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Saturday Sept. 23, 2017 – Light jazz for orchestra workshop

with Yves Lacoursière.Yves Lacoursière

All instruments welcome. No jazz experience necessary. Come and learn new rhythms, techniques and sounds!

Date: Saturday Sept. 23.

Time: 2:00 to 5:00.

Location: All Saints’ Anglican Church Westboro with St. Matthias, 347 Richmond Road just west of Churchill (directions are here).

Cost: CAMMAC members $10; students $10 (free if the student is a CAMMAC member); others $20.

Registration: The online registration form is here.

InfoRosalind at rosalind@whatiftechnologies.com.

Biography:
Well known and appreciated as a saxophonist, Yves Lacoursière has become over the years a highly respected professor of music, a multi-instrumentalist, and a choir and orchestra conductor. In 1999 he was awarded the prestigious “Prix en saxophone” from the Gatineau Conservatory. Yves also holds a Master’s degree from the Université de Montréal in conducting orchestras. Yves has been conducting the Kanata Symphony Orchestra since 2004. He continues to perform very actively as a saxophonist and as vocal and musical director of a regional choir called “Le Chœur de l’île”.

Sunday Oct. 1, 2017 – Sight-singing workshop

October 1 is World Music Day! Let’s start the season with a choral learning event. “Sight-Sing with Success: Solving the mystery of the musical score” will introduce strategies to facilitate sight-singing, and will focus on an exploration of rhythm, melody, harmony, form and text. Excerpts from Haendel’s Messiah will be used to develop techniques to approach a new musical score with confidence and success. Suitable for novice and intermediate singers. Please bring your Messiah score and an assortment of coloured pencils.

With Leslie Bricker.Leslie Bricker

Date: Sunday Oct. 1.

Time: 1:00 to 5:00.

Location: Kitchissippi United Church, 630 Island Park Drive just south of the Queensway (directions are here).

Cost: CAMMAC members $10; students $10 (free if the student is a CAMMAC member); others $20.

Registration: The online registration form is here.

Info:  Colleen Clark 613-230-3172, colleen.b.clark@sympatico.ca.

Biography:
Leslie Bricker is an award-winning music educator and choral director, with over 35 years of experience directing children’s choirs, Orff ensembles and musical theatre. She conducts the Training Choir of the Cantiamo Choirs of Ottawa, and is also the director of Chorale Entre-Nous. Leslie has extensive experience in teacher-training, and has led workshops and courses in music education at universities across Canada. A published author in local and national music journals, Leslie has written numerous articles on the links between music, language, drama and dance. Leslie holds a Bachelor of Music from the University of Toronto, along with a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Ottawa. She has Master Class certification in the Orff philosophy music education, and has studied Choral Conducting in both Canada and the United States.

Saturdays Oct. 14 and 21, 2017 – Rehearsed reading of Gilbert and Sullivan

D’Oyly Carte Delights! Gilbert and Sullivan favourites for orchestra and chorus with Susan Morris.Best of Gilbert and Sullivan

Join us in a musical frolic with Policemen and Pirates, Lords and Ladies, Sisters and Sailors, and Gentlemen of Japan!

Here’s a first-rate opportunity for orchestral musicians and singers to explore gems from Gilbert and Sullivan’s operettas. Usually only performed as fully-staged productions, amateur orchestra players and singers rarely have a chance to experience playing and singing these pieces of classic Victoriana. Choristers will have the additional fun of singing together the short solo passages that occur within the chorus numbers. Instrumentalists will enjoy playing an orchestral overture to one of the operettas, in addition to the works with choir.

Date, time and location:
Saturday Oct. 14: orchestra 10:30-1:00, choir 2:30-5:00
at Kitchissippi United Church, 630 Island Park Drive just south of the Queensway (directions are here).
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Saturday Oct. 21: 1:00-4:00
at All Saints’ Anglican Church Westboro with St. Matthias, 347 Richmond Road, just west of Churchill (directions are here).

Please note revised list of pieces for Sat. Oct. 21.

