The Creation… of CAMMAC in 1953,
and a masterpiece by Haydn too!
A momentous week at CAMMAC with a production comprised of excerpts from Haydn’s oratorio, The Creation, a Celtic harp intensive program and much more.
WHAT’S NEW + PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
+ Explore repertoire for Celtic harp during this week-long intensive program. Develop your technical, interpretation and performance skills under the guidance of internationally renowned French harpist and composer Cécile Delage.
The program is finely tuned to suit all levels of players (sometimes together, sometimes separately. Scheduling makes way for participants to join the morning choir (and possibly another class). Class size is limited to a small group. Harp rentals are available.
+ Chamber music with the members of the Cobalt Quartet: under the artistic direction of violinist Guillaume Villeneuve (recipient of the 2023 “Discovery of the Year” Opus award from the Conseil québécois de la musique), the Cobalt Quartet is interested in the full range of the string quartet repertoire, from its origins in the transitional years between the Baroque and Classical periods to the creation of new works. The ensemble’s artistic approach explores the widest possible spectrum of sound, journeying through the centuries, combining musical knowledge and research with the use of period-appropriate instruments and pushing sonic boundaries by exploring new techniques and electronic music.
+ The Creation: Haydn’s grand oratorio for orchestra and choir, directed by maestro Julien Proulx: named Artistic Director of the Year at the 2022 Opus Awards, Julien Proulx has been at the helm of the Orchestre symphonique de Drummondville (OSD) since 2014, where his thoughtful and audacious programming has revitalized the musical life of his community. Julien was formerly the conductor-in-residence for the I Musici de Montréal chamber ensemble. He has also conducted orchestras across Canada, including the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre symphonique de Québec, the Orchestre Métropolitain, Les Violons du Roy, the Orchestre du Festival international de Lanaudière and the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal. A cellist and singer by training, he is also a renowned choral conductor. Whether as a teacher or in his role as artistic director, Julien is always eager to share his passion for music by mentoring musicians.
A full music program for adults features a diverse choice of classes and workshops for all levels of amateur musicians.
The children’s program is suitable for ages 4 and a half to 12 years old. Teens can choose from a range of classes tailored specifically for them, as well as adult classes.
If you don’t know how to read music, don’t worry! Classes for beginners are available.
CLASSES FOR ADULTS:
Classes requiring pre-registration are marked with a *P*. You will receive instructions for pre-registration once your reservation is complete. You will select the remaining classes for your schedule on the Sunday evening of your arrival at CAMMAC.
Please note that the deadline for pre-registration for Week 5 is:
June 5, 2023.
Vocal classes & ensembles:
- A cappella
- Voice masterclass *P*
- Vocal technique
- Chamber music for winds, strings and piano *P*
- Orchestra / Large ensemble
- Wind ensemble
- Celtic Harp Intensive Program *P*
- Oboe (to be confirmed)
- Piano: intermediate and advanced *P*
- Piano for 4-hands *P*
- Active listening
CLASSES FOR CHILDREN
- Arts & crafts
- Chamber music
WEEK 4 REPERTOIRE
Choral and orchestral work: excerpts from
the Haydn’s oratorio, “The Creation”
Created in 1799, Haydn’s oratorio The Creation spread like wildfire across Europe and united, for the duration of a concert, a war-torn continent. Structured in three parts, devoted respectively to the elements, animals and humans, and the earthly paradise, The Creation alternates biblical stories and musical commentaries in a fraternal fresco of great expressiveness.
The oratorio is scored for three soloists (soprano, tenor and bass), a four-voice chorus (soprano, alto, tenor, bass) and a symphonic orchestra of the classical type, i.e., specific to the end of the 18th century. The instrumentation includes 3 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, a contrabassoon, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, 3 trombones, timpani, all gathered around the string orchestra (the “string quartet”, which has also become customary) made up of violins I and II, viola, cellos and double basses. For the dry recitatives, a harpsichord or a pianoforte, already widespread at that time, is used.
Fun fact: When Haydn’s great masterpiece was premiered in Vienna, the streets near the palace were so crowded that some 30 special police were needed to keep order.
Watch a performance of The Creation performed by the Harvard University Choir:
The score will be available soon.
DIRECTORS AND TEACHERS
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.
SKIP THE LINEUP! To avoid waiting in line to check in when you arrive, pay your bill in full when you register, or at least 3 DAYS before your arrival.
If you don’t see the room you would like while reserving online, please contact Customer Service.
Arrival: Sunday July 16, 2023 at 4 p.m.
• Rooms will be available beginning at 4 p.m.
• Supper: 6 p.m.
• The program officially begins at 8 p.m.
Departure: Sunday July 23, 2023 after breakfast
• Rooms must be vacated by 9 a.m.
• Supper and an evening snack are included on the day of your arrival.
• Breakfast, 3 snacks, lunch, and supper are included from Monday to Saturday.
• Breakfast is included on the day of your departure.
IMPORTANT: Please indicate dietary requirements and food allergies when you register.
Music is the highlight of each and every day at CAMMAC, from the musical wake-up call to evening activities, Check out videos from past years’ camp activities, testimonials, and more!
What to bring?
Click below for a list of useful items to bring for your stay, as well as some additional information you may find helpful.
Are there still a few things you’d like to know?
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COVID-19 PROTOCOLS AND PROCEDURES – Updated December 13, 2022
For a safe and enjoyable stay, we invite you to familiarize yourself with the procedures and protocols surrounding the pandemic situation.
IMPORTANT: Please do not come to CAMMAC if you have symptoms of COVID-19.