CAMMAC’s online holiday programming starts this Saturday night (Dec. 11, 7:30 pm) with the Holiday Cabaret!

During the evening, we welcome Sonia Johnson and Rachel Beausoleil. Sonia will sing 2 songs from her new album “Airs Givrés”, and Rachel Beausoleil will sing a Latin-American Christmas song.

As this is CAMMAC’s traditional cabaret, you are invited to perform a piece as well, if you wish.

If you haven’t registered yet, don’t delay! Registration closes at 4 p.m. this Friday.

Next week, our holiday activities continue with Vincent Lauzer and Rachel Beausoleil bringing you a fresh take on holiday music.

Vincent will offer an instrumental workshop on the best of Baroque Christmas music, and Rachel will take us on a world tour of festive cultural traditions.

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.

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)

 

Rachel Beausoleil presents a lecture on the music of December celebrations around the world… you won’t hear “Vive le vent” at this presentation! From Christmas and Hanukkah music to pagan solstice songs, Rachel will introduce you to a variety of festive traditions from other cultures. An excellent starting point to refresh your holiday playlist.