Cost: CAMMAC members $15; students $15 (free if the student is a CAMMAC member); others $30.

A poster advertising the event is here. We would be very grateful if you could post this flyer in a public place such as your church, workplace or local community centre to help us publicise this event.

Orchestra

Instruments: all strings, piccolo, flutes, oboe, clarinets in A and Bb, bassoon, trumpets in Bb, trombones (bass clef), horns in D and F, timpani, triangle, cymbal, snare drum, bass drum.

Click here for the list of choruses we will play with links to the orchestral parts online. Violas – for HMS Pinafore please add pages 31-33.

Winds and percussion registration necessary — contact Ellen Bobet at ellenbobet@sympatico.ca.
Strings contact Rosalind Spencer at rosalind@whatiftechnologies.com.

Choir

Please notify Elizabeth at arts.lizajane@gmail.com so that we have an idea of how many singers will attend. You can also ask to have the music ahead of time.

Biography:Susan Morris
Our leader in this musical merrymaking is oboist Susan Morris.  Susan brings an insider’s perspective to the podium for these Gilbert and Sullivan readings.  Having played in the orchestra pit for ten of Gilbert and Sullivan’s most popular operettas, she is very familiar with the concerns of the orchestra musicians in these works.  As piano accompanist for the Deep River Musical Society, she has plenty of experience with the choral demands of musicals and operettas.  Susan is principal oboist of the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra and is a busy member of the professional music scene in the Ottawa region.  She conducts a church choir and a youth orchestra in her home town of Deep River, Ontario, and is piano accompanist for both the Deep River Choral Group and the Deep River Musical Society.  Susan is also director of the Summermusic day-camp for children.  Susan was a woodwind and recorder coach at CAMMAC’s Lake MacDonald centre for three summers, and has conducted woodwind and recorder readings for CAMMAC Ottawa-Gatineau.  In 2016, she coached the “Winds and Friends” Chamber Music session.  Susan has soft spot for the charms of G & S and is looking forward to working with CAMMAC’s singers and instrumentalists in this rehearsed reading.

Saturday Nov. 4, 2017 – Chamber music workshop

With Laura Andriani.Laura Andriani

This workshop allows instrumentalists and singers to work on a piece of chamber music, get an hour of coaching, and be part of a supportive chamber music community. You can register as a pre-formed group or as an individual musician looking to be matched with others.

Date: Saturday Nov. 4, 2017.

Location: A private home near St. Paul’s University.

Cost:
Workshop: CAMMAC members $20; students $10 (free if the student is a CAMMAC member); others $30.
“Tutti Event” only: $5; students free.

If you play in a coached group, whether pre-formed or matched by us, please come with 10-15 min of music that you would like to work on. Most groups hold 2-3 rehearsals prior to the workshop. We will also need the score in order to facilitate the coaching. There will be breaks with snacks, and you can sit in on the other groups’ coaching sessions. In addition, you are welcome to participate in the “Tutti event”, a reading of excerpts from Franz Schubert’s Symphony No. 5, at no extra charge.

Tutti!
Since you’re already joining us for the workshop, how about a reading session? We’ll spend about an hour reading through the first and third movement of Franz Schubert’s Symphony No. 5.
Original instrumentation: flute, oboes, horns, bassoons, all strings.
Thanks to arrangements of the work that are available, we can also accommodate clarinets (Bb).
The scores are available here: https://imslp.org/wiki/Symphony_No.5%2C_D.485_(Schubert%2C_Franz).
If you’re not playing with a coached group but would love to join us for the Schubert reading session, please register for the Tutti event only ($5, free for students).

Registration:

For the coached chamber music sessions, you can register as an individual player or as a pre-formed group. If you register individually, please tell us about your playing experience and interests so we can match you with like-minded players. We will suggest appropriate repertoire for all groups that we form.

Registrations for the chamber music coaching and the Tutti event are accepted and confirmed on a rolling basis until October 27th (space permitting). Please use the appropriate registration form and register early to secure your spot. We aim to form groups from the individual registrations by October 1st.

