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REGULAR PRICES:

• 60-minute workshops and lectures: Members: $30 / Non-members: $40

• 90-minute workshops and lectures: Members: $35 / Non-members: $45

*TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

  • To take advantage of the multi-course discount, your registration must be completed on a single form and paid for in one transaction. The discount will not apply to registrations added to your file at a later date.
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  • Additional exclusions may apply
  • Fees are per person.
  • Taxes may apply on some classes.

Activities are open to all (members and non-members) unless otherwise indicated.
You must be a CAMMAC member to participate in free activities.

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SEPTEMBER 2021:

WORKSHOPS, LECTURES AND ACTIVITIES

BRENDALEE WILSON

Every Thursday at 5 p.m. – from September to December

YOGA FOR THE MUSICIAN’S BODY

WORKSHOP for all levels

Duration: 1 hour (Bilingual)

 

There’s nothing better for the musician’s body than a yoga session with BrendaLee Wilson!

As a musician, you will benefit from this workshop designed specifically to stretch and nurture the musician’s body. BrendaLee will guide you as you focus on your spinal and joint mobility, breathing and relaxation. She will explore postures for strength with you, and you will also practice postural awareness as it relates to the musician’s life.

This workshop is offered at a special rate of $15. All of the proceeds from this class will go to support CAMMAC. (Thank you BrendaLee!)

VINCENT LAUZER

LUC BEAUSÉJOUR

Thursday September 23, 7:30 p.m.

PLAY A DUET WITH VINCENT LAUZER & LUC BEAUSÉJOUR: SAMMARTINI

Workshop open to intermediate and advanced players who have good reading skills.

MEMBERS: $30 per person

NON-MEMBERS: $40 per person

Duration: 1 hour (Bilingual)

 

An hour of music during which you will play a duet with the recorder player Vincent Lauzer.

To launch the 2021-2022 season, recorder player Vincent Lauzer invites you to play with the renowned harpsichordist Luc Beauséjour. This workshop will be an opportunity to explore the trio sonata repertoire. Although the piece is written for recorders, it can also be played on violin, flute, oboe…

On the program: Sonata II in F major for two recorders and basso continuo by the composer Giuseppe Sammartini. Prepare the first line (flute 1) of each movement. The piece is played on the alto recorder. You will receive the full score as well as the separate recorder parts.

The scores will be sent to you after you register.

Metronomic indications:
Movement 1 – Allegro: Quarter note = 112
Movement 2 – Adagio: Quarter note = 66
Movement 3 – Allegro: Dotted quarter note = 66

RACHEL BEAUSOLEIL

Friday September 24, 5 p.m.

ACTIVE LISTENING: MUSICAL DISCOVERIES – NICARAGUA, COSTA RICA AND PANAMÁ 

Lecture for all

MEMBERS: $30 per person

NON-MEMBERS: $40 per person

Duration: 1 hour (Bilingual)

 

Discover a variety of traditional and modern musical styles of the lower Central American countries of Panamá, Costa Rica and Nicaragua.

Rachel will guide you through a fascinating musical journey and discuss the social context of the musical samples during this lively audio-visual presentation. You’ll enjoy exploring other cultures from your own home, and you’ll end up with a great starting point for a new playlist!

OCTOBER 2021:

WORKSHOPS, LECTURES AND ACTIVITIES

BRENDALEE WILSON

Every Thursday at 5 p.m. – from September to December

YOGA FOR THE MUSICIAN’S BODY

WORKSHOP for all levels

Duration: 1 hour (Bilingual)

 

There’s nothing better for the musician’s body than a yoga session with BrendaLee Wilson!

As a musician, you will benefit from this workshop designed specifically to stretch and nurture the musician’s body. BrendaLee will guide you as you focus on your spinal and joint mobility, breathing and relaxation. She will explore postures for strength with you, and you will also practice postural awareness as it relates to the musician’s life.

This workshop is offered at a special rate of $15. All of the proceeds from this class will go to support CAMMAC. (Thank you BrendaLee!)

RACHEL BEAUSOLEIL

Friday October 1, 5 p.m.

