The performance will be presented bilingually (English/French).
In their newest show, Coming Home – Our Folk Songs Revisited, audiences can expect to hear new renditions of classic songs, such as “V’la l’bon vent”, “C’est dans le mois de mai”, and “À la claire fontaine”. The performance references Québecois historical figures such as Marius Barbeau and Father Charles-Émile Gadbois.
Ensemble ALKEMIA is founded and directed by singer-instrumentalists Dorothéa Ventura and Jean-François Daignault, and includes vocalist Ghislaine Deschambault. The trio has performed at numerous festivals, special events, and cabarets that have allowed them to introduce their unique repertoire to audiences unfamiliar with a cappella music. The ensemble was a finalist at the medieval and renaissance Pan American music competition Early Music America 2006 in New York. In collaboration with Youth and Music Canada, they created the 2014 children’s show A World for Christmas, which was performed over a hundred times in Québec and Ontario. Ensemble ALKEMIA has been a finalist multiple times for Concert of the Year at the Opus Awards in Québec.