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June to September, 2024   CAMMAC Ottawa Valley choral workshop and concert rehearsals
September 8, 2024   CAMMAC Ottawa Valley concert

Previous activities this year are here.

Description of Activities

June to September, 2024 – CAMMAC Ottawa Valley Choral Workshop and Concert Rehearsals

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 absolutely beautiful Mass in D major by Antonín Dvořák, plus In the Night by Imant Raminsh with solo cello. The program will also highlight keyboardist Ian Guenette, with a solo grand piano accompaniment for Ubi Caritas by Ola Gjeilo.

The Chorus comprises dedicated, music-loving choristers who with high-quality music coaching by the Artistic Director and accompanist, 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 mid-July, culminating in a concert in September.

CAMMAC Ottawa Valley welcomes all choristers who are able to make a commitment to hard work and high standards of performance. Singing in the dress rehearsal and concert is mandatory.

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Program with YouTube links to the pieces:

Antonín Dvořák – Mass in D major

GF Handel – Awake the trumpet’s lofty sound

Ola Gjeilo – Ubi Caritas

Imant Raminsh – In the Night

Smart – Christ, Whose Glory Fills the Skies

Rehearsals:
Wednesdays from 7:00-9:30 pm at Emmanuel Church hall (beside the church), 287 Harrington Street, Arnprior, Ontario (directions are here):
July 10, 17, 24, 31; August 7, 14, 21, 28; September 4.

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

Dress rehearsal:
Saturday September 7 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. 8 at 3:00pm at St. John Chrysostom Church.

Cost for concert rehearsals and performance:
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. You are welcome to attend the workshop even if you don’t sign up to sing the concert.
Date: Saturday June 15.
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.
If for any reason the event is cancelled, a full refund will be provided.
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 again this year.

Sunday September 8, 2024 – CAMMAC Ottawa Valley Choral Concert

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 absolutely beautiful Mass in D major by Antonín Dvořák, plus In the Night by Imant Raminsh with solo cello. The program will also highlight keyboardist Ian Guenette, with a solo grand piano accompaniment for Ubi Caritas by Ola Gjeilo.

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Date: Sunday September 8, 2024.

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. 
Ticket availability later.
All sales are cash only.
Tickets are non-refundable.

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.

Info: Rosalind Spencer at rosalind@whatiftechnologies.com.

Biography:

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.

Lisa Webber

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 again this year.


Previous activities2022/23, 2021/22, 2020/21, 2019/20.