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Overview of Activities
October 26, 2019   Chamber Music Workshop
October 26, 2019   Bach and the French Suites: Music Appreciation Workshop
November 16, 23 and 30, 2019   Come Sing Messiah rehearsals
December 6, 2019   Come Sing Messiah performance
January 11, 2020   Brass Workshop
January and February 2020   Annual Concert Rehearsals
February 23, 2020   Annual Concert
March 7, 2020   Rhythm, Body and Singing
March 21, 2020   Chamber music round-robin
April 4, 2020   Workshop for winds: Richard Strauss’s Suite in B-flat major
April 18, 2020   Henry Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas: choral reading
June 7, 2020   An afternoon in London: a workshop for singers, recorders and viols

Previous activities this year are here.

Description of Activities

Saturday October 26, 2019 — Chamber Music Workshop

Olivier Henchiri

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

Our coach is Ottawa-based cellist specialist Olivier Henchiri. A strong advocate for early music in Ottawa for over fifteen years, Olivier Henchiri founded and directs the Ottawa Baroque Consort, a professional orchestra on period instruments. A graduate of the Conservatory of Music in Gatineau and the Tafelmusik Institute, Olivier specializes in Baroque music and historical performance practices. He has performed cello in a number of chamber ensembles, orchestras and festivals in Ottawa, Montreal and Toronto. He has written several concert-plays on Baroque-era characters performed with actor and live orchestra, and he frequently gives workshops and talks on Baroque music. He is excited to work with the CAMMAC Ottawa/Gatineau chamber music community.

Date: Saturday October 26, 2019.

Time: Approximately 9:00 to 6:00.

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.
Tutti event only: $5; free for students.

If you would like to join the workshop but do not have a group: Please complete the individual registration form. We would like to know about your chamber music experience and interests in order to match you with like-minded players.

If you would like to register with your group: Please complete the group registration form.

How should you prepare for the workshop? Each group should prepare 10-15 min of music they would like to work on with the coach. Most groups hold 2-3 rehearsals prior to the workshop.

There will be breaks with snacks, and you can sit in on the other groups’ coaching sessions. In addition, you are welcome to participate in the Tutti event, a reading of excerpts from Georg Philipp Telemann’s Wassermusik (Water Music), at no extra charge.

Tutti!
Since you’re already joining us for the workshop, how about a reading session? We’ll spend an hour reading through excerpts from Georg Philipp Telemann’s Wassermusik (Water Music).
Original instrumentation: flute, oboes, all strings. Bassoons and clarinets in C can be accommodated.
The score and parts are available here: https://imslp.org/wiki/Ouverture-Suite,_TWV_55:C3_%27Hamburger_Ebb_und_Fluth%27_(Telemann,_Georg_Philipp).
If you’re not playing with a coached group but would love to join us for the Telemann reading session, please register for the Tutti event only ($5, free for students).

Registration:
Registrations for the chamber music coaching and the Tutti event are accepted and confirmed on a rolling basis until October 18th (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 October 7th.
Registration forms:
Individual players
Pre-formed groups
“Tutti” event only

Info: Christiane Wilke at christianewilke@gmail.com.

Saturday Oct. 26, 2019 – Bach and the French Suites: Music Appreciation Workshop

Thomas Annand

Spend an afternoon listening to and learning about J.S. Bach’s French Suites. Thomas Annand will share his vast knowledge of the composer through an exploration of this set of six suites, written for clavier between 1722 and 1725.

Date: Saturday Oct. 26, 2019.

Time: 2:00 to 5:00 (may vary according to the presenter).

Location: All Saints’ Anglican Church Westboro with St. Matthias, 347 Richmond Road just west of Churchill (directions are here). In the Chapel – separate entrance from the front of the church, regular entrance from the back. Signs will be posted.

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

Registration: The online registration form is here.

Info: Margaret at 613-733-0182 or margret.cook@sympatico.ca (please note spelling of first name in email address).