Registration forms:
Individual players
Pre-formed groups
“Tutti” event only

Info: Christiane Wilke at christianewilke@gmail.com.

Biography:
Our coach is award-winning Montreal-based violinist Laura Andriani. A versatile musician with interests ranging from baroque to contemporary music, Laura Andriani frequently performs as a soloist and chamber musician. She studied in Italy and the UK before moving to Canada in order to play first violin with the Alcan Quartet. She is excited to work with the CAMMAC Ottawa/Gatineau chamber music community.

Saturdays November 11, 18 and 25, 2017 – Come Sing Messiah: Rehearsals

Led by Alan Thomas.Alan-Thomas

For those who wish to improve their reading and knowledge of the Messiah choruses in preparation for the December “Come Sing Messiah” performance, we offer three Saturday morning rehearsals.

Organist and choir master Alan Thomas leads the rehearsals. Rehearsing with Alan is always fun — his piano accompaniment will jazz up any chorus in a surprising way! He will go over all the choruses to be sung on December 1. Usually, we look at about half-a-dozen choruses every week, rehearsing some of the more difficult ones more than once.

Date: Saturdays November 11, 18 and 25.

Time: 10 am to 12:15.

Location: Parkdale United Church, 429 Parkdale at Gladstone (directions are here).

Come to 1, 2 or 3 sessions to prepare for Come Sing Messiah!

Cost: $5 per session for members, $10 per session for non-members.

Messiah-rehearsal-video

Click the image for a video of the 2011 rehearsal of the Hallelujah chorus (4 minutes – best viewed using Internet Explorer).

Rehearsal tickets will be sold at the door, with people indicating the date or dates they wish to attend (1, 2, or 3 rehearsals) and purchasing the required tickets at the price in question.

Non-members, i.e., people who are not on CAMMAC’s current list of members, will have the choice of:

  • updating their membership, which would allow them to save by paying the member price, or
  • joining CAMMAC: in this case too they will pay the member price, or
  • not joining CAMMAC but optionally provide us with their email address to allow us to send them CAMMAC notifications by email.

A video of the 2011 rehearsal of the Hallelujah chorus is here (4 minutes – best viewed using Internet Explorer).

Also see our “Frequently Asked Questions” about CAMMAC’s Come Sing Messiah.

BYOM: We ask that you bring your own music; however, a few copies will be available for sale at a reasonable price.

Messiah t-shirts will be available for purchase!

Info: Pauline, 819-770-5073.

Friday December 1, 2017 – Come Sing Messiah: Performance

Louis LavigueurCome Sing Messiah is a very special event, dear to the hearts of a large number of singers throughout the National Capital Region. It is an opportunity to sing Handel’s great masterpiece with hundreds of other vocalists, accompanied by a chamber orchestra, as well as four talented soloists.

Alan-ThomasLouis Lavigueur conducts, with Kevin James, concertmaster of the chamber orchestra, and organist Alan Thomas.

Date: Friday, December 1.

Time: 6:00-9:30 pm.
Doors open at 5:30 pm; Rehearsal at 6:00 pm; Performance at 8:00 pm.

Location: Dominion-Chalmers United Church, O’Connor at Cooper (directions are here)

Full information is in our “Frequently Asked Questions” about CAMMAC’s Come Sing Messiah.

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Click the image for a video of the 2011 performance of the Hallelujah chorus (4 minutes).

A video of the 2011 performance of the Hallelujah chorus is here (4 minutes).

Cost: $10 per ticket for Singers tickets (Sanctuary seating) and $25 for Audience tickets (Balcony seating).

Tickets go on sale November 1. For future reference please note that this date will remain the same in the years to come.
Seating is limited. Get your tickets early.

Tickets are available at:
– Book Bazaar, 417 Bank at Frank
– The Leading Note, 370 Elgin near Gladstone
– Granata Music, 1568 Merivale near Meadowlands

Singer tickets also available at optional chorus rehearsals.

Scores are available from Book Bazaar, The Leading Note and Granata Music.

Info: Pauline, 819-770-5073.

