University of Ottawa Choir

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Music Director
Robert Filion

Nick Rodgerson

Next Concert:
  March 21, 2019

Pérez Hall

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Mailing Address:
c/o School of Music
Pérez Hall
50, University Private
Ottawa, Ontario
K1N 6N5


Concerts performed in March or April before 2012 were often performed with the University of Ottawa Orchestra
and the Calixa-Lavallée Choir and the Choral Ensemble
Concerts performed at the National Arts Centre were in collaboration with other Ottawa choirs.

2 December 2018
    arr. Brian Tate     Yanaway Heyona
    Mark Sirett     Ononyatakaka Place of the Rock
    Chen Yi     Chinese Folk Song extracts
        Fengyang Song
        Diu, Diu, Deng
    David Ludwig     Four Hanukkah Song extracts
        Al Hanisim
        Maoz Tzur
    Geneviene Wong     A Glimpse of Malaysia (Canadian Premiere)
    arr. Ethan Sperry     Desh, an Indian Raga
    arr. Budi Susanta Yohanes     Janger (traditional Balinese)
    R. Murray Schaffer     Gamelan
    arr. Scott Leithead     Kaana Kameme (trad.Oshivambo)
    arr. Jimmy Makwenda     Zulu Mama
    Ola Gjeilo     Ubi Caritas
    Mark Sirett     Song of the Angels (Gloria)
    Michael J. Trotta     Veni, Veni Emmanuel
    Eric Whitacre     The Seal Lullaby
    arr. Mack Wilberg     Ding !, Dong! Merrily on High
    arr. Andrew Ager     Venez, Divin Messie

3 December 2017
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart     Vesperae solennes de confessore
    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart     Requiem

8 April 2018
    Stephen Chatman     Remember (de/from Two Rossetti Songs)
    Rachel Laurin*     Cantate brčve « Tranquilles épiphanies »
    Amy Stephen     Words of Chief Seattle
    arr. Marc Sirett    Where Have All the Flowers Gone
    Eleanor Daley     The Stars Are With the Voyager
    Carl Orff     Carmina Burana

4 December 2016
    John Rutter     Gloria
    George Frideric Handel     Coronation Anthems

9 April 2017
    Mark Sirett     Ononyatakaka
    Derek Healey     The Salish Song
    Harry Somers     The Wonder Song
    Imant Raminsh     Sunset (from A Northwest Trilogy)
    Stephen Chatman (arr.)     She's Like the Swallow
    Stephen Smith (arr.)     Ŕ la claire fontaine
    Mark Sirett (arr.)     Un Canadien Errant
    Elise Letourneau     Ave Maria
    Elise Letourneau     Peace Prayer
    Gregg Smith     Sound Canticle on Bay Psalm 23
    Healey Willan     Rise Up My Love, My Fair One
    Imant Raminsh     Ave Verum Corpus
    Manuel de Zumaya     Two Mexican Madrigals

29 November 2015
    Daniel Pinkham     Christmas Cantata
    Brian Holmes     Chesterton's Carol
    Brian Holmes     Tyrley, Tyrlow
    Ola Gjeilo     In the Bleak Midwinter
    Ola Gjeilo     O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
    Jonathan Willcocks     Gloria
    Jan Sweelinck     Hodie Christus natus est
    Peter Cornelius     The Kings
    Steven Sametz     Lo, How a Rose e'er Blooming
    Dietrich Buxtehude     Da Neugeborne Kinderlein

3 April 2016
    Johannes Brahms     Liebesleider Walzer op.52
    Martin Sedek     Two Butterflies, Ample make This Bed
    Eric Whitacre     A Boy and a Girl
    Claude Debussy     Trois chansons de Charles d'Orleans
    Healey Willan     Rise up, My Love, My fair One
    Mark Sirett     Ce beau printemps
    David Dickau     If Music be the Food of Love
    Felix Mendelssohn     Der 42 Psalm

