Thank you for making our May 30 concert a success! The event was well attended and greatly enjoyed by our audience.
“Congratulations on an inspiring and beautiful evening of music last night. This was my first classical concert, and I was mesmerized.”
Dr. Manon Hapke, McLeod Optometry
“Premièrement bravo et félicitations pour le merveilleux concert d’hier soir! J’étais entièrement impressionnée par le calibre des artistes et ce fut un grand plaisir d’être parmi les spectateurs. Quelle belle soirée! Je vous remercie.”
As member of the Societé philharmonique du Nouveau Monde, the Ottawa Classical Choir performs its concert in Ottawa, Montreal, Sainte Thérèse and Mont Tremblant. The 200 member choir presents major choral works under the direction of Michel Brousseau along with guest soloists and musicians.
In May 2015, the choir will be joined by a percussion ensemble, two pianists and 3 soloists for performance of two major works from the 20th century—Carl Orff’s “Carmina Burana” and Igor Stravinsky’s “Symphony of Psalms”. This concert promises to be a memorable event for everyone.
“Carmina Burana” by Carl Orff has become a standard in the classical repertoire. The opening and closing movements, “O Fortuna,” has been used in numerous films making it almost popular music. Although this is a 20 th-century work, it is based on dances and airs from the 11, th 12th and 13th centuries.
Igor Stravinsky’s “Symphony of Psalms” is a three movement choral symphony also written in the 20th century. Stravinsky sought to make the Psalms sing. The large choir, in plainchant like phrases, brings to mind the ambiance of great cathedrals.
In spring 2015, performances will be presented in the following locations:
Ottawa performance May 30, 7:30 p.m. Dominion-Chalmers United Church.
Montreal performance May 23, 7:30 p.m.,Église Saint- Jean-Baptiste, 4237 Avenue Henri Julien, Montréal
Sainte Thérèse performance May 29, 7:30 p.m. Église Ste Thérèse d’Avila, 10 rue de l’Église, Ste Thérèse
Check back regularly for more details and updates.