As the entire world grapples with the impact of the Coronavirus/COVID-19 and takes steps to contain its spread, the Regional Management Committee of CAMMAC Ottawa-Gatineau have assessed what steps we should be taking to be consistent with the measures advised by health experts, and taken by the federal and provincial governments and other arts organizations.

The April 18th reading of Dido and Aeneas has been cancelled.

We will monitor the situation as time goes on to see whether we will hold the June 7th workshop for singers, recorders and viols.

Also, it is not advisable to hold our Annual Regional Meeting in person, since it would be a venue for potentially passing the virus from one person to another. As such, we are organizing an alternative approach and will provide you with details as soon as we can.

Thank you for your understanding.

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Welcome to CAMMAC Ottawa-Gatineau! There’s lots on offer each year for amateur vocal and instrumental musicians to expand their musical repertoire – or enjoy again some of the old standards.

Events
Typical Activities
  • Audience Participation – Our Come Sing Messiah invites everyone to join the chorus in this magnificent oratorio. You can watch the 2012 performance of our Messiah on YouTube.
  • Readings – These are 2 – 3 hours in length, usually scheduled on weekends, and may be for voice, instruments, or both. They offer the opportunity for those participating to perform music that is likely new to them. Emphasis is on repertoire, rather than on attaining a polished performance.
  • Annual Concert – This is an opportunity to learn a major work in some depth over a period of several weeks, leading to a public performance.  This is an opportunity to perform with an orchestra (for singers) and perform with a choir (for instrumentalists).
  • Workshops – These usually include an instructional component, and may be for voice or instruments, over a half or full day.
Connect with Other Musicians

If you are interested in connecting with other amateur musicians in the region to sing or play with, you may wish to join our Musical Chairs list.

If you would like to find a choir to sing with, an orchestra or band to play with, or other musical activities, please consult our list of Musical Groups in the region.

Publicity

We regularly communicate with our members via email about up-coming CAMMAC events. We no longer publish a newsletter but you can follow us on Facebook which includes notices about CAMMAC events as well as other amateur music activities in the Ottawa-Gatineau region. You can submit your notices for our Facebook page to ottawagatineau@cammac.ca, or leave a message with the Facebook administrator.

Our Committee

Planning our activities requires the work of a team of volunteers and members of the Regional Management Committee.  The members of the Regional Management Committee are elected each year at the Annual Regional Meeting – on-going renewal of the committee is needed. If you would like to volunteer or consider a place on the committee, please contact us.

Contacts and Membership

If you would like additional information or if you would like to offer suggestions or comments, please contact us at: ottawagatineau@cammac.ca.

To join CAMMAC please refer to the “Become a Member” page.

NEWS

Photos from Annual Concert and rehearsals, Feb. 2020.

Annual Regional Meeting – to be held electronically. Details later.

Apr. 18 – Henry Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas: choral reading – CANCELLED.

June 7 – An afternoon in London: a workshop for singers, recorders and viols.

Other Local Events

The following sites provide information about other musical activities in our region:

Our Facebook page
Classical Music Ottawa
Classical Ottawa
Ottawa Citizen Events Listings
Ottawa Event Listings
Ottawa Spotlight

Used Music Sale

One of our fund-raising projects is the sale of used music. Donations of sheet music, music books, CDs, and music DVDs are always welcome.

If you have material you would like to donate, we would be happy to arrange to pick it up at your convenience. Please send an email to cammacmusicsale@gmail.com.

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