Troubadours present annual Christmas concert

By: Sudbury Northern Life Staff

 | Dec 06, 2013 - 3:03 PM |

The Troubadours choir will present its Christmas concert Dec. 14 and 15.

They'll present a mix of Christmas songs from various periods, from "Jingle Bell Rock" to "La Tourtière" (The Meat Pie) to "Le premier Noël" ("The First Noel").

The group has been in existence for 19 years.

This year, a children’s choir will also perform at the concert.

Composed of bilingual Greater Sudbury residents, the Troubadours counts 40 persons of all generations: the youngest member is a teenager, while the dean of the group is more than 70 years old.

“Even though every person learns his or her words and music individually, the members form a single group as a choir,” said the choir's artistic director, Darquise Poulin.

“There are many new songs this year, with different rhythms and many musical challenges. The Troubadours have worked hard to meet these challenges. I congratulate them in advance.”

“We always look forward to presenting our concert,” said Chantal Lajoie, president of the Troubadours.

“Christmas is a time for sharing, and we want to share our love of music with the public. All the while we have rehearsed and repeated the songs at home, in our offices and even in our cars, it is the public’s reaction that we anticipate. This is our gift to the community.”

The Dec. 14 concert starts at 7 p.m. and the Dec. 15 concert starts at 1:30 p.m. Both concerts take place at Annunciation Church on Northway Street.

Tickets cost $15 for adults and $10 for children 12 and under, and are available at Jett Landry Music, Old Rock, Caisse Populaire Val Caron and Caisse Populaire St-Jacques in Hanmer.

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