If you are interested in booking Ramona for a Zoom lecture event, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with her via the CONTACT page. These c. 1.5-hour presentations – with audio clips and PowerPoint – are suitable as educational/enrichment sessions for students, choirs, amateur musicians, interested audience members/supporters, church groups etc.


Some comments from previous presentations:
Being teachers, directors and musicians, we realize the amount of work involved in planning, researching and presenting these workshops. As always we learned so much… at the same time you certainly held our attention. Please accept our sincere thanks for providing such an enlightening evening. — Meryl & Barry R.

It was joyful to share in your Christmas Carol seminar last evening. I can only imagine the time and effort in planning and zooming it! I’d had a full day and was tired. You awakened my soul with your wonderfully researched history of some of our favourite carols and the opportunity to sing my heart out, knowing that, although we were muted, I was joined by so many other music lovers. Thank you for this special Christmas gift. — Pat C.

Your music lectures were so very enjoyable. Very informative with unusual musical content. It was a very welcome antidote to the regular classical music we are most familiar with. — Lydia H.

Thank you for another informative, eye and ear-opening seminar. — Ed S.

Amabilis Singers 2020–2021 Season

February 24: Demands on the Singer: Part II
March 31: Women Composers take Centre Stage: Part I
May 19: Women Composers take Centre Stage: Part II

October 14: The Birth of Choral Music
November 4: Ear-Opener
November 18: Demands on the Singers
December 9: Christmas Carols

December 14: Christmas Carols
Webinar for the BC Choral Federation

December 21: Christmas Carols
Webinar for Young Clergy Women International

Shaughnessy Heights United Church, Vancouver

December: “The History of Christmas Carols III”
February: “Path of Miracles: Joby Talbot”

October: “The Reformation I”
November: “The Reformation II”
December: “The History of Christmas Carols II”
February: “The Golden Section in Art, Music and Nature”
March: “Stabat Mater”

November: “Music of the Early Church”
December: “The History of Christmas Carols I”
February: “Sacred Music of Our Era”
April: “The Tenebrae Service”

2015 February
“Musical Style through the Eras”
BC Teachers’ Federation, Professional Development Conference

2014 November
“Music History and Performance Style for Choral Conductors”
BC Conductors’ Collective

2012 May
“History of Sacred Music”, Shaughnessy Heights United Church

Pre-Concert Talks, Vancouver Recital Society
Music by Adès, Bach, Berg, Brahms, Chopin, Debussy, Ives, Janacek, Ligeti, Messiaen, Rachmaninoff, Ravel, Schoenberg and Shostakovich

2010 January
“Composing for Choirs”
Simon Fraser University Composition Department

2006 March
“The Art of Accompanying Choirs” for collaborative pianists
University of British Columbia Piano Department

2006 February
“A Composer’s Life”
Vancouver Pro Musica for the Eric Hamber Music Department