Canadian Tenor to perform in Cornwall

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Ken Lavigne

CORNWALL, Ontario - That's Canadian Tenor, with a capital "T".

Ken Lavigne, whose vocal prowess shot him to acclaim as one of the original Canadian Tenors in 2004, will be performing April 5 at Aultsville Theatre at 8 p.m. Tickets are $25.

The performance is the Cornwall Concert Series’ third presentation for this year’s season and promises to be one which will leave in its wake an awestruck audience revelling in Lavigne’s vocal interpretations, which include everything from ballads and musical theatre, to familiar classics and operatic arias.

The Victoria, B.C native honed his musical chops at the University of Victoria and the Victoria Conservatory of Music, before heading across the pond to study in Wales with Stuart Burrows.

Later, there were studies in New York with Joan Dorneman, before his 1998 debut in Massenet’s Werther, followed by major roles in Nabuco, La Traviata, Cenerentolla and The Barber of Seville with Pacific Opera Victoria, the Portland Opera and the Burnaby Lyric Opera.

In 2007 he shifted his focus to independently producing solo cross-over concerts. Without question, one of his personal highlights and accomplishments must include a performance at New York City’s Carnegie Hall where he was backed-up by the New York Pops. Since then, he has regularly performed with David Foster.

Tickets for Lavigne’s performance are $25. They may be purchased in advance (cash or cheque) at  TD Canada Trust, Cornwall Square; Caisse populaire de Cornwall, 840 Pitt St. and 201 Montreal Road; and at the Cornwall and the Counties Tourism, 11 Water St. West. Individual tickets may be purchased at the door based on availability.

The Quartetto Gelato will complete this year’s Cornwall Concert Series with a performance on May 31. This show is sure to sell out and tickets may also be purchased in advance for $25 at the above locations. For further information, visit www.cornwallconcertseries.com

Organizations: Cornwall Concert Series, Canadian Tenors, Aultsville Theatre University of Victoria Portland Opera Carnegie Hall New York Pops TD Canada Trust Counties Tourism

Geographic location: Cornwall, Ontario, New York City Victoria Wales Massenet Nabuco 201 Montreal Road

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