Canadian Parents for French is proud to present its 3rd
French Second Language Virtual Choir
CETTE TERRE EST LA NÔTRE À AIMER (lyrics)
Canadian Parents for French in Québec, in partnership with Bishop’s University, the Community Learning Centres and the Quebec Federation of Home and School Associations, is pleased to bring you the third French Second Language Virtual Choir in the province!
This year, CPF asked schools to re-write the lyrics to This Land is Your Land – en français – so choirs will get to sing new words to a well-known melody.
The Virtual Choir project was created in an effort to foster an appreciation of the French language and culture among the English-speaking and Allophone communities in a fun and meaningful way, as well as to bring diverse communities together through song.
To inquire about participating in next year’s edition, please contact Gabrielle Guillon at: [email protected]
Meet the musicians!
The Farnham Elementary School Glee Club provided most of the lyrics for this year’s choir. Merci! Quel beau travail!
Alexandre Cattaneo – banjo, mandolin, dobro
Alexandre completed a DEC in Jazz Arrangement and Performance at Vanier College, after which he trained with the legendary Mick Goodrick. In 2002, he recorded “The Path of Least Resistance” with Coral Egan, which earned him a Juno nomination for Best vocal jazz album of the year. He later created Les Roturiers, whose album “La République” was nominated for the Félix Award for Best country album of the year (2007). Alexandre has collaborated with artists such as Nelly Furtado, Martha Wainwright, Geneviève Toupin and Alexandre Désilets as well as on many soundtracks for TV and film.
Sebastien Hinse – drums
Dominique Massicotte – guitar
Mathieu Tarlo – double bass
As Mathieu says: “I do the best job in the world: I’m a musician!” He is in many bands, including Habana Café, Trovando, Trio Guillaume Gilbert and the Julian Gutierez Quartet, and also accompanies many solo artists. In addition to doing studio recordings, Mathieu plays many live Latin, jazz, rock and pop concerts. He has college and university degrees in music and he currently teaches music to students of all ages!
And the man who put it all together… sound engineer Larry O’Malley!
Past Virtual Choirs
Mon ami m’a raconté (2016-17)
Petite Suite Québécoise (2014-2015)
To view photos and media coverage of the 2014-2015 tour, please click on the following link:
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This project has been made possible in part by the Government of Canada.
Ce projet a été rendu possible en partie grâce au gouvernement du Canada.