Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Fête de Printemps: guitare et chorale

On Sunday March 27, 2010 the children of L'Ecole Française performed at the Franco American Heritage center in Lewiston. The event was a fundraiser for the school's Suzuki music program.

The program started with La Chorale des Petits, composed of the children of Pre-K to grade 1, directed by Clarisse Bizot with Scott Vaillancourt accompanying on the piano.
The children performed Un petit têtard tout rond (Marie-Céline), A-E-I-O-U, V'la l'bon vent (folk song) et La maison citrouille (Music by Pierre Chêne and lyrics written by the children).

They were followed on stage by La chorale composed of the children of grades 2 to 7, directed by Didier Carribou and also accompanied on the piano by Scott Vaillancourt and Nathan Kolosko on the guitar. They warmed up with Chocolat and then interpreted Vois sur ton chemin (B. Coulais), Le lion est mort ce soir (Salomon Linda), L'hymne de nos campagnes (Tryo), Le lion, la biche et le chevalier (H. Salvador), et pour finir, Douce France (C. Trenet).

The program continued with the guitar student of Nathan Kolosko, who played La Bergamasca (traditional song), Feather Dance (N. Kolosko) and several very lively Twinkle variations.

To end the first part of this wonderful concert, Nathan Kolosko interpreted three of his songs: The myth of the Fomorians, I-The Dance of the Cíocal and II-Oileán Thúr Rí.