Forthcoming Activities for 2014-2015

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Overview of Activities

November 15, 22 and 29, 2014   Rehearsals: Come Sing Messiah
December 5, 2014   Performance: Come Sing Messiah
January and February 2015   Annual Concert Rehearsals
February 22, 2015   Annual Concert
March 7, 2015   French Baroque Reading
March 28, 2015   Choral Reading: Lauridsen's Lux Aeterna
April 12, 2015   Chamber Music for Winds
April 25, 2015 (tentative date)   CAMMAC Ottawa-Gatineau AGM
Spring 2015   Recorder Workshop

Previous activities this year are here.


Description of Activities

 

 

Saturdays November 15, 22 and 29, 2014 - Come Sing Messiah: Rehearsals


Led by Alan Thomas.

For those who wish to improve their reading and knowledge of the Messiah choruses in preparation for the December "Come Sing Messiah" performance, we offer three Saturday morning rehearsals.

Date: Saturdays November 15, 22 and 29Alan Thomas

Time: 10 am to 12:15

Location: Parkdale United Church, 429 Parkdale at Gladstone (directions are here).

Come to 1,2 or 3 sessions to prepare for Come Sing Messiah!

Cost: $5 per session for members, $10 per session for non-members.

No pre-registration is necessary, but we recommend that participants use our on-line registration form to speed up the registration process at the rehearsal.

Organist and choir master Alan Thomas leads the rehearsals. Rehearsing with Alan is always fun -- his piano accompaniment will jazz up any chorus in a surprising way! He will go over all the choruses to be sung on December 5. Usually, we look at about half-a-dozen choruses every week, rehearsing some of the more difficult ones more than once.

Messiah videoA video of the 2011 rehearsal of the Hallelujah chorus is here (4 minutes).

Also see our "Frequently Asked Questions" about CAMMAC's Come Sing Messiah.

BYOM: We ask that you bring your own music; however, a few copies will be available for sale at a reasonable price.

Info: Mary at 613-260-2250.


Friday December 5, 2014 - Come Sing Messiah: Performance


Come Sing Messiah is a very special event, dear to the hearts of a large number of singers throughout the National Capital Region. It is an opportunity to sing Handel’s great masterpiece with hundreds of other vocalists, accompanied by a chamber orchestra, as well as four talented soloists.Alan ThomasLouis Lavigueur

Louis Lavigueur conducts, with Kevin James, concertmaster of the chamber orchestra, and organist Alan Thomas.
Soloists: Sarah Halmarson, soprano; Caroline Gelinas, alto; François-Olivier Jean, tenor; Cairan Ryan, bass.

Date: Friday, December 5

Time: 6:00-9:30 pm.
Doors open at 5:30 pm; Rehearsal at 6:00 pm; Performance at 8:00 pm.

Location: Dominion-Chalmers United Church, O'Connor at Cooper (directions are here)

Full information is in our "Frequently Asked Questions" about CAMMAC's Come Sing Messiah.

A video of the 2011 performance of the Hallelujah chorus is here (4 minutes).Messiah video

Cost: Singers $10; Audience $25.

Tickets go on sale November 8. Seating is limited. Get your tickets early.

Tickets are available at:

  • Book Bazaar, 417 Bank at Frank
  • The Leading Note, 370 Elgin near Gladstone
  • Granata Music, 1568 Merivale near Meadowlands
  • Ottawa Folklore Centre, 1111 Bank near Sunnyside

Singer tickets also available at optional rehearsals.

Scores are available from Book Bazaar, The Leading Note and Granata Music.

Info: Pauline, 819-459-1803.


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.


Saturday March 7, 2015 - French Baroque Reading


Details later.


Saturday March 28, 2015 - Choral Reading: Lauridsen's Lux Aeterna


Details later.


Sunday April 12, 2015 - Chamber Music for Winds


With Jo Ann Simpson.

Date: April 12th, 2015.

Location: A private home in Old Ottawa South.

Info: Christiane Wilke at christianewilke@gmail.com or Ellen Bobet at Ellenbobet@sympatico.ca.

More details later.


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.