Biography:
Thomas Annand has delighted audiences, critics and musicians with his multi-faceted talents as conductor (choral and orchestral) and keyboard player (organ, harpsichord and piano) for about 30 years. More recently, he has also attracted attention as a composer of choral and organ music. Thomas’s repertoire covers a wide spectrum of 500 years of music, with emphasis on the works of J.S. Bach.

After completing his M. Music at McGill University, Thomas went to Paris to further his studies and conduct research. In 1992 he was appointed Director of Music at St. Andrew’s Church in Ottawa, and he became the organist and harpsichordist for the National Arts Centre Orchestra. In addition to conducting the choir and playing at the regular Sunday services, Thomas has also overseen the complete restoration and revoicing of the organ.

He was the conductor of Capital Brassworks for six seasons, and has appeared as a guest conductor with Thirteen Strings Baroque Orchestra, as well as being one of its members. Thomas is also a frequent collaborator with Les Violons du Roy. He has also performed at several prominent festivals, both national and international.  In 2004, Thomas was named a fellow of the Royal Canadian College of Organists.

Saturdays November 16, 23 and 30, 2019 – Come Sing Messiah: rehearsals

Alan-Thomas

For those who wish to improve their reading and knowledge of the Messiah choruses in preparation for the December “Come Sing Messiah” performance, we offer three Saturday morning rehearsals.

Organist and choir master Alan Thomas leads the rehearsals. Rehearsing with Alan is always fun — his piano accompaniment will jazz up any chorus in a surprising way! He will go over all the choruses to be sung at the performance. Usually, we look at about half-a-dozen choruses every week, rehearsing some of the more difficult ones more than once.

Date: Saturdays November 16, 23 and 30, 2019 .

Time: 10 am to 12:15.

Location: Parkdale United Church, 429 Parkdale at Gladstone (directions are here).

Come to 1, 2 or 3 sessions to prepare for Come Sing Messiah!

Cost: $5 per session for members, $10 per session for non-members.

Rehearsal tickets will be sold at the door, with people indicating the date or dates they wish to attend (1, 2, or 3 rehearsals) and purchasing the required tickets at the price in question.

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Click the image for a video of the 2011 rehearsal of the Hallelujah chorus (4 minutes – best viewed using Internet Explorer).

Non-members, i.e., people who are not on CAMMAC’s current list of members, will have the choice of:

  • updating their membership, which would allow them to save by paying the member price, or
  • joining CAMMAC: in this case too they will pay the member price, or
  • not joining CAMMAC but optionally provide us with their email address to allow us to send them CAMMAC notifications by email.

A video of the 2011 rehearsal of the Hallelujah chorus is here (4 minutes – best viewed using Internet Explorer).

Also see our “Frequently Asked Questions” about CAMMAC’s Come Sing Messiah.

BYOM: We ask that you bring your own music; however, a few copies will be available for sale at a reasonable price.

Messiah t-shirts will be available for purchase!

Infoottawagatineau@cammac.ca.

Friday December 6, 2019 – Come Sing Messiah: Performance

Matthew Larkin
Matthew Larkin
Louis Lavigueur
Louis Lavigueur

Come Sing Messiah is a very special event, dear to the hearts of a large number of singers throughout the National Capital Region. It is an opportunity to sing Handel’s great masterpiece with hundreds of other vocalists, accompanied by a chamber orchestra, as well as four talented soloists.

Louis Lavigueur conducts, with Kevin James, concertmaster of the chamber orchestra, and organist Matthew Larkin.

Date: Friday, December 6, 2019.

Time: 6:00-9:30 pm.
Doors open at 5:30 pm; Rehearsal at 6:00 pm; Performance at 8:00 pm.

Location: Carleton Dominion-Chalmers Centre , O’Connor at Cooper (directions are here)

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Click the image for a video of the 2011 performance of the Hallelujah chorus (4 minutes).

Full information is in our “Frequently Asked Questions” about CAMMAC’s Come Sing Messiah.

A video of the 2011 performance of the Hallelujah chorus is here (4 minutes).

Cost: $15 per ticket for Singers tickets (Sanctuary seating) and $30 for Audience tickets (Balcony seating).

