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The Ottawa-Gatineau Regional Management Committee met recently to discuss our approach to planning regional events between January and June 2022.
Recent increases in COVID-19 cases, predictions by public health officials that more indoor activities could exacerbate that trend, and that additional variants of the virus could appear have all contributed to our conclusion that a large event (such as the Annual Concert) is not advisable until at least June of 2022.
Having said that, our event organizers will be considering smaller in-person events in the new year, with the possibility of hybrid events with both in-person and online components.
As these plans develop, we will provide details for you. Please check back here in the latter part of January to find out what they have planned.
|continuously available||Come Sing Messiah! A virtual celebration|
Continuously available – Come Sing Messiah! A virtual celebration
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.