30 November 2014
    J. Rutter     Magnificat
    Nancy Telfer     Christmas Fanfare
    Giovanni Gabrieli     Hodie Christus Natus Est
    Dietrich Buxtehude (arr. Michel Rondeau)     In Dulci Jubilo
    Healey Willan     Hodie Christus Natus Est
    Stephen Chatman     I Sing the Birth
    Herbert Howells     A Spotless Rose
    Connor Koppin     There is no Rose
    R. B. Anderson (arr.)     The Huron Carol
    Stephen Chatman     Angels We Have Heard on High
    Stephen Chatman     The First Noël

29 March 2015
    J. Brahms     Ein deutsches Requiem

6 December 2013
    Tomás Luis de Victoria     Motet: O Magnum Mysterium
    Tomás Luis de Victoria     Mass: O Magnum Mysterium
    Michael Praetorius     Es ist ein Ros entsprungen
    Noah Greenberg (arr.)     Riu, Riu, Chiu
    Steven Sametz (arr.)     Gaudete
    Bob Chilcott     Mid-winter
    Hector Berlioz     L'adieu des bergers
    Michael Praetorius     Puer Natus
    Michael Praetorius     Ein Kindelein so löbelich
    Samuel Scheidt     In dulci jubilo
    Michael Praetorius     Puer Natus in Bethlehem

6 April 2014
with Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica Choir
    Charles Stanford     Coelos Ascendit Hodie
    Felix Mendelssohn     Heilig
    William Harris     Faire is the Heaven

    Frank Martin     Mass for Double Choir

    John Taverner     Two Hymns to the Mother of God
    Johannes Brahms     Fest- und Gedenksprüche
    Jacob Handl     Pater Noster
    Francisco Guerrero     Duo Seraphim Clamabant
    Heinrich Schütz     Cantate Domino
    Roland de Lassus     O La, O Che Bon Echo
    Heinrich Schütz     Jauchzet dem Herren

24 November 2012
    Moritz Hauptmann     Salve Regina
    Franz Biebl     Ave Maria
    Francisco Lopez Capillas     Magnificat
    John Tavener     Magnificat
    Arvo Part     Magnificat
    Dietrich Buxtehude     Magnificat
    Johann Sebastian Bach     Cantata #10
    Anonymous - Bolivia     Magnificat

10 March 2013
    Ross Whitney     A Pentatonic Alleluia
    Eric Whitacre     Alleluia
    Eric Whitacre     Water Night
    Erik Esenvalds     Evening
    Trad. arr. Erik Esenvalds     Amazing Grace
    Eric Whitacre     The Seal Lullaby
    Imant Raminsh     Put Vejini (Blow, Winds)
    Morten Lauridsen     Mid-Winter Songs

26 May 2013
    Josef Rheinberger     Abendlied
    H. von Herzogenberg     Selig sind die da Leid tragen
    Michel Guimont     Ubi Caritas
    Henryk Górecki     Totus Tuus
    Lionel Daunais     Le pont Mirabeau
    Stephen Chatman     A la volette      O Prairie Land
    Stephen Chatman     An Old Man He Courted Me
    Stephen Chatman     She's Like a Swallow      Lukey's Boat
    Bob Chilcott     Irish Blessing
    Elise Letourneau     Ave Maria
    Elise Letourneau     Peace Prayer
    Stephen Chatman     Due North V: Mosquitoes

13 November 2011
    Tomas Luis de Victoria     Ave Maria
    Benjamin Britten     Hymn to the Virgin
    Eric Whitacre     Her Sacred Spirit Soars
    R. Vaughan Williams     Lord, Thou Hast Been Our Refuge

    Josef Rheinberger     Cantus Missae - Mass in E Major

3 March 2012
    Anton Bruckner     Locus Iste
    Anton Bruckner     Os Justi
    Anton Bruckner     Ave Maria
    Anton Bruckner     Inveni David
    Anton Bruckner     Ecce sacerdos

    Anton Bruckner     Mass no. 2 in E minor

28 November 2010
    John Tavener     Song for Athene
    Eleanor Daley     In Remembrance
    Morten Lauridsen     O Nata Lux
    Eric Whitacre     Lux Aurumque
    Rupert Lang     Agneau de Dieu
    Kurt Sander     O Gladsome Light

    Maurice Duruflé     Requiem op. 9

25 March 2011
    J. Brahms     Ein deutsches Requiem

5 December 2009
    Joseph Haydn     Theresienmesse (Mass in B flat major)
    Josef Rheinberger     Der Stern von Bethlehem (The Star of Bethlehem)