Tickets go on sale November 1. Seating is limited. Get your tickets early.

Tickets are available at:
– Book Bazaar, 417 Bank at Frank
– The Leading Note, 370 Elgin near Gladstone
– Granata Music, 1568 Merivale near Meadowlands

Messiah t-shirts

Singer tickets also available at optional chorus rehearsals.

Scores are available from Book Bazaar, The Leading Note and Granata Music.

Messiah t-shirts will be available for purchase!

Infoottawagatineau@cammac.ca.

Saturday January 11, 2020 – Brass Workshop

Pace Sturdevant

A reading of antiphonal brass Renaissance music of Gabrielli, Di Lasso, and others with Pace Sturdevant.

Date: Saturday January 11, 2020.

Time: 1:30 – 4:30.

Location: All Saints’ Anglican Church Westboro with St. Matthias, 347 Richmond Road just west of Churchill (directions are here).

Cost:
$15-20 for members and $20-25 for non-members, depending on numbers. More people will make more fun and less cost!
$5 for students (free if the student is a member).

Registration: Please register by December 1. The online registration form is here.

Information about the music will be sent to participants later.

Info: Kathryn Gauthier at kegauthier@bell.net.

Biography:
Douglas Payson (“Pace”) Sturdevant was Principal Trumpet at the NAC Orchestra for 23 years, and Manager of Artist Training and Outreach at the National Arts Centre, where among other things he managed the Rising Stars recital series and the Music for a Sunday Afternoon chamber music series. He was also for many years the brass and wind coach of the Ottawa Youth Orchestra. A noted pedagogue, he has taught at McGill University, the University of Ottawa, the Conservatoire de musique du Québec, the State University of New York at Potsdam, and as a guest at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York. He has appeared as guest conductor with l’Orchestre de la francophonie, the Ottawa Chamber Orchestra, and the University of Ottawa Orchestra. Pace has directed previous CAMMAC events: the Concerto Sampler event in 2016, and the Winds sectional for Scheherazade and the Chamber Music Workshop in 2018.

January and February, 2020 – Annual Concert Rehearsals

Marg Stubington

With Marg Stubington.

Rehearsals begin on January 11, 2020 for the CAMMAC Ottawa-Gatineau Annual Concert which will take place on Sunday, February 23, 2020.

The choir and orchestra will perform Requiem For the Living by Dan Forrest as well as three of the Coronation Anthems by Handel: Zadok the Priest, Let Thy Hand Be Strengthened and The King Shall Rejoice.

Cost for all participants:

CAMMAC members: $40 adults; free for students.
Non-members: $60 adults; $20 for students.

Deposit for choral scores: $20 for all choristers.

CHOIR

Rehearsals:
Sundays from January 12 to February 16.
1:30 to 4:30 p.m. (Timing to be confirmed.)
Kitchissippi United Church, 630 Island Park Dr. (just south of the Queensway; directions are here).

Registration:

Pre-registration is highly recommended and will be available online later. The size of the choir will be limited to a maximum of 80 participants due to logistics at the concert venue and in order to ensure that music is available for all choristers.

In person pre-registration is also available immediately prior to each of the rehearsals for Come Sing Messiah on November 16, 23 and 30.

If you have any questions regarding registration, please contact Margaret at margret.cook@sympatico.ca.

If you have any other questions about the event, please contact David Stitt (davidstitt@sympatico.ca).

ORCHESTRA

The CAMMAC Ottawa/Gatineau Orchestra is not a permanent group; we offer a variety of playing opportunities for instrumentalists. CAMMAC membership is not required. We have prepared a short list of specific suggestions for playing with this group that can help to make the rehearsal process more smooth; please consult this document.

Instrumentation:
– All strings (for all four pieces).
– Remaining instrumentation is not yet confirmed.

Rehearsals:
Saturdays from January 11 to February 8, 1:00 to 3:30 p.m.
Plus Sunday, February 16 (a joint rehearsal with the choir), 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Kitchissippi United Church, 630 Island Park Dr. (just south of the Queensway; directions are here) except January 25 and February 1 which will be at Parkdale United Church, 429 Parkdale at Gladstone (directions are here).