VOCAL SKILLS: THE ANATOMY OF THE SINGING VOICE

Lecture for all levels of singers

MEMBERS: $30 per person

NON-MEMBERS: $40 per person

Duration: 1 hour (Bilingual)

 

To understand your instrument, you have to know all of its parts. Find out about body parts you never knew you had, and how to use them in singing!

This presentation will help you make sense of what’s really happening in your body when you sing, so that you can do it more effectively.

Learn to apply the skills presented in this lecture and benefit from personalized coaching with Rachel by signing up for next Friday’s workshop: SING FOREVER – EXERCISE THE VOCAL ARTICULATORS (Friday October 8, 5 p.m.)

ROSELINE BLAIN

Friday October 1, 7:30 p.m.

CHORAL WORKSHOP: MAGNIFICAT DURANTE

Workshop for all

MEMBERS: $35 per person

NON-MEMBERS: $45 per person

Duration: 90 minutes

This workshop will be in English only. It is also offered in French on Monday September 27, 7:30 p.m. See registration form to select language and date.

 

This workshop will provide an opportunity for participants to immerse themselves in the Italian Baroque style and to discover the work in depth in order to better understand its structure. This study of the score will help choir members to be better prepared and the audience to better appreciate the work.

The Magnificat has always played an important role in the Christian liturgy. Indeed, the text of the Magnificat has been translated into polyphonic music many times since the 15th century. In the liturgical context, the Magnificat is the reading of the Gospel on the Feast of the Visitation.

Francesco Durante (1684-1755) was one of the representatives of the Neapolitan school, which was “caught” between the more “vocal” stile antico (Palestrina comes to mind) and the more concertante stile moderno. A teacher of several composers, including Pergolesi, to whom the Magnificat in Bb has long been wrongly attributed, Durante was an admired composer in his lifetime. Jean-Jacques Rousseau described him as “the greatest harmonist in Italy”. Despite this recognition, little attention is paid to Durante’s works today, but his Magnificat is an exception. This is no doubt due to the ingenious simplicity of the work and the diversity of the movements, which oscillate between the different styles of writing that were still dominant at the time.

Are you planning on attending Thanksgiving Week or Weekend at the Music Centre this October?

The Magnificat is the choral work for the week, so this workshop be a great way to prepare in advance and receive some extra coaching from Roseline!

And if you can’t make it to our Thanksgiving celebration, this workshop will satisfy any singer who is interested in an in-depth exploration of this unique and complex piece, under the guidance of an experienced choral conductor.

RACHEL BEAUSOLEIL

Friday October 8, 5 p.m.

SING FOREVER: EXERCISE THE VOCAL ARTICULATORS 

Workshop for all levels of singers

MEMBERS: $30 per person

NON-MEMBERS: $40 per person

Duration: 1 hour (Bilingual)

 

Get a feel for all the moving parts of the vocal apparatus and practice exercises that focus on particular parts of the anatomy so you can use them more effectively while singing.

We will sing exercises, and also apply the techniques to a song or two. This session will make your own vocal conditioning sessions more effective and add to your toolkit of warm-up exercises.

You will benefit from this practical workshop no matter what your level of skill. Get ready to sing!

Take this practical workshop on its own, or gain even more understanding of the principles demonstrated by Rachel by combining it with her lecture on the theory behind the exercises: VOCAL SKILLS: THE ANATOMY OF THE SINGING VOICE (Friday October 1, 5 p.m.)

RACHEL BEAUSOLEIL

Friday October 15, 5 p.m.

ACTIVE LISTENING: MUSICAL DISCOVERIES – COLOMBIA 

Lecture for all

MEMBERS: $30 per person

NON-MEMBERS: $40 per person

Duration: 1 hour (Bilingual)

 

Discover a variety of traditional and modern musical styles as you enjoy the rich musical tapestry of musics from Colombia.

Rachel will guide you through a fascinating musical journey and discuss the social context of the musical samples during this lively audio-visual presentation. You’ll enjoy exploring other cultures from your own home, and you’ll end up with a great starting point for a new playlist!

PIERRE VACHON

JEAN-GUY GINGRAS

Monday October 18, 7 p.m.

