“BRAVO! Fabulous production and many thanks for keeping our tradition alive! Loved the interviews, the soloists, the shots of the choir and especially Matthew’s jazzy take on Herr Handel.” – Angela and Patrick Kelly
Each December since 1987, CAMMAC Ottawa-Gatineau has staged “Come Sing Messiah”, a production which gathers hundreds of choir singers together in Ottawa’s Dominion-Chalmers to sing Handel’s great choral work, conducted by Louis Lavigueur.
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.