YOU ARE INVITED TO A SPECTACULAR CAMMAC THANKSGIVING!
- A warm wonderful jazzy Caribbean work for the choir.
- The world première of a work commissioned by CAMMAC and our artist in residence, Mark Djokic!
- Great teachers, programs and concerts.
- Dazzling Fall colours.
- And last but not least – our famous Thanksgiving banquet.
October 11 to 14 (Friday evening to Monday lunch).
Three days of music with family and friends
in an enchanting casual setting.
Musical, artistic, sports and outdoor activities for adults, children and teens.
Thanksgiving banquet, concerts, dancing and… prepare your number for the participants’ cabaret!
Choral works led by our guest choir conductor, Robert Filion.
- Glenn McClure: excerpts from A Caribbean Mass – an exciting work
with Latin rhythms for SATB choir and steel drums.
- James Wright: To Young Canadians (bilingual text by Jack Layton).
- Orchestra (String Ensemble and Wind Ensemble)
- Active listening
- Arts & crafts (adults, teens, children)
- Latin Dance
- Children’s and teen choir, music games
- Jazz Combos
- Recorder (children and adults)
World Première: Our new work was commissioned by CAMMAC and artist-in-residence, Marc Djokic, through a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts. The composer is Jocelyn Morlock, winner of a 2018 Juno Award.
About Robert Filion:
Based in Ottawa, Robert Filion has been an admired choral director across Canada for over twenty years. In 2011 Robert Filion was appointed Artistic Director of Unisong, the annual Canada Day festival of Canadian choirs at the National Arts Centre. He works there with youth choirs and focuses on new compositions and music from around the world. His video of 285 schoolchildren singing Alhamdoulillah, by Laura Hawley, went viral faster than you can say “sing” with close to 700,000 views on Facebook in 2015!
About Glenn McClure and the Caribbean Mass:
Glenn McClure is a composer, performer, traveler and specialist in integration of the arts. He has composed in the styles of West Indian, Vietnamese and Native American music and seeks ways to combine classical music with various traditions of folk music. St. Francis in the Americas: The Caribbean Mass was composed in 1997 and celebrates the marriage of Latin American culture and the spiritual heritage of the medieval Italian, Saint Francis of Assisi.
Artistic Director: Guylaine Lemaire
Guest Choral conductor: Robert Filion
Courses and teachers
Artistic Director: Guylaine Lemaire
Co-Directrices – Caroline Tremblay & Wanda Lowenstein
Guest Choral conductor: Roseline Blain
Chamber music coordinator – Corinne Bergeron
Orchestra and string ensemble – Béatrice Cadrin
Arts & crafts (adults, teens, children) – Wanda Lowensteyn
Broadway singing and dancing – (adults and teens) – Elissa Bernstein
Children’s and teen choir, music games – Mélodie Rabatel
Jazz Combo – François Ouimet
Recorder (children and adults) – Caroline Tremblay
Vocal Technique and Voice Masterclass – Geneviève Proulx
Wind Ensemble and Active listening – Marilène Provencher-Leduc
Yoga – Hali Kremen-Halowell
For more information regarding the program, please contact our artistic director at firstname.lastname@example.org
New! Jazz coaching for a maximum of 8 participants with our own François Ouimet ! Register now and tell us in the comment field of the booking platform that you wish to register for the Jazz coaching.
New! Broadway workshop for adults and teens with Elissa Bernstein! Adult work: I Got Rhythm, Teen work: You can’t stop the best from Hairspray Register now and tell us in the comment field of the booking platform that you are interested in the workshop!
Informal Chamber Music Groups coordinated by Corinne Bergeron. Sign up Friday and the groups will be formed onsite. Register now: the more, the merrier!
Thanksgiving Banquet & Dance Evening
Following the traditional Thanksgiving Banquet, come and dance some square sets, quadrilles and contredanses to the music of Alexis Chartrand’s devilishly virtuosic violin, accompanied by the master of the guitar DADGAD Peter Senn, and under the direction of the master of the gigue and caller Pierre Chartrand. You will also see some dancing demonstrations that will give you a chance to rest for a few minutes.
