2022-23 SEASON Welcome Gabrielle Gaudreault! And the Award Goes To… We open our season by joining the NAC Orchestra for And the Award Goes To… in their Pops series under acclaimed conductor Jack Everly. For information and tickets: https://nac-cna.ca/en/event/30534 An Exciting Program of Works of Emotional Power and International Diversity A classic Christmas cantata, modern meditations on war and peace, and contemporary and new works from Latin America, the season will present a rich, exciting, diverse musical panorama. The Saint Nicolas Cantata, Benjamin Britten’s celebration of the legendary 4th-century missionary’s life and work, will be presented on December 18 along with a program of carols for the holiday season. Britten’s lively and robust cantata describes the many adventures of one of the Christian church’s founders and will offer a hearty start to the holiday season. Tenor Matthew Dalen will sing the role of St. Nicolas. On March 19, the Choral Society will perform a collection of short modern and contemporary works on war and peace by women composers, many Canadian, including Eleanor Daley and Joni Mitchell. The concert centrepiece will be Latvian composer Lucija Garuta’s cantata God, Thy Earth is Aflame. The final concert of the season on June 11 will feature the works of Latin American composers, including Misa Tango by Martín Palmeri, a setting of the mass that exploits the intensely emotional heart of the distinctly Argentine musical form. Acclaimed mezzo-soprano Julie Nesrallah will be the featured soloist accompanied by an authentic ensemble of strings, piano, and bandoneón. More information and tickets will be available soon! The OCS is following COVID protocols as approved by Ottawa Public Health for our concerts.