26 March 2010
    L. van Beethoven     Fantasia op. 80 (Choral Fantasy)
    F. Mendellsohn     Lobgesang (Song of Praise)

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6 December 2008
    John Rutter     Feel the Spirit
    Will Todd     Mass in Blue

3 April 2009
    J. Brahms     Rhapsody for alto, male chorus and orchestra
    A. Bruckner     Te Deum

25 September 2007
    L. van Beethoven Symphony No. 9 in D minor
    with the National Arts Centre Orchestra

1 December 2007
    A. Bruckner     Locus Iste     Ave Maria     Libera me, Domine
    A. Bruckner     Mass no 2 in E minor

4 April 2008
    J.G. Armstrong     Uncommon Prayers
    G. Rossini     Petite messe solennelle

2 December 2006
    Randol Bass     A Feast of Carols     Gloria     Exultate Justi
    Peter Niedmann     Advent Carol
    Daniel Pinkham     The Guiding Star
    Brian Holmes     Chesterton's Carol     Tyrley, Tyrlow

12 April 2007
    R. Vaughan Williams     Serenade to Music
    Karl Jenkins     The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace

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21 November 2005
    Calixa Lavallée     O Canada
    E. Elgar     Pomp and Circumstance March no 1
    C.-J. Rouget de Lisle/H. Berlioz    Hymne des Marseillais
    M. Ravel     Daphnis and Chloé
    with the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra under David Currie

3 December 2005
    K. Owolabi     Puer Natus Est
    Mark Sirett     Make We Joy Now
    Jonathan Willcocks     Gloria
    Morten Lauridsen     O Magnum Mysterium
    R. W. Henderson     From Darkness to Light

April 2006
    W.A. Mozart     Requiem

3 December 2004
    D. Buxtehude     Das neugeborne kindelein
    J. D. Zelenka     Magnificat in C major
    A. Vivaldi     Gloria in D major

27, 28, 29 January 2005
    C. Orff     Carmina Burana
    with the National Arts Centre Orchestra and the Winnipeg Ballet

5 May 2005
    H. Berlioz     Grande Messe des Morts
    with the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra under David Currie

6 October 2003
    C. Orff     Carmina Burana
    with the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra under David Currie

7 December 2003
    G. Rossini     Petite messe solennelle

2 April 2004
    A. Dvorak     Te Deum op 103

2 May 2004
    Songs by Lionel Daunais, David McIntyre and Donald Patriquin
    Joint concert with the Toronto Mendelssohn Youth Choir
            and the University of Lethbridge Singers

22-23 July 2004
    H. Shore     The Lord of the Rings Symphony
    with the National Arts Centre Orchestra

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7 December 2002
    Morten Lauridsen     Les Chansons des roses
    Srul Irving Glick     The Hour has Come
    Srul Irving Glick     Songs of Creation

4 April 2003
    J. Haydn     Te Deum in C
    J. Brahms     Schicksalslied
    F. Mendellsohn     A Midsummer Night’s Dream

1 December 2001
    L. Bernstein     Chichester Psalms
    Morten Lauridsen Mid-Winter Songs
    Irving Berlin     An Irving Berlin Christmas
    Craig Courtney     A Musicological Journey through the Twelve Days of Christmas

7 April 2002
    A. Bruckner     Mass no. 3 in F. Minor

3 December 2000
    J.S. Bach     Mass in G major
    J.S. Bach     Cantata 140 “Wachet auf”

6 April 2001
    W. A. Mozart     Exsultate jubilate K. 165
    L. Cherubini     Requiem Mass in C minor

4 December 1999
    J.J. Perrault     Messe de Noël Deo Infanti
    E. Wendler     Consolatio
    J. Rutter        Magnificat

8 April 2000
    J. Haydn     The Seasons

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5 December 1998
    W. A. Mozart     Laudate Dominum
    G. F. Handel     Zadok the Priest
    J. Haydn     Mass in D minor (“Nelson Mass”)

