Con­cert re­turns to Ru­ins

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Staff The highly suc­cess­ful Clas­siqu’Arts con­cert is re­turn­ing to the St. Raphael’s Ru­ins for an­other year.

The con­cert’s pro­ducer /founder, Danielle Vail­lan­court, says that this year’s event – which takes place on Satur­day, Aug. 18 – will have a greater em­pha­sis on or­ches­tral mu­sic. She’s also hoping for a broader range of mu­si­cal styles. In­deed, the theme this year is

Al­though the con­cert it­self starts at 8 p. m., con­cert- go­ers can treat them­selves a lit­tle ear­lier by show­ing up at the Ru­ins at 6, where the Gatineau-based jazz en­sem­ble Del­phi­nus will play un­til the con­cert be­gins.

The au­di­ence will also take in an art show, or­ga­nized by Corn­wall res­i­dent Tracy- Lynn Davies, on the front lawn out­side the ru­ins. The art will be on dis­play at 1 p.m.

As for the con­cert it­self, there will be per­for­mances by the Ot­tawa Bach Choir, along with its founder, Lisette Can­ton. Last De­ce­me­ber, that same choir re­leased a Christ­mas al­bum,

that was nom­i­nated for a Juno.

Guest soloists Alexan­dru Sura will play the Cym­balon and First Na­tions vi­o­lin­ist TaraLouise Mon­tour will also per­form. Ms. Mon­tour is also con­cert mas­ter for the Vir­ginia Sym­phony Orches­tra.

Con­cert mas­ter for this par­tic­u­lar event is Corn­wall’s own Veronika Ch­er­niak while an­other Corn­wall na­tive, Marc David, will be the evening’s con­duc­tor.

Also on stage this year will be Feryn Karahk­wi­iohstha King of Ak­we­sasne, who will per­form some hoop dances. Ms. Vail­lan­court says that

will high­light vis­i­ble mi­nor­ity groups in the area. The list of songs is def­i­nitely a so­cial con- scious one. One of the songs is Farewell to the War­riors, which is a med­i­ta­tion on the First Na­tions re­la­tion­ship with Cana­dian set­tlers. An­other song, Tears of Is­rael, re­flects on the civil un­rest in the Mid­dle East.

If you’re in­ter­ested in at­tend­ing, you need to act quickly be­cause the con­cert is al­most sold out. Tick­ets are $ 40 each and are avail­able at the web­site, www.clas­si­

The fes­ti­val’s ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor is Jean- Roland Trem­blay and the artis­tic di­rec­tor is Therese Mo­tard. Clas­siqu’Arts part­nered with the Friends of the St. Ra­pa­hel’s Ru­ins and Your Art Coun­cil for Corn­wall and the Coun­ties in or­der to make the evening pos­si­ble.

In case of rain, the con­cert will take place at St. Mar­garet of Scot­land Church in Glen Ne­vis. Ms. Vail­lan­court hopes to give at least 36 hours no­tice if there is a venue change.


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