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A Visit From Kongero – A Swedish A Capella Group

By Leslie Bricker The dark days of February were brightened this year with a visit from the Swedish a cappella group, “Kongero.” Bringing Swedish folk music to life with an exciting blend of rich tone colour, rhythmic vitality and powerful harmonies, Kongero shared their innovative arrangements and compositions in a workshop and concert on February… Continue reading A Visit From Kongero – A Swedish A Capella Group

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A special rehearsal with the Calgary William Aberhart Concert Choir

    By Jackie Hawley, Founding Artistic Director   Educational Engagement rehearsal with Cantiamo Girls Choir of Ottawa and Calgary’s William Aberhart Concert Choir     On Monday, March 21, 2016, Cantiamo was pleased to host the William Aberhart Concert Choir at rehearsal. WACC is a fantastic Soprano, Alto, Tenor, Bass (SATB) high school choir… Continue reading A special rehearsal with the Calgary William Aberhart Concert Choir

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Going Viral: hope, gratitude, connection, and the surprising reach of intention

By Laura Hawley - Cantiamo`s Accompanist, Associate Conductor, and Composer-In-Residence I like to compose in the mornings. Like many people I know, for me the early morning time at home with my coffee can be a pretty special, quietly joyful time.  And, like many composers and writers I know, making it a priority to “sit… Continue reading Going Viral: hope, gratitude, connection, and the surprising reach of intention

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A Year In Review By Cantiamo’s Founding Artistic Director

Cantiamo Girls Choir of Ottawa 2014 – 2015:  A Brief Overview Music. Leadership. Outreach. These are the elements that guide the vision of the Cantiamo Girls Choir of Ottawa and its Training Choir. This 12th year of the choir continued to be strong in all of these areas. Of course, it is the music that… Continue reading A Year In Review By Cantiamo’s Founding Artistic Director