Rates are as follows unless otherwise indicated:

MEMBERS: $30 per person, per class

NON-MEMBERS: $40 per person, per class

 

Activities are open to all (members and non-members) unless otherwise indicated.
You must be a CAMMAC member to participate in free activities.

Classes are one hour unless otherwise indicated.

To find out more about how to register, payment options, cancellations, how to access your class, CAMMAC membership and for any other question you may have, please refer to our FAQ page:

BRENDALEE WILSON

Thursday April 1, 5 p.m.

YOGA THURSDAYS WITH BRENDALEE

WORKSHOP for all levels (Bilingual)

 

Join BrendaLee for an end of day yoga class! We will focus on spinal and joint mobility, breathing and relaxation. We will also explore postures for strength, and practice postural awareness as it relates to the musician’s life.

This workshop is offered at a special rate of $15. All of the proceeds from this class will go to support CAMMAC. (Thank you BrendaLee!) Donations are welcome.

Open to all!

RACHEL BEAUSOLEIL

Friday April 2, 5 p.m.

VOCAL SKILLS: GLISS BLISS

WORKSHOP for all levels (Bilingual)

 

Learn the different ways your voice can slide: from glissando to legato and in between. Also learn how to sing detached notes without tiring out your throat.

A light vocal warm-up is recommended. 

Vocalists, Rachel is offering several workshops just for you this month:

VOCAL SKILLS: GLISS BLISS – Friday April 2, 5 p.m.

SING FOREVER! A PRACTICAL WORKSHOP – Friday April 9, 5 p.m.

VOICE LAB (POPULAR, CLASSICAL OR JAZZ!) – Friday April 23, 5 p.m.

VOICE SKILLS: RUNS AND TRILLS – Friday April 30, 5 p.m.

You can register for these workshops all on the same registration form:

MÉLODIE RABATEL

Monday April 5, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

VIRTUAL CHOIR: Mondays with Mélodie!

WORKSHOP – Conversations and choral singing evening for all (Bilingual)

 

Singers of all ages and abilities are invited to get together on Mondays for a fun evening of virtual Choir and Conversation.

Singer and choral director Mélodie Rabatel will host these lively choral sessions in which we’ll sing together, discover new repertoire and chat with special guests from around the world. We’ll begin each session with vocal warm-ups and small cannons, and learn fun and easy choral pieces in different styles.

Over the next few months, we’ll also rehearse a piece composed by Mélodie, the Hymn To CAMMAC, in preparation for recording a virtual performance later this year.

Our next guest will be none other than Michel Roberge, Choirmaster of the Tiroler Landestheater in Austria!

We will be presenting a pre-recorded interview with Michel, and he will take us on a little tour of Austria. He will guide us through daily life in Innsbruck, and we will also visit backstage of his theatre, the famous Tiroler Landestheater. Definitely not to be missed!

Originally from Drummondville, Michel Roberge began his musical education at a very young age. After earning a bachelor’s degree in flute and a master’s in orchestral conducting from McGill University, a bursary from the Ministère des Affaires culturelles du Québec allowed him to study at the Vienna Conservatory in Austria. Former music director of Opéra-Comique du Québec, he has also served as chorus master with several ensembles. For several years now, he has pursued his career in Germany, where he conducts choirs and orchestras and has directed numerous productions of operas, operettas, musicals, and ballets. Since 2012, he has been chorus master for the Tiroler Landestheater in Innsbruck, Austria. Michel returns regularly to CAMMAC to share his love of music.

Monday evenings from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Open to all!

Cost: $10 per person, per session

You can register for the entire month in advance or for a single session at a time, but we hope that everyone will participate each week, as you would for any choir. If you miss a session, it will be recorded so that you can watch it later.

LAURENT PATENAUDE

LES VIOLONS DU ROY

LES VIOLONS DU ROY – WONDERS OF THE ITALIAN BAROQUE

The cradle of Baroque music, Italy experienced a great flurry of musical activity during this era. The elegance and sumptuous harmonies of the Italian Baroque repertoire are gathered here in an opulent concert featuring an offering of several delights from this thriving period.

Tuesday April 6, 7:30 p.m.

LECTURE – Pre-concert conversation

with Laurent Patenaude, Joint Executive Director and Artistic Administrator of Les Violons du Roy and La Chapelle de Québec 

Laurent Patenaude will present the works on the program of the upcoming Les Violons du Roy concert under the direction of Elisa Citterio, violinist and Artistic Director of Tafelmusik in Toronto.

