The Conseil Jeunesse present Crescendo, the first provincial performing arts competition, organized in partnership with B.C.’s Francophone School Discrict (CSF). This competition shined light on the artistic talents of young French-speaking British Columbians and the provincial finals took place, for the first time, on Saturday, March 25th 2017 in Vancouver. Crescendo is coming back for a second edition…more information to come !
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– Promote the artistic talents of CSF students to a broader community;
– Allow students to meet others with similar interests;
– Promote the use of French in an extracurricular setting;
– Promote the development and practice of cultural and artistic activities in French for high school students.
Our 2017 Crescendo Concert
The first edition of the Crescendo Concert took place in l’école Jules-Verne’s theatre on Saturday March 25th at 8pm. Young francophones from eight schools from the Francophone School District got to show off their talents for dance, music, theatre and visual arts. Classical, jazz and electronic, as well as many other musical styles were featured.
A huge thanks to our partners! We would like to particularly thank our partner and producer, the Centre culturel de Vancouver.
Training with professionals
In preparation for the concert, the young artists received a weekend of training which took place from Thursday night on March 23rd to Sunday morning on March 26th. Many artistic professionals came in to offer their expertise to the participants. These included Frédéric Étanchaud (guitarist, song-writer and producer), Sophie Brassard (contemporary dance artist), Céline Étanchaud (comedian and theatre director), Roger Leclerc (music teacher at l’école des Pionniers de Maillardville) and Steve Kaldestad (saxophone player).
Behind the scenes
The participants also got to cover the event with the help of Anne-Diandra Louarn, a journalist from Radio-Canada, while other participants got to do makeup and hair styling on the performers with the assistance of Ulayu Sequaluk, a student at the Blanche Macdonald School for applied arts.
Also check out the podcast developed by the media team during Crescendo in 2017!
video credit @Camil Dubuc