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Overview of Activities
November 27, 2022   Christmas Fantasia, Ottawa
December 2, 2022   Come Sing Messiah!
December 10, 2022   Christmas Fantasia, Arnprior
January 22, 2023   Orchestra reading of Dvořák’s Symphony no. 8
March 25, 2023   Brahms Requiem Reading for Choir and Orchestra
March 26, 2023   Annual Regional Meeting
May 7, 2023   Troubadours of 12th-13th century France
June to September, 2023   CAMMAC Ottawa Valley choral workshop and concert rehearsals
Registration is now closed.
September 10, 2023   CAMMAC Ottawa Valley concert
Description of Activities

Sunday November 27, 2022 – Choral & Instrumental Reading

A CHRISTMAS FANTASIA!

Come and join us for a seasonal workshop for choristers and instrumentalists.  Directed by Lisa Webber, the afternoon will cover two glorious sacred works: ‘Fantasia on Christmas Carols’ by Ralph Vaughan Williams, and ‘Christmas Day’ by Gustav Holst.  There are also opportunities for soloists – please comment on the registration form if you are interested in being a soloist.

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Date: Sunday November 27, 2022.

Time: 1.30 to 3.30pm.
There will be a break part-way during the afternoon.

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

Cost:
$20 – adult CAMMAC member
free – student CAMMAC member
$30 – adult non-member
$10 – student non-member

Numbers will be limited, and safe COVID protocols will be strictly followed: masks must be worn inside the building (except when playing wind instruments), with distancing of 2m, and all participants must show proof of vaccination on arrival.

Audio links to the two works are here:
‘Fantasia on Christmas Carols’ by Ralph Vaughan Williams
‘Christmas Day’ by Gustav Holst

What to bring:

Choristers:

Print the two scores available here and bring them to the workshop, with water bottle, pencil, mask and proof of vaccination.
Vocal score for ‘Fantasia on Christmas Carols’ by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Vocal score for ‘Christmas Day’ by Gustav Holst

Here are practice files for choristers:
‘Fantasia on Christmas Carols’ by Ralph Vaughan Williams
‘Christmas Day’ by Gustav Holst

Instrumentalists:

For intermediate and advanced players.

Instrumentation is violin 1-2, viola, cello, bass, flute 1-2, oboe 1-2, clarinet 1-2 in Bb and A, bassoon 1-2, horn 1-2 in F, trumpet 1-2 in Bb and F (now taken), trombone 1-2, timpani, glockenspiel.

Print your part for the two pieces here:
Ralph Vaughan Williams: Fantasia on Christmas Carols
Gustav Holst: Christmas Day
*NOTE: we will be using the following editions:
‘Fantasia on Christmas Carols’ by Ralph Vaughan Williams, edited by Marc Cerisier.
‘Christmas Day’ by Gustav Holst, published by London: Novello, 1910.

Bring your parts to the workshop, with music stand, water bottle, pencil, mask and proof of vaccination. 

Registration:
Advance registration only (no walk-ups). Sign-up and pre-pay by completing the registration form here:
Registration form for singers
Registration form for instrumentalists
E-transfer or cheque accepted.
If for any reason the workshop is cancelled, a full refund will be provided.
CAMMAC members in good standing will be given priority until October 27th. Note: You can join, or renew your expired membership by clicking here. Memberships expire every October 1st.

Info: Rosalind Spencer rosalind@whatiftechnologies.com.

A poster advertising this concert 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 publicize this event.

Biography:

Lisa Webber

Lisa Webber, a mezzo-soprano originally from Alberta, completed a Bachelor of Music/Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Lethbridge, specializing in elementary, intermediate and senior choral music. She moved to Ottawa where she received a Master of Music in Vocal Performance at the University of Ottawa.

As a vocal educator, Lisa brings her expertise and passion to all facets of her work.  She has a very active vocal studio in Arnprior, Ontario where she teaches both school-aged and mature students. Her students benefit from her experience, skill, positivity and opportunities to perform. She creates an enjoyable, fun and positive learning environment for all students. Lisa is extremely proud and inspired by many of her former students using their

voices in Canada and other countries in a variety of ways.