MUSICAL JOURNEYS – RUSSIA

Virtual presentation for all

MEMBERS: $35 per person

NON-MEMBERS: $45 per person

Duration: 90 minutes (in French)

 

Musicologist Pierre Vachon and geographer Jean-Guy Gingras invite us on a journey to discover the cultural splendour of some of the greatest musical capitals of the world. Through images and music, they will explore the rich cultural and musical life of extraordinary locations as they take us on along on four excursions that were organized with Voyages Inter-Pays. They will present key cultural aspects and musical highlights from each location, introducing us to local performers and composers, and guiding us through visits to world-renowned concert halls and opera houses. Moscow, Barcelona, New York… won’t you join us?

FALL 2021 ITINERARY:

Spain: Monday September 20, 7 p.m.
Russia (Moscow, St. Petersburg and the Golden Ring): Monday October 18, 7 p.m.
Germany/Austria: Monday November 15, 7 p.m.
New York: Monday December 6, 7 p.m.

MUSICAL JOURNEYS lectures are offered in collaboration with Voyages Inter-Pays.

With over 30 years of experience, Voyages Inter Pays Inc. is a well-established agency in Quebec City’s Sillery district. Voyages Inter Pays has successfully positioned itself in the travel industry thanks to its commitment to customer service, its professionalism and its desire to meet all of its clients’ needs. Voyages Inter-Pays is recognized as the leader in Quebec in the organization of cultural tours for music lovers.

www.voyagesinterpays.com

SOPHIE LEMAIRE

Wednesday October 20, November 3, November 17 and December 1, 7:30 p.m.

FRENCH CONVERSATION: INITIATION OR IMPROVEMENT OF FRENCH IN A MUSICAL CONTEXT

WORKSHOP for adults and teens, in small groups of 4-5 participants

MEMBERS: $120 per person

NON-MEMBERS: $160 per person

Duration: four 60-minute sessions

 

The vocabulary related to the world of music is rich and learning it allows you to truly dive in.

Perfecting your knowledge of French makes it easier to participate in rehearsals, master classes, conferences and to sing a repertoire in French with greater confidence. In this workshop, Sophie will coach you through musical conversations in French with your group.

For the past 10 years, French teacher, flutist and singer Sophie Lemaire has accompanied the English-speaking artists of the Atelier Lyrique de l’Opéra de Montréal throughout their training, for French conversation, comprehension of texts, and diction in the context of the works to be performed, according to an approach resolutely focused on their individual approach as musicians.

VINCENT LAUZER

Thursday October 21, 7:30 p.m.

PLAY A DUET WITH VINCENT LAUZER: FANTASIAS

Workshop open to intermediate and advanced players who have good reading skills.

MEMBERS: $30 per person

NON-MEMBERS: $40 per person

Duration: 1 hour (Bilingual)

 

An hour of music during which you will play a duet with the recorder player Vincent Lauzer.

This workshop will provide an opportunity to play two English fantasias from the early Baroque period written for two melodic instruments: a fantasia by Christopher Gibbons and two fantasias from Matthew Locke’s Suite No. 2. Whether you are a recorder player, flautist, oboist or violinist: this workshop is for you.

Prepare the first line of each piece for the workshop. Both pieces are played on the alto recorder.

The scores will be sent to you after you register.

Metronomic indications:
Fantasia by Christopher Gibbons: Quarter note = 64
Suite no. 2 – Fantazie (a) by Matthew Locke: Quarter note = 100
Suite no. 2 – Fantazie (b) bs Matthew Locke: Quarter note = 100

RACHEL BEAUSOLEIL

Friday October 22, 5 p.m.

VOCAL SKILLS: THE CIRCUITRY OF SINGING

Lecture for all levels of singers

MEMBERS: $30 per person

NON-MEMBERS: $40 per person

Duration: 1 hour (Bilingual)

 

Singers don’t come with valves, strings or keys, so we have to use our brains to trigger sound!

Discover the complex network of signals your nervous system uses in singing. Find out how the brain is wired for sound and how your ears, brain and body connect to make a joyful noise. Learn how to work smarter, not harder, in singing.

Learn to apply the skills presented in this lecture and benefit from personalized coaching with Rachel by signing up for next Friday’s workshop: SING FOREVER – COORDINATING THE BRAIN AND BODY (Friday October 29, 5 p.m.)

RACHEL BEAUSOLEIL

Friday October 29, 5 p.m.

