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Concerts Classique de Musique Française
September 27, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm MDT
The concerts take place on Friday September 27 at 7:30 PM and on Sunday September 29 at 2 PM at Holy Trinity Anglican Church.
Tickets are available from Roy’s Audio Video Unlimited and at the door for $25 and $15 for students and seniors.
Producer: COSY (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Concert Coordinator: Susan Epp (email@example.com)
Artistic Director: Susan Shantora (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The repertoire that we have chosen for this concert is from many different eras. It includes classic music from well known French opera composers as well as pieces from Canadian composers. It is rare that you would hear Gilles Vigneault, Morten Lauridsen and Faure all on the same program.
Our special guests Ian Fundytus and Cheryl Emery are joining us for this concert. Cheryl is an experience concert accompanist who teaches and performs in Lethbridge and Calgary. Her training is from McGill and Graz, Austria. Ian is a singer and teacher in Calgary who will be visiting Yellowknife for the first time. We are excited to be combining Ian’s bass-baritone sound with our local sopranos in duet and quartets.
Our local performers include singers Susan Shantora, Claire Singer, Kara Cherland; violinist Barbara Fortin-Clinton, flautist Karen Hamre and pianists Anita Kuzma, Andrea Booth and newcomer to Yellowknife David Chen. All of our local performers have lots of performing and musical experience and have been spending many hours preparing the beautiful music for you.
It has been such fun rehearsing and putting together this collection of music for our Yellowknife audience. We really tried to collect all of our favourites in order to arrange a lovely program. We will be performing the classic duet from Lakme that sounds just beautiful sung by Susan and Claire. Kara has some comedic songs to share and Barbara and Anita have some dramatic selections. Also planned are a set of songs that tell the story of Don Quixotte and the most famous of French composers, Bizet’s Habanera from Carmen. No concert would be complete without some Canadian music so we have selected several folk songs including a Gilles Vigneault song and a modern choral composition by Morten Lauridsen with text by Rainer Maria Rilke.
Hope to see you there!