As a soloist, Lisa enjoys oratorio and chamber music as well as recital repertoire. She has been involved with the Opera Lyra Chorus, Cantata Singers of Ottawa, Seventeen Voyces, the Vancouver Chamber Choir National Directors’ Symposium, the Valley Festival concert series and the Ottawa Musical Arts Club Gala concerts. Collaboration with other musicians has been a life-long joy for Lisa. Devoted and committed to promoting the Arts in Arnprior, she is the founder of the Arnprior Summer Music Camps, the Arnprior Community Choir, Two Rivers Musical Productions, and an exciting ladies’ ensemble, Tutti. These programs are a mainstay in the cultural arts scene and have provided many singers with the opportunity to experience exceptional solo and choral music.

Friday, December 2, 2022 – Come Sing Messiah!

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*** JUST ANNOUNCED – TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR FOR $20 CASH ONLY ***

This is a chance for all choristers to sing Part 1 of George Frideric Handel’s great work, “Messiah”, conducted by Louis Lavigueur, with organist Nick Veltmeyer.

Note: All participants (singers, audience members, and volunteers) must wear a mask and capacity will be limited to half of the usual number of participants to allow physical distancing.

Note: The conductor may not be masked, and soloists and the trumpet player will remove their masks for their selections.

Cost: $20 for both singers and audience. Tickets are ONLY be available through Eventbrite and incur a $2.23 per ticket processing fee. Click here to purchase tickets.

Date: Friday, December 2, 2022.

Time: 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Warm up and short chorus rehearsal at 7:00.
Reading (with soloists) begins at 8:00.

Location: Carleton Dominion-Chalmers Centre, 355 Cooper Street at O’Connor (directions are here).

This year’s event will be on a smaller scale, with some changes from the usual format:

  • We will be using only the former church sanctuary and the washrooms.
  • We will sing all choruses from Part 1, plus the “Hallelujah” chorus!
  • The singers will be accompanied only by organ, timpani and trumpet.
  • No food or drinks will be allowed (except water).

Please bring your own score if you have one. Copies will be available for sale at $15.

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 publicize this event.

Info: David Stitt at davidstitt@sympatico.ca.

Biographies

Louis Lavigueur

Louis Lavigueur is Artistic Director and Conductor of the Montreal Symphony Youth Orchestra, Sinfonia de Montréal, the Ensemble vocal Polymnie de Longueuil, the Chœur Polyphonique de Montréal, resident choir of the Montreal Cathedral and the Chœur Classique de Montréal. For over thirty years he was Head of the Choral and Orchestral Departments at the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal besides teaching both orchestra and choral conducting.  For all his endeavours, he was knighted in l’Ordre National du Québec in 2011 and named Grand Diplômé by Laval University in 2016. As flautist as well as conductor, Maestro Lavigueur has recorded both for CBC and Radio-Canada, has toured numerous times, and has been a frequent guest conductor, both in Canada and abroad. Tonight Louis Lavigueur is leading his 30th “Come Sing Messiah” performance.

Nick Veltmeyer grew up in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He apprenticed under Paul Halley while completing his undergraduate degree at the university of King’s College. Nick held positions at Saint David’s Presbyterian Christ church Dartmouth, and All Saints Cathedral before moving to Toronto. As a graduate student at U of T, Nick studies under Daniel Taylor and Mary Morrison and held positions as Vance Scholar of St. James Cathedral, Bevan Scholar of Trinity College, and junior Fellow of Massey College. Nick is an accomplished interdisciplinary artist who is known for introducing the Helen Creighton Collection to a new generation of artists and founding Aureas Voces.  In addition to his work as a composer, conductor and keyboardist, Nick has also been featured as a singer with the Theatre of Early Music, Toronto Bach Festival, Ensemble Caprice, Opera Atelier, Toronto Chamber Consort and the University of King’s College Chapel Choir.

Saturday December 10, 2022 — Choral Workshop

A CHRISTMAS FANTASIA!

