28.08.2019 – 28.08.2019
The Fondation Phi pour l’art contemporain is happy to invite you to Music to Give Peace A Chance, presented in conjunction with the exhibition LIBERTÉ CONQUÉRANTE/GROWING FREEDOM by Yoko Ono. This compact series of concerts features Montréal artists who will perform a set from their own repertoire and then invite the audience to take part in a rousing sing-along to the timeless anthem Give Peace a Chance. On August 28th at 7PM, don't miss the performance of Choeur Maha!
Chœur Maha is Montreal based bilingual feminist choir that has been focused on making women’s voices heard since 1991. Currently under the artistic direction of Megan Batty, the choir consists of 30 singers who are dedicated to creating a uniquely feminist approach to the choral singing experience. The choir privileges pieces by female and gender non-binary composers and uses feminist methods to guide their organizational practices. Founded by composer/sound artist Kathy Kennedy, the choir has been engaging audiences in Montreal for over 27 years. Under the recent direction of Solène Derbal, the choir has continued to expand, creating innovative approaches to choral singing. Chœur Maha collaborates with local artists and provides a platform for emerging artists through their artist-in-residence program. Chœur Maha also provides support for local women’s organizations and grassroots activists. They sing to commemorate the Polytechnique massacre, to celebrate International Women’s Day, and they often sing at local community events and demonstrations.
Photo by Alexe Allard
Fondation Phi, Rue Saint Jean, Montréal, QC, Canada