A show of solidarity unprecedented in the 10 September
Photo courtesy, Marc-Antoine Dufresne
The theatre de Petite-vallée in the Gaspé peninsula has been ravaged by the flames last Tuesday.
Monday, 21 aug 2017 00:00
Monday, 21 aug 2017 00:00
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At least thirty quebec artists, of all generations, to join their voices, the 10th of September, next at a benefit show “awe-inspiring” in the Centre Videotron, in order to reconstruct the theatre de Petite-Vallée, in the Gaspé, up in smoke last week.
“It’s going to be big, it is crazy steep !” launches from the outset, at the end of the wire, the organizer of the event, Alan Side, also the director of the Festival en chanson de Petite-Vallée.
Depending on what was learned Journal, the show, on a scale ” never seen before “, meet including Louis-Jean Cormier, Vincent Vallières, Patrice Michaud, Marie-Pierre Arthur, Kevin Parent, Les Sœurs Boulay, Lisa LeBlanc, Michel Rivard, Richard Séguin, Luc De Larochellière and Mario Pelchat. And the impressive roster of artists will be enhanced over the next few days, since other names are still to be confirmed, according to the organizer.
A press conference is scheduled Thursday at the Centre Videotron, in order to announce the details surrounding this large scale production that will take place that evening.
According to Mr. Côté, the tickets will be at ” prices popular “, ” around 50 dollars “. All proceeds will be donated to the Festival in Petite-Vallée. The goal of the fundraising campaign will be announced today.
Simple formula and ” no firecrackers “
Even if the formula is not yet determined, Mr. smith promises a show simple and “organic” that will put the votes in value, and where several artists will offer collaborations ” unpublished “. “Without bad game of words, this will be in an atmosphere “around the fire”. There will be no “pataraf” or wholesale firecrackers, just big names and songs headlights, ” says one who admits that his greatest challenge is to translate this atmosphere in such a large space in the Centre Videotron.
This is the huge wave of sympathy from the artists themselves at the fire at the théâtre de la vieille forge, which has pushed Mr Side to embark on this project.
“Most of them have written to me personally on the day of the fire to offer me their support and offered me to participate in a benefit show. Most have gone here and started here, ” says the organiser, who is joined by Nelson Minville, director of the show.
“Guys like [Vincent] Vallières, [Patrice] Michaud, it represents their first steps in the middle, here. They came before the same be known, to participate in the contest, and then they are back with their band. We have accompanied these artists there, ” says the director, who also appoints spontaneously Bernard Adamus, Lisa LeBlanc, Marie-Pierre Arthur, and Louis-Jean Cormier, which have also made their debut on the stage of the Festival theatre.
A page on Facebook ” Sing louder than the fire “, which brings together about 6,000 members, has also been created by supporters of the Festival in order to reconstruct the theatre as quickly as possible.
Another website will be launched on Thursday, on which artists affected by the cause will be invited to share exclusive content. “This will be another way to collect donations,” said Mr. Côté. The fire completely destroyed the theatre last Tuesday was not the result of a criminal act. The fire would have taken birth on the outside of the building, according to Mr. Côté.
The investigation is still ongoing.
Some of the artists whose presence at the event is confirmed
- Louis-Jean Cormier
- Vincent Vallières
- The Sisters Boulay
- Marie-Pierre Arthur
- Kevin Parent
- Michel Rivard
- Richard Séguin
- Luc De Larochellière
- Mario Pelchat
- Patrice Michaud
- Lisa LeBlanc