Overview of Activities

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March 16, 2024   Introduction to Motets (Arnprior)
March 23, 2024   Musical Theatre Workshop
March 24, 2024   Annual Regional Meeting
September 8, 2024   CAMMAC Ottawa Valley concert

Previous activities this year are here.

Description of Activities

Saturday March 16, 2024 — Introduction to Motets (Arnprior)

Come sing a morning of beautiful 4-part motets!

With Lisa Webber.

Discover three glorious motets sung in a beautiful church setting.  Lisa will focus on learning parts, creating rich vocal sound and exploring the style of a cappella motet-singing.  Bruckner, Duruflé and Willan create splendid moments for the singers to express text and develop excellent choral technique. Songs to soothe the soul and enrich your choral experience.

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Repertoire:
Willan: Rise Up My Fair One
Duruflé: Ubi Caritas
Bruckner: Locus Iste

Date: Saturday March 16, 2024.

Time: 10am – 12 noon.
There will be a break part-way during the morning.

Location: Emmanuel Anglican Church, 287 Harrington St, Arnprior, Ont. (directions are here).

Cost:
$20 – adult CAMMAC member
free – student CAMMAC member
$30 – adult non-member
$5 – student non-member

No food and drink permitted on church premises (except your own water bottle).

Vocal scores will be provided at the workshop and must be returned at the end of the workshop.

Registration:

Registration and payment in advance only (no walk-ups).
The registration form is here.
Electronic transfer or check accepted.
If for any reason the workshop is cancelled, a full refund will be provided.

You can join, or renew your expired membership by clicking here. Memberships expire every October 1st.

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.

Info: Rosalind Spencer at rosalind@whatiftechnologies.com.

Biography:

Lisa Webber

Lisa Webber, a mezzo-soprano originally from Alberta, completed a Bachelor of Music/Bachelor of Education degree from the University of Lethbridge, specializing in elementary, intermediate and senior choral music. She moved to Ottawa where she received a Master of Music in Vocal Performance at the University of Ottawa.

As a vocal educator, Lisa brings her expertise and passion to all facets of her work.  She has a very active vocal studio in Arnprior, Ontario where she teaches both school-aged and mature students. Her students benefit from her experience, skill, positivity and opportunities to perform. She creates an enjoyable, fun and positive learning environment for all students. Lisa is extremely proud and inspired by many of her former students using their voices in Canada and other countries in a variety of ways.

As a soloist, Lisa enjoys oratorio and chamber music as well as recital repertoire. She has been involved with the Opera Lyra Chorus, Cantata Singers of Ottawa, Seventeen Voyces, the Vancouver Chamber Choir National Directors’ Symposium, the Valley Festival concert series and the Ottawa Musical Arts Club Gala concerts. Collaboration with other musicians has been a life-long joy for Lisa. Devoted and committed to promoting the Arts in Arnprior, she is the founder of the Arnprior Summer Music Camps, the Arnprior Community Choir, Two Rivers Musical Productions, and an exciting ladies’ ensemble, Tutti. These programs are a mainstay in the cultural arts scene and have provided many singers with the opportunity to experience exceptional solo and choral music. A strong supporter of CAMMAC, having sponsored several youth scholarships in the past, Lisa has performed as soloist and also conducted two successful workshops featuring the Christmas Fantasia by Ralph Vaughan Williams.

Saturday, March 23, 2024 – Musical Theatre Workshop

Come enjoy an energetic and upbeat afternoon singing two familiar musical theatre numbers.
With Lauren Saindon.

Have you always dreamt of singing in a Broadway (or even off-Broadway) musical?  This workshop will introduce you to some of the differences between singing in a traditional choir setting and doing it in musical theatre.  Never done any musical theatre before? No worries! There’s room for everyone no matter what your abilities.

Repertoire:
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious from Mary Poppins
Dancing Queen from Mamma Mia

Date: Saturday, March 23, 2024.

Time: 1 – 3 pm.
There will be a break part-way through the afternoon.

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

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Cost:
$20 – adult CAMMAC member
free – student CAMMAC member
$30 – adult non-member
$5 – student non-member

Registration:
Registration and payment in advance only (no walk-ups).
The registration form is here.
Electronic transfer or check accepted.
If for any reason the workshop is cancelled, a full refund will be provided.
You can join, or renew your expired membership by clicking here. Memberships expire every October 1st.

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.

Info: David Stitt at davidstitt@sympatico.ca.

Biography:

A musical theatre aficionado, Lauren Saindon has spent time both on stage and in the orchestra pit. Favourite keyboard and direction credits include: “Mamma Mia!” US National Tour (Associate Musical Director), “Next to Normal” at the Tarragon Theatre Toronto (Musical Director), “Wicked” US National Tour (Keyboard Sub), Pops with the National Arts Centre Orchestra (Synth), and musical direction for the Canadian Premiere of “The Wind in the Willows.”

Lauren also toured Japan and South Korea with the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra as a vocal soloist for “Disney on Classic: A Magical Night” and starred in The Confidential Music Theatre Project’s production of “Spelling Bee” (Olive).

Passionate about working with community groups and children, Lauren has musical directed with the Toronto Youth Theatre (“How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying”) and works with local ensembles and soloists in choral and theatre community settings.

Lauren holds a Bachelor of Education and an ARCT in vocal performance, and runs a busy piano studio.

Sunday March 24, 2024 – Annual Regional Meeting

Help us shape next year’s music! Write and tell us (ottawagatineau@cammac.ca) what you would like for future CAMMAC events!

Date: Sunday March 24, 2024.

Time: 3:00 pm.

Location: Online via Zoom. Members will receive an email with the link.

The Annual Regional Meeting is an opportunity for members to review the progress of our organization, voice their concerns and suggestions, and elect Regional Management Committee members for the next year.

If you are interested in joining the Management Committee, volunteering as a member of one of the committees organizing events or on the date of one or more of our events, or taking on any of the other roles supporting CAMMAC Ottawa-Gatineau, please contact the Chair of the Nominating Committee, Peggy Florida at peggyflorida@sympatico.ca.

The reports which will be on the agenda for the meeting will be sent to the members prior to the meeting.

Info: Regional President Rosalind Spencer at rosalind@whatiftechnologies.com.

Sunday September 8, 2024 – CAMMAC Ottawa Valley Choral Concert

With Lisa Webber as Artistic Director.

Dress rehearsal: Saturday September 7.

Details later.


Previous activities2022/23, 2021/22, 2020/21, 2019/20.