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Overview of Activities

Sept. 28 and Oct. 5, 2013 Handel’s Dettingen Te Deum
Oct. 26, 2013 Opera-tunity!
Nov. 10, 2013 Early Music Workshop
Nov. 17, 2013 Amateur afternoon
Nov. 16, 23 and 30, 2013 Rehearsals: Come Sing Messiah
Dec. 6, 2013 Performance: Come Sing Messiah
Starting Jan. 4, 2014 Annual Concert rehearsals
Feb. 22, 2014 Annual Concert performance
March 9, 2014 Workshop on Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto #3
March 29, 2014 Recorder Day workshop
April 6, 2014 Reading of “A Caribbean Mass”
April 12, 2014 Make it Five! (wind quintets)
April 26, 2014 Reading of Fauré’s Requiem
April 26, 2014 Annual General Meeting
May 17, 2014 Amateur morning

Description of Activities

Gordon-JohnstonSaturday September 28 and Saturday Oct. 5, 2013 – Handel’s Dettingen Te Deum

Come celebrate Culture Days with CAMMAC Ottawa-Gatineau by participating in a rehearsed reading of Handel’s Dettingen Te Deum with Gordon Johnston.

For choir, orchestra and soloists.

Date: Saturday September 28th (orchestra: 10:30 – 1:30; choir 2:30-5:30) and Saturday October 5th (2:00 – 5:00) – PLEASE NOTE EARLIER STARTING TIME!

Location: St. Martin’s Anglican Church, 2120 Prince Charles Road (directions are here).

Cost: Admission by free-will donation for all participants. Non-members are encouraged to join CAMMAC.

It is not necessary to practise before-hand, but the music is available if you wish to do so.
Choristers can practice with the help of the Cyberbass web site at http://www.cyberbass.com/Major_Works/Handel_GF/handel_dettingen_te_deum.htm.

TeDeum-posterVocal soloists needed: soprano, alto, tenor and bass.
Instruments needed: trumpets in C, oboe, bassoon, timpani, all strings, and organ.
Priority will be given to CAMMAC members until Sept. 10th

Choristers: for info please contact Penny at pennyannand@rogers.com  (pre-registration recommended, but not necessary)
Strings: contact Khalid at kmad@rogers.com (pre-registration highly-recommended)
Non-strings and vocal soloists: contact Elizabeth at music.eliz@yahoo.ca (pre-registration compulsory)

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.

Handel (1685-1759) is known for several genres of music, most notably opera and oratorio. He wrote this piece in July 1743 in celebration and thanks for the British army’s victory against the French in the Battle of Dettingen in Bavaria. At the time he was in charge of music at the Royal Court. He was highly esteemed by fellow composers both during and after his lifetime. Come out and see if you agree with them!

Joyous and triumphant with rich harmonies, Dettingen Te Deum includes trumpet fanfares and delicate oboe passages, plus soloists and a 5 part chorus. A perfect way to celebrate CAMMAC’s 60th anniversary!

Gordon Johnston is the Director of Music at The Church of St. John the Evangelist, where he plays the organ and conducts the choir. He is also directs of The Strings of St. John’s, a local community orchestra. His other musical pursuits are being director of Music for the Anglican Community at St. Paul’s University, composing and playing the harp. Gordon started his musical studies at a young age and went on to receive bachelors and masters degrees at Brigham Young University, USA. In 2003 he received his Doctorate in Sacred Music from the Graduate Theological Foundation in Indiana, USA.

Saturday October 26, 2013 – Opera-tunity!

Misty-BanyardOpera-tunity! – An Afternoon at the Opera
with Misty Banyard
and James Caswell, accompanist

Date: Saturday October 26

Time: 2:30 – 5:30 PM

Location: St. Martin’s Anglican Church, 2120 Prince Charles Road (directions are here)

Cost: $10 members, $15 non-members – pre-registered. For those who do not pre-register $5 extra at the door. Payable at the event.

In recent years, opera has become more accessible to the average person. Subtitles enable the audience to follow the text, and the Metropolitan Opera’s HD broadcasts bring the world’s best talent to your local theater.

While we can’t all be opera stars, here is your chance to be an opera chorister. Find out what is involved in animating a scene and bringing a group on and off the stage, while singing. It may bring out your inner diva!