SING FOREVER: COORDINATING THE BRAIN AND BODY 

Workshop for all levels of singers

MEMBERS: $30 per person

NON-MEMBERS: $40 per person

Duration: 1 hour (Bilingual)

 

Learn to use the nervous system as a tool to achieve the sound you want in your voice!

Explore practice exercises to develop your mastery over your vocal instrument. Combine mind and matter, to get the best result in sound, with less effort!

You will benefit from this practical workshop no matter what your level of skill. Get ready to sing!

Take this practical workshop on its own, or gain even more understanding of the principles demonstrated by Rachel by combining it with her lecture on the theory behind the exercises: VOCAL SKILLS: THE CIRCUITRY OF SINGING (Friday October 22, 5 p.m.)

LEAH ROSEMAN

Friday October 29, 7:30 p.m.

TIPS & TRICKS: MINDFUL MUSICAL PRACTICING WITH INTENT

WORKSHOP open to all

MEMBERS: $30 per person

NON-MEMBERS: $40 per person

Duration: 1 hour (in English – questions may be asked in french)

 

During this period of isolation, music has provided for many of us a respite and a sense of purpose. Music can also help us feel a true sense of connection – to our instrument and our emotions. Sometimes it can feel overwhelming to know what to practice.

Leah works with mindfulness techniques in her life as a performer and as a teacher. She will go over some resources and ways to approach different issues that affect all musicians. She will address broad musical concepts such as phrasing and rhythm, and also physical strategies. She’ll talk about interaction with others musically over the internet, and also ways to set goals and stay in touch with your intent for every practice session. An essential workshop for vocalists and instrumentalists at every level.

This event is made possible in part by the National Arts Centre Orchestra.

NOVEMBER 2021:

WORKSHOPS, LECTURES AND ACTIVITIES

BRENDALEE WILSON

Every Thursday at 5 p.m. – from September to December

YOGA FOR THE MUSICIAN’S BODY

WORKSHOP for all levels

Duration: 1 hour (Bilingual)

 

There’s nothing better for the musician’s body than a yoga session with BrendaLee Wilson!

As a musician, you will benefit from this workshop designed specifically to stretch and nurture the musician’s body. BrendaLee will guide you as you focus on your spinal and joint mobility, breathing and relaxation. She will explore postures for strength with you, and you will also practice postural awareness as it relates to the musician’s life.

This workshop is offered at a special rate of $15. All of the proceeds from this class will go to support CAMMAC. (Thank you BrendaLee!)

CHRIS BARILLARO

Tuesday November 2, 7:30 p.m.

MUSICAL THEATRE HITS AND HIDDEN GEMS: PART 1

LECTURE, open to all

MEMBERS: $35 per person

NON-MEMBERS: $45 per person

Duration: 90 minutes (English)

 

Join music director Chris Barillaro on a trip through some of the biggest musical theatre hits from the Golden Age to today.

We’ll listen to lots of music from hit shows, look at scores and get to know the various styles and genres explored by musical theatre composers over the years. We’ll explore classics like OklahomaGuys and Dolls, Fiddler on the Roof, Cabaret, and West Side Story as well as some of today’s hits – Next to NormalDear Evan HansenWaitress, and Hamilton, and everything in between. Finally, Chris will also share some lesser-known gems that may be completely new to you (like the music from Cradle Will Rock Violet, Anyone Can Whistle and more).

A must for music-lovers and theatre-lovers alike!

Don’t miss Part 2 of this Musical Theatre lecture series, taking place on Tuesday November 9!

RACHEL BEAUSOLEIL

Friday November 5, 5 p.m.

ACTIVE LISTENING: MUSICAL DISCOVERIES – VENEZUELA 

Lecture for all

MEMBERS: $30 per person

NON-MEMBERS: $40 per person

Duration: 1 hour (Bilingual)

 

Discover a variety of traditional and modern musical styles as you enjoy the many musical genres from Venezuela.

Rachel will guide you through a fascinating musical journey and discuss the social context of the musical samples during this lively audio-visual presentation. You’ll enjoy exploring other cultures from your own home, and you’ll end up with a great starting point for a new playlist!

CHRIS BARILLARO

Tuesday November 9, 7:30 p.m.