Section leaders should normally be able to attend all rehearsals. Other instrumentalists should not miss more than one rehearsal. The dress rehearsal is mandatory.

Registration:

All players need to register and get their part in advance. Registration forms and further information will be available later.

We expect you to be familiar with your part at the first rehearsal. Orchestral parts for the Forrest will be distributed around late November (after payment of participation fee).

Strings: If you have any questions, please contact Rosalind Spencer (rosalind@whatiftechnologies.com).

Winds and percussion: If you have any questions, please contact Christiane Wilke (christianewilke@gmail.com).

DRESS REHEARSAL

Attendance is mandatory at the dress rehearsal in order to sing and play in the concert.

Saturday February 22 at 2:00 pm. (Time to be confirmed.)

All Saints’ Anglican Church Westboro with St. Matthias/First United Church, 347 Richmond Road, just west of Churchill (directions are here).
Parking is limited to a few spaces at the back of the church on Madison Street. Street parking is also available. Car-pooling is suggested.

CONCERT

Sunday February 23.
3:00 pm.
All Saints’ Anglican Church Westboro with St. Matthias/First United Church, 347 Richmond Road, just west of Churchill (directions are here).

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 always pleased to lead the choir and orchestra’s annual concert.

Sunday February 23, 2020 – Annual Concert

Marg Stubington

This year’s CAMMAC Annual Concert is in the familiar joint choir and orchestra format, again conducted by Marg Stubington.

The choir and orchestra will perform Requiem For the Living by Dan Forrest as well as three of the Coronation Anthems by Handel: Zadok the Priest, Let Thy Hand Be Strengthened and The King Shall Rejoice.

Date: Sunday February 23, 2020.

Time: 3:00 pm.

Location: All Saints’ Anglican Church Westboro with St. Matthias/First United Church, 347 Richmond Road just west of Churchill (directions are here).
Parking is limited to a few spaces at the back of the church on Madison Street. Street parking is also available.

Tickets: $20 adults; $10 students; children 12 and under free when accompanied by an adult. Tickets availability information to follow. All sales are cash only.

Rehearsals: Details here.

Info: David Stitt at davidstitt@sympatico.ca.

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 always pleased to lead the choir and orchestra’s annual concert.

Saturday March 7, 2020 – Rhythm, Body and Singing

Deirdre Kellerman

How can we better understand and feel meter, rhythm and syncopation? By engaging our body! This interactive workshop focuses on movement and whole body engagement to deepen our connection to the rhythmic aspect of music-making. We will also learn how to use our whole body in the physical process of singing. While designed for singers, all musicians of any experience level are welcome. This is an accessible workshop and all movements can be modified.

With Deirdre Kellerman.

Date: Saturday March 7, 2020.

Time: 1:30 – 4:00.

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

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

Registration: The online registration form is here.

Info: Bethany Armstrong at bethanya@storm.ca.

Biography:
Deirdre Kellerman is a choral conductor and vocal coach based in Ottawa, ON. She is currently Director of Music at the First Unitarian Congregation of Ottawa and the Assistant Director of the Ottawa Choral Society, as well as the newly appointed Artistic Director of Hypatia’s Voice. She was nominated for the 2018 Leslie Bell Prize for Choral Conducting. Deirdre has studied with Canada’s leading choral pedagogues and in 2018, she was one of five international conductors accepted into the Banff Centre’s inaugural Choral Art program. Originally from Nova Scotia, Deirdre sang with Xara Choral Theatre, the Nova Scotia Youth Choir and the National Youth Choir of Canada. She has also sung with Aella, Ottawa’s unconducted advanced treble ensemble. In high demand as a vocal coach, Deirdre is passionate about music education and life-long learning and maintains a busy teaching studio. Deirdre holds a B.Mus in Vocal Performance from Acadia University and a M.Mus in Conducting from the New England Conservatory.

Saturday March 21, 2020 – Chamber Music Round-robin

A repeat of last year’s fun drop-in type session where participants show up, form chamber groups with whoever else is there, and just play.

