BACH+ Weekend

CANTATAS AND FUGUES

Friday May 17 to Monday May 20, 2024

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

Back by popular demand, Andrew McAnerney, Artistic Director of the Studio de musique ancienne de Montréal, and Francis Colpron, Musical Director of the Baroque ensemble Les Boréades de Montréal, are teaming up to bring you a dynamic weekend filled with the sublime music of Bach.

Chamber musicians will have the opportunity to work with David Ellis (cello) and Nathalie Camus (violin) from the Quatuor Saguenay, along with Myriam Bernard, who earned a Doctorate in Piano Performance from Université de Montréal and Claire Marchand, one of Québec’s most sought-after flutists.

We will also be joined by four singers from the SMAM who will perform and teach vocal technique: Marie Magistry (soprano), Leah Weitzner (alto), Nils Brown (tenor), and Victor Chisholm (bass). This will be a rare opportunity for singers to receive personalized coaching from members of Canada’s finest early music vocal ensemble.

The repertoire for choir and orchestra will highlight cantatas and fugues from some of Bach’s most beautiful, exciting and well-loved compositions.

In addition to choral and chamber music, the program includes various instrumental classes, and active listening, along with yoga sessions to help you relax and re-energize throughout the weekend.

We hope you will join us for this very special weekend of inspirational music, surrounded by the spectacular beauty of spring in the Laurentians. 

BACH+ WEEKEND PROGRAM & ACTIVITIES

  • Chamber music
  • Choir
  • Orchestra
  • Recorder class
  • Active Listening
  • Yoga
  • Concerts: Teachers’ Concert, Chamber Music and Recorder Concerts for Participants, Choir and Orchestra Performance

Please note that the repertoire for chamber music, choir and orchestra is best suited to intermediate and advanced musicians.

🎵 Important information regarding eligibility and obligatory pre-registration for the Chamber Music program: 

Ability level: Intermediate and advanced.

  • You may form your group in advance, or you will be placed in a group with others at a similar level.
  • Only strings of intermediate, intermediate plus, and advanced levels will be considered for the chamber music program.
  • For winds and piano, only those of intermediate plus and advanced level will be considered.
  • Recorder, guitar, trombone, saxophone, trumpet, and singers are generally not admitted to the chamber music program except if they are part of a pre-formed group.

👉 Pre-registration is required to participate in the chamber music program.

After you have made your reservation for the weekend, you will receive a link to download the pre-registration form.

👉  You must return your completed form to us by April 28, 2024

Pre-registrations are necessary to allow us enough time to be able to create groups that meet the needs of each participant, therefore it will not be possible to register for the chamber music program on-site when you arrive at CAMMAC. Once the coordinator has formed the groups, you will be contacted with the repertoire so that you may prepare in advance.

To consult last year’s schedule: CLICK HERE

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 and Hélène Dugal, SMAM is composed of 12 to 18 singers chosen for the remarkable clarity and purity of their voices.

Their recent recording, L’homme armé, was nominated for a Juno award for Classical album of the year (large ensemble) in 2022.

Andrew McAnerney, Director of 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.

A former Tallis Scholar, Andrew 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. Since moving to Canada in 2013, he 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.

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

BACH+ WEEKEND REPERTOIRE

Cantata Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben, BWV 147

Johann Sebastian Bach composed the church cantata Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben (Heart and mouth and deed and life), BWV 147 in 1723 during his first year as Thomaskantor, the director of church music in Leipzig. > To continue reading, CLICK HERE

Fugal movements from Magnificat

Johann Sebastian Bach’s Magnificat, BWV 243, is a musical setting of the biblical canticle Magnificat. It is scored for five vocal parts (two sopranos, alto, tenor and bass), and a Baroque orchestra including trumpets and timpani. It is the first major liturgical composition of a Latin text by Bach. – To continue reading, CLICK HERE

Fugal movements from Mass in B minor

The Mass in B minor BWV 232, is an extended setting of the Mass ordinary by Johann Sebastian Bach. The composition was completed in 1749, the year before the composer’s death, and was to a large extent based on earlier work, such as a Sanctus Bach had composed in 1724. – To continue reading, CLICK HERE

BACH+ WEEKEND DIRECTORS & FACULTY

Whether you have been playing for years or are just beginning, our outstanding teachers are here to help you progress on your musical quest—no matter your age!

