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Saturday May 11, 2019 – Italian Madrigals

Andrew McAnerneyWith Andrew McAnerney.

An exploration of the wonderful Italian madrigal repertoire including a brief history of the form and lots of singing. Music featured will include part one of Monteverdi’s Lamento d’Arianna, Jacques Arcadelt’s Il bianco e dolce cigno and works by master madrigalists Marenzio and Croce.

Vocal scores are here:
Monteverdi – Lamento d’Arianna
Arcadelt – Il bianco e dolce cigno
Marenzio – Che fa oggi il mio sole
Croce – Era presso al morire

English translations are here.

Date: Saturday May 11, 2019.

Time: 2:00 – 5:00.

Location: Kitchissippi United Church, 630 Island Park Drive just south of the Queensway (directions are here).Madrigals poster

Cost: CAMMAC members $10; students $10 (free if the student is a CAMMAC member); others $20.

Registration: The online registration form is here.

Info: Susan Gurofsky at 613-729-8572 or sgurofsky@hotmail.com.

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:

Andrew McAnerney was raised in the British choral tradition and studied music at the University of Oxford (Magdalen College). He has enjoyed a varied career as a conductor, consort singer, soloist and arranger. Since moving to Canada in 2013, Andrew has worked with a range of professional choirs and orchestras including Ensemble Caprice, Chamber Players of Canada, Elora Festival Singers, Choeur Louisbourg, and La Rose des Vents and was appointed artistic director of the Studio de musique ancienne de Montréal in 2015.

A former Tallis Scholar, Andrew McAnerney has performed with many of Europe’s finest early music ensembles and is credited on over 50 recordings including the music of Bach, Brumel, Clemens non Papa, Crequillon, Gombert, Handel, Lassus, Lotti, Morales, Moulu, Mozart, Palestrina, Phinot, Purcell and Rore. Laudate dominum is his début CD with the Studio.

Andrew is passionate about musical excellence and accessibility. He regularly prepares his own early music performance scores from original sources, and is fascinated with presenting rediscovered works.

Saturday May 11, 2019 – Chamber Music Workshop: Piano Spotlight

This workshop allows instrumentalists to work on a piece of chamber music in a comfortable group setting, get an hour of coaching, and be part of a chamber music community. You can register as a pre-formed group or as an individual player looking to be matched with others.

Pianist Myriam Bernard is the coach for this workshop, and our goal is to shine the spotlight on the piano by forming the groups early around the pianists. We ask you to register very early in order to give everyone (and especially the pianists, who end up playing more notes than other players) lots of lead time to prepare the piece.

Date: Sat. May 11, 2019.

Location: A private home near St. Paul’s University.

Cost: CAMMAC members $20; students $10 (free if the student is a CAMMAC member); others $30.

For this workshop, we give preference to groups of three or more that work on chamber music with piano, not just piano accompaniment. If your group includes two players or no pianist, you may still register. We will let you know if there is space.

This is your chance to explore rarely performed pieces for piano and winds and/or strings; we will help you find players to fill your group. If you’re looking for ideas, please check the IMSLP website (http://www.imslp.org/) or contact the organizers. For example, these pieces for piano, violin, viola, cello, and bass are available on the website: http://imslp.org/wiki/Category:For_violin,_viola,_cello,_double_bass,_piano. This is the list of pieces for piano, oboe, clarinet, horn, and bassoon: http://imslp.org/wiki/Category:For_oboe,_clarinet,_bassoon,_horn,_piano.

Registration:

You can register as an individual player or as a pre-formed group. If you register individually, please tell us about your playing experience and interests so we can match you with like-minded players. We will suggest appropriate repertoire for all groups that we form.

Registrations are accepted and confirmed on a rolling basis until April 30th (space permitting). Please use the appropriate registration form and register early to secure your spot. We aim to form groups from the individual registrations by April 1st.

Registration forms:
Individual players
Pre-formed groups

Info: Christiane Wilke (christianewilke@gmail.com)

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
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:

We encourage you to register early by completing this online form, with payment to reserve your music score. We cannot guarantee having a score for you if you leave registration until July 24.

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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