Cantata Singers of Ottawa choir

Season 2021-2022

Chansons françaises

Chansons françaises – Cancellation

It is with immense regret that we announce that this Saturday’s performance of Chansons françaises is cancelled. However, our Orleans performance, on Sunday May 8, will occur as planned.

Through the winter and spring, we have been meeting online and in-person, when possible, to prepare for these concerts. Our rehearsal schedule has been challenged by the downtown convoy in January and by several waves of COVID-19, but we have greatly enjoyed putting these pieces together to share with you. Unfortunately, the recent resurgence of COVID-19 in our community, and the planned arrival of a motorcycle convoy in downtown Ottawa, make Saturday’s performance very difficult.

Tickets purchased for this Saturday will be refunded, but we hope you can join us for our performance of Chansons françaises next Sunday in Orleans at 3 PM. This afternoon concert will be a wonderful Mother’s Day treat. Should you have any questions, please contact us at (613) 798-7113.

A concert exploring the extraordinary repertoire of 20th century French songs for choir, a capella and accompanied by piano. The program features beautiful French poetry on themes of love, loss and hope, set to music by leading composers including Lili Boulanger, Debussy, Fauré, Poulenc and Ravel. The concert also includes the world premiere of
“Ouvre tes ailes” by Canadian composer Marie-Claire Saindon. This new piece, commissioned by the Cantata Singers of Ottawa, sets a selection of texts by Quebec poets to create a work to celebrate our return to a more normal life.

April 30, 2022 | 7:30PM

$50 Premium seating
$30 Adults
$25 Seniors
$10 Students

Please note that you will not receive actual paper tickets. When the sale is complete, you will receive a Proof of Purchase by e-mail. At concert time, just present it at the door.

CSO response to COVID-19: Ticket sales are restricted to enable physical distancing. Masks are required while at the concert venue. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination and appropriate identification is required for admission. Please contact us with any questions or concerns: (613) 798-7113.