If you love choral singing, come and join us for a seasonal choral workshop, in the beautiful sanctuary of Arnprior’s oldest church. Directed by Lisa Webber, and accompanied by Ian Guenette on organ, choristers will sing two glorious sacred works: ‘Fantasia on Christmas Carols’ by Ralph Vaughan Williams, and ‘Christmas Day’ by Gustav Holst.  There are opportunities for soloists – please comment on the registration form if you are interested in being a soloist.

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Date: Saturday December 10, 2022.

Time: 10:00 – 12:00.
There will be a break part-way during the morning.

Location: Emmanuel Anglican Church sanctuary, 287 Harrington St, Arnprior, Ont. (directions are here).

Cost:
$20 – adult CAMMAC member
free – student CAMMAC member
$30 – adult non-member
$10 – student non-member

Chorister numbers will be limited, and safe COVID protocols will be strictly followed: masks must be worn, with distancing of 2m between singers, and all participants must show proof of vaccination on arrival.

Audio links to the two works are here:
‘Fantasia on Christmas Carols’ by Ralph Vaughan Williams
‘Christmas Day’ by Gustav Holst

Here are practice files for choristers:
‘Fantasia on Christmas Carols’ by Ralph Vaughan Williams
‘Christmas Day’ by Gustav Holst

What to bring:

Print the two choral scores available here and bring them to the workshop, with water bottle, pencil, mask and proof of vaccination.  
No food and drink permitted on church premises (except your own water bottle).
Vocal score for ‘Fantasia on Christmas Carols’ by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Vocal score for ‘Christmas Day’ by Gustav Holst

Registration:
Advance registration only (no walk-ups). Sign-up and pre-pay by completing the registration form here.
E-transfer or cheque accepted.
If for any reason the workshop is cancelled, a full refund will be provided.
CAMMAC members in good standing will be given priority until November 10. Note: You can join, or renew your expired membership by clicking here. Memberships expire every October 1st.

Info: Rosalind Spencer rosalind@whatiftechnologies.com.

A poster advertising this concert 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 publicize this event.

Biography:

Lisa Webber

Lisa Webber, a mezzo-soprano originally from Alberta, completed a Bachelor of Music/Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Lethbridge, specializing in elementary, intermediate and senior choral music. She moved to Ottawa where she received a Master of Music in Vocal Performance at the University of Ottawa.

As a vocal educator, Lisa brings her expertise and passion to all facets of her work.  She has a very active vocal studio in Arnprior, Ontario where she teaches both school-aged and mature students. Her students benefit from her experience, skill, positivity and opportunities to perform. She creates an enjoyable, fun and positive learning environment for all students. Lisa is extremely proud and inspired by many of her former students using their

voices in Canada and other countries in a variety of ways.

As a soloist, Lisa enjoys oratorio and chamber music as well as recital repertoire. She has been involved with the Opera Lyra Chorus, Cantata Singers of Ottawa, Seventeen Voyces, the Vancouver Chamber Choir National Directors’ Symposium, the Valley Festival concert series and the Ottawa Musical Arts Club Gala concerts. Collaboration with other musicians has been a life-long joy for Lisa. Devoted and committed to promoting the Arts in Arnprior, she is the founder of the Arnprior Summer Music Camps, the Arnprior Community Choir, Two Rivers Musical Productions, and an exciting ladies’ ensemble, Tutti. These programs are a mainstay in the cultural arts scene and have provided many singers with the opportunity to experience exceptional solo and choral music.

Sunday January 22, 2023 – Orchestra reading of Dvořák’s Symphony no. 8

Come and share the music of Dvorak. This afternoon will be devoted to the superb Symphony No. 8 in G major conducted by Yves Lacoursière. Complete instrumentation offers an opportunity for everyone!

Date:  January 22, 2023.

Time: 2pm – 4:30pm. Arrival from 1:30pm.

Location: The parish hall of Kitchissippi United Church, 630, prom. Island Park, just south of the Queensway Highway (directions here).

Cost:
$20 – adult member of CAMMAC
free – student member of CAMMAC
$30 – adult non- member
$10 – student non-member

Note that wearing a mask will be required indoors (except when playing a wind instrument).

