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Overview of Activities
September 24 and October 1, 2016 Rehearsed reading of Handel’s Coronation Anthems
October 29, 2016 Winds & Friends: Chamber Music Workshop
November 5, 2016 Choral Singing Workshop
November 12, 19 and 26, 2016 Rehearsals: Come Sing Messiah
November 19, 2016 Concerto Sampler
December 2, 2016 Performance: Come Sing Messiah
Starting January 7, 2017 Annual Concert rehearsals
February 26, 2017 Annual Concert
March 2017 Around the Piano: Chamber Music Workshop
April 2017 Recorder and More
May 6, 2017 Chamber music workshop: Voice and instruments
Description of Activities

Saturdays September 24 and October 1, 2016 – Rehearsed Reading – Coronation Anthems by G.F. Handel

To launch CAMMAC Ottawa-Gatineau’s 2016-17 season and to mark World Music Day (October 1), we invite you to join us to sing and play Handel’s glorious Coronation Anthems!

With Thomas Annand.Handel Coronation Anthems

Date: Saturdays September 24 and October 1, 2016.

Time:
Rehearsals: Saturday, September 24: 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. for the choir, and 2:00 – 4:30 p.m. for the orchestra.
Reading: Saturday, October 1:  2:00 – 5:00 p.m. for choir and orchestra.

Location: Kitchissippi United Church, 630 Island Park Drive (just south of the Queensway; directions are here).

Cost: Admission by donation from all participants.  We suggest that CAMMAC members pay a fee (covering both dates) of $20 (free for students) and non-members pay $30 ($20 for students). Non-members are strongly encouraged to join CAMMAC.

Registration:

Choir and Vocal Soloists

All choristers (SATB) are welcome; pre-registration is not necessary, though recommended.  For information please contact Colleen at colleen.b.clark@sympatico.ca.

Interested vocal soloists (SATB) for the fourth anthem (My Heart is inditing) must contact Elizabeth at arts.lizajane@gmail.com or 613-724-3719 to register and obtain scores (which are also on the Web; see below).  Priority will be given to CAMMAC members.  These solos are rather short – this is therefore a great opportunity for first-time soloists!

Vocal scores will be available at the rehearsal; they are also available on the IMSLP site  (follow the links under General Information) or the choral wiki site (follow the links.  Note: My Heart is Inditing is available at this different address.)   For those interested, there are midi files to learn choral parts on Cyberbass.com; other MIDI files can be downloaded from LearnChoralMusic.co.uk.  The Anthems are also on YouTube.

Orchestra

Instrumentation: 2 oboes, 2 bassoons, 3 C-trumpets, timpani, and all strings.

As this is a reading, you are not expected to know the music perfectly beforehand.  We do ask, however, that instrumentalists be ready to play through the piece. If you are new to playing with the CAMMAC orchestra, you can find out more about how we approach readings by following this link.

Pre-registration is necessary for timpani and wind instruments, and highly recommended for strings.

Parts for these two Anthems are available on the Web: Zadok the Priest (CPDL #10787) and My Heart is Inditing (CPDL #15077).

Non-string instrumentalists: please contact Elizabeth at arts.lizajane@gmail.com or 613-724-3719 to register and obtain the parts. To obtain a copy in advance, please let us know when you register. Priority will be given to CAMMAC members up to September 6.

String players: please contact Patrick at patrick.kline@ocsb.ca to register and obtain the parts. To obtain a copy in advance, please let us know when you register.

Description:

George Frideric (or Frederick) Handel, born Georg Friedrich Händel on 23 February 1685, lived till 14 April 1759.  He was a German, later British, baroque composer who spent the bulk of his career in London, becoming well known for his operas, oratorios, anthems, and organ concertos. Handel settled in London in 1712 and became a naturalised British subject in 1727.