To find out more about our teachers, click their photos to read their bios.

GUYLAINE
LEMAIRE

Artistic Director

FRANCIS
COLPRON

Director, BACH+ Weekend
Recorder

ANDREW
MCANERNEY

Guest Choral and
Orchestra Conductor
Active Listening

CORINNE
BERGERON
Chamber Music Coordinator

MYRIAM
BERNARD
(piano)
Chamber Music

NILS
BROWN
(Tenor)
Vocal technique,
Diction & Sectionals

NATHALIE
CAMUS
(violin)
Chamber music

VICTOR
CHISHOLM

(Bass)
Vocal technique,
Diction & Sectionals

DAVID
ELLIS

(cello)
Chamber music

JULIE
LEGAULT
Yoga

MARIE
MAGISTRY
(Soprano)
Vocal technique,
Diction & Sectionals

CLAIRE
MARCHAND
(flute)
Chamber Music

LEAH
WEITZNER
(Alto)
Vocal technique,
Diction & Sectionals

DOROTHEA
VENTURA
(harpsichord)
Accompaniment: choir

REGISTER NOW FOR THE BACH+ WEEKEND

See below for Rates, Terms & Conditions and additional information for your stay, including the latest Covid-19 protocols.

 

RESERVE ONLINE:

If you don’t see the room you want when you book online, please contact customer service.

You may also make a reservation by phone, from Monday to Friday (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.):
819-687-3938 / 1-888-622-8755, ext. 25
Email: communications@cammac.ca

BACH+ WEEKEND RATES AND CONDITIONS

MUSIC PROGRAM
PARTICIPANTS
LODGING ON-SITE
OFFSITE
PARTICIPANTS
Adults (26 years and up) $255.00 $275.00
Students (13 to 25 years) $170.00 $185.00
Chaperone $70.00 N/A
LODGING: MAIN PAVILION (3 nights)
Single $225.00
Double $360.00
Queen $390.00
Triple $440.00
Quad $545.00
Extra Cot $37.50
Private Bathroom $110.00
LODGING: LAKE HOUSE (3 nights)
Single $135.00
Double $225.00
Triple $270.00
Private bathroom $110.00
LODGING: CAMPING (3 nights)
Tent $97.50
R/V $140.00
Additional tent $45.00
MEAL PLAN
Adults & Students (13 years and up) $175.00
Children N/A

GET THE BEST PRICE!

Please indicate your eligibility when you register either by phone or online (in the comments section of the online booking system).


DISCOUNT FOR FIRST-TIME PARTICIPANTS:
If this is your first experience as a CAMMAC participant, you will receive a $75 discount. Applicable only on reservations with accommodation and meal plan.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

  • Rates are in Canadian dollars.
  • GST (5%) and QST (9.975%) are not included in the rates shown.
  • If your membership is not up to date for 2024, the CAMMAC membership fee will be added to your invoice.
  • 50% of your total invoice, before taxes, will be charged to your credit card within 5 business days of your reservation.
  • We reserve the right to adjust the invoice in the event of errors or omissions (for example, forgetting membership fees, incorrect choice of meal plan or musical program). In this case, an adjusted invoice will be sent to you.

CANCELLATION POLICY:

  • Before May 1: All cancellations (partial or full) will incur a $50 administrative fee.
  • After May 1: Any cancellation will incur an administrative fee of 50% of the total amount of the reservation after taxes. Partial cancellations will incur an administrative fee of 50% of the difference after taxes.
  • Membership fees are not refundable.
  • In the event that changes are made as a result of amended health regulations, the administrative fee will be waived.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR YOUR STAY:

Arrival: Friday May 17, 2024 at 4 p.m.
• Rooms will be available beginning at 4 p.m.
• Supper: 6 p.m.
• The program officially begins at 8 p.m.

Departure: Monday May 20, 2024 at 2 p.m.
• Rooms must be vacated by 9 a.m.

Meal Plans:
• Supper and an evening snack are included on Friday evening.
• Breakfast, 3 snacks, lunch, and supper are included on Saturday and Sunday.
• Breakfast, a morning snack, and lunch are included on Monday.

IMPORTANT: Please indicate dietary requirements and food allergies when you register.

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.

IMPORTANT: Please do not come to CAMMAC if you have symptoms of COVID-19.