Available for Purchase!
Messiah T-Shirts

Used Music

Our ever-popular sale of used music will take place from 5:00pm to 8:00pm in Woodside Hall (at the back of the church). All proceeds go to CAMMAC to support our activities.

January and February, 2018 – Annual concert rehearsals

Marg StubingtonWith Marg Stubington.

The choir will perform the Celtic Mass for the Sea by Scott Macmillan and Jennyfer Brickenden, accompanied by a small string and Celtic ensemble. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the composition of this wonderful music.

The orchestra will perform Rimsky-Korsakov’s fairytale masterpiece Scheherazade, after having had the privilege of two workshops with the National Arts Centre Orchestra (led by Maestro Alexander Shelley) in which they will play side by side with the NACO musicians.

Cost:
CAMMAC members $40; students $20 (free if the student is a CAMMAC member); others $60.
Deposit for choral scores: $20 for all choristers.

Rehearsals:

Choir:
Sunday afternoons from January 7 to February 18.
1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Kitchissippi United Church, 630 Island Park Dr. (just south of the Queensway; directions are here).

Orchestra:

Sat. Jan. 6 1:00 – 3:30 pm Full rehearsal, Kitchissippi United Church, 630 Island Park Dr. (directions are here).
Sat. Jan. 13 1:00 – 3:30 pm Full rehearsal, Kitchissippi United Church
Sat. Jan. 20 1:00 – 3:30 pm Winds and percussion, Kitchissippi United Church
Sat. Jan. 27 1:00 – 3:30 pm Strings, Kitchissippi United Church
Sat. Feb. 3 1:00 – 3:30 pm Full rehearsal, Woodroffe United Church, 207 Woodroffe Avenue (location is here)
Sat. Feb. 10 1:00 – 3:30 pm Full rehearsal, Kitchissippi United Church
Mon. Feb. 12 7:30 – 10:00 pm Workshop with NACO, strings only
Tues. Feb. 13 7:30 – 10:00 pm Workshop with NACO, winds & percussion
Thurs. Feb. 15 7:30 – 10:00 pm Workshop with NACO, all
Sat. Feb. 17 1:00 – 3:30 pm Full rehearsal, Kitchissippi United Church

This is a challenging piece, so it is essential that all players come to the first rehearsal well prepared.
The dress rehearsal, concert and workshops on Feb. 12, 13 and 15 are mandatory.  Section leaders should not miss a rehearsal; other players should not miss more than one rehearsal.

Parts and score are available at http://imslp.org/wiki/Scheherazade,_Op.35_(Rimsky-Korsakov,_Nikolay).
String players: Parts with bowings will be distributed to players who have registered.

Dress Rehearsal:
Saturday February 24.
choir 12:30; orchestra 2:30.
All Saints’ Anglican Church Westboro with St. Matthias, 347 Richmond Road, just west of Churchill (directions are here).
Parking is limited to a few spaces at the back of the church on Madison Street. Street parking is also available. Car pooling is suggested.

Attendance is mandatory at the dress rehearsal in order to sing and play in the concert.

Concert:
Sunday February 25.
3:00 pm.
All Saints’ Anglican Church Westboro with St. Matthias, 347 Richmond Road, just west of Churchill (directions are here).

Registration:

Singers:
Pre-registration is recommended (though we can take registrations at the first rehearsals). Contact Margaret at margret.cook@sympatico.caThe registration form is here.

Orchestra:
The CAMMAC Ottawa/Gatineau Orchestra is not a permanent group. We do a variety of projects and you are very welcome to join us for any or all of them. We have prepared a short list of specific suggestions for playing with this group to help to make the rehearsal process smoother. Please consult this document.

Instrumentation for Scheherazade:
All strings, 2 flutes, piccolo, 2 oboes (oboe 2 with English horn), 2 clarinets (in A and Bb), 2 bassoons, 4 horns (in F), 2 trumpets (in A and Bb), 3 trombones (alto, tenor, bass), tuba, timpani, percussion, harp.