Right from their composition, the four Coronation Anthems have been popular and have been regularly played in concerts and festivals, even during Handel’s own lifetime, in addition to actual coronations. Their success perhaps contributed to the popular image of Handel as a composer whose music requires a huge number of singers and musicians (the more, the better). In modern coronations the order is Zadok the priest, Let thy hand be strengthened, The King shall rejoice and My heart is inditing, with the order of Let thy hand and The King sometimes reversed. (Source: Wikipedia).

Biography:

Thomas AnnandThomas Annand has delighted audiences, critics and musicians with his multi-faceted talents as conductor (choral and orchestral) and keyboard player (organ, harpsichord and piano) for about 30 years. More recently, he has also attracted attention as a composer of choral and organ music. Thomas’s repertoire covers a wide spectrum of 500 years of music, with emphasis on the works of J.S. Bach.

After completing his M. Music at McGill University, Thomas went to Paris to further his studies and conduct research. In 1992 he was appointed Director of Music at St. Andrew’s Church in Ottawa, and he 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 has also overseen the complete restoration and revoicing of the organ.

He was the conductor of Capital Brassworks for six seasons, and has appeared as a guest conductor with Thirteen Strings Baroque Orchestra, as well as being one of its members. Thomas is also a frequent collaborator with Les Violons du Roy. He has also performed at several prominent festivals, both national and international.  In 2004, Thomas was named a fellow of the Royal Canadian College of Organists.

Saturday October 29, 2016 – Chamber Music Workshop: Winds & Friends

With Susan Morris.

This workshop is for amateur musicians who want to share the love of music, meet other players, and get supportive coaching and advice. Since our coach is an oboist, groups with wind players looking for instrument-specific coaching might not want to miss this opportunity. But the workshop is open to all forms of chamber music featuring any combination of winds, strings, piano, and voice that you would like to pursue.

Date: Saturday October 29, 2016.

Time: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm.

Location: A private home near St Paul’s University.

Cost:

Workshop participants: CAMMAC members $20; students $20 (free if the student is a CAMMAC member); others $30.

People who want to attend the “Tutti Event” portion only: CAMMAC members $5; 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 “Tutti Event” at no additional cost. The fee is payable by cash or cheque at the workshop.

You can register individually or as a group. Every group is expected to hold 2-3 rehearsals before the workshop.

  • Pre-formed groups (of three to eight players): please prepare up to 15 min of music for the coaching session and supply a score for the coach.
  • Individual players who are not yet part of a group: please indicate your instrument, level, experiences, and interests on the registration form. We will help you form a group and suggest repertoire. Your group will rehearse 2-3 times before the workshop.

 

Tutti Event: Max Brauer, Pan
WHAT: An informal reading of excerpts from Max Brauer’s charming suite Pan for ten wind instruments and double bass. Written in 1914, the suite features mythical creatures, dances, night and phantoms, and a final get-together. This is a chance to explore this lovely piece, practice our ensemble skills, and to play with some of the people from the other groups. Time permitting, we’ll read through movements 1 (“Entry into Pan’s territory”), 3 (“Night and phantoms”), and 5 (“Meeting of all musicians”).
WHO: Open to all workshop participants and outside players. (Workshop participants have priority.)

Instrumentation: 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets (B flat), 2 horns (in F), 2 bassoons, double bass. We will double people on parts as necessary.

Score and parts are available here.

WHEN: Early afternoon (probably 2-3pm, depending on the overall workshop schedule).
TO PLAY IN THE READING: Workshop participants: please check the relevant box on the registration form, so we know how many people to expect and can assign parts.

Outside players: please use the form to register, and we’ll confirm with you closer to the date.

 

Registration:

Please register early to secure your spot.

Deadlines:

Individual players: Friday September 23, 2016 — please use this registration form.

Pre-formed groups: Friday October 7, 2016 — please use this registration form.

“Tutti” event only: Friday, October 7, 2016 — please use this registration form.

Info:

If you have questions about the workshop, please contact Christiane at Christianewilke@gmail.com.

