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CAMMAC – Montreal offers many activities for amateur musicians all year round. Come and share the joy of making music!

The committee has prepared a varied program for this season. Waiting to see our regulars and welcome newcomers. To make our region more active, we welcome your ideas and suggestions. We need contact information to organize one-day workshops such as: folk, jazz, strings, winds, orchestra etc … You can communicate at any time with one of the members of the committee.

a_capellaENGLocation: Vanier College Campus, Main Entrance, 821 Ste. Croix Ave., Room: A-250, St-Laurent (Metro du Collège)
Day: Sunday afternoons, 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Cost: $7.00 for CAMMAC members, $10.00 for others.
Note: Parking: Vanier’s Security will no longer be issuing passes for parking so please park on the street or close to the Church next door. Sorry for this inconvenience.
For information/reservation: Carolyn Adams: 514-695-8610 or

January 29, 2017
Conductor: François Panneton
Composer: Bach
Work: Bach’s Magnificat in D Major
SSATB and Orchestra (extra sopranos)
Instruments — flutes, trumpets, strings and basso continuo.

François Panneton
conductor, vocal teacher, lecturer and arranger

After obtaining a degree in mechanical engineering from the Université de Sherbrooke, François Panneton undertook a bachelor’s degree in 1983 and a master’s degree in singing at the Université de Montréal. In June 2008, he obtained his master’s degree in choir and orchestra conducting at the Université de Sherbrooke, studying with Nicole Paiement. He currently directs four vocal ensembles: Bach et Baroque (Ville-Saint-Laurent), vocal ensemble Vivace (Montréal), ensemble Au Chœur du Center-ville (Montréal), Grand Ensemble choral du Cégep Marie-Victorin (Montreal North). For the past three years, he has also been a vocal consultant for the musicals of Productions Posthume in Montreal.

During his career, François Panneton has developed a vast experience as a lecturer, choirmaster and musical director. As conductor, he has directed the great works of the choral repertoire, including Mozart’s Requiem, the Messiah, Dettingen Te Deum and Israel in Egypt by Handel, Orff’s Carmina Burana, Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass, the Ninth of Beethoven (the last movement).

He is the author of many vocal arrangements. Among his works include Vivaldi’s Four Seasons (choir and orchestra version), Pergolese’s Stabat Mater (mixed choir and orchestra), the Christmas Oratorio by Saint-Saëns (arranged for a single soloist and choir), La resurrezione by Handel (chorus, trumpet and strings). Passionate about Bach, he designed several Latin oratorios from his finest sacred pages, including a Te Deum and a great Requiem. Originally created for the Bach et Baroque Vocal Ensemble (formerly Les Beaux Regards), Bach’s Requiem was recorded by a group of professionals, les Agréments de Montréal, at Productions XXI / 21 in January 2008. It was repeated in a concert in November 2013, in Frankfurt-am-Main (Germany), direction by Tobias Koriath. Most recently, the ensemble Bach et Baroque participated with great success in the Nuit des choeurs, during the Festival Bach.

Sight Readings – 2016-2017

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