LECTURE: $10 per person

CONCERT: Wonders of the Italian Baroque

with Les Violons du Roy, under the direction of Elisa Citterio, violonist and Artistic Director of Toronto’s Tafelmusik.

AVAILABLE ONLINE ON-DEMAND: FROM May 2 (2 :30 p.m.) to Sunday May 16 (11 p.m.)

The programme features Vivaldi’s Violin Concerto in C minor, “Amato bene,” showcasing Italian violinist Elisa Citterio, who for several years held the position of first violin at the Accademia del Teatro alla Scala di Milano before accepting the post of music director of Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra in Toronto.

ALBINONI, Sinfonia a cinquein C major, Op. 2, No. 3
G. VALENTINI, Concerto Grosso in A minor, Op. 7, No. 11
E.F. DALL’ABACO, Concerto Grosso in D major, Op. 6, No. 12
A. VIVALDI, Violin Concerto in C minor, RV 761, “Amato bene”
A. SCARLATTI, Concerto Grosso No. 1 in F major
P.A. LOCATELLI, Sinfonia funebre in F minor, D. 2.2
A. CORELLI, Concerto Grosso in F major, Op. 6, No. 12

 

This concert will be available online, on-demand from Sunday May 2 (2 :30 p.m.) to Sunday May 16 (11 p.m.)

TICKETS FOR THE ONLINE CONCERT: $20

CAMMAC members will receive a 15% discount on the purchase of tickets for the online concert. To receive your discount code, please contact communications@cammac.ca – your membership must be up to date for 2021 to receive the code.

For any additional questions regarding tickets, please communicate with the MBAM’s Salle Bourgie Ticket Office: 514-285-2000/1 800 899 6873, ext 4.

This concert will also be presented in front of an audience at the Palais Montcalm in Quebec City on March 25 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Tickets will be available to the general public beginning Thursday March 18.

PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION.

BRENDALEE WILSON

Thursday April 8, 5 p.m.

YOGA THURSDAYS WITH BRENDALEE

WORKSHOP for all levels (Bilingual)

 

Join BrendaLee for an end of day yoga class! We will focus on spinal and joint mobility, breathing and relaxation. We will also explore postures for strength, and practice postural awareness as it relates to the musician’s life.

This workshop is offered at a special rate of $15. All of the proceeds from this class will go to support CAMMAC. (Thank you BrendaLee!) Donations are welcome.

Open to all!

RACHEL BEAUSOLEIL

Friday April 9, 5 p.m.

SING FOREVER! A PRACTICAL WORKSHOP 

WORKSHOP for all levels (Bilingual)

 

Back by popular demand!

Practice vocal exercises designed for longevity of the voice. Rachel will offer a menu of ideas to nourish your personal vocal conditioning sessions. She will also be available to answer your questions. Get ready to sing!

Vocalists, Rachel is offering several workshops just for you this month:

VOCAL SKILLS: GLISS BLISS – Friday April 2, 5 p.m.

SING FOREVER! A PRACTICAL WORKSHOP – Friday April 9, 5 p.m.

VOICE LAB (POPULAR, CLASSICAL OR JAZZ!) – Friday April 23, 5 p.m.

VOICE SKILLS: RUNS AND TRILLS – Friday April 30, 5 p.m.

You can register for these workshops all on the same registration form:

MÉLODIE RABATEL

Monday April 12, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

VIRTUAL CHOIR: Mondays with Mélodie!

WORKSHOP – Conversations and choral singing evening for all (Bilingual)

 

Singers of all ages and abilities are invited to get together on Mondays for a fun evening of virtual Choir and Conversation.

Singer and choral director Mélodie Rabatel will host these lively choral sessions in which we’ll sing together, discover new repertoire and chat with special guests from around the world. We’ll begin each session with vocal warm-ups and small cannons, and learn fun and easy choral pieces in different styles.

Over the next few months, we’ll also rehearse a piece composed by Mélodie, the Hymn To CAMMAC, in preparation for recording a virtual performance later this year.

Monday evenings from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Open to all!

Cost: $10 per person, per session

You can register for the entire month in advance or for a single session at a time, but we hope that everyone will participate each week, as you would for any choir. If you miss a session, it will be recorded so that you can watch it later.

VINCENT LAUZER

Tuesday April 13, 7:30 p.m.

PLAY A DUET WITH VINCENT LAUZER

WORKSHOP open to intermediate and advanced instrumentalists who have good reading skills (Bilingual)

 

An hour of music during which you will play a duet with the recorder player Vincent Lauzer. Whether you are a recorder player, flutist, oboist or violinist: this workshop is for you!

