OTTAWA, Nov. 10, 2011 /CNW/ - Cathedral Arts, the arts programme at Christ Church Cathedral Ottawa, has announced
that the award-winning Haitian-born Soprano, Marie-Josée Lord, will be
the star performer at its Annual Christmas Concert. The much acclaimed
singer from Montreal, who has been thrilling audiences in Quebec and
Europe with "the depth of her gifts and her charming personality", will
be performing with the Christ Church Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys at
the cathedral, 420 Sparks Street on Saturday, December 10th at 7:30PM.
Marie-Josée Lord studied in Italy and took master classes with Edouardo
Müller. She made her professional debut in 2003, singing Liù in
Puccini's Turandot at Opéra de Québec. In 2005, Marie-Josée Lord received the Prix
d'Excellence de la Culture, awarded by the Fondation de l'Opéra de
Québec, and was selected to represent Canada at the Cardiff Singer of
the World competition. (See: http://www.mariejoseelord.com)
Marie-Josée Lord was last in Ottawa for Canada Day 2010 on Parliament
Hill when she sang The Royal Anthem in the presence of Her Majesty the Queen and Prince Philip. She was
also the opening act for the Cathedral Arts Concert Season in October 2010, and is now back by popular demand.
Her first CD, recorded with the Orchestre Métropolitain, was released in
November 2010, and has been a great success, with over 25,000 copies
sold to date.
Jean-Philippe Côté-Angers of Le Soleil wrote: "Marie-Josée has the finesse to present her songs simply,
elegantly and, above all, intelligently... Her approach of infusing
everything she sings with the operatic spirit turns out to be very
effective, and what at first seemed to be just a simple, light recital
turned out, in the end, to be a solidly constructed work of art."
This past summer, the Christ Church Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys
completed a performance tour of France and England which included
celebrated performances at la cathédrale Notre-Dame de Chartres, the
American Cathedral in Paris and, St. Paul's Cathedral in London.
Tickets, from $15 (Students) to $45, are available online at www.cathedralarts.com, or, by contacting Cathedral Arts at 613-567-1787; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Image with caption: "Marie-Josée Lord will be performing at this year's Cathedral Arts Annual Christmas Concert with the Christ Church Cathedral Choir of Men and Boys on December 10th under the direction of Matthew Larkin at what will undoubtedly be one of the highlights of the Christmas Season. (CNW Group/Cathedral Arts & Christ Church Cathedral)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20111110_C4778_PHOTO_EN_6499.jpg
SOURCE Cathedral Arts
For further information:
John Dennison - 613-567-1787