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Over the summer, our regional event organizers have been assessing options for holding in-person events this fall, including monitoring public health guidance.

Significant concerns remain about the impact of the Delta variant of the virus and the fourth wave of the pandemic.

The overall conclusion is that there remains considerable uncertainty regarding what it will be possible to do safely this fall, and that most in-person events are best left until the public health situation is more stable and predictable.

Having said that, the planning committee for Come Sing Messiah will be considering options for a much smaller than usual event in December, so please stay tuned for information about the results of their discussions.

continuously available   Come Sing Messiah! A virtual celebration

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Continuously available – Come Sing Messiah! A virtual celebration

Handel

In lieu of its annual Come Sing Messiah concert, CAMMAC Ottawa-Gatineau is going online! Well-known Ottawa musicians Matthew Larkin and Kevin Reeves are preparing a special Come Sing Messiah video for us. This will premiere on December 4, 2020 at 8pm, the date and time when our Messiah evening would ordinarily have taken place. The video will be about an hour in length, and will appear (and remain, after the premiere) on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zzNB19oSgBM.

Matthew Larkin will tell you all about Handel’s Messiah, and will play some excerpts or improvise on Handel’s themes. We also hope to include welcoming remarks from CAMMAC’s Artistic Director Guylaine Lemaire, and an interview with our beloved conductor Louis Lavigueur! And what would the evening be without the well-known chords of our favourite choruses? We hope to have a (virtual) sing-along of a popular chorus. To participate, you may want to have your score at hand… unless perhaps you already know most choruses by heart! Online scores are available here.

Participation will be free of charge, but we ask the audience to please consider making a freewill offering in support of CAMMAC. To make a donation, please follow this link: http://weblink.donorperfect.com/messie2020. You may also phone CAMMAC at 1-888-622-8755 (toll-free) during regular business hours, to donate by phone.

Information: OttawaGatineau@cammac.ca.


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