Mu­sic and head-shav­ing

Stanstead Journal - - FO­RUM - Sher­brooke, Len­noxville

TheBishop’s Univer­sity Singers con­certs are com­ing up! Set aside the evening of Fri­day Novem­ber 22nd or Satur­day Novem­ber 23rd to at­tend A Con­cert for Leu­can. Leu­can is an as­so­ci­a­tion whose mis­sion is to help can­cer-sticken chil­dren and their fam­i­lies be­lieve in a brighter fu­ture. In ad­di­tion to its sup­port of clin­i­cal re­search, Leu­can pro­vides spe­cific and per­son­al­ized ser­vices to its fam­i­lies : emo­tional as­sis­tance and sup­port, fi­nan­cial sup­port (the dis­ease comes with a num­ber of ad­di­tional costs : travel, food and ac­com­mo­da­tion costs, child­mind­ing costs for sib­lings, loss in rev­enue when a par­ent takes a leave of ab­sence to care for a sick child, etc), re­fer­ral ser­vices, mas­sage ther­apy, host­ing and sup­port in hos­pi­tals’ play­room, so­ciorecre­ational ac­tiv­i­ties, an aware­ness pro­gram in school, end-of-life and be­reave­ment fol­low-up, as well as the Leu­can In­for­ma­tion Cen­tre. Need­less to say Leu­can-Estrie is a cru­cial or­gan­i­sa­tion in our area and we are very proud to present these ben­e­fit con­certs to help them in their fundrais­ing.

Our 75 singers will be ac­com­pa­nied by 18 pro­fes­sional and semi-pro­fes­sional mu­si­cians in­clud­ing many play­ers from the Orchestre Sym­phonique de Sher­brooke but also some BU fac­ulty mem­bers (Anne-Marie Le­blanc, cello, Martin Ringuette, trom­bone, Solange Bouchard, vi­o­lin) and one BU stu­dent : Daph­nee Van­dal, vi­o­lin. After the great suc­cess of Carmina Bu­rana with the Orchestre Sym­phonique de Sher­brooke last fall, the BU Singers are now pre­sent­ing works that are less known but equal in beauty and in­ten­sity. Open­ing with Ben­jamin Brit­ten’s A Cer­e­mony

of Carols, op.28, the first half will also in­clude a se­lec­tion of car­ols by John Rut­ter. After in­ter­mis­sion, you will hear Don­ald Pa­triquin’s french Six Noëls An­ciens, fol­lowed by Morten Lau­rid­sen’s

Lux Aeterna. The lat­ter, com­posed in 1997 for the Los An­ge­les Master Cho­rale, con­sists of 5 move­ments set to var­i­ous Latin texts about Light. It is ab­so­lutely stun­ning, a great dis­cov­ery for all of our singers. There is no doubt that Lux

Aeterna will be­come an im­por­tant work of the choral reper­toire.

Our Fri­day night con­cert (stu­dent 15$, adult 35$) will be fol­lowed by a great party at the GAIT with live mu­sic by the Tim Brink Band. We have 3 stu­dents who will par­tic­i­pate in Leu­can’s head shav­ing chal­lenge that will take place on that evening: Ju­lian Daw­son, Frances Alvo and Philippe N’Djoré. Please sup­port them! The cover charge for this evening is 5$ but it is free if you present your BU Singers ticket! All pro­ceeds go to Leu­can.

Our Satur­day night ben­e­fit con­cert (50$) will be fol­lowed by a re­cep­tion in the Cen­ten­nial’s lobby with a se­lec­tion of beers from Si­boire, great wine and bouchées, the Syl­vain Daigneault Jazz trio, and many sur­prises!

Tick­ets are on sale at the CHUSDé­parte­ment de pneu­molo­gie and at the Cen­ten­nial’s box of­fice.

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