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  Thursday, October 2, 2003, 8:00 pm

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Tribute to Hugo Wolf: Sacred Songs and Lieder
Laurence Ewashko, conductor

Jean Desmarais, piano
Kevin McMillan, tenor

To commemmorate the 100th anniversary of the passing of composer Hugo Wolf, the Cantata Singers of Ottawa joined Kevin McMillan and Jean Desmarais, who offered an exceptional recital of Wolf's sacred songs.
Tabaret Hall, University of Ottawa
550 Cumberland Street at Laurier Avenue East, Ottawa
All tickets $20.
  Friday, November 14, 2003, 8:00 pm
Glorious and Free: A Celebration of Canadian Music
Laurence Ewashko, conductor

Sandra Graham, mezzo-soprano
Valerie Dueck, piano
Jill LaForty, host

Includes works by Ottawa composers Margrit Cattell, Joanna Estelle, John Gordon Armstrong, Robert B. Anderson and Robert Fleming. Other Canadian composers whose works will be performed are Healey Willan, Imant Raminsh, Ruth Watson Henderson, Lionel Daunais, David L. McIntyre, Connie Kaldor, Allister MacGillivray, Srul Irving Glick and Donald Patriquin.

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Christ Church Cathedral
Sparks Street at Bronson Avenue, Ottawa
Adults: $20
Seniors and students: $15
  Tuesday & Wednesday, December 16 & 17, 2003, 8:00 pm

George Frideric Handel: Messiah
Thierry Fischer, conductor

Nathalie Paulin, soprano
Matthew White, counter-tenor
Rufus Mueller, tenor
Daniel Lichti, bass-baritone
Members of the Opera Lyra Chorus

This concert is part of the NAC Special Concerts Series.
Southam Hall, National Arts Centre Tickets were available from the National Arts Centre Box Office or Ticketmaster by phone or on the Web.
  Thursday to Saturday, January 22 to 24, 2004, 8:00 pm
Amadeus Mozart: The Magic Flute
Earl Stafford, conductor

With the Royal Winnipeg Ballet
Southam Hall, National Arts Centre Tickets were available from the National Arts Centre Box Office or Ticketmaster by phone at 613-755-1111 or on the Web.
  Wednesday & Thursday, March 10 & 11, 2004, 8:00 pm
Franz Joseph Haydn: The Creation
Helmut Rilling, conductor

With the Ottawa Choral Society and Opera Lyra Ottawa
Southam Hall, National Arts Centre Tickets were available from the National Arts Centre Box Office or Ticketmaster by phone or on the Web.
  Sunday, March 28, 2004, 8:00 pm
In beata spe: Sacred Music for Holy Week
Gerald Wirth (Artistic Director, Vienna Boys' Choir), conductor

Ottawa Central Children's Chamber Choir
The Cantata Ensemble
Michael Taylor, countertenor
Pascal Charbonneau, tenor
Bryan Estabrooks, bass

Programme details...
Christ Church Cathedral
Sparks Street at Bronson Avenue, Ottawa
Adults: $20
Seniors and students: $15
  Saturday, May 8, 2004, 7:30 pm
Beyond Rubies: 40th Anniversary Concert of the Cantata Singers of Ottawa
Laurence Ewashko, conductor

Daniel Taylor, countertenor

Programme details...
Christ Church Cathedral
Sparks Street at Bronson Avenue, Ottawa
Adults: $20
Seniors and students: $15
  Thursday & Friday, July 22 & 23, 2004, 7:30 PM
The Lord of the Rings: A Symphony in Six Movements
Directed by Alexander Mickelthwate, assistant conductor of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra

Haley Westenra, vocalist

The Cantata Singers were part of a 150-voice choir who participated in a performance of The Lord of the Rings Symphony, written by Canadian composer Howard Shore.

Some of our members sang solo parts from the symphony:
  • Mary Zborowski, soprano
  • Carole Portelance, alto
While preparing for this work, the choir members added the following languages to their repertoire:
  • Quenya (high Elvish)
  • Sindarin (common Elvish)
  • Adûnaic (the language of the Ringwraiths)
  • Black Speech (the language of Mordor)
  • Khuzdûl (Dwarvish)
  • Rohirric (Old English, the language of the humans)
Southam Hall, National Arts Centre Tickets were available from the National Arts Centre Box Office or Ticketmaster by phone or on the Web.
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