Dare to take in the Quebec City Military TATTOO 2011:
A Powerful and Vibrant Production!
Québec, June 20, 2011 - In an extraordinary set design, 800 musicians and participants will be deployed with spectacular choreography and powerful massed band musical performances during the Quebec City Military Tattoo. Two tributes will seize the crowds: the commemoration of the events of September 11 and the tribute to General Romeo Dallaire. This unique Canadian showing will be presented on the 25, 26 and 27 of August at the Pepsi Coliseum. Tickets are on sale through the Billetech network.
For President and General Manager of the Festival, and producer of the Tattoo, Yvan Lachance, "This year the Quebec City Military Tattoo will be, yet again, an exceptional event, accentuated by dramatic transitions, great tributes and spectacular musical performances." He added: "Two talented Quebec creators are at its heart: Richard Aubé and Réjean Blais. Together they are creating a one of a kind event."
The show’s seventh edition opens to the tune of "Bolero". A dazzling musical crescendo rising from a drum role with the gradual entry of 16 musicians from Canadian and international military ensembles. The voices of the Choir “Chœur de la Cité” and acrobatic artists will also accompany and highlight the show.
The Quebec City Military Tattoo in numbers: an impressive production! 17,000 square feet of stage space * 2,400 square feet of scenery * 170 000 watts of lighting * 100 microphones * 1000 linear feet of connecting structures * 70, 1 ton motors * 7 trailers of equipment * 2 000 man hours of installation * 900 man-hours of programming.
Vibrant commemoration of the events of September 11, 2001
Ten years after September 11, the musicians of the New York Police Department Band will testify to the role played by music for them after the event. The scenic stage will carry us, for a moment, to the atmosphere of the Big Apple.
"In this tragedy, there were men and women, who by pure boldness and courage, stood up as the towers collapsed. Through the images and music, it is to them that we wish to speak," expressed Richard Aubé, co-creator and director of the Military Tattoo. A violin chord leads into God Bless America sung by none other than the mighty Russian Red Army Choir. It’s a very special moment!
"Musicians from all international ensembles will symbolize the great solidarity all countries have to those who, directly or indirectly, have been affected by these sad events of 10 years ago. The musical intensity will reveal the profound sentiment that the international community wishes to express, "says Réjean Blais, co-creator and musical director of the Tattoo.
Participation of the mythical Russian Red Army Choir
In addition to musical performances of the massed band Tattoo, the Choir will bring to life, with the power and depth of its Slavic voices, two ten minute performances. The 125 artists, consisting of soloists, the male chorus and Troupe dancers, will perform a rousing Russian choreography. The Red Army Choir and the Russian Alexandrov Troupe is the most famous and prestigious military ensemble in the world. They are breathtakingly precise and powerful. A highlight of the 2011 Tattoo will be the soloist Vladimir Ananiev’s interpretation of Un peu plus haut, un peu plus loin, a Jean Pierre Ferland composition.
Tribute to Roméo Dallaire
In the dark begin the rhythms of djembes that will set the African tone to the tribute stage.
General Dallaire is known for having acted in a humanitarian context in Rwanda when he was commander of the UN mission during the genocide in Rwanda in 1994. He tried to draw the attention of the international community to crimes perpetrated in Rwanda, but his attempts were unsuccessful. Since returning from Africa, General Dallaire has been a militant defender of human rights.
"All humans are human," General Romeo Dallaire.
The Festival will pay tribute to him, in his presence, during the three performances of the Quebec City Military Tattoo.
Military marches and their connection to traditional songs
Do you know what “ Auprès de ma blonde”, “ La Madelon”, “Cadet Roussel”, “Quand Marianne s’en va au moulin” and “It’s a long way to Tipperary” all have something in common? They were converted to military marches. This year, the Festival will bring back these traditional songs through choreographed singing!
The Quebec City Military Tattoo will culminate with musical performances on stage in a massed gathering of nearly 800 musicians and participants!
Tickets are on sale now. As a bonus, they provide same-day access to the site of Expo Québec.
Prices range from $34, $54 and $ 61.14, not including taxes and service fees.
To reserve: www.billetech.com / 418 691 7211 / 1 800 900 7469
For information: www.fimmq.com / 418 694 5757 / 1 888 693 5757
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