Until Nov. 15, priority will be given to CAMMAC members who are advanced players. Non-members who wish to play will be considered after Nov. 15.

Registration for winds and percussion is closed since all seats are full.

Strings, contact Rosalind Spencer at rosalind@whatiftechnologies.com.

Biography:

Margaret Stubington is the Music Director of the Canadian Centennial Choir and at First United Church, Ottawa. A native of Montreal, Margaret Stubington received a Bachelor of Music from McGill University (1984) where she studied piano performance with Tom Plaunt, choral arranging with Donald Patriquin, song interpretation with Jan Simons, and conducting. She held several church positions in Montreal as organist and choir director, taught piano, worked as accompanist, led a 100‐voice children’s school choir, and taught music theory and choir at the Suzuki Summer Institute.

After graduating with a Bachelor of Education at the University of Ottawa in 1991, she spent several years teaching English As A Second Language, Workplace Education, and Adult Literacy.  In 1995 Marg founded Vox Femina, a 40‐voice woman’s choir that she led for ten years.  She has been the Artistic Director of Tone Cluster and the Ottawa Gay Men’s Chorus, and an instructor of music history and choir at the Ottawa Youth Orchestra Academy. Marg was Music Director at Glebe‐St.James United Church from 2001 to 2007.

In 2005 Marg was invited to be one of six guest conductors with the Vancouver Chamber Choir, under director Jon Washburn.  She conducted the Festival Women’s Chorus for GALA Chorus Festivals in Montreal (2004), Vancouver (2006) and Winnipeg (2008).  In January 2008 she was Assistant Conductor for The Ewashko Singers for “A Cole Porter Valentine: NAC Pops Concert”.

Marg developed the KidSingers program, now a thriving children’s choir which is part of OrKidstra, a charitable social development program. She was Director of KidSingers from June 2007 to May 2010. She was introduced to CAMMAC (Lake MacDonald) at age 11 and was greatly influenced by her experiences there.  As an enthusiastic and life-long supporter of CAMMAC she is always pleased to lead the choir and orchestra’s annual concert.

Sunday February 25, 2018 – Annual concert

Marg Stubington

This year’s Cammac annual concert will take a different format, with two separate performances, one choral and one orchestral, both conducted by Marg Stubington.

The choir will perform the Celtic Mass for the Sea by Scott Macmillan and Jennyfer Brickenden, accompanied by a small string and Celtic ensemble. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the composition of this wonderful music.

The orchestra will perform Rimsky-Korsakov’s fairytale masterpiece Scheherazade, after having had the privilege of two workshops with the National Arts Centre Orchestra (led by Maestro Alexander Shelley) in which they will play side by side with the NACO musicians.

Date: Sunday February 25, 2018.

Time: 3:00 pm.

Location: All Saints’ Anglican Church Westboro with St. Matthias, 347 Richmond Road just west of Churchill (directions are here).
Parking is limited to a few spaces at the back of the church on Madison Street. Street parking is also available.

Tickets: $20 adults; $10 students; children 12 and under free when accompanied by an adult.
Tickets are available at The Leading Note, 370 Elgin near Gladstone, or at the door.

Rehearsals: Details here.

Info: David Stitt at davidstitt@sympatico.ca.

Biography:

Margaret Stubington is the Music Director of the Canadian Centennial Choir and at First United Church, Ottawa. A native of Montreal, Margaret Stubington received a Bachelor of Music from McGill University (1984) where she studied piano performance with Tom Plaunt, choral arranging with Donald Patriquin, song interpretation with Jan Simons, and conducting. She held several church positions in Montreal as organist and choir director, taught piano, worked as accompanist, led a 100‐voice children’s school choir, and taught music theory and choir at the Suzuki Summer Institute.

After graduating with a Bachelor of Education at the University of Ottawa in 1991, she spent several years teaching English As A Second Language, Workplace Education, and Adult Literacy.  In 1995 Marg founded Vox Femina, a 40‐voice woman’s choir that she led for ten years.  She has been the Artistic Director of Tone Cluster and the Ottawa Gay Men’s Chorus, and an instructor of music history and choir at the Ottawa Youth Orchestra Academy. Marg was Music Director at Glebe‐St.James United Church from 2001 to 2007.

