- $12 for one ticket to The Cantata Singers of Ottawa 50th Anniversary Concert ($25 value)
- When: Sunday, November 17, at 3 p.m.
- Where: Dominion Chalmers United Church
- Seating: general admission
- Door time: 2 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
Gala reception tickets are not included, but may be purchased for an additional $15 on the choir's website or by calling the choir at (613) 798-7113.
The Cantata Singers of Ottawa 50th Anniversary Concert
To celebrate their half-century landmark, The Cantata Singers of Ottawa are hosting a birthday gala laden with their dulcet harmonies. While honoring past achievements, the event also salutes the choir's future and their ability to make friends and avoid heated contralto battles with the rest of the Canadian choral circuit. Joining in the jubilee, the Cantiamo Girl's Choir and the horns of Capital BrassWorks help form the centerpiece of the evening: a performance of British composer Bob Chilcott's epic "The Salisbury Vespers," which is making its Canadian debut at the show. Veteran Cantata alumni will join the choir to conclude the concert with the "Hallelujah" chorus.
The Cantata Singers of Ottawa
It was 1964 when St. Matthews Church organist and choirmaster Gerald Wheeler founded The Cantata Singers of Ottawa. Although the choir was only 20 members strong at the time, they made such an impression on the National Arts Centre orchestra, that the NAC made them the official choir in residence. This newfound kinship led to world tours, performances with a string of celebrated conductors, and a journey that answered the age-old question of how to get to Carnegie Hall. The 21st century has taken the singers—now numbered at 44—under the wing of renowned Swiss Canadian artistic director Michael Zaugg, who is about to enter his final season with the CSO. With Zaugg at the helm for one last time, the collective continues to transform classical, contemporary, and commissioned works into feats of vocal euphony.