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Saturday April 28, 2018 – Come Sing and Play Mozart’s Requiem

with Laura Hawley.Laura Hawley

Mozart’s Requiem in D minor, K. 626 is one of the most famous choral works in the classical repertoire.  Mozart accepted the commission in the final year of his short life.  However, illness prevented him for completing it before he died just after midnight on December 5, 1791.   He had completed the scoring for about half of it, up to the Hostias, and wrote sketches for another 3 movements.  The completion of the Requiem was left to his friend and pupil Franz Sussmayr.

Date: Saturday April 28, 2018.

Time: 2:00 to 5:00.

Location: Kitchissippi United Church, 630 Island Park Dr. (directions are here).

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

Info:  Colleen Clark 613-230-3172,

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.

Mozart Requiem posterRegistration:

Choir and Vocal Soloists

All choristers (SATB) are welcome; The online registration form is here.

Vocal scores will be available at the rehearsal with PRIORITY TO THOSE WHO REGISTER IN ADVANCE.  Scores are also available online from Choral Public Domain Library. Bring your own score if you have one. You can learn/review your part with the help of online MIDI practice files.


Instrumentation: 2 clarinets (Bb), 2 bassoons, 2 trumpets (D, Bb), 3 trombones (alto, tenor, bass), timpani, and all strings.

As this is a reading, you are not expected to know the music perfectly beforehand.  We do ask, however, that instrumentalists be ready to play through the piece. If you are new to playing with the CAMMAC orchestra, you can find out more about how we approach readings by following this link.  Winds and brass: In order to give more CAMMAC members the chance to participate, we will allow two players on each part.

Registration in advance is necessary for timpani and wind instruments.  Contact Elizabeth at or 613-724-3719. Before April 2, 2018 for winds: priority to CAMMAC members who have not participated recently.

Registration in advance is highly recommended for strings.  Contact Rosalind at

Please download and print your part. Parts are available here:,_K.626_(Mozart,_Wolfgang_Amadeus). Choose the tab “Parts” and the Breitkopf edition (second block of parts).

Laura Hawley (ARCT, BMus, MA, RMT) is a Canadian musician known for her distinctive compositional style, innovative artistic programming, pianistic sensitivity, and multi-faceted contributions to the musical and educational communities locally and throughout Canada.

Laura is the founding director of Hypatia’s Voice Women’s Choir and was the founding accompanist, associate director, and composer-in- residence for the Cantiamo Girls Choir from 2003-2017. She teaches at the University of Ottawa as well as in her private studio, and has been Director of Music at St. John’s South March Anglican Church since 2007.

Her compositions and arrangements are performed and commissioned internationally and she engages with choral, instrumental, and educational groups and projects both locally and throughout Canada.

Saturday May 5, 2018 – Chamber Music Workshop: Spotlight on Piano Groups

This workshop will allow you to work on a piece with a group, receive an hour of coaching in a relaxed setting, and  meet other chamber music players. You can register as a pre-formed group or as an individual player looking to be matched with others. We can also help you find players to fill out a partly formed group.

Pianist Myriam Bernard will be our 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 — by February 20 — in order to give everyone (and especially the pianists, who end up playing the most notes) lots of lead time to prepare the piece. 

Date: Saturday May 5, 2018. 

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.

Piano workshop posterFor this workshop, we will give priority to groups of three or more working on chamber pieces with piano parts (not just piano accompaniment).  If space permits, we’ll also accept other types of groups, such as duos, string quartets, or piano-and-singer groups. Each group should prepare about 10 minutes of music. If you’re looking for ideas, please check the IMSLP website ( For example, these pieces for piano, oboe, clarinet, horn, and bassoon are available on imslp:,_clarinet,_bassoon,_horn,_piano.

Know others who might be interested in the workshop? Place this poster on the bulletin board at your choir, orchestra, or other location.

Info: Ellen Bobet (

Previous activities: 2016/172015/16, 2014/15, 2013/14.