We will learn and stage the Anvil Chorus from Il Trovatore. Time permitting, we will also do the Humming Chorus from Madama Butterfly.

Misty Banyard is an arts administrator, vocal teacher and technician, adjudicator, workshop leader and professional vocal soloist. She holds Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Music Education degrees from Acadia University and a Master of Music degree in vocal performance from the University of Ottawa.

Ms. Banyard is the General Director of the internationally renowned Ottawa Bach Choir, under Founder and Artistic Director Dr. Lisette Canton, having previously worked as the General Manager for The Ewashko Singers and Bytown Operaworks, as the Resident Vocal coach for Coro Vivo Ottawa, as a Music Consultant for the City of Ottawa, and as the Administrator of the Annapolis Valley Music Festival in her native Nova Scotia.

In addition to her arts administrative and clinical work, Ms. Banyard is an accomplished vocal soloist. Her career highlights includes solo recitals at Christ Church Cathedral (Dublin, Ireland) and the Grange School (Hartford, England), The Canadian Premier of Llama’s Popule Meus with Coro Vivo Ottawa, “Flora” in Pellegrini Opera’s Production of “La Traviata”, ” Musetta” in Capital City Opera’s Inaugural production of “La Boheme”, and recently as the soloist in Paul Mealor’s stunning “Stabat Mater” with The Cantata Singers of Ottawa.

In English; questions can be answered in French.

Registration: Anna Lehn, anna.lehn@bac-lac.gc.ca or 613-697-2613.

Sunday November 10, 2013 – Early Music Workshop

Femke-BergsmaPolyphony from the Low Countries: Dutch songs and dances from the 15th and 16th centuries
with Femke Bergsma

For voices and early instruments such as recorders, viols, crumhorn, cornemuse and rebeks.

Date: Sunday, November 10, 2013

Time: 2:00 – 5:00 PM

Location: St. Andrew’s Church (downstairs hall), 82 Kent Street at Wellington (directions are here).
Bus #4. Parking across the street at Supreme Court.

Cost: $10 members, $15 non-members

Early-music-posterAfter her studies at the Utrecht Conservatory in Holland, Femke Bergsma established herself in Montreal. She worked at first as an assistant for recorder makerJean-Luc Boudreau, and soon started performing with several ensembles. These include Les Boréades de Montréal (she’s part of the Beatles Baroque program), Clavecin en Concert, Les Idées Heureuses, Thirteen Strings in Ottawa and Tafelmusik in Toronto.  Her interest in medieval music leads her to studying voice and the vielle, taking classes with members of the Boston Camerata. She has performed with the ensembles Stadaconé and Memoria from Québec city as well as Estavel, Scholastica and the Compagnie Machaut from Montreal. She has founded the ensemble Eya with viellist Liette Remon and has been part of the creation of the children’s theater show Glouglou from Le Théâtre de Quartier. She’s teaching recorder,  and medieval and renaissance music at Cammac summer camps, among others.

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 popular event.

Registration:
Intermediate and advanced level only. Limited number of registrants. Pre-registration by e-mail is highly recommended.
singers: email irenka@rogers.com
instrumentalists: email music.eliz@yahoo.ca

Sunday November 17, 2013 – Amateur afternoon

Date: Sunday November 17, 2013

Time:  2pm-4pm

Location:  Private home

Cost: Free for CAMMAC members; $5 for non-CAMMAC members.

Do you play or sing in an amateur chamber music group? Would you like a chance to perform in a supportive environment?
Are you available for Sunday afternoon, November 17, 2013, 2pm-4pm?

If so, consider participating in this fall’s CAMMAC Ottawa/Gatineau amateur afternoon.
The only audience consists of the other amateur chamber musicians performing.

This is a great opportunity if you are not used to performing and would like a chance to start, or if you are more experienced as an amateur musician and you are preparing for a subsequent performance for an audience.

Groups can include any combination of musical instruments, including voice, any size from one to about eight. There is a piano available for groups that require it. Refreshments will be supplied.

Spots are given on a first come, first served basis.

Info: John Royle, 613-233-6345, or john.royle@sympatico.ca.

Saturday, November 16, 23 and 30, 2013 – Come Sing Messiah Rehearsals

Led by 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.

Alan-ThomasDate: Saturdays November 16, 23 and 30

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: Members: $5 per session or $10 for all 3 sessions; $10 per session for non-members (or $20 for all 3).

