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Kathleen Battle to perform in Ottawa for a very special Christmas concert

Kathleen Battle to perform in Ottawa for a very special Christmas concert

Soprano Kathleen Battle one of the supreme musicians of our time will be performing in Ottawa on Saturday, December 21st with the Chamber Players of Canada as part of their annual Christmas concert. All proceeds from the Christmas with Kathleen Battle concert will be contributed to the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) and to the young people's initiatives of Music and Beyond.

Kathleen Battle's soaring voice has carried her to the heights of the classical music world. The five-time Grammy winner's repertoire spans three centuries, from the Baroque era to contemporary works, which she performs with symphony orchestras and in recital halls around the world. Her voice is one of the most beautiful in the world.

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This year The Chamber Players of Canada will feature seven of Canada's top musicians in a wide variety of seasonal and festive chamber music. Christmas with Kathleen Battle will take place at Dominion-Chalmers United Church on Saturday, December 21st at 7:30 p.m. Also performing are the Ottawa Regional Youth Choir, the Capital Chamber Choir and the Nepean High School Choir. The links to music and medicine will be further enhanced with an appearance by Dr. Fraser Rubens, a cardiac surgeon at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute and a highly-regarded tenor.

Performing with the Chamber Players of Canada will be Canadian Opera Company concertmaster Marie Bérard; violinist Jeremy Mastrangelo; violist Guylaine Lemaire; the Chamber Players of Canada's artistic director, cellist Julian Armour; double bassist Hilda Cowie, and harpsichordist Marie Bouchard. The concert will feature a festive array of music by Giuseppe Torelli, Antonio Vivaldi, J.S. Bach, Franz Liszt, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, David Rose, John Ireland – as well as some seasonal favorites.

Tickets for Christmas with Kathleen Battle are priced at $40, $60 and $100 for adults, and $30 for students. Special fundraising tickets that include a reception and a tax receipt are priced at $400. Tickets can be purchased in advance at several area locations including CD Warehouse, Compact Music, The Leading Note, Books on Beechwood and the Music and Beyond / Chamber Players of Canada office at 51 William Street in the ByWard Market. Fundraising tickets are only available through Music and Beyond and the Chamber Players of Canada. Tickets are also available online at www.musicandbeyond.ca

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