An impressive choir consisting of more than 400 students from twelve schools from the Commissions Scolaires Marie-Victorin (Écoles Adrien-Gamache, Carillon, des Petits-Explorateurs, Gentilly, Guillaume-Vignal, Jacques-Ouellette, Lajeunesse, Paul-Chagnon, de la Rose-des-Vents et Samuel-De Champlain), from Grandes-Seigneuries (École De la Petite-Gare) and from des Patriotes (Éécole Antoine-Girouard), this concert makes it possible for the students to explore a varied repertoire touching upon different musical styles and different eras, but also to live a unique experience while sharing the stage with the musicians of the OSDL under the direction of Maestro Marc David. Moreover, the public will have the pleasure of hearing the versatile trumpeter Frédéric Demers in the first part of the concert.
In 2007, Frédéric Demers coproduced, with Jeunesses Musicales du Canada, the Young Audience Concert Fred Piston's 7 trumpets with which he made nearly 500 solo performances throughout Canada reaching out to more than 65,000 young people. In 2013, he adapted this Young Audience Concert for soloist and orchestra: Fred Piston has 7 trumpet players
The encouragement and support for learning the music of the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary (SNJM) is not new. This Quebec religious congregation, initially dedicated to the education of girls in the countryside, integrated music education in the early years of its foundation in Longueuil. The role of the SNJM’s has increased throughout the years leading them to found the École Supérieure de Musique d'Outremont, which later became the Vincent-d'Indy School of Music. Today, with the collaboration of associates, consecrated laypersons and other co-workers, the SNJM Sisters of Quebec continue their commitment to music, education and social justice.
The Spring Concert
Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 2:30 pm
Maison symphonique de Montréal
1600 Saint Urbain Street, Montreal
PDA Ticket Office: 514 842-2112 or at www.placedesarts.com
Tickets are also available on site the day of the concert
22 $ (regular) and 15 $ (children 12 years old and under)
And now Nearer to you
The Orchestre Symphonique de Longueuil was established in 1986 and has 52 professional musicians. Its mission is to produce innovative musical events that make symphonic music available to everyone throughout the Montérégie region.
The Commission scolaire Marie-Victorin (CSMV) offers educational services to the population of the cities of Brossard, Saint-Lambert and Longueuil (boroughs of Greenfield Park, Saint-Hubert and Vieux-Longueuil). It educates more than 34,000 students annually, making it one of the largest school boards in Quebec. In general, immigrants account for 49.1% of the school population and come from 80 countries. More than 29% of students do not have French as their mother tongue. Moreover, the CSMV, with its 4,500 regular employees, ranks among the largest employers on the South Shore.