For questions about the Tutti Event, please contact Anne Marie at otto_navas@yahoo.ca.

Biography:

Susan Morris

Susan-MorrisSusan is principal oboist of the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra.  She is an active freelance professional musician, performing with many different ensembles including the National Arts Centre Orchestra, the Bel Canto Wind Quintet, l’Ensemble Prisme, and the Harmonious Pigs Trio, as well as regional orchestras throughout Eastern Ontario and the Ottawa Valley.

Susan is a dedicated teacher, working with music students of all levels and ages in her private studio in Deep River, Ontario.  She is the director of Summermusic, a daycamp in Deep River for young musicians, and conducts the Deep River Youth Orchestra and the high school band at Mackenzie Community School.  Susan enjoys working as a clinician with community orchestras, and coaching school bands and recorder ensembles.  A woodwind coach for the Ottawa Youth Orchestra Academy, she was for several years an instructor at the OYOA’s summer camp.  From 1992 to 2002, Susan was a member of the chamber music faculty at the Kincardine Summer Music Festival.  She was on the faculty at CAMMAC’s Lake MacDonald summer camp for three years, and has coached several recorder and chamber music sessions for CAMMAC Ottawa-Gatineau.

Susan obtained her Bachelor of Music degree in Oboe Performance from the University of Ottawa with Rowland Floyd, followed by post-graduate studies in the Orchestral Training Program at the RCM in Toronto.  Her oboe studies also included instruction from Richard Killmer, Charles Hamann, John Mack, Harry Sargous and James Mason.   When she is not busy with musical activities, Susan enjoys outdoor pursuits such as canoe-camping, gardening, and snowshoeing.

Saturday, November 5, 2016 – Choral Singing Workshop

With Wanda Procyshyn.Wanda Procyshyn

New to choral singing? Only sing in a choir occasionally? Need to refresh what you may have learned a while ago? Take every opportunity to improve? This workshop will give you tips on warming up your voice, supporting a good sound, stretching your range and vocal ability and projecting the music. Singers at all levels of experience and all voice types are welcome. Bonus: Discuss and learn strategies for successfully singing Messiah.

Let Wanda teach you how to be a good chorister, and then at our workshop on May 6, 2017 she can also teach you how to sing as a soloist with accompanying instruments.

Date: Saturday, November 5, 2016.

Time: 2:00 – 4:30.

Location: Kitchissippi United Church, 630 Island Park Drive (just south of the Queensway; directions are here).

Cost:  members $10; students $5 (free if student is a member); others $20.

Registration: Pre-registration is recommended but not necessary.

Info: Colleen at colleen.b.clark@sympatico.ca.

Biography:
Wanda Procyshyn is a singing teacher with a special connection to the world of choral singing. Her choral experience includes La Chapelle de Québec, the Studio de musique ancienne de Montréal, Seventeen Voyces, the Elora Festival Singers, and the Winnipeg Singers. She has a keen interest in the vocal health of choristers, who may be neglecting key elements of good vocal technique. She has given several workshops to choirs in the Ottawa area including the Ottawa Choral Society, the Canadian Centennial Choir, Musica Viva Singers and Bytowne Voices.

Saturdays November 12, 19 and 26, 2016 – Come Sing Messiah: Rehearsals

Led by Alan Thomas.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.

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 2. Usually, we look at about half-a-dozen choruses every week, rehearsing some of the more difficult ones more than once.

Date: Saturdays November 12, 19 and 26.

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.

Messiah-rehearsal-video

Click the image for a video of the 2011 rehearsal of the Hallelujah chorus (4 minutes – best viewed using Internet Explorer).

In contrast to some other years, there is no longer a requirement for participants to register on-line for CSM rehearsals. Rehearsal tickets will be sold at the door, with people indicating the date or dates they wish to attend (1, 2, or 3 rehearsals) and purchasing the required tickets at the price in question.

