Concert: Elles s’appelaient Marie

Concert: Elles s’appelaient Marie

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Date: 3/7/2013 12:19 pm
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Date of event May 4, 2013
Location of event Centennial Secondary School theatre (570 Poirier Street, Coquitlam)

Maillardville’s francophone choir Les Échos du Pacifique perform : Elles s’appelaient Marie (« Their name was Marie »), a 16-movement suite by France Levasseur-Ouimet, première performance in BC. Conductor:Luke Mayba. Guest soloist: Marie-Josée Ouimet.


Elles s’appelaient Marie is more than a musical suite. It also includes a narrative recounting the life of a woman who marries a "Voyageur" and leaves Quebec at age 16 to live on an Albertan homestead at the turn of the 20th century. The suite was written to acknowledge and honour the often ignored contributions of those women whose day-to-day faith and perseverance built Western Canada's francophone communities. The suite's 16 movements are diverse and their style ranges from "gigue" to lullaby, from gossipers' quarrel to Midnight Mass. The production of this masterpiece will be a significant tribute to Maillardville and, for this occasion, the soloist Marie-Josée Ouimet will join us from Edmonton to interpret the role of "Marie".

 Tickets: Adults $12/Seniors & students $10/Free for children 12 and under. Group rates available for 10 or more. For more information, call 604-266-4699 or 604-764-2808 or contact [email protected], or visit our website