Launch of the 2018 Concours international de chant de Montréal (Singing contest)

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Montreal. May 29th. Yesterday, the Concours musical international de Montréal kicked off its 2018 Voice edition by welcoming the 38 singers and 10 collaborative pianists from all over the world as they sang altogether on stage at Bourgie Hall.

Also present was the president of the jury, Zarin Mehta, and all the jury members Warren Jones, Soile Isokoski, François Le Roux, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Edith Bers, Ben Heppner, Dame Felicity Lott, Richard Rodzinksi, and Joseph Rouleau.

The vocal competition in its new format, now consisting of two divisions, Aria (voice and orchestra) and Art Song (voice and piano), starts today! The Art Song and Aria First rounds (May 29 to 31, at 3 pm and 7:30 pm), Art Song Semifinal (June 1, at 3 pm and 7:30 pm), and Art Song Final (June 3, at 3 pm) will take place in Bourgie Hall at the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts. The Aria Semifinal (June 4 and 5, at 7:30 pm) and Aria Finals Gala (June 7, at 7:30 pm) will be held at Maison symphonique, where singers will be accompanied by the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal (OSM) led by British conductor Graeme Jenkins. All three concerts at Maison symphonique are sponsored this year: June 4 by the ALFID Group; June 5 by Glencore; and June 7 by Power Corporation of Canada.

All rounds will be streamed live at concoursmontreal.ca/live.

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