by Rhonda Massad
For the third year in a row, musical tastes were satiated a the Festival de la Voix taking place in Dorval, Beaconsfield and Pointe Claire. The festival offered Classical, Pop, Opera, Rock, Blues, Folk, Indie, Jazz and Broadway in five shows, two workshops and one master class, all with a mission to promote vocal and performing education to aspiring singers in a fun environment.
Artistic director Kerry-Anne Kutz believes each voice is unique and given the opportunity to sing or to listen, one can discover remarkable timbre, range, register and expression.
“It was a dream of mine to have Jireh Gospel Choir participate in the festival since it started three years ago, they have a unique sound,” Kutz told the packed house at the John Rennie auditorium on March 20.
Kutz also welcomed the William Aberhart Concert Choir from Calgary, Alberta as well as the John Rennie High School Jazz Band who opened the stage for the main gospel performance.
Member of Parliament Francis Scarpaleggia attended the event.
“I am a music lover and feel very proud that the West Island, because of the Kerry-Anne’s vision and the work of her team, have a veritable music festival with the scope and quality that is attracting so many people to the various concerts and workshops,” Scarpaleggia said to the crowded room.