At Cantiamo we continue to be blessed by the generous giving of our member families. They give their time, talents and money to help keep the events and organization running smoothly. Monetary donations help our organization, our choristers and our community and usually break down into three categories: Music Library Donations, United Way Donations through… Continue reading Update on Donations
Would you like to contribute to the next newsletter? We are looking for short articles (< 300 words), reflections on a performance or choir experience, photographs, crossword puzzles made from lyrics, etc. We would also appreciate your favourite choir photographs for the 10th Anniversary Celebration. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. - Julie Gourley, Newsletter Editor
As you all know, 2013 is the 10th anniversary of the Cantiamo Girls Choir of Ottawa. For those of you who are new and do not know the history, here is a brief summary. In June, 2003, I resigned from my previous choir and intended to take a year off after having conducted choirs for… Continue reading 2013 – Celebrating our Anniversary Year
Cantiamo is supported by the generosity of volunteers - both parents of choristers and community members. In this 10th anniversary year, we would like to thank the members of our 10th Anniversary Committee (Kate Batty, Jackie Hawley, Anne Troise, Carlo Verdicchio, Linda Crawford, Bruce and Rosemary MacPherson, LaVonne Venables, and Michelle Soldaat) for giving of… Continue reading Thank You from Cantiamo!
Maureen Russell has been the dressmaker for Cantiamo since the inception of the choir. Ten years ago, when she heard that Jackie was planning to start a choir, she eagerly volunteered to make beautiful fitted dresses for the choristers. It was a tremendous undertaking, and today we are still blessed by her generosity and skill.… Continue reading Song for the Anopheles Mosquito
On July 3rd, 2013 the Cantiamo Girls Choir heads out to Newfoundland to participate in the Festival 500 Choral event. Eight years ago Cantiamo attended the Festival and so we are very excited to return to this special Festival as part of our 10th Anniversary celebrations. Festival 500 “Sharing the Voices” is a non-competitive, international… Continue reading Cantiamo’s Trip to Festival 500 in Newfoundland
Since 'graduating' from Cantiamo seven years ago, I've made my home in Montreal. There, I studied Music Education and Education at McGill University, and received my bachelors' degrees in June 2011. While I was in university I studied violin with Richard Roberts and voice with Madeleine Palmer. Upon arriving in Montreal, I started up my own… Continue reading Once a Cantiamo Girl, always a Cantiamo Girl!
Mentoring is one of the major areas of focus for Cantiamo, beginning with the Training Choir. The more-experienced girls of the main choir are invited to be mentors to the younger, less-experienced singers of the Cantiamo Training Choir (TC). These mentors attend the TC rehearsal each week and are assigned a seat next to a… Continue reading Mentoring – Another Layer of Choral Experience
Cantiamo is excited to be guests on the upcoming CD The Song My Paddle Sings which is being produced by the Woodstock Fanshawe Singers. It features the poetry of E. Pauline Johnson set to music by three Canadian composers: Rory Magill, Matthew Emery, and Jeff Smallman. [raw_html_snippet id="clear_left"] Click to Enlarge Front Cover:
Our first album features the Cantiamo Girls Choir in concert in 2006 and 2007. Repertoire includes a variety of pieces about Remembrance Day, Christmas, Easter and Spring. [raw_html_snippet id="clear_left"] Click to Enlarge [one_third]Front Cover: [/one_third] [one_third]Back Cover: [/one_third] [one_third_last]Inside Cover: [/one_third_last]