Free concert at the Chalet du Mont-Royal - Traditional music and dance, on July 1st

2014-06-26

Odaya, Native women voices and the Folklore Ensemble Les Sortilèges to celebrate Canada Day

CONCERT AT THE CHALET DU MONT-ROYAL - TRADITIONAL MUSIC AND DANCE, ON JULY 1

The Musical Sundays will be held exceptionally on Tuesday, July 1st, at 3 p.m at the Chalet du Mont-Royal. On Canada Day, the free concert will celebrate the rich heritage of musical traditions that exists on this site since centuries. The show will be inaugurated by Odaya, two Native women voices from Quebec honouring the First Nations cultures, and you will be invited to join the dance with the Folklore Ensemble Les Sortilèges.

Following the concert, Les amis de la montagne will provide a guided visit of the Chalet (in English and in French), relating its history, architecture and decorative paintings.

Produced by Les amis de la montagne in collaboration with the Ville de Montréal, the concert series is also made possible thanks to the support of the TD Bank, principal partner, and Journal Métro, media partner.

The Canada Day concert is also made possible thanks to the financial support of the Government of Canada through the department of Canadian Heritage.


ODAYA

Anik Sioui and Nahka Bertrand

Odaya was founded in 2006 by a group of young women from the Association of Indigenous Women of Quebec in Kahnawake. Their mandate is to create, sing and celebrate the richness of First Nations cultures while supporting various social and cultural projects aimed at promoting the rights of women and indigenous peoples.

Odaya has performed at the Festival Accès-Asie, Festival Multi-Montréal, the Montreal First Peoples Festival, and the 400th anniversary of Quebec City among many other events. The ensemble was also invited to participate in the International Conference on the Arts for Social Transformation that was held in the Philippines in July, 2011, and in the World Social Forum held in Tunis, Tunisia in March, 2013.

LES SORTILÈGES

Founded in 1966, the Folklore Ensemble Les Sortilèges has performed traditional dances from many countries for over 35 years. They have been described as story tellers that use folk dance as a means of expression. The troupe is made up of around 12 members who have worn more than 2000 different costumes in more than 100 choreographies. They have undertaken major tours throughout Quebec, Canada, Europe and Asia. Their reputation precedes them and they are a pure delight for all audiences.


TUESDAY, July 1 (Canada Day)

      

TRADITIONAL MUSIC AND DANCE

Odaya, native traditional chanting

Les Sortilèges, traditional music and dance


Sunday, August 10   

THE GREATEST OPERA SONGS

Small vocal ensembles around a piano

Institut Canadien d'Art Vocal in residence at the Université de Montréal


Sunday, September 7      

PIANO FOR FOUR HANDS, OR THE ART OF GETTING ALONG

Duo Ex-Aequo 

Faculté de musique de l’Université de Montréal


Sunday, October 12

JAZZ & SWING

McGill Jazz Orchestra 1

McGill University Schulich School of Music

Joe Sullivan, musical director


The complete calendar of activities is available at Les amis de la montagne's website: themountroyal.qc.ca