Spice up your spring
Treat yourself to a three-day adults-only getaway at the CAMMAC Music Centre and enjoy a long weekend of musical freedom and experimentation during which Latin music takes centre stage.
The weekend’s program will feature classes and workshops exploring the wide variety of infectious beats and danceable styles that characterize the music of Latinidad.
With roots in Southern Europe, Africa, and the indigenous cultures of the Americas, Latin music is a diverse synthesis of musical traditions from the 33 Spanish and Portuguese-speaking countries of Central and South America and the Caribbean.
From vibrant salsa to romantic bachata, hip reggaeton, Brazilian samba, chilled-out bossa nova, passionate tango, and more, the seductive music of Latin cultures infuses popular, jazz, blues, and classical influences into a blend of vibrant rhythms that will have you singing, playing and dancing all weekend long.
And, as always, whether you are a beginner or an advanced musician, CAMMAC’s warm and friendly ambiance will make you feel right at home as you discover an exciting new repertoire with friends new and old.
CLASSES & ACTIVITIES
A full music program for adults features a diverse choice of classes and workshops for all levels of amateur musicians.
If you don’t know how to read music, don’t worry!
Classes for beginners are offered so that everyone can participate in the program.
- Vocal technique
- Blues ensemble
- Concert band
- Guitar workshop
- Latin dance
- Participants’ concert
- Saturday evening activities: Cabaret Evening for participants and teachers, campfire singalong
REPERTOIRE FOR CHOIR
All scores will be provided at CAMMAC.
YA BASTA! by Val Regan
with text from a poem by the Spanish poet Antonio Machado
Ya Basta! is a Spanish saying that roughly translates to “Enough is enough!”. The song has an exuberant and carefree energy, expressing the freedom to walk wherever you choose and to make your own path.
“Walker there is no path, the path is made by walking. Enough is enough!”
Composer Val Regan saw this quotation from the Spanish poet Antonio Machado on a shoebox made by the ethical labour company No Sweat and was inspired to turn the poem into a song. She added the words “Ya basta!”, which was the slogan of the 1994 Mexican Zapatista movement, which inspired anti-globalization protests around the world.
LIBERTANGO by Astor Piazzolla
Arr. for SATB voices and piano by Oscar Escalada
Libertango is one of Piazzolla’s greatest hits, composed in 1974, shortly after a period of upheaval in his life that included a heart attack and a move to Milan.
Piazzolla composed the piece in response to pressure from his European agent to compose “airplay-friendly” pieces. Europeans gladly accepted the tango and it ultimately symbolized his break from classical tango.
Libertango is considered to be one of Piazzolla’s pure concert tangos for its compact and dynamic composition. While originally an instrumental piece, the Argentine poet Horacio Ferrer added lyrics in 1990 with freedom as the theme.
THE GIFT TO SING by Matthew Emery
Text by James Weldon Johnson
The Gift to Sing is a setting of the poem of the same name by revered African American poet and civil rights leader James Weldon Johnson. Canadian composer Matthew Emery’s (b. 1991) unique ability to tell a story through song is perfectly coupled with Johnson’s hopeful and inspiring words on the power of singing to overcome grief, strife, and adversity. The work utilizes a somewhat varied strophic form, though phrases are slightly varied and developed. Different textures are created so that each section presents the main theme, and various voices add counterpoint which cause the piece to blossom.
REPERTOIRE FOR CONCERT BAND
DIRECTORS AND 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.
See below for Rates, Terms & Conditions and additional information for your stay, including the latest Covid-19 protocols.
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
RATES FOR LATINIDAD 2023:
|Adults (26 years and up)||$155.00||$175.00|
|Students (13 to 25 years)||$90.00||$100.00|
|LODGING: MAIN PAVILION – includes 3 days and 2 nights|
|Adults & Students (13 years and up)||$125.00|
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 2023, 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.
- Before March 1, 2023: All cancellations (partial or full) will incur a $50 administrative fee.
- After March 1, 2023: 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 April 14, 2023 at 4 p.m.
• Rooms will be available beginning at 4 p.m.
• Light supper: 6 p.m.
• The program officially begins at 8 p.m.
Departure: Sunday April 16, 2023 at 2 p.m.
• Rooms must be vacated by 9 a.m.
• Supper and an evening snack are included on Friday evening.
• Breakfast, 3 snacks, lunch, and supper are included on Saturday.
• Breakfast, a morning snack, and lunch are included on Sunday.
IMPORTANT: Please indicate dietary requirements and food allergies when you register.