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 6. Usually, we look at about half-a-dozen choruses every week, rehearsing some of the more difficult ones more than once.

Messiah-rehearsal-videoA video of the 2011 rehearsal of the Hallelujah chorus is here (4 minutes).

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

No pre-registration is necessary, but please come early for your first rehearsal, to register.

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

Contact: Mary, (613) 260-2250.

Friday, December 6, 2013 – Come Sing Messiah

Come 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 LavigueurLouis Lavigueur conducts, with organist Alan Thomas.

Date: Friday, December 6

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.

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

Messiah.movCost: Singers $10; Audience $20

Tickets go on sale November 16. 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
  • Ottawa Folklore Centre, 1111 Bank near Sunnyside

Singer tickets also available at optional rehearsals.

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

These are the choruses that will be performed this year.  The numbers in brackets refer to the page number of each chorus in the New Novello Choral Edition, edited by Watkins Shaw.

Part I
And the glory of the Lord (11)
And He shall purify (35)
O thou that tellest (41)
For unto us a child is born (55)
Glory to God (68)
His yoke is easy (86)

Messiah posterPart II
All we like sheep (106)
Lift up your heads (127)
Let all the Angels of God (134)
The Lord gave the word (146)
Hallelujah! (171)

Part III
Since by man came death (186)
Worthy is the Lamb (217)
Amen (225)

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 popular event.

Info: Pauline, 819-459-1803

Starting January 4, 2014 – Annual Concert rehearsals

Annual Concert rehearsals

Mozart’s Solemn Vespers and Haydn’s Mass in B flat (Harmony Mass)

Marg-StubingtonUnder the direction of Marg Stubington.

This year the CAMMAC choir and orchestra will perform Mozart’s Solemn Vespers and Haydn’s Harmony Mass.  The Solemn Vespers, written in 1780, are gloriously rich and often energetic — and include one of Mozart’s loveliest and best known arias. Joseph Haydn’s Harmony Mass has been described as a grand combination of classical symphonic style and Baroque choral fugues. It was composed in 1802.

Click here for a one-page printable announcement sheet.

Cost:
CAMMAC member (or student) = $40
Non-member = $55
Refundable deposit for the score = $10
There is no fee for orchestra members, however we encourage contributions towards our costs ($20 would be ideal, though any amount would be appreciated).

Rehearsals:
Location: St. Martin’s Anglican Church, 2120 Prince Charles Road (directions are here).

Annual concert announcementChoir rehearsals: Saturday afternoons, Jan. 4, 11, 18, 25, and Feb. 1, 8 and 15, 2014 — 2:00 to 5:00 pm. (Feb. 8 with orchestra).

Orchestra rehearsals: Friday, Jan. 10 and 24, 7:00 to 9:30 p.m., and Saturday Feb. 8, 2:00 to 5:00 pm (with choir).

Dress rehearsal:
Friday Feb. 21, 2014 — 7:00 pm.
All Saints Anglican Church, 347 Richmond Rd. just west of Churchill (directions are here).

Choristers can practice with the help of the Cyberbass web site:
Mozart’s “Solemn Vespers” at http://www.cyberbass.com/Major_Works/Mozart_W_A/mozart_KV339_vespers.htm,
Haydn’s “Harmony Mass” at http://www.cyberbass.com/Major_Works/Haydn_J/haydn_harmony_mass.htm.

Info:
Choristers contact Dawn Conway at 613-724-2954. The registration form is here.
Strings players contact Khalid at kmad@rogers.com.
Non-strings contact Elizabeth at music.eliz@yahoo.ca.

Saturday February 22, 2014 – Annual concert

Mozart’s Solemn Vespers and Haydn’s Mass in B flat (Harmony Mass)

Under the direction of Marg Stubington.

Soloists: Erinne-Colleen Laurin, soprano; Carole Portelance, alto; Iain MacPherson, tenor; Mark Wilkinson, bass.

Time: 3 pm.

Location: All Saints Anglican Church, 347 Richmond Rd. just west of Churchill (directions are here).

Tickets: $15 ($10 students), available at The Leading Note (370 Elgin near Gladstone), or at the door.

The Solemn Vespers, written in 1780, are gloriously rich and often energetic — and include one of Mozart’s loveliest and best known arias. Joseph Haydn’s Harmony Mass has been described as a grand combination of classical symphonic style and Baroque choral fugues. It was composed in 1802.