An exciting evening of traditional Québec folk dancing that you will never forget!
It is possible to join us for the Banquet/Concert only (ie without having to take the full weekend music program). Purchase your tickets here: Thanksgiving Banquet and Concert
Teens at CAMMAC
NEW Have you ever wanted to come to CAMMAC without your parents !?!? Have you ever wanted to send your teen to CAMMAC ALONE!?!?
This is your chance: a maximum of 10 teens will be able to attend CAMMAC over Thanksgiving WITHOUT their parents! CAMMAC has an experienced guardian willing to supervise them and give them the opportunity to experience CAMMAC. Broadway, Jazz, Chamber music and more!
Write us for pricing and details (and yes, your parents will have to sign a waiver… be prepared to write us a nice motivation letter/paragraph!) email@example.com
The wind ensemble is a larger group of wind instruments conducted by one of our teachers. Size and repertoire vary depending on the number of participants. Participants should have a basic ability on the instrument.
The string ensemble is a larger group of string instruments conducted by one of our teachers. Size and repertoire vary depending on the number of participants. Participants should have a basic ability on the instrument.
Active listening *
This course seeks to develop and enrich the experience of music lovers by acquiring specific knowledge of music. The collective listening of musical works is accompanied by comments by the teacher and can also be enhanced by audio-visual materials. The active collaboration of participants is frequently encouraged.
BROADWAY Singing/Dancing/Acting *:
Have you always dreamt of performing in a musical? Here’s your chance! Have a blast singing and dancing in one of Broadway’s famous numbers. Have 2 left feet? Not to worry. The dancing is easy enough for beginners.
Vocal Technique *
You take voice lessons, you sing in a choir, in your shower or in your dreams? This course is for you! Come experience and explore the universe of vocal art (alignment of the body, breathing, vocal production, nuances,…) Dare to free up your voice so that your can apply your new knowledge in the choir for all!
This course is open to all!
Choir for All with Orchestra *
The Choir for All with Orchestra is open to all participants. For the orchestra, participants should have a basic ability on the instrument.
The orchestra is open to all orchestral instruments. Size and repertoire vary depending on the number of participants. Participants should have a basic ability on the instrument.
Yoga is an activity that favours breathing, concentration and especially the correct alignment of the body. It is an excellent course for all musicians and singers!
What is a combo? A small jazz ensemble made up of a rhythm section: piano, guitar, bass, drums (one or many of these instruments) and melodic instruments: trumpet, trombone, clarinet, saxophone,violin etc…
The participants will sing a piece of their choice each day, accompanied by a pianist (provided by CAMMAC). The teacher will work on different aspects of interpretation (breathing, vocal production, diction, style, musicianship, presentation, etc…) in the presence of all other participants in a supportive and constructive atmosphere. You will then be a witness, during the weekend, of the evolution of all the other singers. Come and share with passion for singing and register as a participant! Please note that you will also learn a lot as an auditor.
This course is open to participants and auditors.
*Please note: For this course, the participant must have prepared a short piece (2 -3 minutes) and should bring 3 copies of his chosen piece (one for the pianist, one for the teacher and one for himself/herself).
The recorder course is for intermediate and advanced players. Two levels will be offered. Participants deepen their knowledge of recorder technique and the art of playing together in a group while exploring a varied repertoire.
* Courses open to beginners
NEW!! Teen master class - Turn a song or a monologue into a performance with Elissa Bernstein
Registration music program
|MUSIC PROGRAM 2018||2nd||MEAL PLAN (incl. banquet)|
|Program adult||276 $||226 $||Meal Plan adult||189 $|
|Program student||177$||127 $||Meal Plan student||189 $|
|Program child||117$||66 $||Meal plan child||96 $|
|OFF-SITE- Program Only||2e||OFF-SITE- Banquet Only|
|Program adult||300 $||249 $||Banquet adult||50 $|
|Program student||225 $||177 $||Banquet student||40 $|
|Program child||177 $||126 $||Banquet child||25 $|
To book an ‘off-site program’, please call the office at 819 687-3939 ext 225. Given the high volume of calls during the registration period, please leave a message with your contact information and the best time for us to call you back.