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51st Season Concerts and Events


Invitation from our President:

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CSO Productions:

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IN PACE

Sunday 02 November 2014

Christopher Hossfeld, guest conductor, leads a concert commemorating the 100th anniversary of WWI, exploring loss and contemplation, with early music ensemble La Rose des Vents and music by Schütz, Howells, Sheppard, Distler, and Tomkins.

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Springtime Romance

Sunday 01 March 2015

Andrew McAnerney, guest conductor, leads a concert of love songs for choir and string quartet to warm your heart in anticipation of winter’s end. Music by Monteverdi, Vaughan Williams, Whitacre and more.

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From Darkness to Light

Sunday 03 May 2015

Amy Henderson, guest conductor, leads a concert of music for choir and string ensemble examining the themes of rebirth and awakening. Works by O’Regan, Beethoven, Elgar and others.

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CSO Guest Appearances:

Emanuel Ax & Mozart

Wednesday 08 and Thursday 09 October 2014

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Handel's Messiah

Tuesday 16 and Wednesday 17 December 2014

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Beethoven's Ninth

Friday 19 and Saturday 20 June 2015

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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 President

August 2014

Dear Friends of the Cantata Singers of Ottawa,

We would like to invite you to another exciting season — our 51st— with the Cantata Singers of Ottawa! We have an action-packed year ahead with our own series of concerts as well as three appearances with the National Arts Centre Orchestra. This year is also a season of discovery as we audition two wonderful musicians for the position of CSO’s Artistic Director. Our two finalists are Christopher Hossfeld and Andrew McAnerney, and you can read about them >here<. We will also be working with Amy Henderson, our Assistant Conductor from last season, who will be returning from her new home in Newfoundland for our concert in May.

The three concerts in our series will explore a wide range of emotions and include fascinating choral works, in many styles and idioms and with great instrumentalists as guest artists. In November, Christopher will conduct a concert to commemorate the centenary of the beginning of World War I, titled In Pace (Latin for “in peace”). It will include Schütz’s Psalm 116 and Howell’s Requiem, and feature the early music ensemble, La Rose des Vents, from Montreal. In March, Andrew will direct a delightful concert of love songs for choir and strings to welcome winter’s end, which will include a wide range of works from Monteverdi to Eric Whitacre. In May, Amy has planned a concert for choir and strings with works by Beethoven and British composer Tarik O’Regan.

You can also hear CSO in three concerts at the National Arts Centre. The first concert will be October 8 and 9, 2014 as part of Emanuel Ax and Mozart, under the baton of Maestro Pinchas Zukerman in his final season with the NAC Orchestra. CSO will also perform Handel’s Messiah in December and Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony in June 2015.

We sincerely hope you will join us for a season of discovery—of wonderful choral music and talented guest conductors!

Valerie Douglas, President

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