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Reflections on Recording Oscar Peterson’s Freedom Anthem at the NAC

The beautiful, airy Glass Thorsteinson Staircase in the newly rejuvenated National Arts Centre lobby was the perfect place to film the anthem of this year's Music Monday: Oscar Peterson's "Hymn To Freedom". All three Cantiamo choirs spent Monday evening recording the version of this piece of Canadian music history that will be used to prepare… Continue reading Reflections on Recording Oscar Peterson’s Freedom Anthem at the NAC

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An Interview with Composers James Wright and Matt Devost: Collaborating with Cantiamo Since the Beginning

In the interview below, I have the opportunity to chat with the incredibly talented Dr. James Wright, a Carleton University professor, and his grad student and fellow musician and composer Matt Devost. This spring they were heavily involved in the Listen Up! project, the flagship community outreach program by the Ottawa Chamber Music Society who… Continue reading An Interview with Composers James Wright and Matt Devost: Collaborating with Cantiamo Since the Beginning

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Cantiamo Sings World Premiere at Spring Concert

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