Exceptional shows for the 15th
anniversary of Chants de Vielles. Photo credit: Guillaume Morin
It’s already been 15 years for the
Chants de Vielles Festival
in Saint-Antoine-sur-Richelieu. This
winner of the 2019 Prix Patrimoine Culture Montérégie
shows by exceptional musicians in the genres of folk and
acoustic. Four days of festivities will be happening from June
27 to 30! Get your pass now!
with Cirque Alfonse: an exclusive in Montérégie in 2019
A first for Chants de Vielles:
discover the internationally acclaimed circus troupe from
Lanaudière Cirque Alfonse on Saturday June 29 at 4 p.m.
at the Saint-Antoine-sur-Richelieu church. A general admission
ticket to this show is included when you purchase the 4-day pass.
For anyone else who would like to attend, a limited quantity of
additional tickets will be available online for the price of $20.
The festival will be launched on
Thursday June 27 with Sophie et Fiachra
accompanied by guitarist André Marchand.
On Friday, La Nuit du Chant
starts off with budding young trio É.T.É.
followed by the return of Galant tu perds ton temps,
five exceptional female singers. The evening will end with Le
Rêve du Diable, celebrating their 45-year career.
Festival Chants de Vielles. Photo credit: Guillaume Morin
On Saturday night at La Veillée
de la Rive, see the Les Pykadors
quartet pay tribute to the late Jean-Claude Mirandette
who died this past April and who was a member of the a cappella
folk music group Les Charbonniers de l’enfer. Breton
singer-musician Krismenn will deliver a daring
performance. A festival-favourite, Le Vent du Nord,
will be appearing as a quintet for the first time.
On Sunday starting at 7 p.m., the
Entre chiens et loups grand closing concert will be an opportunity
to celebrate with The Alt, Trio
Bouffard-Guenzi-Bonnet and Kleztory.
Kids are at the heart of the
festivities thanks to a rich youth-oriented program of activities.
Musical workshops, special shows and a themed ball allow parents
to include their little ones! The festival also hosts a singing
hike, a concert at the church, the country barbecue banquet,
singing outings on a dragon-boat and the parade
through the village!