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COFFEE BREAK | Amici Chamber Ensemble's Version Of "Hallelujah" Will Break Your Heart

By Ludwig Van on April 14, 2019

The Amici Chamber Ensemble in Toronto has released a video of a performance of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah”, and it is too good not to share.

Amici’s powerful musical tribute to singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen, who left us in 2016, shows just how well the song works in the classical tradition. The end of the last verse is particularly special. Mireille Asselin’s voice curls up like smoke above her shoulder — and it is powerful stuff.

The song was arranged by Toronto-based pianist and composer Serouj Kradjian, and tempered against this brilliant performance by soprano  Mireille Asselin and the Amici Chamber Ensemble.

 

You can hear this and more on Amici’s 2018 recording. Inspired by Canada: Notre Pays. (Read our review here.)

If you’re hungry for more classical takes on Cohen’s masterpiece, check out this one from Brooklyn Duo:

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THE SCOOP | Apple Music Takes On Spotify With Penny Per Stream Claim

By Michael Vincent on April 20, 2021

How many musicians does it take to screw in a light bulb? Two. One to screw in the light bulb, and another to say, “He’s already being screwed by Spotify.”
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THE SCOOP | RCM Launches New Online Conversation Series With Star Power

By Michael Vincent on April 21, 2021

Don’t let the description “conversation series” fool you — this isn’t just any online chat.
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THE SCOOP | Luminato Festival Toronto Postpones To Fall 2021

By Michael Vincent on April 27, 2021

Luminato Festival Toronto has confirmed today that they are rescheduling the planned 2021 summer festival to October.
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