 3
January 10
January 17
January 24
January 31
February 7
February 14 (with orchestra)

Choristers can practice the Dvorak with the help of the Cyberbass web site at http://www.cyberbass.com/Major_Works/Dvorak_A/dvorak_te_deum.htm.

Orchestra rehearsals: Friday evenings from 7:00 to 9:30 pm:
January 9 (Dvorak only)
January 23 (Chilcott only)
January 30 (Chilcott 7:00 - 8:15 pm, Te Deum 8:30 - 9:30 pm)
February 6 (Chilcott 7:00 - 8:15 pm, Te Deum 8:30 - 9:30 pm)
Saturday February 14, 2 - 5 pm (both pieces, with choir)

The CAMMAC Ottawa/Gatineau Orchestra is not a permanent group; we do three projects per year. You are very welcome to join us for one or two or all of them. We have prepared a short list of specific suggestions for playing with this group that can help to make the rehearsal process more smooth; please consult this document

Instrumentation: violins, violas, cellos, double basses, 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets in Bb and A, 2 bassoons, 4 horns in F, 2 trumpets in F, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, bass drum, cymbals, triangle.

Orchestra rehearsal attendance: Section leaders need to be able to attend all rehearsals. Other instrumentalists may miss one rehearsal. The dress rehearsal is mandatory.

Dress rehearsal: Friday February 20, 7:00 pm
All Saint's Anglican Church, 347 Richmond Rd. just west of Churchill (directions are here).

Info:
Choristers contact Dawn Conway at 613-724-2954. The registration form is here.
Strings players contact Khalid at kmad@rogers.com.
Wind players and percussionists contact Christiane at christianewilke@gmail.com.

Marg Stubington is the Music Director of the Canadian Centennial Choir and at First United Church, Ottawa. A native of Montreal, Margaret Stubington received a Bachelor of Music from McGill University (1984) where she studied piano performance with Tom Plaunt, choral arranging with Donald Patriquin, song interpretation with Jan Simons, and conducting. She held several church positions in Montreal as organist and choir director, taught piano, worked as accompanist, led a 100‐voice children's school choir, and taught music theory and choir at the Suzuki Summer Institute.

After graduating with a Bachelor of Education at the University of Ottawa in 1991, she spent several years teaching English As A Second Language, Workplace Education, and Adult Literacy.  In 1995 Marg founded Vox Femina, a 40‐voice woman's choir that she led for ten years.  She has been the Artistic Director of Tone Cluster and the Ottawa Gay Men's Chorus, and an instructor of music history and choir at the Ottawa Youth Orchestra Academy. Marg was Music Director at Glebe‐St.James United Church from 2001 to 2007.

In 2005 Marg was invited to be one of six guest conductors with the Vancouver Chamber Choir, under director Jon Washburn.  She conducted the Festival Women's Chorus for GALA Chorus Festivals in Montreal (2004), Vancouver (2006) and Winnipeg (2008).  In January 2008 she was Assistant Conductor for The Ewashko Singers for "A Cole Porter Valentine: NAC Pops Concert".

Marg developed the KidSingers program, now a thriving children's choir which is part of the Leading Note Foundation's Orkidstra program.  She was Director from June of 2007 to May 2010. She was introduced to CAMMAC (Lake MacDonald) at age 11 and was greatly influenced by her experiences there.  As an enthusiastic and life-long supporter of CAMMAC she is always pleased to lead the choir and orchestra's annual concert.


February 22, 2015 - Annual Concert


This year the CAMMAC choir and orchestra will perform two very enjoyable pieces: The Requiem by Bob Chilcott and Antonin Dvorák’s Te Deum. Bob Chilcott is a contemporary composer based in Oxford. He wrote his Requiem in 2010. The music is beautiful and reflective; and the melodies, rhythmic pulses and pacings of its components make it an enjoyable work for singers and instrumentalists alike. Antonin Dvorák’s Te Deum is a festive piece that incorporates energetic folk rhythms and peaceful contemplative elements. It was composed in 1892 and first performed in Carnegie Hall.

Under the direction of Marg Stubington.

Date: Sunday February 22.

Time: 3 pm.

Location: All Saints Anglican Church, 347 Richmond Rd. just west of Churchill (directions are here).

Tickets: $20.

Info: Dawn Conway, 613-724-2954.