Instrumentation: Flutes 1,2; Oboes 1,2; Clarinets 1,2 in Bb and A; Bassoons 1,2; Horns 1,2,3,4 in F; Trumpets 1,2 in F; Trombones 1,2,3; Tuba; Timpani; Violins 1,2; Violas, Cellos, Double basses.
Please note that registrations for all winds are complete. If you want to be added to our waiting list, please contact Linda Côté (info@linda-cote.ca).

Please bring your music stand and score available on IMSLP at https://imslp.org/wiki/Symphony_No.8,_Op.88_(Dvo%C5%99%C3%A1k,_Anton%C3%ADn)#IMSLP717766.
We will use the Souborné vydání díla edition.

New to CAMMAC events? These orchestra guidelines explain our approach to readings.

Registration:
Advance registration and payment only (no walk-ups). Sign up by submitting the registration form here.
E-transfer or cheque accepted.
If for any reason the workshop is cancelled, a full refund will be provided.

Yves Lacoursière

Info: Linda Côté at info@linda-cote.ca.

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”.

Saturday, March 25, 2023 – Brahms Requiem Reading for Choir and Orchestra

Come and share Brahms’ music. This afternoon will be devoted to Brahms’ German Requiem. We will cover two movements: Wie lieblich sind deine Wohnungen (movement 4) and Selig sind die Toten (movement 7). Charles-Éric Fontaine will conduct this reading with Nick Veltmeyer on piano.

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Date: Saturday March 25, 2023.

Time: 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
The choristers will rehearse from 12:30 p.m.  Arrival from 12:15.
The orchestra and choristers will practice together starting at 2:00 p.m. Arrival from 1:30.

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

Cost:
$20 – adult CAMMAC member
freestudent CAMMAC member
$30 – adult non CAMMAC member
$10 –student non CAMMAC member

Note that wearing a mask will be required indoors (except when playing a wind instrument).

Choristers:
Preparation material is available at https://www.cyberbass.org/Major_Works/Brahms_J/brahms_requiem.htm.

Please bring your score available on IMSLP at https://imslp.org/wiki/Special:ReverseLookup/20312.
We are using the Peters edition. Movement 4 is p. 44-53 and movement 7 is p. 84-95.

Orchestra:

Instrumentation:  Flutes 1,2;  Oboes 1,2;  Clarinets in Bb 1,2;  Bassoons 1,2;  Horns 1,2,3,4 (mvt 4: 2 horns in E flat, mvt 7: 2 horns in F and 2 horns in E);  Trombones 1,2,3 for mvt 7; Violins 1,2; Violas; Cellos; Double basses.
Please note that registrations for flutes, oboes and bassoons are now complete. If you want to be added to our waiting list, please contact Linda Côté (info@linda-cote.ca).

Please bring your music stand and score available on IMSLP at https://imslp.org/wiki/Special:ReverseLookup/40458.
We are using the Breitkopf edition, and we are only doing movements 4 and 7.

If you are new to playing with the CAMMAC orchestra, these guidelines will explain our approach to readings.

Registration:

Registration and payment in advance only (no walk-ups).
The registration form for singers is here.
The registration form for instrumentalists is here.
Electronic transfer or check accepted.
If for any reason the workshop is cancelled, a full refund will be provided.

You can join, or renew your expired membership by clicking here ​($35 for adults). Memberships expire every October 1st.

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.

Info: Linda Côté at info@linda-cote.ca.

Biographies :

Charles-Éric Fontaine is a versatile Montreal conductor and oboist with a strong interest in new music and collaboration between performer and composer. He has conducted the Ensemble Divertimento (Milan), Paramirabo (Montreal),  the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, the Baltimore Chamber Orchestra and the Orchestre Symphonique de Québec, and was a finalist in the Ensemble intercontemporain’s assistant conductor audition in 2021.

