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CHOROMONDO, founded in 1999 by director, Allyna Harris, is an international world music women’s choir in residence at the Haskell Library and Opera House on the Canada/USA border of Quebec and Vermont.
Rehearsals are weekly September to June, Thursday evenings from 7 to 9 pm.
Director’s fees are paid three times a year and include all materials and a donation to the Haskell Library.
The choir is made of singers from both sides of the border, anglophone and francophone, a community of women from all walks of life who share their joy of singing music from around the world.
Choromondo is a non auditioned group and all women who join are encouraged and supported no matter their level of experience. All songs are taught by singing them and although the ability to read music is an asset, it is not a requirement. Rehearsals early in the season include vocal exercises and vocal play – building stronger singers, confidence and flexibility.
Over the years the choir has sung about 300 songs from more than 50 different countries and music traditions with a special interest in traditional harmonies of the Balkans and South Africa.
Choromondo performs two annual benefit concerts the second weekend in June and has raised over $36,000 for grass roots organizations both at home and abroad.
The Uplands Cultural and Heritage Centre opens its new exhibition season with « Des pianos et des hommes » by Marcel Carey. After a career as a commercial photographer, Marcel Carey chose to follow in the footsteps of his grandfather and his father and become a piano tuner. Thanks to this profession, he has met many people who welcomed him into their homes and he discovered the special relationship they have with music. With this exhibit he wishes to pay tribute to them.
The Uplands Cultural and Heritage Centre opens its new exhibition season with Marcel Carey, photographer and piano tuner.
Pianos and men
After studying photography at CEGEP du Vieux Montreal and a career as a commercial photographer, I chose to follow in the footsteps of my grandfather and my father and become a piano tuner.
Thanks to this profession, I have met many people who welcomed me into their homes, and I discovered the special relationship they have with music. Having arrived at the dawn of my retirement, I wish to pay tribute to them and thank them for their trust and loyalty. Inspired by music and piano, they have inspired me in return; although they did not all have a career in music, music embellished their souls.
If your visit can give you even a glimpse of what music can bring to a life, my goal will have been achieved.
Born in 1948, Montreal musician Michel Pagliaro has always been on a quest for exceptional musicians. Throughout his journey, he has shared musical adventures and friendships with many artists, musicans and technicians and he has participated in artistic projects in the role of musician, arranger, producer and engineer on both sides of the Atlantic.
He first stepped into a recording studio in 1965, discovering a passion for sound recording and production. Since then, as a creator, he has composed, written and recorded several timeless hits that are beloved by anglophones and francophones alike. He has been awarded presitigious prizes for many of these songs.
The road beckons…
His love for live performances keeps him on the stage where he shares his songs with pleasure, accompanied by musicans, matching his spirit, to deliver an Electric dose of rock to his audience—and on Acoustic nights, PAG revisits his musical adventure in a intimate and joyous atmosphere.
PAG continues to touch the lives of all generations of fans!
“Music must be lived, played, felt.
It’s not just a packet of notes,
but rather a series of sounds and rhythms
that give live to ideas.”
PRESENTED BY THE SUTTON GOSPEL CHOIR
The Sutton Gospel Choir, under the direction of Trisha Pope, is happy to present a concert of African-American Traditional music on Sunday May 6, at 3pm, at l’ Église St-Simon, 9 rue de l’Église, in Abercorn. Suggested Donation: $10, children are free.
The Sutton Gospel Choir is a community choir devoted to singing music from the African and African-American tradition – music that speaks of freedom – to unite all for the common good.
Information: [email protected]
Spring Luncheon at 12:00 noon. Prices: $28.00 for members and $35.00 for non-members.
Contact Claire Hobbs: 450-295-2349 for reservation. Speaker: Andre Champoux-Advisor with the Appalachain Corridor. Topic:The History of Quebec from Big Bang until Today. Non-members welcome for a $10.00 fee. Information: 450-372-4562. For lunch reservations at the Auberge call 450-266-7552/1-888-902-7663.
Lulu Hughes, Québec’s embodiment of blues and soul, brings to life the unique Janis Joplin, the original ‘rock mama’ with that high, husky, earthy, explosive voice of rock in all its pulsating energy.
Experience the dark world of the 1920s for a spellbinding show of circus and burlesque. A late show of mystery and decadence …
**Opening gala with Gregory Charles**
Pianist, singer, songwritter, tv and radio host, comedian, artistic director, teacher and producer, Gregory Charles is a Canadian star. Alone on stage with his piano, the artist will charm you with his popular repertoire.
Opening Gala starting with cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and conversation. A $50 tax deduction receipt per ticket will be issued.
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