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music: December 2011 Archives

Christmas Eve Concert Special

Our Christmas Eve special features music from two Christmas concerts recorded earlier this fall.


The McGill/CBC Youth Choir Gala

This 9th edtion of the annual Youth Choir Gala, features members of the English Montreal School Board Senior Choir, Les Voix Boréales, and the McGill Conservatory Youth Choir.

It was recorded in Studio 12 of the Maison Radio Canada in Montreal.

The young choristers were joined by three special guests: soprano Shannon Mercer from Toronto; harpist Valerie Milot from Trois Rivieres, and guest conductor Douglas Dunsmore from St John's Newfoundland.

Click here to listen to this concert again on CBC Concerts on Demand.


Noël avec André Gagnon

Legendary Quebec pianist André Gagnon performs with the Choeur l'Orphéon and the Orchestre symphonique de Trois Rivières under the direction of Jacques Lacombe.

This concert was recorded in Trois-Rivières, at the salle J-Antonio Thompson. 

The making of... our Christmas Eve special

We're working on a special Christmas Eve show full of beautiful music.

We will be featuring excerpts from two Christmas concerts recorded earlier this fall: The CBC McGill Youth Choir Gala and André Gagnon with L'Orphéon de Trois-Rivières and L'Orchestre symphonique de Trois-Rivières.

We hope you will join us Christmas Eve, Saturday, December 24, 17h-18h.

Until then, here is a video of the "making of" the Youth Choir Gala. (VJ: Matthieu Lambert) 

Quebec Symphony Orchestra's new conductor

fabiengabel2.jpgFabien Gabel is the Quebec Symphony Orchestra's new conductor.

The 36-year-old from Paris, France will present his first concert with the orchestra in August, 2012.

Listen to Jeanette's interview with Fabien Gable. He also takes the Cinq à Six Culture Quiz.

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(Photo: Solea Artist Management)