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  Date Programme Location Price
  Saturday, October 5, 2002, 8:00 pm

Review...
Northern Music: a premiere in Ottawa
(part of the Outaouais Festival of Sacred Music)
Erik Westberg, conductor

With the Orchestre des concerts symphoniques de Gatineau and Canzona, Winnipeg's Baroque Choral Music Ensemble

This concert was presented with the Swedish Embassy as part of the activities around the Canadian Museum of Civilization exhibition on the theme of "The Vikings: A North American Saga."

Otto Olsson: Rex gloriosa Martyrum
Jan Sandström: Sanctus
Jan Sandström: Biegga Luohto
Johan Helmich Roman: Messe suèdoise
Johan Helmich Roman: Concerto pour hautbois
St. Benoît-Abbé Church (map)
Corner of Moussette and Sherbrooke, Gatineau (Hull sector)
All tickets $20.
  Thursday, December 5, 2002, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm Lighting of the Christmas Lights

We joined with the National Capital Commission (NCC) in the annual lighting of the Christmas lights on Parliament Hill, where we sang Christmas and other songs as the lights came on.
Parliament Hill, Ottawa No charge
  Friday, December 13, 2002, 8:00 pm A Swedish Lucia Celebration
Laurence Ewashko and Barbara Clark, conductors

Members of the Cantata Singers of Ottawa joined the Ottawa Regional Youth Choir to help celebrate Sweden's Sankta Lucia Festival.
Grand Hall, Canadian Museum of Civilization, Gatineau (Hull) Adults: $12
Seniors and students: $10

  Monday, December 16, 2002, 7:00 am - 7:30 am Christmas carols on CTV's Canada AM

Members of the Cantata Singers of Ottawa were at a Christmas tree farm near North Gower (outside of Ottawa) to sing Christmas carols on CTV's Canada AM.
Canada AM on CTV No charge
  Tuesday & Wednesday, December 17 & 18, 2002, 8:00 pm

Review...
G. F. Hændel: Messiah
(part of the NAC Special Concerts Series)
William Boughton, conductor

Arianna Zukerman, soprano
Daniel Taylor, countertenor
Christopher Pfund, tenor
Robert Pomakov, bass-baritone
Southam Hall, National Arts Centre  
  Thursday, December 19, 2002, 7:00 pm Christmas Family Fantasy
(part of the NAC Special Concerts Series)
With the Platypus Theatre of Ottawa

Jean-Philippe Tremblay (apprentice conductor of the NAC Orchestra) and Laurence Ewashko conducting

We joined with the NAC Orchestra to bring the NAC's annual Christmas Family Fantasy to life. We are happy to note that our conductor, Laurence Ewashko, conducted the choir and the NAC Orchestra for some of the carols.

Four of our singers became a quartet of carollers on-stage with Ottawa's Platypus Theatre during the second half:

Mary Zborowski, soprano
Eileen Johnson, alto
Michael Carty, tenor
Geoff Colman, baritone
Southam Hall, National Arts Centre  
  Thursday & Friday, January 16 & 17, 2003, 8:00 pm

Review...
Mozart: Requiem
Messiæn: Trois petites liturgies de la Présence Divine

(part of the NAC Bravo Series)
With the Ottawa Choral Society

Mozart's Requiem conducted by Pinchas Zukerman
Messiæn's Trois petites liturgies de la Présence Divine conducted by Duain Wolfe
Southam Hall, National Arts Centre  
  Sunday, February 16, 2003, 3:00 pm The Cantata Singers joined with the Ottawa Regional Youth Choir as the Youth Choir celebrated its Twentieth Anniversary
Laurence Ewashko and Barbara Clark, conductors

Programme details...
Christ Church Cathedral
Sparks Street at Bronson Avenue, Ottawa
Adults: $20
Seniors and students: $15
  Thursday to Saturday, March 20 to 22, 2003, 8:00 pm Those Glorious Hollywood Musicals
(part of the NAC Pops series)
Jack Everly, conductor

An evening of music and song from the Golden Age of Hollywood that included such favourites as Singing in the Rain, Meet Me in St. Louis, The Wizard of Oz, Showboat, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers and many more. The Cantata Singers of Ottawa joined five Broadway singers in bringing these classics to life.
Southam Hall, National Arts Centre  
  Wednesday, March 26, 2003, 6:30 pm Commemoration of Ukrainian Famine/Genocide of 1932/1933

The Cantata Singers of Ottawa performed selections from Mozart's Requiem at the commemoriation of the Ukrainian famine and genocide of 1932/1933.
National Library, Ottawa  
  Sunday, April 20, 2003, 7:00 am CBC Easter Sunrise Performance

The Cantata Singers of Ottawa joined other area choirs to participate in CBC Radio Two's annual Easter sunrise service.
National Gallery, Ottawa  
  Tuesday, April 29, 2003, evening Liberal Party Annual Maple Leaf Dinner

The Cantata Singers of Ottawa sang O Canada to open the Liberal Party's annual Ottawa fund-raising dinner.
Ottawa Congress Centre  
  Wednesday & Thursday, May 14 & 15, 2003, 8:00 pm G. F. Hændel: Theodora
Trevor Pinnock, conductor

With us in Southam Hall at the NAC were

Seventeen Voyces chamber choir
Donna Brown, soprano
Catherine Wynn-Rogers, mezzo-soprano
Lawrence Zazzo, countertenor
Paul Agnew, tenor
Gary Relyea, bass
Southam Hall, National Arts Centre  
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