Article in French.
Being an expatriate is not easy, being far from our country, our family, sometimes our language. But one language is universal, everybody understands it: music. When I arrived in Toronto in Canada, where I was sent by my company to work on a contract, I looked for a choir to sing with. Here, to sing in a choir is very common, there are many, in all styles and sizes. I confess that I was searching for an ensemble with strong musicality and high quality of performers. I was lucky enough to audition for a very good choir at the time, Pax Christi Chorale. More than an amateur choir, it hires professional musicians to accompany the choristers and is joined by many professional singers within the ensemble. During concerts, the soloists are also professional vocal artists, appreciated and renowned in Canada. My background is in jazz but classical music was always important in my musical journey. In this article, I converse with the conductor David Bowser, at the time artistic director of this choir, promoter and admirer of the music of Beethoven.
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