Cantata Singers of Ottawa choir

Season 2020-2021

57th Season


Claudio Monteverdi – Vespers for the Blessed Virgin (1610), excerpt from Ave Maris Stella CSO concert “Venetian Vespers by Candlelight“ (18 March 2017, St Joseph’s Church, Ottawa)

Andrew McAnerney, Artistic Director

If you want to support our choir in these uncertain times, we would appreciate it a lot if you would make a donation. We have created a “Donate” product in our shop. You will be able set the amount that you want to donate during checkout.

Thank you!


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DECEMBER 12, 19-20, 2020 | TIME: N/A

We’d love to tell you where and when, but we’ll have to let it be a winter surprise.

Dear music lovers,

This is an unprecedented time for choirs. Since COVID-19 restrictions started in March, the Cantata Singers have fallen silent, for the first time since our founding 57 years ago. The choristers have missed many hours of music-making joy together, and our audience have been deprived of two beautiful concerts.

The CSO executive and I are working to ensure that the choir is ready to restart as soon as it is permitted and safe. There will be opportunities to sing with us and hear us over the course of the 2020-21 season but things will be different. Perhaps we will be outside or spread about, maybe we will sing in smaller groups or at a distance. We will make it work.

We have developed several plans for safe music-making this season, plans designed to be flexible and adaptable to circumstances as they develop. I promise the season will be full of fun and beautiful music. The CSO will continue to strive for excellence in choral music, and support local artists and talent.

With strong wishes for your good health and in hopes of seeing you soon,

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.