On the programme: Rossignol ton ramage tendre (Anonymous) and La linotte effarouchée by François Couperin.

What could be better than the songs of the nightingale and the linnet to celebrate the return of spring! In addition to having the chance to explore magnificent French Baroque music, this workshop is an opportunity to learn more about the style and articulation required to interpret the music of the French Baroque period. Part of the workshop will also be dedicated to the ornaments found in the works studied. The air Rossignol ton ramage tendre can be played on the soprano or alto recorder and La linotte effarouchée on the alto recorder.

 

Metronomic indications:

Anonymous – Air Rossignol ton ramage tendre:
Quarter note (binary section) = 60 / Dotted note (ternary section) = 60

Couperin – La linotte effarouchée:
Dotted note = 88

BRENDALEE WILSON

Thursday April 15, 5 p.m.

YOGA THURSDAYS WITH BRENDALEE

WORKSHOP for all levels (Bilingual)

 

Join BrendaLee for an end of day yoga class! We will focus on spinal and joint mobility, breathing and relaxation. We will also explore postures for strength, and practice postural awareness as it relates to the musician’s life.

This workshop is offered at a special rate of $15. All of the proceeds from this class will go to support CAMMAC. (Thank you BrendaLee!) Donations are welcome.

Open to all!

RACHEL BEAUSOLEIL

Friday April 16, 5 p.m.

ACTIVE LISTENING: TRAVEL THROUGH MUSIC! PAN-LATINO GENRES: SALSA, CUMBIA, AND MORE

LECTURE for all (Bilingual)

 

Learn the history of Salsa as Latin America’s most widespread musical dance form. We will also discuss other genres that are popular throughout Latin America.

You will hear about the social context and be guided by listening and video clips.

MÉLODIE RABATEL

Monday April 19, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

VIRTUAL CHOIR: Mondays with Mélodie!

WORKSHOP – Conversations and choral singing evening for all (Bilingual)

 

Singers of all ages and abilities are invited to get together on Mondays for a fun evening of virtual Choir and Conversation.

Singer and choral director Mélodie Rabatel will host these lively choral sessions in which we’ll sing together, discover new repertoire and chat with special guests from around the world. We’ll begin each session with vocal warm-ups and small cannons, and learn fun and easy choral pieces in different styles.

Over the next few months, we’ll also rehearse a piece composed by Mélodie, the Hymn To CAMMAC, in preparation for recording a virtual performance later this year.

Monday evenings from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Open to all!

Cost: $10 per person, per session

You can register for the entire month in advance or for a single session at a time, but we hope that everyone will participate each week, as you would for any choir. If you miss a session, it will be recorded so that you can watch it later.

BRENDALEE WILSON

Thursday April 22, 5 p.m.

YOGA THURSDAYS WITH BRENDALEE

WORKSHOP for all levels (Bilingual)

 

Join BrendaLee for an end of day yoga class! We will focus on spinal and joint mobility, breathing and relaxation. We will also explore postures for strength, and practice postural awareness as it relates to the musician’s life.

This workshop is offered at a special rate of $15. All of the proceeds from this class will go to support CAMMAC. (Thank you BrendaLee!) Donations are welcome.

Open to all!

RACHEL BEAUSOLEIL

Friday April 23, 5 p.m.

VOICE LAB (POPULAR, CLASSICAL OR JAZZ!) 

MASTERCLASS for all levels (Bilingual)

 

Keep your momentum going from the last Voice Lab! Bring the same song and take it to the next level, or try something new.

The formula is simple: bring a song, in the style of your choice, and Rachel will help you make it better. With her 20 years of experience in voice teaching and performance, Rachel will give you tips on vocal technique, musical interpretation and expression. And she also has a few tricks for those who venture into improvisation. Come and experiment in a warm and encouraging atmosphere.

Must be self-accompanied or a cappella. Option to use a YouTube backing track or iRealPro. 

PREPARATION: Prepare a song, but it doesn’t have to be perfected! Vocal warm-up is recommended.

Vocalists, Rachel is offering several workshops just for you this month:

VOCAL SKILLS: GLISS BLISS – Friday April 2, 5 p.m.

SING FOREVER! A PRACTICAL WORKSHOP – Friday April 9, 5 p.m.

VOICE LAB (POPULAR, CLASSICAL OR JAZZ!) – Friday April 23, 5 p.m.

VOICE SKILLS: RUNS AND TRILLS – Friday April 30, 5 p.m.

