The « Fête de la musique » celebrated in Saint Lucia
Within the framework of the “Fête de la Musique”, The Alliance Française of Saint Lucia, in collaboration with the French Embassy, the Brazilian Embassy and the Saint Lucia School of Music, held a lyrical concerto in the magnificent Minor Basilica of Castries. For the first time in Saint Lucia, this concert brought together many artists including, as guest of honor, Isabelle Sabrié, talented French soprano (Laureate of the Paris Conservatory in 1992) , featured by the Georgian pianist Nathalie McAllister (Prize of Piano from the Tbilisi Conservatory).
Launched in 1982 by the French Ministry of Culture, "La Fête de la Musique” (The Music Festival") is celebrated in more than one hundred countries worldwide, each year, on the 21st of June. This event allows the people to communicate and share a special moment through music.
It is in this spirit that Saint Lucia celebrated its music festival. Saint Lucian, foreigners, adults and children were presents. In total around 500 people were able to attend this free event. This diversity was also found in the line up with the exceptional collaboration of local, international, professional and amateur artists.
At the arrival of the ambassadors of France, Brazil, Venezuela and Cuba, the Government Members and her Excellency, Dame Pearlette Louisy, Governor General of Saint Lucia, Mr Yannick James, outstanding local violinist, opened the concert with the national anthem of Saint Lucia. The show continued with the amazing performance of young musicians from the School of Music conducted by Marie Medina. Afterwards, the Soprano Isabelle Sabrié, living in Brazil, and pianist Nathalie McAllister, living in Saint Lucia, offered to the public an exceptional and unique show based on a Brazilian music repertoire. Isabelle Sabrié closed the concert by sharing with the audience her "electro-modal" compositions inspired by the harmonious sounds of the rainforest.