THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY CONCERT - SEE CIRQUE DU SOLEIL AS YOU HAVE NEVER HEARD IT BEFORE AT THE SAINT-JEAN-BAPTISTE CHURCH IN MONTREAL
As part of its 30th anniversary, and for the first time in its history, Cirque du Soleil will present a truly unique, exclusive music event celebrating 30 years of music. Presented by Xerox, this concert will run for two weeks only, from December 13 to 28, at the Saint-Jean-Baptiste Church in Montreal.
Music has always been a central character in Cirque du Soleil shows. It accompanies the artists, punctuates the performance and triggers emotions. The 75-minute concert will pay tribute to the music of Cirque du Soleil and will feature a choir of 70 voices (under the artistic direction of Gregory Charles) and 6 soloists accompanied by 28 musicians. The audience will hear singers Paul Bisson, Audrey Brisson-Jutras, Dominic Dagenais, Estelle Esse, Mathieu Lavoie, Anna Liani, Francine Poitras and Roxanne Potvin interpret some of the songs that have defined the music of Cirque du Soleil shows of the past 30 years.
Over the course of three decades, twenty-odd composers/arrangers wrote and arranged the music for the 35 shows created by Cirque du Soleil since 1984. Drawing their inspiration from world music, rock, jazz or contemporary sounds, those creators have added their own personal signature to each of the 35 productions. These people are : Kevin Antunes, Raphaël Beau, Bob & Bill, Maria Bonzanigo, Simon Carpentier, Berna Ceppas, Francis Collard, Violaine Corradi, Jean-François Côté, René Dupéré, Danny Elfman, Benoit Jutras, Philippe Leduc, Nick Littlemore, Giles Martin, Sir George Martin, Rudi Mauser, Éric Serra and Erich Van Tourneau.
Benefit concert for the Sainte-Justine Hospital
On December 12, there will be a benefit concert for the Sainte-Justine Hospital. All revenues from the evening will be donated to the CHU Sainte-Justine Foundation.
The concert will be presented at the Saint-Jean-Baptiste Church in the heart of the Plateau Mont-Royal – a 2,000-seat hall with outstanding architecture and acoustics. Tickets are available at cirquedusoleil.com/30years.
Le Cirque du Soleil
The company, which celebrates its 30th anniversary in 2014, has brought wonder and delight to close to 150 million spectators in more than 300 cities on six continents. Cirque du Soleil has close to 4,000 employees, including 1,300 performing artists from close to 50 different countries.
For more information about Cirque du Soleil, visit www.cirquedusoleil.com.
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