Forthcoming Activities for 2013-2014
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Overview of Activities
|March 9, 2014||Workshop on Bach's Brandenburg Concerto #3|
|March 29, 2014||Recorder Day workshop|
|April 6, 2014||Reading of "A Caribbean Mass"|
|April 12, 2014||Make it Five! (wind quintets)|
|April 26, 2014||Reading of Fauré's Requiem|
|April 26, 2014||Annual General Meeting|
|May 17, 2014||Amateur morning|
Description of Activities
Workshop on Bach's Brandenburg Concerto #3
Date: Sunday, March 9, 2014.
Time: 3:00-5:30 p.m.
Location: A private venue in the Centrepoint area.
Cost: $10 for members; $15 for non-members.
Instrumentation: violins, violas, cellos and double-bass.
Time permitting, another baroque work may also be worked on.
Info/Registration: String players are requested to contact Khalid Ahmad at 613-829-7277 or email at email@example.com if they are interested in participating in what promises to be a very exciting event.
We are very fortunate that Thomas Annand has kindly agreed to conduct this event, and that Kevin James, a well-known local violinist and violist, will lead the strings and instruct players in baroque strings practice during this event.
Thomas Annand has been delighting audiences, critics and musicians alike with his multi-faceted talents as conductor (both choral and orchestral) and keyboard player (organist, harpsichordist and pianist) for over 25 years. More recently, he has also been attracting attention as a composer of choral and organ music. Mr. Annand's repertoire covers a wide spectrum of 500 years of music, but his emphasis is on the works of J.S. Bach.
After completing his M. Music at McGill University, he went to Paris to further his studies and conduct research at the Bibliothèque Nationale. In 1992 he was appointed Director of Music at St. Andrew's Church, Ottawa and became the organist and harpsichordist for the National Arts Centre Orchestra. In addition to conducting the choir and playing at the regular Sunday services, Thomas Annand presents a popular noon-hour recital every Tuesday and has recently overseen the complete restoration and revoicing of the organ.
He was the conductor of Capital Brassworks for six seasons, recording 2 critically acclaimed recordings. He has appeared regularly as a guest conductor with Thirteen Strings Baroque Orchestra, as well as being one of its members. Thomas Annand is also a frequent collaborator with Les Violons du Roy. As a noted recitalist, he has performed at several prominent festivals both national and international.
In 2004, Thomas Annand was named a fellow of the Royal Canadian College of Organists and was awarded the Willan Scholarship and several prizes for highest marks in the examinations. He is Past-President of RCCO Ottawa Centre and was the RCCO travelling clinician in 2011-2012, giving workshops and recitals across Canada.
Music on cloud 9: the recorder throughout the centuries:
Masterclass for recorder ensembles and a workshop for all players.
With Matthias Maute.
Location: a private home in Alta Vista.
Time: Starting at 10:30 am.
Morning and early afternoon - Masterclass for recorder ensembles.
Lunch - Excellent homemade lunch provided.
Afternoon - Large ensemble playing, everyone invited. The music will be available before-hand.
Auditors for one or both parts welcome.
Get your groups formed and start practicing for what should be an amazing day!
Cost: For the all day masterclass, $30/person for CAMMAC members and $35 for non-members ( + $5/person for duos and - $5/person for quintets).
For those who want to participate only in the afternoon group activity, cost is $20/person for members and $25 for non-members.
Auditors are welcome for any part of the day. $5 for members and $10 for non-members + $5 if staying for lunch.
Deadline for musicians and auditors to register is Saturday March 15th.
Please indicate any food allergies.
Note that there are cats in the home.
Contact: Elizabeth at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Matthias Maute has achieved an international reputation as a recorder player, a baroque flutist and a composer. He teaches at McGill University and Université de Montreal and has taught at CAMMAC's Lake Macdonald Centre for several summers, most recently as the director of the Early Music Week.
His solo career has soared since winning First Prize at the renowned Early Music Competition in Bruges, Belgium in 1990. He was the featured recorder soloist at the Boston Early Music Festival twice in the 2000's and debuted at the Lincoln Centre in New York in December 2008.
M. Maute is also esteemed for his artistic direction of Ensemble Caprice for whom he produces ingenious and fascinating programs. With this ensemble he regularly appears at major festivals worldwide. In Canada he has performed among others at the Ottawa Chamber Music Festival, Festival international du Domaine Forget and Elora Festival.
To these achievements, M. Maute has added choir and orchestra direction, to which he has dedicated a large portion of his time in the past several years. Under his direction, Ensemble Caprice was awarded the prestigious 2009 Juno award for best classical album of the year: vocal or choral performance for its CD Gloria! Vivaldi's Angels on the Analekta Label. His projects have been recorded on CBC Radio 2 and Radio Canada/Espace Music on several occasions.
Matthias Maute's compositions hold an important place in the world of contemporary recorder music. He has made over twenty recordings on many well-known labels.