Non-members, i.e., people who are not on CAMMAC’s current list of members, will have the choice of:

  • updating their membership, which would allow them to save by paying the member price, or
  • joining CAMMAC: in this case too they will pay the member price, or
  • not joining CAMMAC but optionally provide us with their email address to allow us to send them CAMMAC notifications by email.

A video of the 2011 rehearsal of the Hallelujah chorus is here (4 minutes – best viewed using Internet Explorer).

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.

Messiah t-shirts and DVDs of the 2012 Messiah performance will be available for purchase!

Saturday November 19, 2016 – Concerto Sampler

Now full for soloists.

New! A chance for Cammac members to be the soloists in a concerto, accompanied by orchestra. Over the course of the afternoon, we will play extracts from four different concerti, each with different soloists. We’ll devote 45 minutes to each concerto. The plan is to spend some time working on the music, then run through the entire movement at the end.

With Pace Sturdevant.Pace Sturdevant

Date: Saturday November 19, 2016.
Dress rehearsal for soloists only: Saturday November 12.

Time: 1:00 – 4:30.

Location: Memorial Hall in Parkdale United Church, 429 Parkdale avenue at Gladstone (directions are here).

Cost:
Orchestra players: CAMMAC members: $10, free for students. Non-members: $20, $10 for full-time students.
Concerto soloists: $30, students $20 (all soloists must be CAMMAC  members).

To play in the orchestra, please contact Patrick Kline at Patrick.Kline@ocsb.ca (strings) or Ellen Bobet at Ellenbobet@sympatico.ca (all other instruments).

To be a soloist: Now full for soloists.

To allow as many people as possible to participate, we’ll give priority to groups playing pieces that require more than one soloist (e.g., Beethoven Triple Concerto for violin, cello, and piano, Op. 56; Telemann concerto for two flutes, TWV 52:e2). Registration for these multi-soloist groups will open on September 6, 2016, on a first-come-first-served basis. Registration for concerti with just one soloist will open on September 20, if there are spaces left. Please see “Registration” below for the online registration forms.
Soloists should prepare about eight minutes worth of music (probably one movement, or two short movements).

To be a soloist,

  • You must be a current Cammac member.
  • You/your group must be able to attend a free one-hour dress rehearsal with Scott Richardson, pianist, on Saturday November 12. The exact time will be arranged with Scott closer to the date. (Cammac will pay Scott directly.)
  • You must organize the music, which means:
    • Providing a score for the conductor and copies of the individual parts (or a link to a free, legible source) to Christiane Wilke by October 22. Christiane will make sure there are enough copies for everyone in the orchestra.
    • Providing a piano reduction for Scott to use during the dress rehearsal.

Soloists are welcome to play in the orchestra for the remaining groups, at no extra charge.

Registration:

Click here for the registration form for groups that have at least two soloists.

Click here for the registration form for an individual soloist.

Info: Ellen Bobet at Ellenbobet@sympatico.ca (primary contact) or Patrick Kline at Patrick.Kline@ocsb.ca.

Tips for finding music

 Use one of the thousands of free, legal scores available on sites such as the International Music Score Library Project. Or take advantage of the extensive sheet music collections at the University of Ottawa and at Carleton University. In each catalogue you can limit the results of your search to musical scores only.
The University of Ottawa library catalogue is here.
The Carleton University library catalogue is here.
Alumni have full borrowing privileges. If you are a cardholder at the Ottawa Public Library, you can get a free “SmartLibrary” card at any OPL branch that will allow you to borrow material from either University library.

Looking for a multi-soloist concerto? Vivaldi and Telemann wrote dozens of them. Or try searching IMSLP for “triple concerto” or for “concerto for two” or for “concerto AND [first instrument in your group] AND [2nd instrument].”

