Bishop’s choir among groups honoured for best concert of the year

By Gordon Lambie
Bishop’s choir among groups honoured for best concert of the year
Fannie Gaudette (left) and Melinda Enns (right) of the Bishop’s University Singers with Julien Proulx of the Orchestre Symphonique de Drummondville and thier Opus Award (Photo : Courtesy)

On Sunday night the Drummondville symphony orchestra’s April Concert, Prince et Tsar, was recognized as the best concert of the year 2019 by the Conseil québécois de la musique’s Opus Prize for the regions. On top of being a great honour for the orchestra, for whom this marks the second Opus in three years, the news was also big for the Bishop’s University Singers, who were a part of the performance. “We’re very excited,” said the singers’ Artistic Director, Fannie Gaudette, explaining that the choir has never been a part of a production that has been recognized on this kind of level before. While clear that the Singers were only one part of the award-winning concert, the director nonetheless said that the opus offers a kind of validation of the quality and level the choir has been pushing to achieve over the last several years. Gaudette was on leave at the time of the concert and so was in the audience rather than on stage for the show but said that the point of view allowed her to witness what an excellent show it really was. See full story in the Tuesday, Jan. 21 edition of The Record.

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