A PRELUDE TO SPRING:

BACH+ Weekend

Friday May 20 to Monday May 23, 2022

Come share three days of music among friends as a prelude to spring at the CAMMAC Music Centre!

CAMMAC joins forces with guest conductor Andrew McAnerney and the Studio de musique ancienne de Montréal to celebrate the rebirth of nature with two joyful choral works by Bach.

In addition to vocal and choral music, the program will feature recorder workshops and chamber music, along with yoga classes to help you relax and re-energize throughout the weekend.

We hope you will join us for this very special weekend of making music to comfort the soul surrounded by the spectacular beauty of spring in the Laurentians.

BACH+ WEEKEND PROGRAMMING

Guest Choral Conductor: Andrew McAnerney

Artistic Director: Guylaine Lemaire

Director, Bach Plus Weekend: Francis Colpron

CHORAL WORKS, JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH:

Motet Lobet den Herrn, alle Heiden BWV 230

Cantata Der Herr denket an uns, BWV 196
Instrumentation of the cantata: soloists, SATB choir, strings and continuo

CAMMAC is proud to welcome Guest Choir Conductor Andrew McAnerney and members of the Studio de musique ancienne de Montréal.

Praised for its “rich-textured, vibrant sound” and “hypnotic beauty”, the Studio de musique ancienne de Montréal (SMAM) has established a reputation as Canada’s finest early music vocal ensemble. Directed by Andrew McAnerney since 2015, the mission of SMAM is to perform sacred and secular early music, with a particular focus on choral works composed before 1750. Founded in 1974 by Christopher Jackson, Réjean Poirier et Hélène Dugal, SMAM is composed of 12 to 18 singers chosen for the remarkable clarity and purity of their voices.

CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE STUDIO DE MUSIQUE ANCIENNE DE MONTRÉAL

Andrew McAnerney was raised in the British choral tradition and studied music at the University of Oxford (Magdalen College). He has enjoyed a varied career as a conductor, consort singer, soloist and arranger. Since moving to Canada in 2013, Andrew has worked with a range of professional choirs and orchestras including Arion Baroque Orchestra, National Arts Centre Orchestra, Chamber Players of Canada, Elmer Iseler Singers, Elora Singers, Chœur Louisbourg and La Rose des Vents. Andrew was appointed artistic director of the Studio de musique ancienne de Montréal in 2015.

A former Tallis Scholar, Andrew McAnerney has performed with many of Europe’s finest early music ensembles and is credited on over 50 recordings including the music of Bach, Brumel, Clemens non Papa, Crequillon, Gombert, Handel, Lotti, Morales, Moulu, Mozart, Palestrina, Phinot, Purcell and Rore. Andrew’s latest CD with the Studio L’homme armé is nominated for the 2022 Juno classical album of the year.

Andrew is passionate about musical excellence and accessibility. He regularly prepares his own early music performance scores from original sources, and is fascinated with presenting rediscovered works.

For his third time at CAMMAC as guest choir conductor, Andrew has selected a pair of Bach’s works perfect for a beautiful spring weekend: the Cantata BWV 196 (described as “brief, sunny and festive”), along with the Motet BWV 230, about which has been said that “a joy motif pervades the whole chorus”.

Andrew will be joined by four singers from the SMAM who will act as pillars in the choir and lead the sectionals:

Marie Magistry (soprano)

Charlotte Cumberbirch (alto)

Michiel Schrey (tenor)

John Giffen (baritone-bass)

BACH+ WEEKEND DIRECTORS

Guylaine Lemaire
Artistic Director

Andrew McAnerney
Guest Choral Conductor
Choir – Orchestra

Francis Colpron
Director, BACH+ Weekend
Recorder, Active Listening

FROM THE STUDIO DE MUSIQUE ANCIENNE DE MONTRÉAL:

Charlotte Cumberbirch
(Alto)
Vocal technique & sectionals

John Giffen
(Baritone-bass)
Vocal technique & sectionals

Marie Magistry
(Soprano)
Vocal technique & sectionals

Michiel Schrey
(Tenor)
Vocal technique & sectionals

TEACHERS:

Corinne Bergeron
Chamber Music Coordinator

Myriam Bernard
Chamber Music
Piano Class

Jean-Willy Kunz
Continuo (harpsichord)

Julie Legault
Yoga

Claire Marchand
Chamber Music
Flute Class

Donald Pistolesi
Chamber Music
Cello Class

RATES AND CONDITIONS

A reduced fee is available for individuals accompanying program participants.
No reduced-course option is available for this program.
The program is for adults and students only.

