October 15th, 2016
Liturgy Day –
Raising Our Voices in Praise
The day is comprised of prayer, workshops, and a presentation by keynote speaker Michel Guimont. Make your parish worship experience even better!
MICHEL GUIMONT has been the University of Ottawa Choir Music Director since September 2010. After graduating from Concordia University with a degree in Psychology, Michel continued his education with a Bachelor’s degree in Music and a Master’s degree in Music (Composition) both from the University of Montreal. He has also taken courses in Choral and Orchestral Conducting at Westminster Choir School, Princeton, New Jersey. He took voice training with Jan Simons at McGill University and was for several years a private student of Wayne Riddell in choral conducting and vocal technique. He is fully bilingual in English and French and can also speak Spanish, German and Italian. Michel is also an accomplished composer having published two complete Psalm Collections (GIA Publications Inc.) and other sacred works which are used across Canada, the USA, and elsewhere. Mr. Guimont has been Director of Music at St. John de BrÃ©beuf Parish and was later Director of Music and Organist at St. Augustine of Canterbury, both in Montreal. Since 1991, he has been the Director of Music at Notre-Dame Basilica in Ottawa, where he developed the music program from a single choir to the present five choirs and heads a music program which is considered to have one of the best Cathedral choirs in Canada. He has taken his choirs on performance tours to Italy, Spain and Poland.
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