Date: Saturday March 21, 2020.

Time: 1:30-5:30.

Location: A private home in the Glebe.

Cost: Suggested donation of $2 per person to cover costs for drinks and photocopies.

You can attend for the whole afternoon, or just stay for a while. If you have a child who can play — or double someone and play some bits — they are welcome (but you are responsible for them). The primary focus will be on strings, woodwinds, and piano. Others (e.g. brass) are possible if we get a suitable mix — please register and we’ll keep you posted. In order to keep this event manageable, it is not open to singers or recorder players. Pianists will take turns on the available pianos: one grand and probably a good keyboard.

Come prepared to play with people of all levels, to double on parts, or to play parts written for other instruments if there’s none for your instrument (e.g., flutes or oboes on violin parts and vice-versa; cellos on bassoon parts and vice-versa). The object is to enjoy playing together and meet new musical friends, not to have a polished performance.

Registration:
Please let us know if you plan to come by submitting this online form by Wednesday March 11, so we have some idea what instruments to expect. That will allow us to send around a list of registrants so people can bring suitable repertoire. We’ll try to keep the event open to all, but may need to manage numbers, timing, and instrumentation for optimal experience.

Format:
– When you come, you should bring a music stand, a contribution to the snack table, and at least one chamber piece that includes your instrument.
– Once you’ve formed a group, we suggest you play for up to half an hour, then return to the snack area and form a different group — or add new people to your group — so that you play with many different people over the course of the afternoon, and everyone gets a chance to play. If you’re not playing at any given time, relax, chat with others, and enjoy the snacks. Please note that snacks and drinks are allowed in the kitchen only.

Tips for finding music:
Need music for a specific combination? Use one of the thousands of free, legal scores available at the International Music Score Library Project. Try searching the scores by “instrumentation,” and entering the name of your desired combination of instruments in the box (e.g. “clarinet, cello, piano”).

Info: Peggy Florida, peggyflorida@sympatico.ca or Martin Pergler, pergler@gmail.com.

Saturday April 4, 2020 – Workshop for Winds: Richard Strauss’s Suite in B-flat major, op. 4

Susan Morris

With Susan Morris.

A relaxed reading for wind instruments during which Susan will offer us tips for how to play well in a large group. Come enjoy Susan’s unique combination of good humour, enthusiasm, and knowledge of the strengths and foibles of each instrument! We will play Richard Strauss’s Serenade in B-flat major. Richard Strauss is a composer much-loved by woodwind and brass players for his wonderful use of these instruments in his orchestral works. This Serenade, one of his earliest compositions, is a fine example of Strauss’s masterful understanding of wind instruments. It is a joy to play and a pleasure to hear!

Date: Saturday April 4, 2020

Time: 1:30-4:30 pm.

Location: The upstairs hall at All Saints’ Anglican Church Westboro with St. Matthias, 347 Richmond Road just west of Churchill (directions are here).

Cost: $15 for CAMMAC members and students (free for students who are CAMMAC members);  $25 others.

The piece is scored for 13 winds: 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 Bb clarinets, 2 bassoons, one contrabassoon or tuba, and 4 horns (2 in F, 2 in Bb and C). You can hear it at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTFYzzaoJzM, or—if you’re an IMSLP subscriber– in a nice version by the Chamber Players at https://imslp.org/wiki/Suite_in_B-flat_major%2C_Op.4_(Strauss%2C_Richard).

Please be prepared to download and print your own part from IMSLP, at https://imslp.org/wiki/Suite_in_B-flat_major%2C_Op.4_(Strauss%2C_Richard). We will not have parts available at the reading.

New to CAMMAC events? These orchestra guidelines explain our approach to readings.

Please pre-register by completing this online form so we know how many people to expect. To allow as many people as possible to play, we’ll accept up to two players on each woodwind part (one per part on the horns). If there’s more demand than places, CAMMAC members will have priority until Feb 15; after that, we’ll start assigning parts so that you have time to prepare the piece if you want to.

Info: Ellen Bobet  at Ellenbobet8@gmail.com.

