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The Beauty of Song: Festival de la Voix March 16-18 and March 23-25 2018 in Montreal

From a media release:

Festival de la Voix celebrates the beauty of the human voice
Vox Aeterna presents
Festival de la Voix, 5th edition
March 16-18 and March 23-25 2018


• Tickets to individual concerts available on Brown Paper Tickets
Register for Workshops- Half Price before March 1
Passports coming soon

MONTREAL - From March 16 to March 25 in the West Island (Lachine, Beaconsfield, Dorval, Pointe-Claire), Festival de la Voix brings communities and all ages together to sing, sing, sing!

This year’s 5th anniversary edition features six exciting, varied concerts, as well as five outstanding workshops. On offer will be an eclectic mix of styles including a St. Patrick’s Day celebration with Dave Gossage; a Broadway revue with a tribute to Leonard Bernstein; the Festival’s anticipated Grand Concert—this year showcasing out of town guests and choirs; Golden Voices, a concert honouring seniors and featuring a youth choir and ladies barbershop; ‘La musique de chez nous’ reflecting the many Quebec cultures; and Choralissimo! with four exceptional choirs.

• For information: (514) 758-3641 info@festivaldelavoix.com
• Check website for various venue locations: www.festivaldelavoix.com

Concerts

Six exciting concerts will be presented at the fifth edition of the Festival de la Voix.


Acappella Sounds
Saint-Patrick's Day Concert
Friday, March 16th, 2018, 10:30 a.m.
L'Entrepôt Concert Hall, 2901 boul. St-Joseph, Lachine, H8S 4B7
The Festival de la Voix Celebrates Saint-Patrick's Day at the beautiful historical building L'Entrepôt Concert Hall on the banks of the Lachine Canal.  Featured in this concert are virtuoso Irish flutist Dave Gossage, Irish fiddler Kate Bevan-Baker and guitarist Patrick Lesyk; Irish dancers who have competed both at the national and international levels and the Irish-Canadian soprano Colleen Bartley.

Broadway in Beaconsfield!
Sunday, March 18th, 2018, 3:00 p.m.
Christ Church Beaurepaire, 455 Church Street, Beaconsfield, QC
Starring three fabulous singers: Laura Coulter-Low, Suzanne Rigden & Brandon Howard Roy, together with pianist Michael Woytiuk! This Broadway review will feature the best of Broadway solos, duets and sing-along with the audience including: The Sound of Music, Phantom of the Opera, Cats, Starmania, Nelligan and Fiddler on the Roof with a special tribute to the music of Leonard Bernstein: Westside Story and Candide.

Grand Concert: “Music That's Out Of This World”
Friday, March 23rd, 2018, 8:00 p.m.
Église de la Présentation, 665, rue de l’Église, Dorval, QC
Vivaldi’s Gloria excerpts interpreted by the world-renowned Ensemble Caprice with recorder virtuoso Matthias Maute, soprano Samantha-Louis Jean and the Choeur Vox Aeterna directed by Margo Keenan will be featured in the Festival de la Voix’s Grand concert "Music that’s out of this world". Ensemble vocal Neptune weave musical magic with their Swingle Singers renditions from Bach to the Beatles.

Ensemble Caprice:


Golden Voices
Saturday, March 24th, 2018, 2:00 p.m.
Dorval Strathmore United Church, 310 Brookhaven Ave, Dorval, QC
Golden Voices honoring senior citizens and their families, will feature the sublime voices of the McGill Conservatory Youth Choir under the direction of Penni Clark, the golden voice of soprano Chantal Parent with Michael Woytiuk at the piano, accordionist virtuoso Daniel Benedetti and ladies barbershop at its best with the fabulous Acappella Sounds under the direction of Tracey Larder.

Zal Sissokho
La musique de chez nous
Saturday, March 24th, 2018, 8:00 p.m.
Norwegian Cultural Assocation/Lakeshore Unitarian Universalist Congregation,  5065 Sherbrooke, Lachine, QC
La musique de chez nous, a new concert at the Festival de la Voix, features music reflecting the many cultures of Quebec. Featured artists are blues and roots singer/songwriter/guitarist extraordinaire Rob Lutes; kora virtuoso Zal Sissokho and the rich and beautiful voice of Monique Fauteux (of the legendary Quebec group Harmonium) together with Kerry-Anne Kutz, Artistic Director of the Festival de la Voix.

Choralissimo!
​Sunday, March 25th, 2018, 5:00 p.m.
Église St-Joachim, 2 Sainte-Anne Street, Pointe-Claire, QC
Featuring four exceptional choirs, past and present finalists in the National Competition for Canadian Amateur Choirs (CBC Music, National Council for the Arts):

Choeur du Plateau conducted by Roseline Blain
Les Muses Chorale conducted by Xavier Brossard-Ménard
Adleisia, co-conducted by Virginie Pacheco et Amelia McMahon
The Sainte Anne Singers conducted by Margo Keenan

Les Muses Chorale conducted by Xavier Brossard-Ménard

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