School workshops for the Opéra de Montréal and Fusion Jeunesse.
February 14, 2016, 3PM
Recital, "A Poet's Loves"
Pierre Rancourt, baritone
Michel Franck, pianist
Maison de la culture du Plateau Mont-Royal (465 Mont-Royal Ave East, Montreal, QC H2J 1W3)
Opera workshop tour of schools on the island of Montreal in collaboration with l'Opéra de Montréal and Une école montréalaise pour tous.
December 16th, 2014
Yesterday, I was once again in Studio Tourneson, this time with composer Alain Gagnon, as part of our regular collaboration. We recorded his recent work, Ombres du Feu, a lovely piece with shimmering colours. Next, we revisited Voltiges, an excerpt from his song cycle L'Heure immobile. I was accompanied by pianist Pierre McLean. You can listen to both pieces under the tab "Available Concerts > Comme un secret."
December 13th, 2014
CHRISTMAS ORATORIO WITH LES RHAPSODES
A heartfelt thank you to Les Rhapsodes choir and maestro David Rompré for a truly magical evening singing Saint-Saëns' Oratorio de Noël! Just imagine: a string ensemble, an organ, 5 soloists, all within the incredible acoustics of Palais Montcalm...
November 28th, 2014
OPERA WORKSHOP... IN DAYCARE!
Today was the first presentation of a special opera workshop I created for preschool children attending the daycare of CPE André-Laurendeau. As you can probably imagine, it was a moment of pure energy, enthusiasm, and spontaneity! I sincerely hope to repeat this experience in other daycare facilities...
November 7th, 2014
Today marked the last day of my opera workshop tour of schools on the island of Montreal. These workshops have been going on for the past few weeks and they are due to collaboration with l'Opéra de Montréal and Une école montréalaise pour tous. I have met a total of nearly 500 students, answering their questions (such as, "Can you break glass with your voice?"), testing their knowledge and, of course, singing them a few songs!
October 17th, 2014
LES LUNDIS D’EDGAR
Just received the confirmation that I will be performing a recital at the Maison de la culture Frontenac’s "Les Lundis d’Edgar" concert series on January 26th! I am pleased to have the opportunity to once again work with pianist Michel Franck, and to meet Mr. Edgar Fruitier, who will be our host and our animator for the occasion.
October 16th, 2014
SCHOOL WORKSHOPS FOR L’OPÉRA DE MONTRÉAL
And here I go with a new school workshops tour, from October 21st to November 7th, in collaboration with L’Opéra de Montréal and Une école montréalaise pour tous! The theme of these workshops is "Viens découvrir l’opéra", and I will meet nearly 500 students from 6 different schools on the island of Montreal.
FIRST DON GIOVANNI
What a pleasure it was to embody the character of Don Giovanni for the first time on September 25th and 28th at the Rialto Theatre! And what a delight it was to work with the wonderful team of Opera Qu’on Sert in this coproduction with La Compagnie baroque Mont-Royal.
I have been officially appointed cantor of the beautiful Saints-Anges-de-Lachine parish, with its great Casavant opus 869 organ that is played by organist Yves Garand. This appointment is just another way of solidifying this concept of building communities through singing.
This Sunday, April 27th, at 3PM, I will be performing a recital at the Saints-Anges-de-Lachine church with organist Denis Bonenfant. The theme of "Un jardin de prières" will bring together such composers as Marchand, Rameau, Bach, Mendelssohn, Frank, Fauré, J. Alain, Poulenc, and Litaize. Admission is free, although there is a suggested donation of $5. All are welcome!
NEW VOCAL DEMO FROM STUDIO TOURNESON
You can now hear the results of a recording session that took place at the Studio Tourneson on March 31st. Many thanks to pianist Julien LeBlanc, and to sound engineer Marc-Antoine d’Aragon!
OCTOBER 1st, 2016, 8PM
« 400 ans d'opéra »
Lecture with musical excerpts, as part of the special musical program for the "Journées de la culture"
Pierre Vachon, musicologist
Cécile Muhire, soprano
Pierre Rancourt, baritone
Maison de la musique de Sorel-Tracy (124 rue George, Sorel-Tracy)
Info and booking: 450-855-3886
OCTOBER 12, 2016
Showcase for "Carlos Gardel: A Dialog with the King of Tango"
Fall conference of the ROSEQ (Rimouski)
OCTOBER 29 (2PM, 8PM) and 30 (3PM), 2016
NOVEMBER 4 (8PM), 5 (2PM, 8PM) et 6 (3PM), 2016
An operetta by André Messager
Presented by the Opéra bouffe du Québec
Artistic and musical direction: Simon Fournier
Maison des arts de Laval (1395, boul de la Concorde O., Laval)