Previews – Ottawa – November

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Cantata Singers of Ottawa — Fauré Requiem

Artistic Director Andrew McAnerney will lead a candlelight program of Mozart, Bach and Fauré. The centrepiece of the programme will be Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem (1893 version) with an orchestra of strings, horns, harp and organ. Other works will include Mozart’s “Misericordia Domini” and Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No. 6, performed by the orchestra. November 4, 8:00 pm – 9:30 p.m. St. Joseph’s Church.

Seventeen Voyces — Haydn’s Mass in Time of War

Seventeen Voyces

Seventeen Voyces’s 2017-2018 season will begin dramatically with a presentation at St. Matthew’s of Franz Joseph Haydn’s Mass in Time of War on Remembrance Day. Paired with the Mass will be Kevin Reeves’ Somewhere in France: Love letters from the trenches, a multimedia event about the First World War. Haydn’s mass will be accompanied by a large orchestra, including strings, woodwinds, trumpets, horns, and drums. Joining Seventeen Voyces will be Matthew Larkin’s new choir, the Caelis Academy Ensemble, and a local quartet of superb singers, including soprano Maghan McPhee, mezzo-soprano April Babey, tenor Dillon Parmer and baritone Joel ­Allison. Nov. 11, 7:30 pm, St. Matthew’s Anglican Church.

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Ensemble Variances

Led by artistic director and “master of perpetual movement” (Le Figaro) Thierry Pécou, Ensemble Variances calls on their French roots for an evening of music in motion arranged for small forces: violin, cello, clarinet, piano, saxophone and flute. They feature Ravel, Milhaud, Debussy’s intimately layered Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune, and Stravinsky’s narrative piece L’Histoire du soldat (The Soldier’s Tale). November 11, 7:30 pm, Dominion-Chalmers United Church.

National Arts Centre Orchestra

Violinist and conductor Pinchas Zukerman returns for a guest appearance with the orchestra he led for 16 years. He will be the soloist in concertos by Beethoven and Haydn, then he will mount the podium to conduct Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2, written at a time when Beethoven’s deafness was becoming more pronounced, but cheerful and animated all the same. November 23-24, 7 pm, Southam Hall, National Arts Centre.

Michel Brousseau

To open its 2017–2018 concert season, the Ottawa Classical Choir (OCC)/New World Philharmonic Society will perform Vivaldi’s Gloria along with Schubert’s Mass No. 4 in C major, both under the baton of Michel Brousseau. November 25, 8 pm, Dominion-Chalmers United Church.

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