MUSICAL THEATRE HITS AND HIDDEN GEMS: PART 2

LECTURE, open to all

MEMBERS: $35 per person

NON-MEMBERS: $45 per person

Duration: 90 minutes (English)

 

Join music director Chris Barillaro on a trip through some of the biggest musical theatre hits from the Golden Age to today.

We’ll listen to lots of music from hit shows, look at scores and get to know the various styles and genres explored by musical theatre composers over the years. We’ll explore classics like OklahomaGuys and Dolls, Fiddler on the Roof, Cabaret, and West Side Story as well as some of today’s hits – Next to NormalDear Evan HansenWaitress, and Hamilton, and everything in between. Finally, Chris will also share some lesser-known gems that may be completely new to you (like the music from Cradle Will Rock Violet, Anyone Can Whistle and more).

A must for music-lovers and theatre-lovers alike!

Don’t miss Part 1 of this Musical Theatre lecture series, taking place on Tuesday November 2!

RACHEL BEAUSOLEIL

Friday November 12, 5 p.m.

VOCAL SKILLS: THE LOW DOWN ON RANGE AND RESONATORS 

Lecture for all levels of singers

MEMBERS: $30 per person

NON-MEMBERS: $40 per person

Duration: 1 hour (Bilingual)

 

Learn the true meaning of “head voice”, “chest voice”, “falsetto”, and more. You have more range than you think, and more options to resonate in.

Discover out how various aesthetics will dictate what resonators are called upon in singing, as well as how to amplify your sound by directing your voice into specific parts of the body.

Learn to apply the skills presented in this lecture and benefit from personalized coaching with Rachel by signing up for next Friday’s workshop: SING FOREVER – EXPLORE THE DIFFERENT COLOURS OF YOUR “RANGE-BOW” (Friday November 19, 5 p.m.)

PIERRE VACHON

JEAN-GUY GINGRAS

Monday November 15, 7 p.m.

MUSICAL JOURNEYS – GERMANY AND AUSTRIA

Virtual presentation for all

MEMBERS: $35 per person

NON-MEMBERS: $45 per person

Duration: 90 minutes (in French)

 

Musicologist Pierre Vachon and geographer Jean-Guy Gingras invite us on a journey to discover the cultural splendour of some of the greatest musical capitals of the world. Through images and music, they will explore the rich cultural and musical life of extraordinary locations as they take us on along on four excursions that were organized with Voyages Inter-Pays. They will present key cultural aspects and musical highlights from each location, introducing us to local performers and composers, and guiding us through visits to world-renowned concert halls and opera houses. Moscow, Barcelona, New York… won’t you join us?

FALL 2021 ITINERARY:

Spain: Monday September 20, 7 p.m.
Russia (Moscow, St. Petersburg and the Golden Ring): Monday October 18, 7 p.m.
Germany/Austria: Monday November 15, 7 p.m.
New York: Monday December 6, 7 p.m.

MUSICAL JOURNEYS lectures are offered in collaboration with Voyages Inter-Pays.

With over 30 years of experience, Voyages Inter Pays Inc. is a well-established agency in Quebec City’s Sillery district. Voyages Inter Pays has successfully positioned itself in the travel industry thanks to its commitment to customer service, its professionalism and its desire to meet all of its clients’ needs. Voyages Inter-Pays is recognized as the leader in Quebec in the organization of cultural tours for music lovers.

www.voyagesinterpays.com

VINCENT LAUZER

Thursday November 18, 7:30 p.m.

PLAY A DUET WITH VINCENT LAUZER: TELEMANN

Workshop open to intermediate and advanced players who have good reading skills.

MEMBERS: $30 per person

NON-MEMBERS: $40 per person

Duration: 1 hour (Bilingual)

 

An hour of music during which you will play a duet with the recorder player Vincent Lauzer.

Continue (or begin!) your exploration of the repertoire of Georg Philip Telemann, a most prolific composer! The first two movements of the Sonata No. 3 in C major for two recorders are featured. Although the piece is written for recorders, it can also be played on violin, flute, oboe…

Prepare the first line (flute 1). The piece is played on an alto recorder.

The scores will be sent to you after you register.

Metronomic indications:
Movement 1 – Siciliana: Dotted quarter note = 50
Movement 2 – Vivace: Dotted half note = 54

RACHEL BEAUSOLEIL

Friday November 19, 5 p.m.

