Festival de la Voix 2020
renewed and online!
Vox Aeterna presents a celebration of outstanding international artists of the highest level
The 7th edition of the Festival de la Voix presented by Vox Aeterna is back! This fall, in the West Island (Lachine, Dorval, Beaconsfield and Pointe-Claire). The founder and artistic director of the Festival de la Voix, Kerry-Anne Kutz, invites the public to come together in person and online, from September 20 to October 4, 2020, to explore, discover and enjoy the beauty, versatility and power of music and the human voice.
The organizing team is delighted to announce that almost all of the concerts and performances by artists originally scheduled for March and April 2020 will finally be able to take to the stage to perform and sing to small audiences between Sunday, September 20 and October 5, 2020. Each performance will also be made available virtually the following day. A parade of international and Canadian composers and musicians with emerging and professional artists will perform in 5 eclectic concerts, a vocal singing workshop as well as concerts in elementary and secondary schools.
Emerging and professional artists perform in five eclectic concerts, a vocal singing workshop as well as elementary and secondary school concerts.
All the artists are grateful for the dynamism of the Festival de la Voix which allows them to present their show and thus contribute in their own way to bring beauty and peace to the hearts of the public through the enchantment of music. This year, with a focus on the diversity of voices and styles, the renowned singer Lavanya and the Dharani Project will be presented as well as Aditya Verma with Global Visions, a clever mix of Indian melodies with striking colorings from West Africa, Brazil and Latin America; also the Golden Voices featuring elders such as the powerful and renowned singer and actress Patsy Gallant; exquisite Montreal soprano Aline Kutan headlining the Grand Concert; the baroque group Ensemble Caprice with soprano Kerry-Anne Kutz; jazz group Angela Galuppo nominated for a Juno Trio Award; and a concert featuring the famous Choeur de chambre du Québec, Quebec Chamber Choir in Choralissimo!
The concert with Ensemble Caprice is a treat for Kutz, who will sing Bach’s beautiful Wedding Cantata BWV 202 with West Island resident oboe master Remi Collard. “I love this piece and can’t wait to sing it,” says the Festival’s Artistic Director.
As we enter the 7th edition of the Festival, Kerry-Anne Kutz is proud to continue to bring top-notch artists to the West Island. “Each of these professional artists is so happy to be back on stage to produce what they love after all those long months of silence. They are committed to creating music of any kind that brings well-being and joy to communities.
Ms. Kutz adds that the Festival, by featuring artists from around the world, contributes to further enriching the Canadian mosaic of human and cultural diversity. With the Global Vision concert, audiences can discover sounds and instruments never seen or heard before.
The Festival de la Voix is continuing to expand its component aimed at school children. “We need to focus on the youth who will guarantee the future of quality live music. This year, the Festival will reach more than 1,200 students online with a wide range of musicians and singers.
Choral singing workshop
A workshop for those who wish to learn more about choral singing will be led by Montreal choral master Roseline Blain, a renowned teacher of vocal technique and sight-reading. The Festival de la Voix will invite 20 participants to Ms. Blain’s workshop and will also be able to offer an online videoconference of the same workshop.
The Festival de la Voix is unique. Concerts and workshops are offered to people of all ages, from elementary school to old age, and the festival aims to bring communities together to celebrate music in all its forms.
The Festival de la Voix thanks Heritage Canada, the municipalities of Dorval, Pointe-Claire, Beaconsfield and Lachine, Sing Canada Harmony, Rideau Funeral Home, Azrieli Foundation, PME-MTL, Investors Group Québec and many other private donors for their ongoing support.
7th edition of Festival de la Voix
The beauty of the human voice in the West Island: Lachine, Dorval, Beaconsfield, Pointe-Claire
from Sunday, September 20 to Sunday, October 4, 2020
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Vox Aeterna is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting music in communities; its main production is the Festival de la Voix de Montréal. Vox Aeterna offers performance opportunities for many young artists from Quebec and promotes Canadian music by encouraging emerging musicians. www.festivaldelavoix.com