Quartom featured in series finale

Nelson Overture Concerts Society concert

Quartom’s perform at the Capitol Sunday afternoon. Photo submitted

Four charismatic a cappella singers who crack jokes in between melodious harmonies will perform Sunday at the Capitol Theatre.

Quartom features baritones Benoit Le Blanc and Julien Patenaud, tenor Gaètan Sauvageau and bass Philippe Martel. The group – formed in 2008 – has produced two CDs: their debut album The Good News According to Quartom (2013) and A Quartom Christmas (2014). They have performed their mainstage show “The Good News According to Quartom” over 40 times in cities across Quebec, including a recent performance at the 2014-2015 Opus Awards gala.

The quartet’s members perform a repertoire that revisits the world of classical music but also includes popular music from Brassens to the Beatles and from Leclerc to Beau Dommage. Their insightful interpretations, obvious mutual affection, and contagious good humour have charmed audiences throughout Quebec, the rest of Canada and Europe.

“Our mission has always been to introduce classical music to those who aren’t necessarily music lovers, by offering them quality content with a humorous side,” says Benoit Le Blanc. “We want to make music for everyone, and it doesn’t bother us to go beyond the boundaries of classical music. From the start, we knew that we had something unique to offer: four classical singers with a comedic side.

The concert, the final in the Nelson Overture Concerts Society 2017-18 series, will be held at the Capitol Theatre, Sunday, April 8 at 2 p.m. Tickets are available at capitoltheatre.bc.ca or by phoning 250-352-6363 and are $27.50 for adults. Admission is free for students aged 18 and under. Children under age 12 must be accompanied by a paid adult. A seat must be reserved for each person.

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