Sunday March 9, 2014 – Workshop on Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto #3

Workshop on Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto #3

Date: Sunday, March 9, 2014.

Time: 3:00-5:30 p.m.

Location: A private venue in the Centrepoint area.

Cost: $10 for members; $15 for non-members.

Instrumentation: violins, violas, cellos and double-bass.

Time permitting, another baroque work may also be worked on.

Info/Registration: String players are requested to contact Khalid Ahmad at 613-829-7277 or email at kmad@rogers.com if they are interested in participating in what promises to be a very exciting event.

Thomas AnnandWe are very fortunate that Thomas Annand has kindly agreed to conduct this event, and that Kevin James, a well-known local violinist and violist, will lead the strings and instruct players in baroque strings practice during this event.

Thomas Annand has been delighting audiences, critics and musicians alike with his multi-faceted talents as conductor (both choral and orchestral) and keyboard player (organist, harpsichordist and pianist) for over 25 years. More recently, he has also been attracting attention as a composer of choral and organ music. Mr. Annand’s repertoire covers a wide spectrum of 500 years of music, but his emphasis is on the works of J.S. Bach.

After completing his M. Music at McGill University, he went to Paris to further his studies and conduct research at the Bibliothèque Nationale. In 1992 he was appointed Director of Music at St. Andrew’s Church, Ottawa and became the organist and harpsichordist for the National Arts Centre Orchestra. In addition to conducting the choir and playing at the regular Sunday services, Thomas Annand presents a popular noon-hour recital every Tuesday and has recently overseen the complete restoration and revoicing of the organ.

He was the conductor of Capital Brassworks for six seasons, recording 2 critically acclaimed recordings. He has appeared regularly as a guest conductor with Thirteen Strings Baroque Orchestra, as well as being one of its members. Thomas Annand is also a frequent collaborator with Les Violons du Roy. As a noted recitalist, he has performed at several prominent festivals both national and international.

In 2004, Thomas Annand was named a fellow of the Royal Canadian College of Organists and was awarded the Willan Scholarship and several prizes for highest marks in the examinations. He is Past-President of RCCO Ottawa Centre and was the RCCO travelling clinician in 2011-2012, giving workshops and recitals across Canada.

Saturday March 29, 2014 – Recorder Day workshop

Music on cloud 9: the recorder throughout the centuries:
Masterclass for recorder ensembles and a workshop for all players.

Matthias-MauteWith Matthias Maute.

Location: a private home in Riverside South.

Time:
10:15 – Registration.
10:30 – Masterclass for recorder ensembles – This is now FULL however auditors are still welcome.
12:35 – Lunch – Excellent homemade lunch provided.
2:00 – Large ensemble playing, everyone invited. The music will be available before-hand. We are especially looking for people who can play tenor and bass recorders, but all are welcome.

Auditors for one or both parts welcome.

Get your groups formed and start practicing for what should be an amazing day!

Cost: For the all day masterclass, $30/person for CAMMAC members and $35 for non-members ( + $5/person for duos and – $5/person for quintets).
For those who want to participate only in the afternoon group activity, cost is $20/person for members and $25 for non-members.
Auditors are welcome for any part of the day. $5 for members and $10 for non-members + $5 if staying for lunch.

Please indicate any food allergies.
Note that there are cats in the home.

Contact: Elizabeth at music.eliz@yahoo.ca.

Matthias Maute has achieved an international reputation as a recorder player, a baroque flutist and a composer.  He teaches at McGill University and Université de Montreal and has taught at CAMMAC’s Lake Macdonald Centre for several summers, most recently as the director of the Early Music Week.
His solo career has soared since winning First Prize at the renowned Early Music Competition in Bruges, Belgium in 1990.  He was the featured recorder soloist at the Boston Early Music Festival twice in the 2000’s and debuted at the Lincoln Centre in New York in December 2008.
M. Maute is also esteemed for his artistic direction of Ensemble Caprice for whom he produces ingenious and fascinating programs. With this ensemble he regularly appears at major festivals worldwide. In Canada he has performed among others at the Ottawa Chamber Music Festival, Festival international du Domaine Forget and Elora Festival.
To these achievements, M. Maute has added choir and orchestra direction, to which he has dedicated a large portion of his time in the past several years.  Under his direction, Ensemble Caprice was awarded the prestigious 2009 Juno award for best classical album of the year: vocal or choral performance for its CD Gloria! Vivaldi’s Angels on the Analekta Label.  His projects have been recorded on CBC Radio 2 and Radio Canada/Espace Music on several occasions.
Matthias Maute’s compositions hold an important place in the world of contemporary recorder music. He has made over twenty recordings on many well-known labels.

