The Ensemble Vocal Massawippi choir will present a unique concert this weekend, specially designed to celebrate the beauty of Lake Massawippi and the splendor of the autumnal colors of the region.
Organized by Arts-Cultures Massawippi activities, the concert will take place Saturday, Sept. 23 at 3:30 p.m. at the Sainte-Élisabeth de Hongrie Church, North Hatley.
And to add to the experience, citizens who so wish to join in the concert will be able to take part in a singing workshop (at 2:30 p.m.) before the concert.
In a press release about the upcoming concert, choral conductor Lise Gardner assured that it’s “easy and exciting for everyone to discover their own voice and learn a song“, a song that will enable them to join the 40 warm soothing voices, the pianist Francine Leng and the string quartet and double bass at the concert.
The programme will include a colourful repertoire of contemporary and classical songs, some in French and English.
A concert inspired by the color yellow, a glorious hymn to the beauty of W.A. Mozart’s creation “Dir seele des Weltalls”; tonic orange, with “From harmonie, from heavenly harmony” by G.F. Haendel; tender rose, by Saint-Saëns’ “Voici le printemps nous portant des fleurs”; violet, in soft, meditative hues by “Lux beata trinitas” and “I am sol recedit” by O. GJEILO; The bewitching blue of shimmering water in Whitacre’s “The seal lullaby” and the tender love of music in Arnesen’s “Flight song”; dynamic red of shared enthusiasm and joy with J. Rutter’s “For the beauty of the earth” and “I will sing with the spirit”; hopeful green with Monor Hirsh’s “Bashana Aba’Ha” and the famous E. Morricone’s “Nella fantasia” and finally, the rainbow of an original work from the Eastern Townships illustrating the beauty of nature and Lake Massawippi, and highlighting the presence of the Abenaki people, “Dansent les arbres” by Jean Brodeur and Jean-Charles Côté.