Biography:

Douglas Payson (“Pace”) Sturdevant was Principal Trumpet at the NAC Orchestra for 23 years. He was also for many years the brass and wind coach of the Ottawa Youth Orchestra. A noted pedagogue, he has taught at McGill University, the University of Ottawa, the Conservatoire de musique du Québec, the State University of New York at Potsdam, and as a guest at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. He has appeared as guest conductor with l’Orchestre de la francophonie, the Ottawa Chamber Orchestra, and the University of Ottawa Orchestra.

Mr. Sturdevant has recently retired from his position of Manager of Artist Training and Outreach at the National Arts Centre, where among other things he managed the Rising Stars recital series and the Music for a Sunday Afternoon chamber music series.

Friday December 2, 2016 – Come Sing Messiah: Performance

Louis LavigueurCome 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 conducts, with Kevin James, concertmaster of the chamber orchestra, and organist Alan Thomas.

Date: Friday, December 2

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.

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Click the image for a video of the 2011 performance of the Hallelujah chorus (4 minutes).

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

Cost: $10 per ticket for Singers tickets (Sanctuary seating) and $25 for Audience tickets (Balcony seating).

Singer tickets also available at optional chorus rehearsals.

Starting January 7, 2017 – Annual Concert Rehearsals

Stabat Mater by Antonín DvořákStabat mater

With Marg Stubington.

This year’s Cammac annual concert will be Antonín Dvořák’s moving Stabat Mater for soloists, choir and orchestra.

Born on September 8, 1841, Antonín Leopold Dvořák was a Czech composer — one of the first to achieve international recognition.

Dvorak began working on his Stabat Mater in 1875 soon after the death of his infant daughter. His remaining two young children died a month apart two years later. Childless, Dvořák, completed the Stabat Mater in 1877 and it was first published in 1881. The universal, emotionally charged theme of parental grief makes this beautiful symphonic music appealing to people of any faith or of none.

In 1892 Dvořák moved to the United States and became the director of the National Conservatory of Music of America in New York City. In 1895 he returned to the Czech Republic, where he died on May 1, 1904.  He was survived by his wife and six children, all born after the loss of his first three.

Cost:

Singers:
CAMMAC members:  $45; students $25.
Non-members: $65; students $45.
Plus $20 refundable deposit for music.

Rehearsals:

Location: Kitchissippi United Church, 630 Island Park Dr. (just south of the Queensway; directions are here).

Choir:
Saturdays, 1-4 pm, on January 7, 14, 21 and 28; and February 4 and 11. Rehearsal accompanist is Theresa Clarke.

Orchestra:
Fridays, 7-9:30 pm, on Jan. 13 (all instruments), 20 (strings), and 27 (all); February 3 (all) and 10 (all),

Joint Rehearsal for Choir and Orchestra:
Saturday, Feb. 18, 1-4 pm.

Dress rehearsal and concert:

Location: All Saints’ Westboro/First United Church, 347 Richmond Road, just west of Churchill (directions are here).
Parking is limited to a few spaces at the back of the church on Madison Street. Street parking is also available. Car pooling is suggested.

Attendance is mandatory at the dress rehearsal in order to sing and play in the concert.

Dress rehearsal to be confirmed on either Friday, Feb. 24, 7-9:30 pm or Saturday, Feb. 25, 1-4 pm.

Registration:

Singers:
Registration is recommended (though we can take registrations at the first rehearsals). Contact Margaret at margret.cook@sympatico.caThe registration form is here.
Vocal scores will be available in the fall. Please inquire at registration. Some are available on the IMSLP site or the choral wiki site. For those interested, there are midi files to learn choral parts on Cyberbass.com; other MIDI files can be downloaded from LearnChoralMusic.co.uk. The piece is also on YouTube.

Orchestra:
Orchestra consists of strings, woodwinds (flutes, oboes, clarinets, bassoons), brass (trumpets in D, horns in F and D, alto, tenor and bass trombones), and percussion (timpani).
Instrumentalists need to contact Christiane at christiane.wilke@gmail.com to be considered for registration.
Orchestral parts will be available later this fall.  Please inquire when registering.

