Putting you in the mood for Christmas

François Lemieux
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Lakeshore Music Chamber Society presents Viva Voce

Viva Voce, one of the top chamber choirs in the country will be performing at Union Church in Ste. Anne de Bellevue on Dec. 7. Photo courtesy.

The Lakeshore Chamber Music Society kicked off its 52nd season on Oct. 19 and its next show is sure to put you in the holidays mindset. Viva Voce, which will be performing on Dec. 7, is a chamber choir that will be presenting an a capella of European Christmas music (Spanish, British, French, Italian and German) directed by Peter Schubert.

“They’re very good. This is one of the top chamber choirs in the country,” said society artistic director Selima Mohammed.

VivaVoce’s virtuosic performances of difficult contemporary scores have gained it a reputation as Montreal’s leading chamber choir.  The ensemble is invited regularly to appear on contemporary concert series and festivals such as the Festival International de Musique Actuelle de Victoriaville, Montréal/Nouvelles Musiques and MusiMars, as well as with ensembles like Quasar, Sixtrum Percussion Ensemble and Bradyworks.

VivaVoce was founded in Montreal in 1998 by Peter Schubert. The award-winning ensemble is committed to performing classical music from all periods and to developing the art of Canadian choral music by commissioning at least one new work each year. Their unusual “commentated concert” format, in which Schubert precedes pieces or sets with engaging demonstrations, is designed to stimulate knowledge and appreciation of choral music in children and adults alike.

All society concerts are held on Fridays in Union Church (24 Maple Ave., Ste. Anne de Bellevue) at 7:30 p.m. with the exception of the April 14 show which will take place at 2 p.m. For further information, please call 514-457-5280 or visit the society's website at www.lcmssmcl.ca. The society has five shows left in its 2012-2013 program.

Organizations: Chamber Society, Lakeshore Chamber Music Society

Geographic location: Montreal, Union Church

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