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  Sunday, November 9, 1997, 8:00 pm
A Commemoration of Kodály and Willan
Laurence Ewashko, conductor

To commemorate the 30th anniversary of the death of two of the 20th century's leading choral composers, Cantata Singers and organist Matthew Larkin perform choral works and organ compositions by Zoltan Kodály and Healy Willan.

Kodály: Missa brevis; Jesus and the traders

Willan: Te Deum; Introduction, passacaglia and fugue; An apostrophe to the heavenly hosts; Gloria Deo per immensa saecula


Matthew Larkin, Organ
St. Matthew's Anglican Church
Glebe Avenue west of Bank
  Sunday, December 7, 1997, 2:00 pm
Family Christmas Concert
Laurence Ewashko, conductor

A matinee concert for the whole family featuring Christmas music and the singing of carols.
Knox Presbyterian Church
Elgin at Lisgar
  Wednesday and Thursday, December 17 and 18, 1997, 8:00 pm
George Frideric Handel: Messiah
Mario Bernardi, conductor

With the orchestra of the National Arts Centre
NAC Opera
  Sunday, February 8, 1998, 8:00 pm
Songs of Youth and Nature
Laurence Ewashko, conductor

In mid-winter, Cantata Singers were joined by the Ottawa Regional Youth Choir to present a bouquet of 20th century part songs, folk songs and other whimsies celebrating the wonders of nature and the vitality of youth.

Works by Britten, Copland, Rutter, Argento, Althouse, Berger and Chatman.

Ottawa Regional Youth Choir

Programme details...

St. Matthew's Anglican Church
Glebe Avenue west of Bank
  Sunday, March 8, 1998, 8:00 pm
An Evening with Bach
Laurence Ewashko, conductor

An evening of Bach cantatas and orchestral works performed in Baroque style featuring the Cantata Singers' instrumental ensemble and vocal soloists who are former members of Cantata Singers.

J.S. Bach:
Cantata No. 4: Christ lag in Todesbanden
Cantata No. 182: Himmelskönig sei willkommen
Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor


Cantata Ensemble, led by Kevin James
St. Charles Church
Beechwood Avenue at St. Charles
  Sunday, April 5, 1998, 8:00 pm
Rachmaninoff: Vespers (All Night Vigil)
Laurence Ewashko, conductor

A repeat performance of our acclaimed 1996 concert of this great work of Russian choral music, which the choir has been invited to sing in Vienna on their European tour in 1998.

From the review of the 1996 performance: "... the singing was simply breathtaking and kept the audience spellbound throughout ... Ewashko clearly understand the music and approached it with dignity and respect." Gilles Leclerc, Ottawa Citizen, April 3, 1996.
Blessed Sacrament Church
Fourth Avenue at Percy, Ottawa
  Tuesday, May 19, 1998, 8:00 pm
Vivaldi: Gloria
Trevor Pinnock, conductor

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