We look forward in welcoming M. Maute back to Ottawa and know that we will learn a great deal from him - and have fun too! Don't feel intimidated by his credentials; he is used to all kinds of amateurs!
A reading of "A Caribbean Mass" by Glenn McClure.
with Tiphaine Legrand, director of the Choeur Classique de l'Outaouais.
Time: 2 - 5 pm.
Location: Rideau Park United Church, 2203 Alta Vista Drive (directions are here).
Cost: $10 members, $15 non-members; $5 extra at the door.
"A Caribbean Mass: St. Francis in the Americas" celebrates the marriage of Latin American cultures and the spiritual legacy of the medieval Italian saint, Francis of Assisi. The Mass combines musical styles of samba, salsa, calypso, rumba, and New Orleans blues. It incorporates Mexican and African melodies, and utilizes Latin, Italian, Greek, and Spanish texts.
The composer will be attending this event.
Info and pre-registration (please tell us your voice range): Micheline Beaulieu-Bouchard, 613-838-4159 or email@example.com.
YouTube videos of a performance are here:
Kyrie - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_lHWSyr9ms
Credo - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzNOwtth_AQ
Gloria - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-0rKTJ3i6c
Santo - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Hf7NzaPJP0
Agnus Dei - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9bfXgSydKA
Tiphaine Legrand is a young choir director originally from France who has been established in Quebec for the last twelve years. In September 2012 she enthusiastically assumed responsibility as music director of the Chœur classique de l'Outaouais. She has an extensive background of experience with singers of all ages.
In the fall of 2012 she was put in charge of the choral singing section at the school for young people in the Faculty of Music of the University of Montreal where she directs choirs for children from 6 to 17 years of age. In 2009-10 she had great success in preparing the Montreal Children's Choir for performances with the MSO under Kent Nagano (the Passion of J.S. Bach and a program of traditional Japanese music) as well as for contemporary music (Rêves nordiques by F.H. Leclair). She has also worked with the choir in the production of a video with the "Cowboys fringants" as well as on the soundtrack of Fernand Danserault's last film "Les porteurs d'espoirs".
The Kô Ensemble that she founded in 2006 was in residence at the "Centre de créativité du Gesù" in 2012. The group presents several concerts each season, in particular as part of festivals and events in Montreal such as Spirituart, "Nuit de la Création", "Mondial choral", "Journées d'Art sacré du Plateau", etc. This ensemble of about fifteen singers in training explores the links between early and contemporary music. Each year they create performances of works from Quebec composers combined with Renaissance and Baroque repertoire.
In 2006 she was sponsored by the International Josef Traxel Society for the Vocal Arts chaired by Dr Gérard Mohr. In 2007 she had the opportunity to direct and sing with the Montreal Jubilation Choir under the supervision of Prof. Trevor W. Payne. For about ten years she has been concentrating on the repertoire of Negro spirituals (the Baroquo-Negro choir and the "Chants de coton" choir).
After musical studies at the Sorbonne (Paris), Tiphaine Legrand completed a bachelor's degree in singing and choral conducting under Chantal Masson-Bourque at Laval University, then a graduate degree in choral conducting under Nicole Paiement at Sherbrooke University where she completed her master's degree with Robert Ingari in May 2009.
A workshop for woodwind players.
Do you play the flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, or bassoon? Would you like to play in a quintet? This workshop will offer you the chance to play in a woodwind quintet, to meet other players, and to get supportive coaching and advice.
The goal of the workshop is to match up quintet groups for the day, to provide coaching, and to allow everyone to meet other woodwind players who are interested in quintet playing and other chamber music formations.
Coach: Angela Casagrande.
Angela is a free-lance orchestral, chamber and solo oboist, who performs frequently in venues throughout the National Capital region. She also teaches at the University of Ottawa and maintains a large private teaching studio. Additionally, Angela makes and sells oboe reeds throughout Ontario, and does work as an arranger, conductor and chamber music coach.
Date: April 12 2014.
Location: At a private home in Old Ottawa South.
CAMMAC member (or student) = $15.
Non-member = $20.
Participants will receive one hour of coaching as part of a quintet or other chamber music ensemble. Participants may sit in other coaching sessions at no additional cost.
Pre-registration is required and essential. Registration is first come, first served. Click here to submit the registration form.
While the goal is to match up woodwind quintets, we might form alternate ensembles depending on the distribution of instruments among the participants.
We welcome pre-formed groups as well as individual players. If you are part of a group, please note this on the registration form or send a separate email to the organizer (see contact info below).
Registration deadline: March 12, 2014.
Info: Christiane Wilke, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Date: Saturday April 26, 2014.
Reading of Faure's Requiem for choir and orchestra and vocal soloists.
With Deirdre Piper.
More details later.
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.
Time: Afternoon, following the reading of the Fauré Requiem.
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 email@example.com, or members of the Regional Management Committee.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.