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46th Season Concerts and Events

Invitation from our Music Director:

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CSO Productions:

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For the Fallen

Saturday 14 November 2009

Music for choir and brass.

Our 46th season begins with a co-production between the Cantata Singers of Ottawa and the Chamber Music Society, along with the Capital BrassWorks, of music for Remembrance Day.

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Stabat Mater - Music for Holy Week

Wednesday 31 March 2010

Music by Scarlatti and Bach for Holy Week.

This concert for Holy Week features two contrasting masterpieces by contemporaries Domenico Scarlatti and J.S. Bach

Come early and enjoy a pre-concert talk by Michael Zaugg.

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Asian Soundscape

Sunday 16 May 2010

A musical journey through the Far East.

Come early and enjoy a pre-concert talk by Michael Zaugg.

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CSO Guest Appearances:

A Cappella Prelude

Wednesday 23, Thursday 24, Friday 25 September and Thursday 01 October 2009

CSO joins the NACO to perform a variety of works led by Pinchas Zukerman and Jean-Marie Zeitouni.

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Olympic Flame Ceremony - Parliament Hill, Ottawa

Saturday 12 December 2009

CSO, Ottawa Regional Youth Choir, and College Vocal of Montreal under the direction of Gregory Charles and Kevin Reeves perform the Torch theme song There's a light/Cette Flamme on Parliament hill.

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George Frederic Handel: Messiah

Tuesday 15 and Wednesday 16 December 2009

CSO and the NACO perform Handel's Messiah, led by Trevor Pinnock.

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Ludwig van Beethoven: Missa Solemnis

Wednesday 10 and Thursday 11 February 2010

CSO joins with the Festival Chorus, and the NACO to perform Beethoven's Missa Solemnis, led by Pinchas Zukerman.

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Gustav Mahler: Symphony Nr. 8

Wednesday 16, Thursday 17 and Sunday 20 June 2010

Ottawa and Montreal choruses join the Orchestre Métropolitain du Grand Montréal and the NACO for Mahler's Symphony Nr. 8, led by Yannick Nézet-Séguin.

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Past Production Seasons

We've kept a list of productions from several past years.

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Invitation from our Music Director

September 2009

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Dear Friends of the Cantata Singers of Ottawa

Tempus fugit – this is my 5th season with the Cantata Singers. I would like to briefly look back over our last four years of music making in Ottawa. I remember vividly the first concert that the choir and I prepared and performed together – the well-known Vespers by Rachmaninoff. In the many outstanding concerts that followed, we performed the central works of European and North-American choral literature. Our focus was and is the art of a cappella singing. In fond memory remain the Mendelssohn Psalms, the Gloria by John Rutter, or our co-production with the Vancouver Chamber Choir.

A unique part of our seasons has been the Soundscape concerts. We featured original music from Canada  - remember the young step-dancers and fiddlers? - , music from the Alpine regions (Yodel, Alphorn and cowbells), and from Scandinavia. This season, we will undertake a musical journey to Asia.

The Cantata Singers have been featured every season as the core group of the chorus at the NAC. We performed under the baton of Pinchas Zukerman, Helmut Rilling and Trevor Pinnock.

I am looking forward to welcoming you in the audience again, and I appreciate your ongoing support for choral music and especially for the . Our upcoming season includes a concert with the Capital Brasswork, a musical meditation the week before Easter and many appearances at the NAC.

I sincerely hope you will join us for a season full of wonderful choral music.

With my best wishes,

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Michael Zaugg
Artistic Director - Cantata Singers of Ottawa

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