Repertoire

The Quavaria Ensemble has sung many times during private events such as celebrations, parties and birthdays. At each Tin Pan Alley performance, guests were not only pleasantly surprised to have a concert in a private home but were also pleased with its dance-like and inspiring atmosphere. Would you like us to perform a concert for you and your friends in your living room, your garden, or another place of your choice for an anniversary, a major event, or your own entertainment? You’ll impress people when you offer them a Tin Pan Alley or a Tin Pan Alley meets the French song concert!

Offer your clients and employees an intimate, live concert for your Christmas celebrations, professional success, important projects, or promotional activities.

 

Programs

Tin Pan Alley

Tin Pan Alley refers to an early twentieth-century musical trend that had its roots on New York City’s 28th Street. This gave rise to a number of American jazz standards people enjoy to this day.

Quavaria has performed popular American music from the 1920s to the 1950s. The ensemble has presented works by famous composers such as Irving Berlin, George and Ira Gershwin, Hoagy Carmichael, Jerome Kern, Cole Porter, Dorothy Fields, and Duke Ellington.

 

Tin Pan Alley meets the French song

In conjunction with our English-language repertoire, this revamped concert presents many popular songs performed in France and Quebec during the same period as Tin Pan Alley. With jazz arrangements that perfectly complement the concert’s original style, a few French songs we sing include Charles Trénet’s “La mer,” Yves Montand’s “C’est si bon,” Alys Robi’s “Tico Tico,” Marius Delisle’s “À Québec au clair de lune,” and Charles Aznavour’s “Le feutre taupé” and “For Me, Formidable.”

Both concerts may take the form of four singers accompanied by Antoni Carlone, jazz pianist, arranger, and composer, and David Lepage on percussion. They may also take the form of a larger ensemble with Guillaume Larouche on saxophone, Liam Tucker on bass guitar, Vincent Duhaime-Perrault on guitar, and two to eight backup singers. This format makes for a genuine, vocal big band effect that will ensure a lively concert!

Quavaria will take you back to the early twentieth century, give you moments of great pleasure, and inject you with a large dose of joviality under Christine Harel’s artistic guidance along with Antoni Carlone’s musical arrangements.