You can register for these workshops all on the same registration form:

MÉLODIE RABATEL

Monday April 26, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

VIRTUAL CHOIR: Mondays with Mélodie!

WORKSHOP – Conversations and choral singing evening for all (Bilingual)

 

Singers of all ages and abilities are invited to get together on Mondays for a fun evening of virtual Choir and Conversation.

Singer and choral director Mélodie Rabatel will host these lively choral sessions in which we’ll sing together, discover new repertoire and chat with special guests from around the world. We’ll begin each session with vocal warm-ups and small cannons, and learn fun and easy choral pieces in different styles.

Over the next few months, we’ll also rehearse a piece composed by Mélodie, the Hymn To CAMMAC, in preparation for recording a virtual performance later this year.

Monday evenings from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Open to all!

Cost: $10 per person, per session

You can register for the entire month in advance or for a single session at a time, but we hope that everyone will participate each week, as you would for any choir. If you miss a session, it will be recorded so that you can watch it later.

DAVID THIES-THOMPSON

Tuesday April 27, 7:30 p.m.

BE A CHAMBER CHAMPION!

WORKSHOP for chamber music players of all levels. All instrumentalists are welcome.

This workshop is offered in English only.

 

Would you like to up your chamber music game? David Thies-Thompson, violinist and violist from the National Arts Centre Orchestra, will give you all the tips you need to improve your experience playing with a chamber music group!

David will discuss how chamber players can improve their performance as a group. Topics will include effective rehearsal techniques; determining each player’s changing roles – who has the melody, the rhythmic motor or the harmonic support at any given moment; how to maintain good relations in the group and bring out the best in each other in the music-making process; how to bring energy to non-melodic parts and soft-dynamic sections; listening and responding. The workshop will include a question period, so come prepared with your questions!

This event made possible in part by the National Arts Centre Orchestra and in partnership with CAMMAC (Ottawa-Gatineau Region).

BRENDALEE WILSON

Thursday April 29, 5 p.m.

YOGA THURSDAYS WITH BRENDALEE

WORKSHOP for all levels (Bilingual)

 

Join BrendaLee for an end of day yoga class! We will focus on spinal and joint mobility, breathing and relaxation. We will also explore postures for strength, and practice postural awareness as it relates to the musician’s life.

This workshop is offered at a special rate of $15. All of the proceeds from this class will go to support CAMMAC. (Thank you BrendaLee!) Donations are welcome.

Open to all!

RACHEL BEAUSOLEIL

Friday April 30, 5 p.m.

VOICE SKILLS: RUNS AND TRILLS 

WORKSHOP for all levels (Bilingual)

 

Learn exercises to improve your flexibility. Condition your voice to move more easily from note to note in runs and trills. You will get practical tips and have your questions answered.

Get ready to sing some melismas… And if you don’t know what that is, you will after the workshop!

A light vocal warm-up is recommended.

Vocalists, Rachel is offering several workshops just for you this month:

VOCAL SKILLS: GLISS BLISS – Friday April 2, 5 p.m.

SING FOREVER! A PRACTICAL WORKSHOP – Friday April 9, 5 p.m.

VOICE LAB (POPULAR, CLASSICAL OR JAZZ!) – Friday April 23, 5 p.m.

VOICE SKILLS: RUNS AND TRILLS – Friday April 30, 5 p.m.

You can register for these workshops all on the same registration form:

GUYLAINE LEMAIRE

Saturday May 1, 7:30 p.m.

SPRING INTO SUMMER!
A Virtual Cabaret Evening

Open to all CAMMAC members (Bilingual)

 

With the official arrival of spring, the sun is warmer and the days are longer. Every new season has something beautiful to offer, but when winter changes to spring, it just might be the best change of all! This year in particular, spring brings a special meaning, filled with optimism for the future. So let’s kick off this new season together and look forward to the joys of summer.

Join us for an evening of music and fun for all ages!

Present a live act (singing, music, musical theatre, or other), or if you are a bit shy about performing live, you could prepare something in advance and share it with us either by sharing your screen during the evening, or by sending us your pre-recorded file a few days earlier. You could film yourself indoors or outdoors, or even create something special and fun using the technology you have at home.

The success of our cabarets depends on the variety of your performances, so feel free to give free rein to your creativity, without limits. This virtual approach offers brand new possibilities that may offer some nice surprises… We can’t wait to see what you have in store for us!

If you would like to send us a video or other recording to play during the Cabaret, please send it to operations@cammac.ca by Wednesday April 28.