Classiqu’ Arts fresh take on classic music coming to Cornwall

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Classiqu’ Arts fresh take on classic music coming to Cornwall
Nativity co-Cathedral Church (Nick Seebruch/ Seaway News).

CORNWALL, Ontario – The Classiqu’ Arts group are preparing for another set of summer performances, and this time, they will be bringing their show to Cornwall.

In 2018, Classiqu’ Arts performed two classic music concerts in the ruins of St. Raphael’s Church in South Glengarry. This year, they will still be holding one show in the ruins on the afternoon of Sunday, Aug. 18, but will also be holding a show the day before at the Nativity co-Cathedral church on Montreal Rd. in Cornwall.

This year’s concert will have a dynamic and blended feel according to vocalist Danielle Vaillancourt.

“This year, we’ve been seeing a blur in the borderlines of music,” she said. “So our theme this year is: Without Borders.”

Artists include the group Kleztory, a klezmer music group from Montreal. Klezmer is from the Jewish musical tradition and Vaillancourt describes it as having a Bohemian sound.

Other artists include Barabara Croall, an indigenous musician from the Odawa First Nation who play’s the pipigwan, an Anishinaabe cedar flute.

Veronika Cherniak and Thérèse Motard of Cornwall, and Olivia Haramis of South Glengarry will be playing the violin, cello and singing soprano respectively.

The show on Saturday, Aug. 17 at Nativity co-Cathedral church will begin with a pre-concert at 6:30 p.m. with the show itself starting at 8 p.m. On Sunday, doors at St. Raphael’s Ruins will open at 1 p.m. with the show beginning at 2 p.m. The main show has a run time of approximately 75 minutes.

For more information, or to buy tickets, please see the Classiqu’ Arts website.

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