Charles-Eric studied at McGill University, where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in oboe performance and a master’s degree in conducting in 2021. He has premiered more than thirty works by emerging composers at events broadcast by the IRCAM Forum, MASC, Le Vivier,  as well as with the Ensemble de musique contemporaine de l’Université de Montréal and McGill University.  In March 2022, he conducted the concert “L’omaggio a Bussotti” of the Ensemble Divertimento with whom he also recorded a new work by Francesco Ciurlo recorded on CD by Stradivarius.

Nick Veltmeyer

Charles-Eric has participated in various academies such as soundSCAPE, International Divertimento Ensemble Academy, Domaine Forget, and has received awards from the Austrian Society, the Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec, as well as a Premio di Cultura 2022 in Italy.

Nick Veltmeyer grew up in Halifax, Nova Scotia. He held the position of Organ Scholar at the University of King’s College while completing an undergraduate degree in Classics. Nick founded and led educational and community-based arts programs before moving to Toronto. As a graduate student at U of T, Nick studied Voice, Organ and Composition and held positions as Vance Scholar of St. James Cathedral, Bevan Scholar of Trinity College, and Junior Fellow of Massey College. Nick is an accomplished interdisciplinary artist who is known for introducing the Helen Creighton Collection to a new generation of artists and founding Aureas Voces. Nick is currently the Music Director at Dominion-Chalmers United Church and works for the Michaëlle Jean Foundation.

Sunday March 26, 2023 – Annual Regional Meeting

Help us shape next year’s music! Write and tell us (ottawagatineau@cammac.ca) what you would like for future CAMMAC events!

Date: Sunday March 26, 2023.

Time: 4:00 pm.

Location: Online via Zoom. Members will receive an email with the link.

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 Management Committee, volunteering as a member of one of the committees organizing events or on the date of one or more of our events, or taking on any of the other roles supporting CAMMAC Ottawa-Gatineau, please contact the Chair of the Nominating Committee, Peggy Florida at peggyflorida@sympatico.ca.

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

Info: Regional President Rosalind Spencer at rosalind@whatiftechnologies.com.

Sunday May 7, 2023 – Troubadours of 12th-13th century France

This workshop for singers and instrumentalists will focus on one of the first and most influential secular literary-musical movements of the European Middle Ages. The troubadours, including their female counterparts the trobairitz, flourished from the early 12th to the early 13th centuries in what is today Southern France, but which at the time was a separate land with its own vibrant and distinctive culture known as Occitania.

With Femke Bergsma.

Singers and all instruments at any level are welcome.
The music will be available in advance to registered participants.

Date: Sunday May 7.

Time: 2:00 – 5:00pm.

Location: Epiphany Anglican Church, 1290 Ogilvie Road, Ottawa, on the south-east corner of the Aviation Parkway (directions are here).
If you’re arriving on the Queensway, take the St-Laurent exit. There is lots of parking.
To get there by transit, there are 2 options:
– the #24 bus from St-Laurent or Blair;
– the LRT to Cyrville station, then a short walk along the pedestrian path to the church.

Cost:
$20 – adult CAMMAC member
free – student CAMMAC member
$30 – adult non-member
$10 – student non-member

Note that wearing a mask will be required indoors (except while playing a wind instrument).

Registration:

Registration and payment in advance only (no walk-ups).
The registration form for singers is here.
The registration form for instrumentalists is here.
Electronic transfer or cheque accepted.
If for any reason the workshop is cancelled, a full refund will be provided.

You can join, or renew your expired membership by clicking here ​($35 for adults). Memberships expire every October 1st.

Info: Anna Lenk at annalenk346@yahoo.com

Biography: An accomplished musician, Femke Bergsma moved to Montreal after her recorder studies in the Netherlands. She prefers playing early and new music, and enjoys singing. She’s been teaching music as well as working with recorder maker Jean-Luc Boudreau, and can take care of your sick recorder. You might have met her at CAMMAC or at a concert by les Boréades de Montréal.

June to September, 2023 – CAMMAC Ottawa Valley Choral Workshop and Concert Rehearsals

Registration is now closed.