In 2005 Marg was invited to be one of six guest conductors with the Vancouver Chamber Choir, under director Jon Washburn.  She conducted the Festival Women’s Chorus for GALA Chorus Festivals in Montreal (2004), Vancouver (2006) and Winnipeg (2008).  In January 2008 she was Assistant Conductor for The Ewashko Singers for “A Cole Porter Valentine: NAC Pops Concert”.

Marg developed the KidSingers program, now a thriving children’s choir which is part of OrKidstra, a charitable social development program. She was Director of KidSingers from June 2007 to May 2010. She was introduced to CAMMAC (Lake MacDonald) at age 11 and was greatly influenced by her experiences there.  As an enthusiastic and life-long supporter of CAMMAC she is always pleased to lead the choir and orchestra’s annual concert.

Saturday March 10, 2018 – CAMMAC Ottawa-Gatineau Annual Regional Meeting

Date: Saturday, March 10, 2018.

Time: 2:00 pm.
We will provide pizza and juice for attendees‎ at 1:45 p.m.

Location: Church of St. John the Evangelist, 154 Somerset Street West (directions are here) in the Parish Hall. Please use the Somerset Street entrance.

The Annual Regional Meeting is an opportunity for members to review the progress of our organization, voice their concerns and suggestions, and elect Regional Management Committee members for the next year. If you are interested in joining the Committee, please contact the Chair of the Nominating Committee, Christiane Wilke at christianewilke@gmail.com.

The reports which will be on the agenda for the meeting will be sent to the members prior to the meeting.

Info: Regional President David Stitt at davidstitt@sympatico.ca.

Saturday March 24, 2018 – Medieval music workshop

Medieval Music Workshop for Choir and Instruments with Rebecca Bain (voice) and Femke Bergsma (instruments).Femke Bergsma and Rebecca Bain

The Birth of Polyphony
This workshop offers a unique opportunity to explore the music of the 12th century School of Notre-Dame de Paris.

Date: Saturday March 24, 2018.

Time: 1:00 to 5:00.

Location: Kitchissippi United Church, 630 Island Park Dr. (just south of the Queensway; directions are here). Plenty of parking. Buses 14, 101, 86.

Cost:
Adults:  $25 (CAMMAC Members) $40 (Non-members).
Students: Free (CAMMAC Members) $15 (Non-members).

What do we usually think of when imagining medieval music? Monks singing plainchant, troubadours strumming on harps… But medieval music includes so much more! In fact, it was during the Middle Ages that the foundations of Western music were laid. Musical notation and polyphony were invented, and they developed significantly over the course of several centuries. During the 12th century and into the 13th, the School of Notre-Dame de Paris was the epicenter for these developments. In this workshop for singers and instrumentalists of all levels, we will explore this exciting repertoire that includes both sacred and secular works. Discover how the teachers and students of Notre-Dame created so many new possibilities for generations of composers and musicians to come!

Medieval posterThe afternoon will be in three parts:

  • Introductory lecture
  • Separate voice and instrumental groups with Montreal Medievalists Rebecca Bain and Femke Bergsma respectively
  • Plenary and mass ensemble

ALL levels of voices and instruments welcome. The music for both voices and instruments will be sent to participants ahead of time.

Pre-registration is required. Deadline is Wednesday, March 14, 2018. Contact cheistek@sympatico.ca or kjdavis100@sympatico.ca. Please indicate your voice (SATB) or instrument.

A poster advertising the event is here. We would be very grateful if you could post this flyer in a public place such as your church, workplace or local community centre to help us publicise this event.