10 April 1999
    F. Mendelssohn     Lobgesang (Song of Praise)

6 December 1997
    Works by J. Brahms and F. Schubert   

3 April 1998
    J. Haydn     Die sieben Wörte des Erlösers
    W.A. Mozart     Requiem

7 December 1996
    Opera choruses by Bizet, Wagner, Cilea, Mascagni, Puccini, Verdi and Borodin

13 April 1997
    J. S. Bach     Magnificat in D
    L. van Beethoven     Mass in C

25 October 1995
    C. Gounod     Messe solennelle de Sainte Cécile
    G. Faure     Requiem

3 December 1995
    J.S. Bach     Gloria in excelsis Deo
    M.-A Charpentier     In Nativitatem Domini Nostri Jesu Christi Canticum
    J. Rutter     Magnificat

12 April 1996
    F. Mendelssohn     Psalm 95
    A. Dvorak     Mass in D major

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4 December 1994
    J. Haydn     Te Deum
    J. Haydn     Missa Sancti Nicolai
    F. Mendelssohn     Psalm 42

7 April 1995
    J. Brahms     Ein deutsches Requiem

December 1993
    J. Haydn     Stabat Mater
    W. A. Mozart     Requiem

10 April 1994
    G. Faure     Pavane
    G. Faure     Requiem

16 May 1994
    Carl Orff     Der Mond
    with the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra under David Currie

December 1992
    J. Rheinberger     Der Stern von Bethlehem
    J. Rutter     Magnificat

4 April 1993
    F. Schubert     Mass in C major
    G. Rossini     Stabat Mater

December 1991
    H. Willan     Hodie Christus Natus Est
    G. Gabrieli     O Magnum Mysterium
    M. Praetorius     Ein Kindelein so Löbelich

6 April 1992
    W. A. Mozart     Mass in C major
    J. D. Zelenka     Te Deum in D major

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December 1990
    J. Haydn     Theresienmesse (Theresa Mass)
    J. S. Bach     Cantata 61
    C. V. Stanford     Three Motets

March 1991
    C. Orff     Carmina Burana

December 1989
    J.S. Bach     Christmas Oratorio (excerpts)
    D. Pinkham     Christmas Cantata
    H. Willan     Hodie Christus Natus Est
    G. Gabrielli     O Magnum Mysterium
    M. Praetorius     Ein Kindelein so löbelich

March 1990
    F. Poulenc     Gloria

11 April 1989
    J Haydn     The Creation

11 May 1989
    A. L. Webber     Requiem

December 1987
    T. L. de Victoria     O Magnum Mysterium
    G. Gabrieli     Hodie Christus Natus Est
    M. Pretorius     Ein Kindelein so löbelich
    F. Poulenc     Quatre motets de Noël

December 1986
    Marc-Antoine Charpentier     Messe de minuit

27 March 1987
    W. A. Mozart     Mass in C minor

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April 1986
    J. Haydn     Die Jahreszeiten (The Seasons)

March 1985
    J.S. Bach     St. Matthew Passion

4 December 1983
    Works by Schütz, Praetorius, Verdi, Willan,
    Poulenc, Berlioz, Bruckner, and Bales

2 April 1986
    J. S. Bach     Magnificat

8 April 1986
    L. van Beethoven     Fantasia op. 80 (Choral Fantasy)

8 November 1982
    I. Stravinsky     Les Noces

December 1981
    L. van Beethoven     Mass in C minor

March 1982
    J. Brahms     Requiem

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6 December 1980
    J.S. Bach     Cantate 150
    G. Carissimi     Jephte
    F. Durante     Magnificat

16 December 1979
    B. Britten     A Ceremony of Carols
    R. Schumann     Dix Lieder

12 April 1980
    W. A. Mozart     Requiem

December 1978
    W. A. Mozart     Ave Verum Corpus
    D. Buxtehude Magnificat
    J. S. Bach     Gloria in Excelsis Deo
    B. Britten     Jubilate Deo
    J. Rutter (arr.)     Christmas Carols
    J. Rheinburger     Advent Motets

8 April 1979
    G. Fauré     Mass no. 3 in F. Minor
    M. Reger     Eight Geisliche Besänge
    H. Willan     Behold the Tabernacle
    H. Willan     Gloria Deo per Immensa Saecula

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