Photo: Harold Brassard

CAMMAC Ottawa-Gatineau’s annual “Come Sing Messiah” event took place last Friday, December 2, at the Carleton Dominion-Chalmers Centre in Ottawa.

Congratulations to the organizing committee from CAMMAC Ottawa-Gatineau, led by David Stitt, for having done a wonderful job of organizing the event for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic.

Photos: Harold Brassard

Thank you to everyone who attended, including conductor Louis Lavigueur, timpanist Graham Carpenter, tenor Iain Macpherson and organist Nick Veltmeyer, among many others.

We look forward to next year!

CAMMAC Ottawa-Gatineau has been staging “Come Sing Messiah” in early December since 1987.

This event marks the start of the Christmas season for many, and you can find out more by watching two documentaries that have been produced about this annual tradition.

Come Sing Messiah 2020

Produced by Kevin Reeves featuring organist Matthew Larkin.

Unable to come together in 2020 for this annual holiday extravaganza due to the pandemic, CAMMAC Ottawa-Gatineau refused to be daunted and instead, they have brought the Messiah online. Organist and choir conductor Matthew Larkin and producer Kevin Reeves have put together a documentary that includes excerpts from Richard Burman’s video of CAMMAC’s 25th Messiah (permission of Richard Burman’s estate), and photos by Richard Guy Briggs and Graham Carpenter. The show concludes with a wonderful jazzy version of the Messiah on the piano by Matthew Larkin. Introduction with Guylaine Lemaire, Artistic Director of CAMMAC.

CAMMAC Messiah 25

Produced by Richard Burman on the 25th anniversary production of “Come Sing Messiah”.