Martin Boucher will lead a workshop for organists, from August 7 to 12 at Camp musical du Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean. Assistant organist at Notre-Dame in Montreal, the interpreter from Chicoutimi will focus on training the liturgical accompaniment.
Martin Boucher invites musicians wishing to tame the organ to register for the course that will host next summer at music camp the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean. This training will focus on the liturgical accompaniment.
Stating that its courses will be available, while reflecting the reality of Organists working in parishes, he invited those playing this fabulous instrument and pianists who want it to hand to register. Some people have already done, which bodes well for the next steps.
“Every day, I meet each trainee for one hour. The objective is to help them play professionally during religious celebrations, whether by accompanying singers or by making small improvisations, “said Martin Boucher during a telephone interview with the newspaper.
Students can then improve in one of the churches of Métabetchouan-Lac-à-out cross sector where the Music Camp is located. Interestingly, those who wish may live in residence. It’s part of the options available, as well as the external status.
Courses and two concerts
It was in the last months that Martin Boucher proposed the new artistic director of the Music Camp David Ellis, animate a course dedicated to the organ. He himself had had the chance to experience this during his studies, which left a good memory.
“It will not be necessary to have been 15 years of conservatory to take advantage of this training, insists the musician. I talk about things that are directly related to church work, things like the choice of sound colors, for example. ”
The training includes a public outing will take place on August 11 at 19: 30 pm, at St. Jerome Church. Students will perform a concert of end of session that is part of the programming of the music camp. They will have the pleasure of being the Casavant commands three keyboards that is the pride of the community jeannoise since 1928.
“It’s one of the good organs in the region, an instrument that is well maintained,” argues Martin Boucher. And as a happiness never comes alone, two days earlier, one of the most renowned interpreters of Quebec, Pierre Grandmaison, will give a recital in the same church, always at 19 h 30.
Holder of the organ of Notre Dame Basilica, it will offer a program including works by Bach, as well as the piece of resistance that represents the Fifth Symphony by Widor. “It will be an event not to be missed,” said his assistant.