Continuing the tradition of classical music in the Ottawa Valley, we announce the CAMMAC Ottawa Valley Choral Concert, featuring the chorus, supported by professional orchestra and soloists, in the spectacular ‘cathedral’ of Arnprior. We are delighted to welcome Lisa Webber as Artistic Director for this concert. It will include the beautiful Requiem by John Rutter, and Gloria by Canadian composer Harry Somers.

The Chorus comprises dedicated, music-loving choristers who under the direction of the Artistic Director, work together to attain a high level of professionalism and excellence. Chorus members come together from the many communities of the Ottawa Valley, Ottawa-Gatineau and beyond; the rehearsal schedule covers 8 weeks from the end of July, culminating in a concert in September.

CAMMAC Ottawa Valley welcomes all choristers who are able to make a commitment to hard work, high standards of performance, and singing in the concert.

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Program with YouTube links to the pieces:

Requiem by John Rutter

O salutaris Hostia by Ambrož Čopi

O quanta qualia by Healey Willan (op.394)

Gloria by Harry Somers

Rehearsals:
Wednesdays from 7:00-9:30 pm and Saturdays from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm, at Emmanuel Church hall (beside the church), 287 Harrington Street, Arnprior, Ontario (directions are here):

July 12, 19, 26, 29; August 2, 16, 19, 23, 26 (with Roland Graham); September 6.

Absence policy:
Continuation of participation after numerous absences is at the discretion of the Artistic Director.

Dress rehearsal:
Saturday September 9 at St. John Chrysostom Church, 295 Albert Street, Arnprior, Ont. (directions are here). Time to be determined later.
Attendance at the dress rehearsal is mandatory to sing in the concert. 

Concert: Sunday Sept. 10 at 3:00pm at St. John Chrysostom Church.

Cost:
CAMMAC members: $70 adults, $20 students.
Non-members: $95 adults, $30 students.
Plus refundable deposit for choral scores: $30 (mandatory).

Choral Workshop:
The concert rehearsals will be preceded by a Choral Workshop led by Lisa Webber providing a great opportunity for interested choristers to sing the pieces from the program. The workshop will focus on vocal technique: vowel production, technique, breathing/posture and vocal confidence. You are welcome to attend the workshop even if you don’t sign up to sing the concert.
Date: Saturday June 17.
Time: 10am to 12:30pm.
Location: Emmanuel Church hall (beside the church), 287 Harrington Street, Arnprior, Ont. (directions are here)
Workshop cost:
CAMMAC members: $30 adults, free for students.
Non-members: $40 adults, $10 students

Registration:

Advance registration only (no walk-ups). Sign-up and pre-pay by completing the registration form here. E-transfer or cheque accepted. Registration is now closed.

If for any reason the event is cancelled, a full refund will be provided.

In the event of over-subscription, priority will be given to CAMMAC members until May 14.

Note: You can join, or renew your expired membership by clicking here. Memberships expire every October 1st.

Choristers will be able to keep their scores for the summer if they have registered and paid for the concert rehearsals and deposit before, or at, the Choral Workshop. If you cannot attend the workshop but would like a score for the summer, please register with your payment and ask a friend to collect the score for you.

Info: Rosalind Spencer at rosalind@whatiftechnologies.com.

Car pooling:

There will be the option to car pool from the Ottawa-Gatineau area to the rehearsals in Arnprior.

  • Should you need a ride, please indicate for which dates and where you are located.
  • Should you be able to offer a ride, please indicate for which dates and how many passengers you can take.
  • In case we have more cars offering rides than passengers, please indicate if you would be willing to be a passenger in someone else’s car sometimes, to share the driving.

Please send the above travel information to David Stitt at davidstitt@sympatico.ca and he will coordinate contacts between those offering rides and those needing them.

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.

Biography:

Lisa Webber

Lisa Webber, a mezzo-soprano originally from Alberta, completed a Bachelor of Music/Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Lethbridge, specializing in elementary, intermediate and senior choral music. She moved to Ottawa where she received a Master of Music in Vocal Performance at the University of Ottawa.

