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Cantiamo Training Choir – a chorister’s perspective

By Anna C - Chorister This is my second year in Cantiamo's Training Choir. It's been a wonderful experience so far.  Jackie and Laura choose (and even compose) lots of interesting music for us to sing, in different languages sometimes.  We sang Klee Wyck, a song about Emily Carr who is one of my favorite… Continue reading Cantiamo Training Choir – a chorister’s perspective

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Christmas at Royale Retirement Home

The atrium of the Royale Retirement Residence in Kanata (Ottawa) was festively decorated and glittering with Christmas lights on December 8, 2014. Many of the residents were gathered waiting. In this annual event, the Cantiamo Girls Choir of Ottawa had come to sing Christmas carols for - and with - the residents.   This special night brought beautiful,… Continue reading Christmas at Royale Retirement Home

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Midsummer Night’s Dream at the NAC

On November 12th and 13th, 2014, the Cantiamo Girls Choir performed in Mendelssohn’s Midsummer Night’s Dream at the National Arts Centre (NAC). Cantiamo, under the direction of NAC Music Director designate Alexander Shelley, sang together with Vocum from Canterbury High School, Ensemble vocal sénior De La Salle High School and the ladies of the University… Continue reading Midsummer Night’s Dream at the NAC

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How to have Effective Board Meetings

The following article was first published in "Dynamic," which is the publication of Choirs Ontario. Choirs Ontario supports choral music groups and directors across the province of Ontario. Cantiamo's choir manager, Jane Pickett, was invited to share her experience on running an board meetings.   As you may have already experienced firsthand, board meetings can be… Continue reading How to have Effective Board Meetings

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Stabat Mater and Requiem – A Special Evening

The performance of Stabat Mater by Pergolesi and Requiem by John Rutter on Easter Saturday, April 19th, 2014 at St. Paul’s Anglican Church in Kanata, Ontario was another special night for the Cantiamo Girls Choir.  As Manager of the Cantiamo Girls Choir whose daughter performed in the concert and as a chorister in the St.… Continue reading Stabat Mater and Requiem – A Special Evening

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“Together in Song” Training Choir Festival

On March 2nd, 2014,  Cantiamo Training Choir participated in the "Together in Song" Training Choir Festival along with the Goulbourn Junior Jubilee Singers, Cross Town Chorus, and Baobab Roots. The event included an afternoon workshop followed by a performance for parents and guests. This is the second year I have been fortunate to be involved… Continue reading “Together in Song” Training Choir Festival