by Georgia B. The Cantiamo June concert was a blast! A large audience enjoyed a variety of songs in the beautiful place of Dominion-Chalmers United Church. As well as performing the World Premiere of Respira by composer, musician (and Cantiamo parent) Stephen Eisenhauer, we sang a number of pieces, including The Arrow and the Song… Continue reading Cantiamo Sings World Premiere at Spring Concert
by Allison W. Music Monday is an annual event organized by the Coalition for Music Education that aims to promote music in schools across Canada. It's actually the world’s largest single event dedicated to raising awareness for music education. Annually, hundreds of thousands of students, teachers and musicians participate in a simultaneous nationwide concert performance of an… Continue reading The Largest Single Music Education Event in the World
Jen Chandler talks to former Cantiamo chorister Megan Batty who has come full circle and is now completing a practicum as Artistic Staff for Cantiamo, as part of her B.Ed. at Queen's. Megan Batty hit a chord when she joined Cantiamo back in 2006. Her overwhelmingly positive experience with the choir helped her develop leadership… Continue reading A Musical Life: Interview with Megan Batty
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
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
By Kyra W. This fall, Cantiamo Girls Choir of Ottawa went to Bonnenfant Y Camp. This trip was very worthwhile to new choristers like myself, because it gave us a chance to make new friends, and to learn and rehearse more music than we do at regular rehearsals. During the first part of rehearsal, we… Continue reading A look back at our Fall Retreat Weekend
By Maya H. On November 27th, Cantiamo participated in our annual Advent Carol Service at St. John’s Anglican Church. This was the second time I’ve been a part of this service and it’s one of my favourite concerts for many reasons. As a member of the congregation of St. John’s, I love that… Continue reading Advent Carol Service
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!