A Successful Musical Journey at Maison Jésus-Marie

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An all-female quintet enchanted the audience gathered in the chapel of Maison Jésus-Marie during the November 6 concert. The program, which included works by Bach, Kodàly and Dvořák, took the audience on a musical journey to discover the melodies of Hungary and the Czech Republic.

A violin-cello duet set the tone for this brilliant musical performance. Throughout the concert, the musicians succeeded in bringing out the various tonalities, sometimes with nuance, while at other times there was a vitality and character that surprised and enchanted the audience by the rhythm and energy.

The applause and comments confirmed, without a doubt, the quality of the performance offered with a remarkable mastery. The quintet was composed of Tomoko Inui, on piano. She had known Sr. Lorraine Beauchamp when she was accompanying a church choir several years ago. Since then, Ms. Inui has been performing regularly at Maison Jésus-Marie, showing many facets of her talent as a musician. She is particularly fond of chamber music.

With her, were musicians Jung Tsal* and Mana Shiraishi on violins, Judith Davenport*, viola and Rebecca Morton*, cello. A great initiative if we judge by the pleasure experienced by both the audience and the musicians.

As Sr. Maryse Moisan, in charge of cultural activities, summed it up, this concert “felt good”.

* Members of the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony (Ontario)

Photo credit: Sr Suzanne Brault