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.
- See our list of forthcoming 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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or leave a message with the Facebook administrator.
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.
Dec. 4 – Come Sing Messiah! A virtual celebration.
- Annual Concert 2021 rehearsals and performance are CANCELLED.
- This virtual version of “In Paradisum” from Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem (4 min.) was created in Aug. 2020 from individual videos contributed by a number of the people who participated in the 2019 CAMMAC Ottawa Valley concert.
- During the COVID-19 situation we are no longer accepting donations of used music.
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 usually welcome.
However since our sales normally take place at CAMMAC activities and these are all cancelled due to the Covid-19 situation, we are no longer accepting donations until CAMMAC activities resume.