Biography:

Margaret StubingtonMarg-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.

Sunday February 26, 2017 – Annual Concert

Stabat materThis year’s Cammac annual concert will be Antonín Dvořák’s moving Stabat Mater for soloists, choir and orchestra, conducted by Marg Stubington.

Date: Sunday February 26, 2017.

Time: 3 pm. 

Location: All Saints’ Westboro/First United Church, 347 Richmond Road, just west of Churchill (directions are here).
Parking is limited to a few spaces at the back of the church on Madison Street. Street parking is also available.

Description:

Born on September 8, 1841, Antonín Leopold Dvořák was a Czech composer — one of the first to achieve international recognition.

Dvorak began working on his Stabat Mater in 1875 soon after the death of his infant daughter. His remaining two young children died a month apart two years later. Childless, Dvořák, completed the Stabat Mater in 1877 and it was first published in 1881. The universal, emotionally charged theme of parental grief makes this beautiful symphonic music appealing to people of any faith or of none.

In 1892 Dvořák moved to the United States and became the director of the National Conservatory of Music of America in New York City. In 1895 he returned to the Czech Republic, where he died on May 1, 1904.  He was survived by his wife and six children, all born after the loss of his first three.

Saturday May 6, 2017 – Chamber music workshop: Voice and instruments

Wanda ProcyshynThis workshop will allow participants to receive an hour of coaching in a relaxed, supportive setting. Soprano Wanda Procyshyn will help us to understand how singers and instrumentalists can work together effectively. You can register as a pre-formed group, or as an individual singer/player looking to be matched with others.

For this workshop, we will give priority to groups of three or more that contain at least one singer. If space permits, we’ll also accept other types of groups. Each group should prepare about 10 minutes of music.

Date: Saturday May 6, 2017.

Location: TBD.

Cost: CAMMAC  members $20;  students $10 (free if the student is a Cammac member); all others $30.

This is a chance to explore the repertoire for accompanied voice. If you’re looking for ideas, please check the IMSLP site (www.imslp.org), which has thousands of free, legal scores. For example, here are the pieces available for voice, violin, cello, and piano.

You can also check the Bach Cantatas website (www.bach-cantatas.com) for the many superb arias that Bach wrote for voice and 2-3 instruments.

Some examples

  • John Corigliano: Three Irish Folk Songs for voice and flute.
  • Vivaldi: aria “Domine Deus” from the Gloria, for soprano, oboe (or flute/violin), and continuo.
  • Handel: nine German Arias [Deutsche Arien], set for soprano, continuo, and—depending on the song—either flute, violin, or oboe.
  • Brahms: Two songs for alto voice, viola and piano.
  • Schubert: The Shepherd on the Rock, for soprano, clarinet and piano.
  • Leonard Bernstein: “Dream with me” for voice, cello and piano.

Registration

Click here for the registration form for pre-formed groups.

Click here for the registration form for individual players or singers.

Info:
Ellen Bobet at Ellenbobet@sympatico.ca
Alternate contact Patrick Kline at Patrick.Kline@ocsb.ca

Biography:

Soprano Wanda Procyshyn is praised for her vocal versatility, her interpretative and dramatic gifts, and her outstanding ensemble work. She has performed at many festivals including the Ottawa Chamber Music Festival, and has presented numerous recitals and concerts, enthusiastically seeking out new repertoire. She flourished artistically as a member of the Studio de musique ancienne de Montréal (SMAM) and was a soloist on several recordings made by this ensemble.

Wanda’s understanding of vocal technique, her sense of humour, and her determined pursuit of the vocal well-being of her students has placed her in high demand as a voice teacher. She has also given workshops on vocal technique to many choirs in the National Capital Region, including the Ottawa Choral Society and the Canadian Centennial Choir.

Previous activities: 2015/16, 2014/15, 2013/14, 2012/13.