Biographies:

REBECCA BAIN
Born in Montreal, Rebecca Bain completed a Master’s degree in medieval music at the famous Schola Cantorum Basiliensis in Switzerland. In Europe, she performed with many of the most renowned medieval music ensembles, including Sequentia, Ensemble Gilles Binchois and Sarband. Rebecca co-founded and co-directed ensembles such as Belladona and Zorgina, participated in a number of recordings and presented many medieval music workshops. Since her return to Canada, Rebecca has participated in various projects with Canadian early music ensembles, including the Toronto Consort and Constantinople as well as projects by modern composers (Benoît Charest, Patrick Watson and Karen Young). She taught at Marianopolis College, and in 2012 became director of Ensemble Scholastica, a women’s vocal ensemble for medieval music. Under the ATMA lable, the ensemble will release its first CD in early 2017.

FEMKE BERGSMA
Originally from the Netherlands, Femke Bergsma moved to Montreal after completing her studies in recorder at the Conservatory of Utrecht. She has worked as assistant to recorder-maker Jean-Luc Boudreau and continues to perform with various ensembles for baroque music, notably Les Boréades de Montréal. Her interest in medieval music led her to take up the medieval fiddle and study performance practice with members of the Boston Camerata. Femke has also performed with various medieval ensembles such as Stadaconé and Memoria in Quebec, as well as la Compagnie Machaut, Scholastica, Alkémia and Estavel in Montreal. Together with Liette Remon, she forms the duo Eya. A regular teacher at Cammac music camp, she can be heard on several cd’s and radio programs.

Saturday April 28, 2018 – Come Sing and Play Mozart’s Requiem
NOW FULL

with Laura Hawley.Laura Hawley

Mozart’s Requiem in D minor, K. 626 is one of the most famous choral works in the classical repertoire.  Mozart accepted the commission in the final year of his short life.  However, illness prevented him for completing it before he died just after midnight on December 5, 1791.   He had completed the scoring for about half of it, up to the Hostias, and wrote sketches for another 3 movements.  The completion of the Requiem was left to his friend and pupil Franz Sussmayr.

Date: Saturday April 28, 2018.

Time: 2:00 to 5:00.

Location: Kitchissippi United Church, 630 Island Park Dr. (directions are here).

Cost: CAMMAC members $10; students $10 (free if the student is a CAMMAC member); others $20.

Info:  Colleen Clark 613-230-3172, colleen.b.clark@sympatico.ca.

A poster advertising the event is here. We would be very grateful if you could post this flyer in a public place such as your church, workplace or local community centre to help us publicise this event.

Mozart Requiem posterRegistration:

Choir and Vocal Soloists

This event is now full and no more singer registrations are accepted.
Vocal scores
 will be available at the rehearsal with PRIORITY TO THOSE WHO REGISTERED IN ADVANCE.  Scores are also available online from Choral Public Domain Library. Bring your own score if you have one. You can learn/review your part with the help of online MIDI practice files.

Orchestra

Instrumentation: 2 clarinets (Bb), 2 bassoons, 2 trumpets (D, Bb), 3 trombones (alto, tenor, bass), timpani, and all strings.

As this is a reading, you are not expected to know the music perfectly beforehand.  We do ask, however, that instrumentalists be ready to play through the piece. If you are new to playing with the CAMMAC orchestra, you can find out more about how we approach readings by following this link.  Winds and brass: In order to give more CAMMAC members the chance to participate, we will allow two players on each part.

Registration in advance is necessary for timpani and wind instruments.  Contact Elizabeth at arts.lizajane@gmail.com or 613-724-3719. Before April 2, 2018 for winds: priority to CAMMAC members who have not participated recently.

Registration in advance is highly recommended for strings.  Contact Rosalind at Rosalind@whatiftechnologies.com.

Please download and print your part. Parts are available here:
http://imslp.org/wiki/Requiem_in_D_minor,_K.626_(Mozart,_Wolfgang_Amadeus). Choose the tab “Parts” and the Breitkopf edition (second block of parts).

Biography:
Laura Hawley (ARCT, BMus, MA, RMT) is a Canadian musician known for her distinctive compositional style, innovative artistic programming, pianistic sensitivity, and multi-faceted contributions to the musical and educational communities locally and throughout Canada.

