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47th Season Concerts and Events

Invitation from our Music Director:

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CSO Productions:

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Ode to Music

Saturday 20, Sunday 21 and Monday 22 November 2010

Celebrating St. Cecilia, the patron saint of music, with works by Britten, Vaughan Williams and Stanford. Featured guests: the Ottawa Regional Youth Choir with music director Kevin Reeves.

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Canadian Connections II

Friday 25 February 2011

Featuring the world-renowned Vancouver Chamber Choir with Maestro Jon Washburn

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Stabat Mater II

Wednesday 20 April 2011

Our second edition of Music for Holy Week presenting selections from Palestrina, Nystedt and Gesualdo, featuring cellist Vernon Regehr.

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Dixit Dominus

Sunday 29 May 2011

Handel's Dixit Dominus, Haydn's Missa Brevis in F and two of Handel's Concerti Grossi, featuring Ottawa's Thirteen Strings.

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CSO Guest Appearances:

George Frederic Handel: Messiah

Tuesday 14 and Wednesday 15 December 2010

CSO, Seventeen Voyces, and the NACO perform Handel's Messiah, led by Graeme Jenkins. See link for soloists.

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Hymn of Praise

Wednesday 05 and Thursday 06 January 2011

CSO joins the NACO under the direction of Carlo Rizzi for a performance of Mendelssohn: "Lobgesang"

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Beethoven's "Ode to Joy"

Thursday 09 and Friday 10 June 2011

The CSO and NAC Orchestra, under the direction of Pinchas Zukerman, present Beethoven's "Ode to Joy".

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Rachmaninoff Vespers

Tuesday 02 August 2011

CSO joins the St. Lawrence choir at the International Festival Lanaudière for a performance of the Vespers by Rachmaninoff and other Russian a cappella treasures.

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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

A season in Praise of Music

August 2010

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Dear Friends of the Cantata Singers of Ottawa

I would like to invite you to a season filled with masterworks! We have a colourful kaleidoscope of works, ranging from Palestrina, Gesualdo and Handel to Nystedt and Britten and beyond. Our guest artists are just as varied, and will provide you with exquisite performances.

The Ottawa performance of our autumn program is on Monday November 22, the feast day of the patron saint of musicians — St. Cecilia. The Ottawa Regional Youth Choir will be joining us in our concerts with music by Britten, Vaughan-Williams and Stanford. Then, on the road again, the world-renowned Vancouver Chamber Choir with Jon Washburn will perform for our loyal audience a magnificent concert of a cappella music in February.

Our second edition of the Stabat Mater series during Holy Week will feature music by Palestrina and Gesualdo, as well as two works for choir and cello. You will not want to miss the hauntingly beautiful Exaudi by Canadian Jocelyn Morlock! From one British masterpiece — Britten's Hymn to St. Cecilia — to the next: Handel's Dixit Dominus will be the season's closer, featuring the excellent Ottawa ensemble Thirteen Strings.

This is a season entirely to our liking: great choral works with superb soloists, extraordinary guest choirs and fantastic instrumentalists! I am excited to be performing with the Cantata Singers for you. I hope you will be there!

With my best wishes,

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Michael Zaugg
Artistic Director - Cantata Singers of Ottawa

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