We look forward to welcoming M. Maute back to Ottawa and know that we will learn a great deal from him – and have fun too! Don’t feel intimidated by his credentials; he is used to all kinds of amateurs!

Sunday April 6, 2014 – Reading of “A Caribbean Mass”

A reading of “A Caribbean Mass” by Glenn McClure.

with Tiphaine Legrand, director of the Choeur Classique de l’Outaouais.

Time: 2 – 5 pm.

Location: Rideau Park United Church, 2203 Alta Vista Drive (directions are here).

Cost: $10 members, $15 non-members; $5 extra at the door.

“A Caribbean Mass: St. Francis in the Americas” celebrates the marriage of Latin American cultures and the spiritual legacy of the medieval Italian saint, Francis of Assisi. The Mass combines musical styles of samba, salsa, calypso, rumba, and New Orleans blues. It incorporates Mexican and African melodies, and utilizes Latin, Italian, Greek, and Spanish texts.

We will be doing the Kyrie, Gloria, Santo.

The composer will be attending this event.

Info and pre-registration (please tell us your voice range): Micheline Beaulieu-Bouchard, 613-838-4159 or michelinebbouchard@gmail.com.

YouTube videos of a performance are here:
Kyrie – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_lHWSyr9ms
Credo – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzNOwtth_AQ
Gloria – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i-0rKTJ3i6c
Santo – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Hf7NzaPJP0
Agnus Dei – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9bfXgSydKA

Tiphaine-LegrandTiphaine Legrand is a young choir director originally from France who has been established in Quebec for the last twelve years. In September 2012 she enthusiastically assumed responsibility as music director of the Chœur classique de l’Outaouais.  She has an extensive background of experience with singers of all ages.

In the fall of 2012 she was put in charge of the choral singing section at the school for young people in the Faculty of Music of the University of Montreal where she directs choirs for children from 6 to 17 years of age.  In 2009-10 she had great success in preparing the Montreal Children’s Choir for performances with the MSO under Kent Nagano (the Passion of J.S. Bach and a program of traditional Japanese music) as well as for contemporary music (Rêves nordiques by F.H. Leclair).  She has also worked with the choir in the production of a video with the “Cowboys fringants” as well as on the soundtrack of Fernand Danserault’s last film “Les porteurs d’espoirs”.

The Kô Ensemble that she founded in 2006 was in residence at the “Centre de créativité du Gesù” in 2012.  The group presents several concerts each season, in particular as part of festivals and events in Montreal such as Spirituart, “Nuit de la Création”, “Mondial choral”, “Journées d’Art sacré du Plateau”, etc.  This ensemble of about fifteen singers in training explores the links between early and contemporary music.  Each year they create performances of works from Quebec composers combined with Renaissance and Baroque repertoire.

In 2006 she was sponsored by the International Josef Traxel Society for the Vocal Arts chaired by Dr Gérard Mohr.  In 2007 she had the opportunity to direct and sing with the Montreal Jubilation Choir under the supervision of Prof. Trevor W. Payne.  For about ten years she has been concentrating on the repertoire of Negro spirituals (the Baroquo-Negro choir and the “Chants de coton” choir).

After musical studies at the Sorbonne (Paris), Tiphaine Legrand completed a bachelor’s degree in singing and choral conducting under Chantal Masson-Bourque at Laval University, then a graduate degree in choral conducting under Nicole Paiement at Sherbrooke University where she completed her master’s degree with Robert Ingari in May 2009.

Saturday April 12, 2014 – Make it Five!

QuintetA workshop for woodwind players.

Do you play the flute, oboe, clarinet, horn, or bassoon? Would you like to play in a quintet? This workshop will offer you the chance to play in a woodwind quintet, to meet other players, and to get supportive coaching and advice.

The goal of the workshop is to match up quintet groups for the day, to provide coaching, and to allow everyone to meet other woodwind players who are interested in quintet playing and other chamber music formations.

