National Day |  The big scene returns to Montreal

National Day | The big scene returns to Montreal

After two years of absence, the big spectacle of National Quebec Day returns in Montreal on Thursday, June 23 at the Place des Festivals. Title I love my languageThis year’s edition will bring about thirty musicians, dancers and singers on stage under the direction of Pierre-Yves Lourdes. Journalism Attend the rehearsal.

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Photos: Erica Besselon

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Photographs: Robert Skinner

Photographs: Robert Skinner
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“Saint-Jean Show is a great leisure club sandwich! Pierre-Yves Lord says: Every slice of the sandwich interests me, each one might delight me, but here they are all superimposed: the animation, the presentation, the music, a touch of history, the emotional charge, the celebration … I compare the patriotic a daytime show with champagne: it is so rare that someone blows up What a bottle of bubbles because it’s really sad. To end the evening in style, Pierre-Yves Lourdes will have the opportunity to show his DJ talents. Accompanied by La fanfare X, he will make the audience dance from 11pm.


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Soprano Marie-Josée Lord is proud to be part of the band and considers this opportunity a true privilege. “It is a good time to come together and make Quebec the ‘Land of Life,’ regardless of our origins, and to celebrate Quebec’s history. It is like spending an evening to reconnect with this identity, our land, and our nation,” notes one who finds it inspiring to engage with artists with complementary art forms. “I have a completely different art form than the other guests. I always like to be a part of this kind of musical fusion because that is art. Art is not meant to cut and isolate in corners. Art is made of influences.”


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For once, the public will delight in celebrating the indigenous language: Innu-Aimun. next to the room The land of our ancestorsmy copy ofCanada Written in honor of lost and murdered Aboriginal women and girls, Kathia Rock will also perform one of her personal songs in her mother tongue. It’s “a hand outstretched toward Aboriginal communities,” acknowledges singer-songwriter Innu. “I hope that in the future we will invite artists from 11 countries so that they can come and show their art, culture and language. It is a big dream!”


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“This is my first participation in the Saint-Jean Show, says Vincent Roberge, the pseudonym is not Luang. It is a great honor because we are all working to build and project a good image of Quebec City. In addition, I will be performing a song that is very meaningful to me, so it really is A great challenge and a great opportunity. It is a challenge as much as it is a privilege to represent the National Day.”


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“It’s really a privilege to be there with a number of Quebec artists, to see that I’ve been chosen,” cried Jay Scott. It’s so crazy to go from my living room to the huge theater in Montreal! I’m working with Quebec song legends, she’s going to get sick.”


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In his already third appearance on the Montreal show, Patrice Michaud, who appears here next to Les Louanges, says he loves the “united, family side” of the National Day Show. “It is undoubtedly a privilege to participate in it and sing with those I love, beautiful songs. We must also not forget that all the tension is divided by the number of people on stage, and all the fun is increased tenfold by the number of people.”


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“It’s my first Saint-Jean show in Montreal,” Sarah says. I’m excited! We leave more room for hip-hop and rap, which will surely bring more young people to watch the show. It gives us great pleasure to know that my contribution to Quebec’s culture and music scene is being highlighted. »


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Quebec’s number one real rock star, Michel Bagliaro, will take to the stage to perform his great classics crazy of you and others I hear knocks To the delight of the crowd. “I am always there for this type of show, and I am happy to be invited. National Day is another extra one”, the very excited person trusts that the show is being held in front of the public this year.


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Director Pierre Seguin admits that preparing for the show was not easy. “The challenge is that there is a huge demand for artists and musicians. There is also a shortage of personnel in all sectors. There have been scheduling challenges in particular, the fact of changing venues and starting to prepare for the show a few months later than usual. Pierre Seguin recalls that the wonderful spectacle of the national holiday has He returned to Montreal in person, the birthplace of festivities since 1874.


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