Montreal, May 16, 2019 – On June 7, Voies culturelles des faubourgs will present the very first edition of a great citizen concert, Le Grand Choeur du Centre-Sud. This unifying event will begin outside at Espace Pierre-Bourgault (corner of Plessis and Ontario) and will end with a grand concert at Sacré-Coeur Church.
This great collective work, directed by André Pappathomas, composer, musician and winner of the 2017 artist award in the community, will bring together a hundred choristers from the Centre-Sud community. The choir will be accompanied by soloists, musicians and the great organ of the Sacré-Coeur Church.
An inclusive and unifying project
Le Grand Choeur du Centre-Sud is more than just a choir concert, it’s a community and artistic project that aims to break isolation and put the community back at the heart of our lives. “Through
this inclusive event, we want to promote social cohesion and generate pride and joy in taking part in a common project,” says Claudine Khelil, general coordinator of Voies culturelles des faubourgs.
The goal of the project is to create links between citizens from all horizons and to develop, through musical expression, an unsuspected creative potential. “It is the result of a collective work of creation that will be presented in the form of a big happening to the entire community,” says Pappathomas.
The concert will be preceded by a varied program, where the whole community will be invited.
Animation from 17:30 to 20:00
Spectators will first be welcomed at 5:30 pm at Espace Pierre-Bourgault, a small neighborhood park that will be animated by various musical groups, including Tomas Jensen and Frédéric Péloquin. Guests can picnic and enjoy outdoor performances over a drink. Then, shortly before 8 pm, Circassian artists from Le Cirque Hors Piste will come to pick up the audience in a festive stroll and lead them to the concert venue at the Sacré-Coeur church.
Concert at 8 pm
The performance of Le Grand Chœur du Centre-Sud will be in the magnificent Sacré-Coeur church (corner of Ontario and Plessis).
About the organization
Founded in 2001, Voies culturelles des faubourgs brings together a diversity of cultural, community and economic artists and organizations from the Center-Sud neighborhood. The organization raises interest among citizens and stakeholders about the vitality and cultural dynamism of the territory and carries out cultural projects that bring people together.