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NEW – June to September, 2019 – CAMMAC Ottawa Valley Choral Workshop and Concert Rehearsals

Marg StubingtonContinuing the 26-year tradition of the former Ottawa Valley Music Festival, 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 Marg Stubington as Artistic Director for this inaugural concert of CAMMAC Ottawa Valley. Soloists are Cara Gilbertson-Boese, soprano, and Jean-Sébastien Kennedy, baritone.

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 and high standards of performance.

Program:
On the theme of ‘Earth to Paradise’, it will include the dramatic ‘In the Midst of Life’ composed by Henry Purcell in the 1600’s; two recent pieces – the incredibly beautiful ‘Only in Sleep’ by Latvian composer Ēriks Ešenvalds, and the very moving ‘Across the Vast, Eternal Sky’ by Norwegian composer Ola Gjeilo; and the grand finale will be the heavenly Fauré ‘Requiem’ with original orchestration, composed in the late 1800’s.
Music links to the pieces, all very beautiful, but not necessarily well-known:
In the midst of life by Henry Purcell
Thou knowest, Lord by Henry Purcell
Only in Sleep by Latvian composer Ēriks Ešenvalds
Across the Vast, Eternal Sky by Norwegian composer Ola Gjeilo
Fauré Requiem

Rehearsals:
At Emmanuel Church hall (beside the church), 287 Harrington Street, Arnprior, Ont. (directions are here), as follows:
Wednesdays 24 July, 31 July, 14 August, 21 August, 28 August, 4 September, 11 September, all from 7:00 to 9:30pm.
Saturday 17 August from 9.30am to 12:30pm.  (Sat. 7 Sept. may be added if necessary).

Dress rehearsal:
Saturday September 14 at St. John Chrysostom Church, 295 Albert Street, Arnprior, Ont. (directions are here). Time to be determined later.

Concert: Sunday Sept. 15 at 3:00pm at St. John Chrysostom Church.

Cost for concert rehearsals and performance:
CAMMAC members: $60 adults, $40 students.
Non-members: $70 adults, $50 students.
Refundable deposit for choral scores: $20 (mandatory).

Choral Workshop:
The concert rehearsals will be preceded by a Choral Workshop led by Marg Stubington providing a great opportunity for interested choristers to sing through all 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 22.
Time: 10am to 12:30pm.
Location: Emmanuel Church hall (beside the church), 287 Harrington Street, Arnprior, Ont. (directions are here)
Cost: $20.

Registration Update:

In order to have music for everyone, we urge you to register in advance by completing this online form, accompanied with payment to reserve a set of music.

Payment options:
– Interac e-Transfer emailed to cammac.ottgat@gmail.com. If your financial institution supports transfers for automatic deposits without a security question, please choose this option.
– Cheque payable to CAMMAC Ottawa-Gatineau, mailed to CAMMAC, 809 Milton Stewart Avenue, McNab Braeside, ON K7S 0E1.

IMPORTANT: Please print and bring your registration confirmation email with you.

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.

If you have any questions regarding registration, please contact Rosalind Spencer at rosalind@whatiftechnologies.com.

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

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 pleased to lead the inaugural concert of the CAMMAC Ottawa Valley chorus.

Sunday September 15, 2019 – CAMMAC Ottawa Valley Choral Concert

Marg StubingtonContinuing the 26-year tradition of the former Ottawa Valley Music Festival, 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 Marg Stubington as Artistic Director for this inaugural concert of CAMMAC Ottawa Valley. Soloists are Cara Gilbertson-Boese, soprano, and Jean-Sébastien Kennedy, baritone.

On the theme of ‘Earth to Paradise’, it will include the dramatic ‘In the Midst of Life’ composed by Henry Purcell in the 1600’s; two recent pieces – the incredibly beautiful ‘Only in Sleep’ by Latvian composer Ēriks Ešenvalds, and the very moving ‘Across the Vast, Eternal Sky’ by Norwegian composer Ola Gjeilo; and the grand finale will be the heavenly Fauré ‘Requiem’ with original orchestration, composed in the late 1800’s.

Date: Sunday September 15.

Time: 3:00 pm.

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

Ticket information later.

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

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 pleased to lead the inaugural concert of the CAMMAC Ottawa Valley chorus.

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