Cognac Concert July 2011

Cognac Concert July 2011
Cognac Concert, Capel Mynydd Seion, Abergele  July 2011


groupe_afrique_1000.jpgSingers from the famous French brandy-producing town of Cognac, ‘Un Choeur Pour Boala’ performing with Coastal Voices.

The town of Cognac has formed a partnership with Boala, in the African state of Burkina Faso. Members of Cognac’s Conservatory of Music created the choir during a visit to Boala in 2009, to share cultures and use concerts to raise money for local development projects.

Coastal Voices singer Nick Perrin, who has visited Burkina Faso and will be among the people providing accommodation for the French choir during their week-long visit to North Wales, said: “Our Cognac friends have promised us a spirited evening, with a repertoire ranging from the Beatles to Mozart, and Gershwin to traditional African song.”

 “They are doing some great work in the Boala community, especially to help children, so we are delighted to team up with them for this performance.”

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