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The vocal ensemble les Voix d’Acadie is a four-part, francophone choir made up of approximately 40 members from the Halifax Regional Municipality.
Our mission is to promote and introduce francophone music to all in a learning and creative environment.
The vocal ensemble les Voix d’Acadie was started by Carmen Comeau-Anderson in the fall of 1973. Five individuals have directed the choir over its lifetime: Ida Gaudet Roméro, Irène Comeau, Pierre Perron, Danielle Tardy and currently, André Mallet. While these directors have shared a common goal of promoting French music, each has done so in their own way by varying the repertoire, the concert style and by introducing dance and movements.
The choir’s repertoire covers a variety of musical styles such as contemporary, pop rock, traditional, jazz and classical. The choir has also staged a number of rock-opera classics such as Starmania, Les Misérables and Notre-Dame de Paris. For the 2004 Congrès mondial acadien, the choir commissioned Calixte Duguay, a well known Acadian artist to write a musical, "La grande traversée", which included both text and songs relating the odyssey of the Acadian people.
Over the years, the choir has performed in various Acadian regions of NB and NS, and with a variety of groups, such as Symphony Nova Scotia, the children's choirs of Bois- Joli, Beau Bassin, and Beau Marais schools, and Le Choeur des Aboiteaux. Les Voix d’Acadie has also participated in the Royal Canadian Legion video “Unsung Heroes”.
Les Voix d’Acadie typically performs one concert at Christmas and one in late spring. Each year these shows incorporate a different theme, combining song, choreography, scenery, costumes and lighting. Choir members are encouraged to participate in all aspects of the production.
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|ANNE CAMERON||PAULINE CHAGNON|
|DONNA D'ENTREMONT||SIMONNE DUGUAY-MALLET|
|PAULETTE HALL||MARIE-PAULE JOHNSON|
|DIANE LOSIER||FRANCINE ROUSSEL-FOWLER|
|MONIQUE SIMARD-PELLETIER||CARMELLE SURETTE|
|GAIL BOYLE||MARIE-FRANCE BRETON|
|CLAIRE CARVER||JACINTHE CORMIER|
|ANNE F. D'ENTREMONT||ISABELLE GASCON|
|JOAN HACHÉ||SONIA LOSIER|
|SUZIE QUACKENBUSH||AIDAN THOMAS|
|MARIE PATRICIA WHITE||LISE WILHELMY STEELE|
OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Board of Directors 2016-2017
|Choir Director||ANDRÉ MALLET|
Are you over the age of 18 with the desire to sing? Then join us! The ability to
read music is not required. All you need is a good ear and sense of rhythm.
Did you know that les Voix d’Acadie is also a choir for francophiles? Singing is a wonderful way to practice your French! While a basic comprehension of the French language is needed, the “accents” all mix together with the musical and social harmonies.
Interested but wondering if you have the time? We rehearse Monday evenings and are also expected to practice our parts at home using MP3 recordings. Additional weekend rehearsals are required during certain times of the year.
Practices take place on Monday nights from 7 to 9:30 pm at le Carrefour du Grand Havre school.
The registration fee is $150/year, due in September ($100 for first time members only)
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