MUSIC PROGRAM – Participants lodging on-site
1st participant Additional participants
Adults (25 years +) $275.00 $260.00
Students (12 to 24 years) $200.00 $180.00
Children (5 to 11 years) N/A N/A
Chaperone N/A N/A
MUSIC PROGRAM – Off-site participants
Adults (25 years +) $300.00
Students (12 to 24 years) $225.00

Reservations for off-site participants must be made by phone or by email. 
By phone: 819-687-3938 / 1-888-622-8755, extension 25 (Monday to Friday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
By email: communications@cammac.ca

LODGING: MAIN PAVILLON – 3 nights
Single Occupancy $215.00
Double Occupancy (Double bed) $310.00
Double Occupancy (Queen Bed) $335.00
Triple Occupancy $375.00
Quad Occupancy $460.00
Extra Bed (Cot) N/A
Private Bathroom $100.00
LODGING: LAKE HOUSE – 3 nights
Single Occupancy $160.00
Double Occupancy $230.00
Triple Occupancy $275.00
LODGING: CAMPING – 3 nights
Tent $97.00
Additional tent $70.00
Camper N/A
MEAL PLAN
Adults (25 years +) $190.00
Students (12 to 24 years) $190.00
Children (5 to 11 years) N/A

Meal Plans:
A light supper and evening snack are included on the day of your arrival.
Breakfast, snacks, lunch and dinner are included on each of the full days of your stay.
Breakfast, a snack and lunch are included on the day of your departure.

Terms and Conditions:
Rates are in Canadian dollars.
Rates do not include the applicable federal (GST 5%) and provincial (QST 9.975%) sales taxes.
Annual membership fees will automatically be charged to your reservation where required.
An amount representing 50% of your total booking amount, before taxes, will be charged to your credit card within five working days, unless you indicate that you wish to pay your invoice in full at the time of reservation. We reserve the right to correct the price of the booking if such corrections are the result of omissions or miscalculations (e.g. omitted membership fee, incorrect meal plan or music program choice). In such cases, a corrected invoice will be sent to you.

Refund Policy:
All cancellations are subject to a handling charge of $50 plus applicable taxes.
Cancellations made after May 1, 2022, are subject to a handling charge of $150 plus tax.
Membership fees are non-refundable.
In the event of changes to the health regulations, the administration fee will be waived.

RESERVE YOUR STAY ONLINE TODAY:

SKIP THE LINEUP! To avoid waiting in line to check in when you arrive, pay your bill in full when you register, or at least 48 hours before your arrival.

Clicking the above link will take you to the Reservit reservation page.

  • To reserve your stay, navigate forward through the calendar to see the May calendar and click on the start date for your chosen program.
  • IMPORTANT: when you begin your reservation, don’t forget to indicate the number of people for whom you are reserving – Reservit will indicate 2 people by default.
  • If you don’t see the room you would like while reserving online, please contact Customer Service by phone.

You may also reserve by phone by contacting Customer Service:

By emaill: communications@cammac.ca
By phone: 819-687-3938 / 1-888-622-8755, ext. 25

Office hours are from Monday to Friday, 9 a.m to 4 p.m.

FOLLOWING YOUR REGISTRATION:

A few weeks before your stay, you will receive a link to complete a personal information form (allergies, food requirements, etc.) and a questionnaire regarding which instruments you will play, the classes you are most interested in, including details for chamber music, if applicable. These must be completed before your stay.

COVID-19 PROTOCOLS AND PROCEDURES:

For a safe and enjoyable stay, we invite you to familiarize yourself with the procedures and protocols surrounding the pandemic situation.

BEFORE YOUR STAY, PLEASE CLICK HERE TO FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH THE RULES AND REGULATIONS

For the spring programmes (April weekend) and the BACH+ Weekend, the following measures will apply:

  • Mandatory vaccination for all staff, teachers and employees.
  • Mandatory proof of vaccination (QR code) is required for all participants 13 years and older.
  • On arrival at the venue, mandatory symptom reporting (check-in).
  • Daily temperature taking and symptom declaration for all employees not staying on site.
  • Wear a mask at all times when moving around. Your mask can be removed when sitting or standing 2m away.
  • Mandatory hand washing on entering and leaving rooms.
  • Limit the sharing of objects and instruments as much as possible, and in the case of sharing, make sure to clean and disinfect between each user.

Please note that the sanitary measures applicable to holiday camps such as ours are still under review by our association with the announcement of the modifications of sanitary measures for the general population (March 7 2022).