A quarter century worth celebrating big, and the organizers of Song Festival of Saint-Ambroise have understood. They intend to make the 25th edition of the festival a memorable event. From 8 to 13 August, they offer a mix of new and reliable values, in addition to the presence of a prominent figure in Quebec song, Robert Charlebois.
The traditional dinner show of song Festival of Saint-Ambroise is likely to show complete on 12 August. Robert Charlebois, the same one that is the subject of a Cirque du Soleil this summer in Trois-Rivieres, will take the stage of the Marcel-Claveau arena to present his new show includes her biggest hits.
“It was the 50th career Charlebois anniversary and the 25th anniversary of the festival. I thought the planets were aligned. We approached him, it’s been a long process. It’s pretty special to receive him with his big team. It arrives with a dozen musicians, “says Barbara Savard, executive director of the event. “This is someone who has great energy, a guest artist, it seems, is very generous.”
Those wishing to attend the show should be quick. Already, more than 500 of the 600 available tickets were sold. “I hope with all my heart that the room will be filled,” says Barbara Savard, which states that the first part of the show chaired by the prefect Gérald Savard will be provided by the winners of the 24th edition of the festival.
The presence of Robert Charlebois should delight festival goers and participants of the contest. They will have the opportunity to meet at a workshop on the same day of the show.
60 They will be divided into four categories (7-12 years, 13-17 years, 18 years and over and songwriters and performers) on stage as part of the semifinals held from 8 to 11 August. Twelve of them will be selected to take part in the final to be held on 13 August. Participants will share $ 50,000 in awards, scholarships and workshops.
Throughout the week, various activities are planned. Of these, several are new products introduced in the 25th.
“We added a touch of magic to make this a grand 25th edition,” says Barbara Savard.
The opening night of the festival, people will be invited to celebrate musical talent with 5-7 including cocktail and delivery So much swing group.
The windows of the MRC du Fjord-du-Saguenay will also discover the world of songwriters and performers every night from 6:40 p.m. to 7:20 p.m..
In order to recall memories, photo albums of the 24 previous editions of the festival will be available to participants and the public in a living memory specially arranged for the occasion.
A family celebration was also added to the program. Saturday 13 August from 11h to 14h, families are expected in the singing dinner where djembe workshops and entertainment are planned.
The festival also comes with some “must” include singing dinners, outdoor intimate shows where four participants sing for the public each afternoon. People are invited to bring their lunch in the park behind the socio-cultural Complex.
The cabaret Saint-Ambroise, where participants revisit the greatest hits of the Francophonie, will also return after each semifinal. On August 13, from 23:30, the band On The Edge will host cabaret after the final.
All programming of the event is available via the www.chansonenfete.qc.ca.