Philippe Bourque

On April 1, 2016 over one hundred and twenty young musicians from FACE School and choristers from Vanier College will converge at Église Saint – Laurent to present a symphonic extravaganza that will benefit an after-school music outreach program in Point St Charles and Kahnawake. The concert, under the direction of Vanier College’s choral director Philippe Bourque, will present Mendelssohn’s Hymn of Praise and excerpts from Orff’s Carmina Burana. The concert will also feature the young Encore!Sistema string and wind players from St Gabriel School at Point St Charles and the Kahnawake Reserve, as well as Vanier College soloists Tamara Vickerd and Burak Yaman.

Venezuela’s el Sistema is the direct inspiration for the after-school initiatives of Programme Musical Encore! Sistema Quebec. Every year the music enrichment program offers musical instruments and more than 1, 024 hours of group musical instruction free to the students. The upcoming concert on April 1 will directly support this essential work and will give the opportunity for the Encore!Sistema students to celebrate four transformative years of musical achievement by joining the performing orchestra and choirs.


Concert Details:

Friday, April 1, 2016, 7pm

Église Saint-Laurent, 805 Boulevard Sainte-Croix, Montreal, Qc

Tickets: $10 (Adults), $5 (Students)

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Backstage passes are available to members of the media.

Vanier Choir, FACE and El Sistema join voices for choral extravaganza

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