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The captivating voices of Ensemble Kô and the Youth choir of the Faculté de musique de l’Université de Montréal
The series of free concerts continues this Sunday atop the mountain. Get prepared to be spellbound by the voices of Ensemble Kô and the Youth choir of the Faculté de musique de l’Université de Montréal at the Chalet du Mont-Royal, on June 8, at 3 p.m., at the Chalet du Mont-Royal. Tiphaine Legrand will lead the two ensembles, accompanied by Nicolas Ellis on piano.
Stay with us after the concert, we will provide a guided visit (in English and in French) of the Chalet, 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.
Tiphaine Legrand, Musical Director
Born in France, Tiphaine Legrand moved to Québec in 1998. She completed a Bachelor of Arts degree in voice and choral conducting under Chantal Masson-Bourque at Université Laval and a diploma in choral conducting under Nicole Paiement at Université Sherbrooke, where she obtained a Master’s degree under Robert Ingari in May 2009.
A devoted pedagogue with a passion for choral music, she works with singers of all ages and in numerous musical styles. She prepared the Choeur des enfants de Montréal for their performance of J.S. Bach’s St.John’s Passion with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra directed by Kent Nagano in their 2009-2010 season, worked with the group Les Cowboys fringants in the recording of theirvideo Le chêne et le roseau and worked on the music for Fernand Danserau’s last film Les porteurs d’espoir.
As Artistic Director of Ensemble Kô which she founded in 2006, Tiphaine Legrand explores the links between early music and contemporary music of many Montreal composers. Besides conducting numerous choirs as the Choeur de l’École des jeunes de la Faculté de musique de l’Université de Montréal, she also conducts the Choeur Chants de coton (Negro spirituals) and she holds the position of Music Director and Conductor of the Chœur classique de l’Outaouais.
Sunday, June 8
HYMN TO NATURE
Youth choir of the Faculté de musique de l’Université de Montréal and Ensemble Kô
Tiphaine Legrand, musical director
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
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