Saturday March 7, 2015 (to be confirmed) - French Baroque Reading


Details later.


Saturday March 28, 2015 (to be confirmed) - Choral Reading: Lauridsen's Lux Aeterna


Details later.


Saturday April 18, 2015 - Chamber Music for Winds and Friends


Do you enjoy chamber music, or would you like to get started? Do you regularly play with friends, or are you seeking to make chamber music connections? This workshop is for amateur musicians who want to share the love of music, meet other players, and get supportive coaching and advice. You can register individually or as a group.

With Jo Ann Simpson.

Date: Saturday April 18, 2015.

Time: 9:30 a.m. to 6 pm.

Location: A private home in Ottawa South.

Cost:
Workshop participants: Students $20, Cammac members $20, All others $30.
Outside persons who want to attend the “Group Sight-Reading” only: Cammac members $5, All others $10.

Workshop participants will receive one hour of coaching as part of a chamber music group. They may also sit in on the other coaching sessions, and take part in the Group Sight-Reading at no additional cost.

The fee is payable by cash or cheque at the workshop. If you cannot afford the (full) fee, please contact the organizers; we aim to make the workshop accessible to all.

Pre-formed groups (of two to eight players) should prepare between one and three movements of a piece for the coaching session.

Individual players who are not yet part of a group, please indicate your instrument, level, and interests on the registration form. We will help you form a group and suggest repertoire.

Optional Group Sight-Reading: Gounod’s Petite symphonie for wind instruments
WHAT: A just-for-fun sight-reading of Gounod’s Petite symphonie, movements 1 and 3. This is a chance to try this charming piece, and to meet some of the players from the other groups. We’ll assign parts on a first-come-first-served basis, and double or triple people on parts as necessary.
The piece is set for one flute, two oboes, 2 B-flat clarinets, 2 B-flat horns, and two bassoons. Free scores and recordings are available at http://imslp.org/wiki/Petite_symphonie_(Gounod,_Charles).
WHO: Open to all workshop participants.
Also open to outside players if space permits, but workshop participants have priority.
WHEN: From 1:15 to 2:15 on the day of the workshop.
TO PLAY IN THE READING: Workshop participants, please tick the relevant box on the registration form, so we know how many people to expect and can assign parts.
Outside players, please register, and we’ll confirm with you closer to the date.


Info:

Primary contact for registration and info: Christiane Wilke, Christianewilke@gmail.com.
Alternate contact: Ellen Bobet, Ellenbobet@sympatico.ca.

Registration is required and essential. Spots are assigned on a first come, first served basis.

Registration deadlines:
Individuals: March 6, 2015
Pre-formed groups: March 20, 2015

To register, please use one of these online registration forms:
- Individual players
- Pre-formed groups
- Sight-reading session only
 

Joann SimpsonBassoonist Jo Ann Simpson received her Bachelor of Music Performance degree from the University of Ottawa, where she studied with Gerald Corey. After a year of post-graduate studies with William Waterhouse in London, she was principal bassoon of the Municipal Symphony Orchestra of Caracas, Venezuela, from 1979-1986. Since returning to Ottawa, Jo Ann has worked as a free-lance player with the National Arts Centre Orchestra, the Montreal Symphony, the Quebec Symphony, the Kingston Symphony, the Ottawa Symphony and the Orchestra of Northern New York. She has appeared as soloist with orchestras in Venezuela, Uruguay and Canada, regularly performs in recitals and chamber music groups, and has been recorded on numerous occasions by CBC Radio and Radio Canada. She is presently principal bassoon of l’Orchestre Symphonique de Gatineau.

Jo Ann is professor of bassoon at the Conservatoire de Musique de Gatineau, and at Carleton University. She teaches the bassoonists at Canterbury High School and the Centre d’Excellence Artistique De Lasalle, and runs the Beginner Bassoon Program for the Ottawa Youth Orchestra Academy. She has taught bassoon at SUNY’s Crane School of Music, and is the founder of the only bassoon camp in Canada – Brooke Valley Bassoon Days.

 

Saturday April 25, 2015 (tentative date) - CAMMAC Ottawa-Gatineau AGM


Details later.


Spring 2015 - Recorder Workshop


Location:  At a private home.

More details later.




Previous activities: 2013/14, 2012/13, 2011/12, 2010/11.