Laura is the founding director of Hypatia’s Voice Women’s Choir and was the founding accompanist, associate director, and composer-in- residence for the Cantiamo Girls Choir from 2003-2017. She teaches at the University of Ottawa as well as in her private studio, and has been Director of Music at St. John’s South March Anglican Church since 2007.

Her compositions and arrangements are performed and commissioned internationally and she engages with choral, instrumental, and educational groups and projects both locally and throughout Canada.

Saturday May 5, 2018 – Chamber Music Workshop: Spotlight on Piano Groups
NOW FULL

This workshop will allow you to work on a piece with a group, receive an hour of coaching in a relaxed setting, and  meet other chamber music players. You can register as a pre-formed group or as an individual player looking to be matched with others. We can also help you find players to fill out a partly formed group.

Pianist Myriam Bernard will be our coach for this workshop, and our goal is to shine the spotlight on the piano by forming the groups early around the pianists. We ask you to register very early — by February 20 — in order to give everyone (and especially the pianists, who end up playing the most notes) lots of lead time to prepare the piece. 

Date: Saturday May 5, 2018. 

Location: A private home near St. Paul’s University. 

Cost: CAMMAC members $20; students $10 (free if the student is a CAMMAC member); others $30.

Piano workshop posterFor this workshop, we will give priority to groups of three or more working on chamber pieces with piano parts (not just piano accompaniment).  If space permits, we’ll also accept other types of groups, such as duos, string quartets, or piano-and-singer groups. Each group should prepare about 10 minutes of music. If you’re looking for ideas, please check the IMSLP website (www.imslp.org). For example, these pieces for piano, oboe, clarinet, horn, and bassoon are available on imslp: http://imslp.org/wiki/Category:For_oboe,_clarinet,_bassoon,_horn,_piano.

Know others who might be interested in the workshop? Place this poster on the bulletin board at your choir, orchestra, or other location.

Info: Ellen Bobet (Ellenbobet@sympatico.ca).

Saturday June 9, 2018 – What Sweeter Music: John Rutter Choral Reading

Jamie Loback

Jamie Loback

What sweeter music is there for to sing than John Rutter?  Called  “…..the most gifted composer of his generation…..” by the renowned conductor and composer Sir David Willcocks, John Rutter’s music is performed around the world and is regularly part of the repertoire of virtually every choir in North America.  We invite you to spend an afternoon sampling the Magnificat and other Rutter delights.  This choral reading will be directed by Jamie Loback, Artistic Director of the Capital Chamber Choir.

Date: Saturday June 9, 2018.

Time:  12:00 to 3:00.

Location: Kitchissippi United Church, 630 Island Park Dr. (directions are here).

Cost: CAMMAC members $10; students $10 (free if the student is a CAMMAC member); others $20.  Pay at the event.

Registration: The online registration form is here.

Info:  Colleen Clark 613-230-3172, colleen.b.clark@sympatico.ca.

Jamie Loback holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in music from the University of Ottawa, specializing in piano, choral conducting, and music theory.  Since 2005, he has served as Director of Music at St. Joseph’s Parish, where he conducts the Church’s three choirs. Jamie is Artistic Director of the Capital Chamber Choir (2011), Conductor of the Ottawa Children’s Choir (2015), Artistic Director of the celebrated Ottawa Regional Youth Choir, past director of the Ottawa Catholic School Board’s Chamber Choir and served as Opera Lyra Ottawa’s Children’s Chorus Master. Jamie has conducted a broad range of repertoire from the traditional Western canon (including the choral-symphonic works of Vivaldi, J.S. Bach, Handel, Mozart, Haydn, and Fauré) as well as many contemporary works by late 20th and early 21st century composers, including several premiere performances of works by Canadian composers. In July 2015, in collaboration with the composer, Jamie conducted a performance of Morten Lauridsen’s choral works as part of the Music and Beyond Festival. Jamie is currently preparing the Capital Chamber Choir and the Ottawa Children’s Choir for two July 2018 performances of John Rutter’s Magnificat with the Elmer Iseler Singers under the baton of the composer.

Previous activities: 2016/172015/16, 2014/15.