SING FOREVER: EXPLORE THE DIFFERENT COLOURS OF YOUR “RANGE-BOW”

Workshop for all levels of singers

MEMBERS: $30 per person

NON-MEMBERS: $40 per person

Duration: 1 hour (Bilingual)

 

Discover all the colours and textures of your voice! Explore the extremities of the voice and the possibilities to blend them together to make a richer tone than ever before.

Practice exercises that direct your voice to resonate in different regions of your body, and then have some fun applying what you’ve learned to a song.

You will benefit from this practical workshop no matter what your level of skill. Get ready to sing!

Take this practical workshop on its own, or gain even more understanding of the principles demonstrated by Rachel by combining it with her lecture on the theory behind the exercises: VOCAL SKILLS: THE LOW DOWN ON RANGE AND RESONATORS (Friday November 12, 5 p.m.)

RACHEL BEAUSOLEIL

Friday November 26, 5 p.m.

ACTIVE LISTENING: MUSICAL DISCOVERIES – ECUADOR 

Lecture for all

MEMBERS: $30 per person

NON-MEMBERS: $40 per person

Duration: 1 hour (Bilingual)

 

Discover a variety of traditional and modern musical styles as you enjoy the musical genres that are practiced and appreciated in Ecuador.

Rachel will guide you through a fascinating musical journey and discuss the social context of the musical samples during this lively audio-visual presentation. You’ll enjoy exploring other cultures from your own home, and you’ll end up with a great starting point for a new playlist!

DECEMBER 2021:

WORKSHOPS, LECTURES AND ACTIVITIES

BRENDALEE WILSON

Every Thursday at 5 p.m. – from September to December

YOGA FOR THE MUSICIAN’S BODY

WORKSHOP for all levels

Duration: 1 hour (Bilingual)

 

There’s nothing better for the musician’s body than a yoga session with BrendaLee Wilson!

As a musician, you will benefit from this workshop designed specifically to stretch and nurture the musician’s body. BrendaLee will guide you as you focus on your spinal and joint mobility, breathing and relaxation. She will explore postures for strength with you, and you will also practice postural awareness as it relates to the musician’s life.

This workshop is offered at a special rate of $15. All of the proceeds from this class will go to support CAMMAC. (Thank you BrendaLee!)

RACHEL BEAUSOLEIL

Friday December 3, 5 p.m.

VOCAL SKILLS: PRE-PERFORMANCE PREPARATION 

Lecture for all levels of singers

MEMBERS: $30 per person

NON-MEMBERS: $40 per person

Duration: 1 hour (Bilingual)

 

Learn the dos and don’ts for concert day!

We will discuss what to eat, what not to eat; what to drink and not drink; how to manage the sensation of butterflies in your stomach, as well as how long and how to practice on concert day.

Bring your questions to this interactive session that will make concert day more enjoyable, less stressful and more rewarding.

Learn to apply the skills presented in this lecture and benefit from personalized coaching with Rachel by signing up for next Friday’s workshop: SING FOREVER – PRE-PERFORMANCE WARM-UP (Friday December 10, 5 p.m.)

PIERRE VACHON

JEAN-GUY GINGRAS

Monday December 6, 7 p.m.

MUSICAL JOURNEYS – NEW YORK

Virtual presentation for all

MEMBERS: $35 per person

NON-MEMBERS: $45 per person

Duration: 90 minutes (in French)

 

Musicologist Pierre Vachon and geographer Jean-Guy Gingras invite us on a journey to discover the cultural splendour of some of the greatest musical capitals of the world. Through images and music, they will explore the rich cultural and musical life of extraordinary locations as they take us on along on four excursions that were organized with Voyages Inter-Pays. They will present key cultural aspects and musical highlights from each location, introducing us to local performers and composers, and guiding us through visits to world-renowned concert halls and opera houses. Moscow, Barcelona, New York… won’t you join us?

FALL 2021 ITINERARY:

Spain: Monday September 20, 7 p.m.
Russia (Moscow, St. Petersburg and the Golden Ring): Monday October 18, 7 p.m.
Germany/Austria: Monday November 15, 7 p.m.
New York: Monday December 6, 7 p.m.

MUSICAL JOURNEYS lectures are offered in collaboration with Voyages Inter-Pays.