As a vocal educator, Lisa brings her expertise and passion to all facets of her work.  She has a very active vocal studio in Arnprior, Ontario where she teaches both school-aged and mature students. Her students benefit from her experience, skill, positivity and opportunities to perform. She creates an enjoyable, fun and positive learning environment for all students. Lisa is extremely proud and inspired by many of her former students using their voices in Canada and other countries in a variety of ways.

As a soloist, Lisa enjoys oratorio and chamber music as well as recital repertoire. She has been involved with the Opera Lyra Chorus, Cantata Singers of Ottawa, Seventeen Voyces, the Vancouver Chamber Choir National Directors’ Symposium, the Valley Festival concert series and the Ottawa Musical Arts Club Gala concerts. Collaboration with other musicians has been a life-long joy for Lisa. Devoted and committed to promoting the Arts in Arnprior, she is the founder of the Arnprior Summer Music Camps, the Arnprior Community Choir, Two Rivers Musical Productions, and an exciting ladies’ ensemble, Tutti. These programs are a mainstay in the cultural arts scene and have provided many singers with the opportunity to experience exceptional solo and choral music. A strong supporter of CAMMAC, having sponsored several youth scholarships in the past, Lisa has performed as soloist and also conducted two successful workshops featuring the Christmas Fantasia by Ralph Vaughan Williams.  We are delighted to welcome Lisa as Artistic Director for CAMMAC Ottawa Valley 2023.

Sunday September 10, 2023 – CAMMAC Ottawa Valley Choral Concert

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Continuing the tradition of classical music in the Ottawa Valley, we announce the CAMMAC Ottawa Valley Choral Concert, featuring the chorus, supported by professional orchestra and soloists, in the spectacular ‘cathedral’ of Arnprior. We are delighted to welcome Lisa Webber as Artistic Director for this concert. It will include the beautiful Requiem by John Rutter, and Gloria by Canadian composer Harry Somers.

Date: Sunday September 10.

Time: 3:00 pm.

Location: the stupendous setting of St. John Chrysostom Church, 295 Albert Street, Arnprior, Ont. (directions are here).

Tickets:
$25 adults; $10 students; children 12 and under free when accompanied by an adult.
Tickets are available from:
– choir members
– White Pine Books, 152 John St N., Arnprior, 613-623-8800
– at the door (if available)
All sales are cash only.
Tickets are non-refundable.

Info: Rosalind Spencer at rosalind@whatiftechnologies.com or 613-355-5103.

Biography:

Lisa Webber

Lisa Webber, a mezzo-soprano originally from Alberta, completed a Bachelor of Music/Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Lethbridge, specializing in elementary, intermediate and senior choral music. She moved to Ottawa where she received a Master of Music in Vocal Performance at the University of Ottawa.

As a vocal educator, Lisa brings her expertise and passion to all facets of her work.  She has a very active vocal studio in Arnprior, Ontario where she teaches both school-aged and mature students. Her students benefit from her experience, skill, positivity and opportunities to perform. She creates an enjoyable, fun and positive learning environment for all students. Lisa is extremely proud and inspired by many of her former students using their voices in Canada and other countries in a variety of ways.

As a soloist, Lisa enjoys oratorio and chamber music as well as recital repertoire. She has been involved with the Opera Lyra Chorus, Cantata Singers of Ottawa, Seventeen Voyces, the Vancouver Chamber Choir National Directors’ Symposium, the Valley Festival concert series and the Ottawa Musical Arts Club Gala concerts. Collaboration with other musicians has been a life-long joy for Lisa. Devoted and committed to promoting the Arts in Arnprior, she is the founder of the Arnprior Summer Music Camps, the Arnprior Community Choir, Two Rivers Musical Productions, and an exciting ladies’ ensemble, Tutti. These programs are a mainstay in the cultural arts scene and have provided many singers with the opportunity to experience exceptional solo and choral music.

A strong supporter of CAMMAC, having sponsored several youth scholarships in the past, Lisa has performed as soloist and also conducted two successful workshops featuring the Christmas Fantasia by Ralph Vaughan Williams.  We are delighted to welcome Lisa as Artistic Director for CAMMAC Ottawa Valley 2023.


Previous activities: 2021/22, 2020/21, 2019/20.