Music at Trinity
Our next concert will be on Saturday, October 21st, 2017 at 4:30 pm.
Admission: Free Will Offering
Ebonies in Harmony
Ebonies in Harmony is a two clarinet – one piano trio featuring Sylvie Duchesneau (clarinet-bass clarinet)
and Roxanne Léveillé (clarinet) and Fabien Tousignant (piano). We invite you to experience the
wonderful repertoire which blends the virtuosity and velouté of these instruments. We have put together
a nice programme of some favorites of the classical repertoire arranged for two clarinets and piano along
with pieces written specifically for this kind of ensemble. You will have the opportunity to hear works by
Mendelssohn, Ponchielli, Dvo?ák, some Klezmer and more.
Sylvie Duchesneau is an accomplished and versatile musician. She has played all around the world in a
variety of ensembles: solos, duos, trios, quartets, orchestras, big bands, Klezmer bands, a funk band, a
clarinet choir, wind ensembles and military bands. Sylvie earned a master’s degree in music performance
on Bb and bass clarinets at the Université de Montréal with André Moisan (OSM). She freelances for
different groups, and regularly performs with several different ensembles in the National Capital-
Outaouais region including: l’Orchestre de Gatineau; The Ottawa Jazz Orchestra; Nimbus Clarinet Trio;
Dragonfly (clarinet/bass clarinet / duo); Ebonies in Harmony (2 clarinets and piano); and the Sylvie
Duchesneau Duo (clarinet and piano).
Roxanne Léveillé studied music and dramatic art at the Conservatoire de musique et d'art dramatique du
Québec à Gatineau between 1999 and 2009 and was the recipient of many awards and scholarships
including the prestigious Lieutenant Governor of Québec Medal. Roxanne was part of the National
Youth Orchestra of Canada and has been coached by the clarinet masters Kimball Sykes and David
Bourque. She took part in the orchestra's tours lead by conductors Alain Trudel, Jacques Lacombe and
Jean-Philippe Tremblay. Since 2008, she is the principal clarinetist of the Gatineau Symphony Orchestra
and is very active as a soloist and chamber musician in the National Capital Region. In the spring of
2017, she will perform Aaron Copland’s clarinet concerto with the Gatineau Symphony Orchestra.
Born in Cochrane, Ontario, Fabien Tousignant has been an active member of the national capital’s music
scene since he graduated from university in music. He has studied piano with Jean Desmarais, Luc
Léonard, Jean-Paul Sévilla, Andrew Tunis and Renelle Belisle, and organ with Rachel Laurin, Raymond
Daveluy and Karen Holmes. From 2011 to 2014 he was the Assistant Organist at Christ Church Cathedral
under the direction of Matthew Larkin. He also regularly lectures on musical topics with Opera Lyra
Ottawa and Retraite en Action. In addition, he works closely with Sandrae Savard, with whom he forms
the Duo d’Hull. Since September 2014 he has been the Organist and Director of Music at Trinity
Anglican Church, Ottawa and consequently the Artistic Director of the Music at Trinity concert series.
The Music at Trinity concert series is a self-funded initiative to support artists and the musical activities at Trinity Anglican Church. It produces one concert a month on Saturdays at 4:30pm from September through to June.
We love hosting concerts!
Some past events:
Voices and Music l’Arche Fundraiser
Voix et musique célèbrent 50 ans avec l’Arche
Tuesday December 16, 2014 at 7:00pm, at Trinity, ticket price $25, student ticket price $5.00 at the door after 6:30
A concert for Piano and Voice, Marie-France Lefebvre and Jean Desmarais will share a piano stool, Opera singers Isabelle Lacroix and Denis Lawlor will join them. Chorale Lyrica Choir (a children’s choir) lead by Timothy Piper will also perform. Marie France Lefebvre is guest assistant conductor with major opera companies including the Metropolitan Opera and San Francisco Opera as well as a Master Class Voice teacher in Washington, DC.
Program: Variations of W.A. Mozart, the songs of Strauss and Schubert, Joseph Kosma Songs, Umberto Giordano de Fedora; Chorale Lyrica Choir of Aylmer will sing Benjamin Britten, Healey Willan, Henry Purcell, Mary Donnelly and John Rutter.
Master Class Schedule: A chance to see leading opera students practise with Marie-France (free will donation to observe), Sunday December 12, 4-6:00pm, Monday December 13, 7-9:30pm