With over 30 years of experience, Voyages Inter Pays Inc. is a well-established agency in Quebec City’s Sillery district. Voyages Inter Pays has successfully positioned itself in the travel industry thanks to its commitment to customer service, its professionalism and its desire to meet all of its clients’ needs. Voyages Inter-Pays is recognized as the leader in Quebec in the organization of cultural tours for music lovers.

www.voyagesinterpays.com

RACHEL BEAUSOLEIL

Friday December 10, 5 p.m.

SING FOREVER: PRE-PERFORMANCE WARM-UP 

Workshop for all levels of singers

MEMBERS: $30 per person

NON-MEMBERS: $40 per person

Duration: 1 hour (Bilingual)

 

This active singing session will give you a guideline and samples for warm-up exercises that you can use on performance day.

Let yourself be guided through an effective and stress-reducing pre-concert warm-up. You may even choose to adopt this routine as your own.

You will benefit from this practical workshop no matter what your level of skill. Get ready to sing!

Take this practical workshop on its own, or gain even more understanding of the principles demonstrated by Rachel by combining it with her lecture on the theory behind the skills: VOCAL SKILLS: PRE-PERFORMANCE PREPARATION (Friday December 3, 5 p.m.)

GUYLAINE LEMAIRE

Saturday December 11, 7:30 p.m.

HOLIDAY CABARET

Free for all CAMMAC members (Bilingual)

 

Let’s kick off the holiday season by celebrating together! Join us for this fun evening of Christmas music and conversation for all ages, hosted by Guylaine Lemaire, with performances by special guests throughout the evening.

You’re invited to present a live act (singing, music, musical theatre, or other) during this fun and informal evening for CAMMAC members. Or, if you are shy about performing live, this is a great opportunity to prepare something in advance to share on-screen during the evening, or send us a pre-recorded video. Create something special and fun: film yourself outside, put on a costume, invite your family and neighbours to perform… there are no limits to what you can create.

The success of the cabaret depends on the variety of your performances: this is a perfect opportunity to give free rein to your ideas and bring your creativity to life. We can’t wait to see what you have in store for us!

If you would like to send us a video or recording to play during the Cabaret, please send it to operations@cammac.ca at least two days before the event.

You must be a CAMMAC member to participate in this activity.

VINCENT LAUZER

Thursday December 16, 7:30 p.m.

PLAY A DUET WITH VINCENT LAUZER: BAROQUE CHRISTMAS

Workshop open to intermediate and advanced players who have good reading skills.

MEMBERS: $30 per person

NON-MEMBERS: $40 per person

Duration: 1 hour (Bilingual)

 

An hour of music during which you will play a duet with the recorder player Vincent Lauzer. Whether you play the recorder, the flute, the oboe or the violin, this workshop is for you!

The scores will be sent to you after you register.

 

Metronomic indications and notes for interpretation:

Lefébure-Wely – Autre Noël (À minuit fût fait un réveil): Quarter note = 80
Prepare the top voice on the soprano OR alto flute. When there are two notes in the treble staff, play the higher of the two!

Dandrieu – Laissez paître vos bêtes: Half note = 80 (Quarter note = 80 for the section in 6/8)
Prepare the top voice on the soprano OR alto flute.

Anonyme/Praetorius – Es ist ein Ros Entsprungen: Half note = 60
You can prepare the voice or voices you like. A 4-voice recording (soprano, alto, tenor and bass flutes) will be played during the workshop and you will be able to play the voice(s) you wish to explore. The Canon can be played on the alto in the octave.

RACHEL BEAUSOLEIL

Friday December 17, 5 p.m.

ACTIVE LISTENING: DECEMBER CELEBRATION MUSIC FROM AROUND THE WORLD

Lecture for all

MEMBERS: $30 per person

NON-MEMBERS: $40 per person

Duration: 1 hour (Bilingual)

 

You won’t hear Jingle Bells at this presentation!

From Christmas and Hannukah music to pagan solstice songs, come and explore music from various December celebrations around the world. Rachel will introduce you to a variety of cultural traditions during this lively audio-visual presentation. You’ll enjoy exploring the celebratory music of other cultures from your own home, and you’ll end up with a great starting point for a new holiday playlist!