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Reflections from our Joint Choir Workshop

by Ruby J. and Kyra W. The Cantiamo Girls Choir and the Training Choir recently spent a morning together at a workshop which included lots of singing, mentoring and leadership—the three key parts of the Choir's mission. Training Choir member Ruby J. and Cantiamo chorister Kyra W. share their thoughts below on this great workshop.… Continue reading Reflections from our Joint Choir Workshop

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Interview with Stephen Eisenhauer

Jen Chandler interviews Stephen Eisenhauer: Composer and Cantiamo Parent Welcome to the conversation I had with Ottawa composer Stephen Eisenhauer, whose new piece "Respira" will see its World Premiere at the June 4th Cantiamo Choir concert. "Respira" is a meditative, inspiring work for treble choir, piano and string quartet. His work in teaching music to… Continue reading Interview with Stephen Eisenhauer

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NKVU: Connecting Canadians through the power of song!

By Jen C As the first snows of winter blew through Ottawa this week, Jackie and Laura were far north on a music-filled trip to Iqaluit. With the incredibly beautiful snowy lands of Nunavut as a backdrop, the founding Artistic Director of the Cantiamo Girls Choir of Ottawa, Jackie Hawley and its accompanist and composer-in-residence,… Continue reading NKVU: Connecting Canadians through the power of song!

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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