Biography: Our conductor for this reading will be Susan Morris. Susan is principal oboist of the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra and is a busy member of the Ottawa professional music scene. She conducts a church choir and a youth orchestra in her home town of Deep River, Ontario, and is piano accompanist for both the Deep River Choral Group and the Deep River Musical Society. She also directs the Summermusic day-camp for children. Susan was a woodwind and recorder coach at Cammac’s Lake MacDonald centre for three summers, and has led a number of events for the Ottawa-Gatineau region: woodwind and recorder readings, a chamber music workshop, and last year’s orchestra reading of Schubert’s Symphony no. 3.

Saturday April 18, 2020 – Henry Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas

Kevin Reeves

A choral reading of choruses and solos from Henry Purcell’s beloved opera “Dido and Aeneas”, a musical story of love, treachery and despair.

With Kevin Reeves.

Date: Saturday April 18, 2020.

Time: 2:00 – 5:00.

Location: All Saints’ Anglican Church Westboro with St. Matthias, 347 Richmond Road just west of Churchill (directions are here).

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

Scores of the opera will be provided on the day of the reading.  The score can also be downloaded in advance from the following web site: https://imslp.org/wiki/Dido_and_Aeneas%2C_Z.626_(Purcell%2C_Henry).

A complete performance is available on Youtube Music at https://music.youtube.com/watch?v=icg52hDM9Wo.

Registration: The online registration form is here.

Soprano, alto and bass soloists are needed.  If you are interested, please contact Elizabeth Gillies at artslizajane@gmail.com or 613-724-3719.

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

Biography:
Well-known within the classical music scene in Ottawa, Kevin Reeves began singing with St. Matthew’s choir at the age of 8 under the direction of Brian Law. Decades later, in 1997, Kevin founded the chamber choir Seventeen Voyces, which has been heard on national radio and television. He has prepared choirs for many international conductors – mostly through the National Arts Centre. Kevin is also a composer and this past spring presented the world premiere of his comic opera ‘Nosferatu.’ He also recently completed a full-length opera based on the true story of Grey Owl. His film ‘Sarah MacDougall Meets the Ghost of Beethoven’ has recently been entered in six international children’s film festivals, and he is presently directing a documentary based on composer Healey Willan. Kevin is also a caricaturist and has a substantial collection of original cartoon art from around the world.

Sunday June 7, 2020 – An afternoon in London: a workshop for singers, recorders and viols

Vincent Lauzer

Spend an afternoon in the company of English composers from the Renaissance and Baroque era. On the program for the workshop:  songs and madrigals by Henry VIII, Thomas Morley and John Dowland. It will also be a chance to discover the wonderful works of Henry Purcell, as well as explore the music of George Frideric Handel, a naturalized English composer of German origins who worked in London for the major part of his career. This workshop for singers and recorder and viol players promises an inspiring journey to the heart of 16th, 17th and 18th century England.

With Vincent Lauzer.

Date: Sunday June 7, 2020.

Time: 2:00 – 5:00.

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

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

Registration: Will be available later.

Info: Susan Isaac at 613-742-0753 or  susan.e.isaac@gmail.com

Biography: Révélation Radio-Canada 2013-2014 and Breakthrough Artist of the Year (2012 Opus Awards), recorder player Vincent Lauzer is the artistic director of the Lamèque International Baroque Music Festival in New Brunswick. In October 2018, his most recent recording of Vivaldi’s concertos with Arion Baroque Orchestra was awarded a Diapason d’Or by the famous French magazine Diapason. Winner of several prizes in national and international competitions, he has been awarded the Fernand Lindsay Career Award, a scholarship given to a young promising Canadian musician for the development of an international career. A versatile performer, Vincent plays with Flûte Alors!, Les Songes, Arion Baroque Orchestra, La Bande Montréal Baroque, Les Idées heureuses, La Cigale and Les Violons du Roy. He has played in various series and festivals in Canada and in the United States as well as in Mexico, France, Germany, Spain and Belgium.  Vincent teaches at CAMMAC Lake MacDonald Music Centre.


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