Coach: Angela Casagrande.
Angela is a free-lance orchestral, chamber and solo oboist, who performs frequently in venues throughout the National Capital region. She also teaches at the University of Ottawa and maintains a large private teaching studio. Additionally, Angela makes and sells oboe reeds throughout Angela-CasagrandeOntario, and does work as an arranger, conductor and chamber music coach.

Date: April 12 2014.

Location: At a private home in Old Ottawa South.

Cost:
CAMMAC member (or student) = $15.
Non-member = $20.
Participants will receive one hour of coaching as part of a quintet or other chamber music ensemble. Participants may sit in other coaching sessions at no additional cost.

Pre-registration is required and essential. Registration is first come, first served. Click here to submit the registration form. While the goal is to match up woodwind quintets, we might form alternate ensembles depending on the distribution of instruments among the participants.
We welcome pre-formed groups as well as individual players. If you are part of a group, please note this on the registration form or send a separate email to the organizer (see contact info below).

Registration deadline: March 12, 2014.

Info: Christiane Wilke, christianewilke@gmail.com.

Saturday April 26, 2014 – Reading of Faure’s Requiem

Deirdre PiperDate: Saturday April 26, 2014.

Reading of Faure’s Requiem for choir and orchestra led by Deirdre Piper, and featuring Claude Lachaine (soprano) and Thomas Minde (baritone) with Elaine Graham, organ/choral accompaniment.

Time: 2:00 pm.

Location: St. Martin’s Anglican Church, 2120 Prince Charles Road (directions are here).

Cost: By donation.

Instruments still needed: bassoon, trumpet in F or Bb, and all strings.
Several of the wind parts are very small, so players may want to sing in other movements.

Strings contact Khalid at kmad@rogers.com.
All other instrumentalists and vocal soloists contact Elizabeth at music.eliz@yahoo.ca.

Orchestral parts can be printed out at http://imslp.org/wiki/Requiem,_Op.48_(Fauré,_Gabriel)#Parts.

Choral scores are available for anyone who would like to look at the music beforehand, but this is not necessary as it is only a reading.  Contact Elizabeth at music.eliz@yahoo.ca.

Born and educated in the United Kingdom, Deirdre Piper studied at the University of Manchester (PhD in historical musicology) and at the Royal Manchester College of Music (organ and cello). Having held teaching positions at the University of Manchester and Huddersfield Polytechnic, she emigrated to Canada and joined the teaching staff of Carleton University in 1972. Dr. Piper retired from Carleton in 2009 having been Associate Professor of Music and Supervisor of Performance Studies in the Music program. She is active as a performer (organist, pianist, choral conductor), and is Director of Music at St Matthias Anglican Church in Ottawa. As a composer, she has produced works for various solo, chamber and choral media, and much of her early work was in the medium of electronic music. She sits on the National Council of the Royal Canadian College of Organists and chairs its standing committee on membership. As a composer she is affiliated with SOCAN, is a member of the Canadian League of Composers and an Associate Composer with the Canadian Music Centre, and has served on the board of the Association of Canadian Women Composers.

Saturday, April 26, 2014 – Annual General Meeting

Time: 4:15 pm, following the reading of the Fauré Requiem.

Location: St. Martin’s Anglican Church (downstairs), 2120 Prince Charles Road (directions are here).

The Annual General 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, Khalid Ahmad at kmad@rogers.com, or members of the Regional Management Committee.

Saturday May 17, 2014 – Amateur Morning

Date: Saturday May 17, 2014.

Time: 10am – noon.

Location: Private home.

Cost: Free for CAMMAC members; $5 for non-CAMMAC members.

Do you play or sing in an amateur chamber music group? Would you like a chance to perform in a supportive environment?
Are you available for Saturday morning, May 17, 2014, 10am – noon?

If so, consider participating in this spring’s CAMMAC Ottawa/Gatineau amateur morning.
The only audience consists of the other amateur chamber musicians performing.

This is a great opportunity if you are not used to performing and would like a chance to start, or if you are more experienced as an amateur musician and you are preparing for a subsequent performance for an audience.

Groups can include any combination of musical instruments, including voice, any size from one to about eight. There is a piano available for groups that require it. Refreshments will be supplied.

Spots are given on a first come, first served basis.

Info: John Royle, 613-233-6345, or john.royle@sympatico.ca.