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Marie-Claire Bissonnette, Soprano

Classical Singer from Ottawa, ON - Will travel up to 100 miles
MEMBER SINCE 2014
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$100 - $1000 per event
Marie-Claire is a classically trained soprano with a BA in music with multiple awards and scholarships who has been performing for more than 10 years. The beautiful quality of her voice suits a variety of styles, from Baroque to Jazz; Romantic to Classical.
Amidst her career of performing at concerts, weddings, funerals, business parties and private functions, some of her recent clients include celebrities such as the Bacardi family (from Bacardi Rum) and the executive producer of the CSI TV series.

No matter what your event, she can help create the right ambiance or entertainment for your guests.



WEDDINGS:
On the day you give yourself to your love, surrounded by your family and friends, use music to express the meaning of the moment. Below are some suggested options of what Marie-Claire's service might look like.

Ceremony Option A
A song or selection of songs at different points during the ceremony.
Example: Entrance of bridesmaids, entrance of bride, Mass/Service parts (if applicable), signing of the register, recessional hymn/song.

Ceremony Option B
10-20 minutes of singing prior to the ceremony as guests arrive. This may be combined with Ceremony Option A.

Reception Entertainment
Whether it be classical or jazz, live music is sophisticated and classy!
Marie-Claire can provide ambient music in the background as guests come in and enjoy cocktail hour, or she can provide more theatrical entertainment.



FUNERALS:
Marie-Claire assures respectful and conscientious service. If you would prefer at such a difficult time, you may ask your funeral director to contact her and make the arrangements on your behalf.

Suitable Time for Singer during a Service:
Processional ...as the coffin and mourners make their way up to the front
During the Service...to compliment the readings and testimonies
Psalm and Mass Parts...if it's a religious service
Recessional...as the coffin and mourners are exiting



CONCERTS/PARTIES:
If you're organizing anything that needs entertainment, she's available!
Marie-Claire can serenade guests with beautiful opera, jazz it up with some standards, take out the Broadway fave's or sing praise with religious music.

Among her previous events are musical treats at board meetings, nights of oldies at old age homes and Christmas specials at club gatherings/concerts, and evening entertainment in private homes.
Every event is different. You and Marie-Claire can organize a program from scratch or you can pick from an event package.

Gala Night—Jazz or Classical
Option A: Background Dinner Music
Though people are often engaged in conversation, live background music is always a classy and memorable choice. This is easier done with jazz than classical, though softer songs of the latter can work.

Option B: Two to Three Songs
A nice way to start the night is to offer a little entertainment before the Master of Ceremonies speaks.

Option C: Background and Entertaining Songs
A combo layout consists of Marie-Claire performing softer background music during dinner. After a short break and introduction, she then entertains with two or three more attention-grabbing numbers before the "business" begins.

House Concert—Jazz or Classical
Live entertainment doesn't need to be constricted to public functions. Concerts at home are neat and unique was of getting together with friends and enjoying music in the comfortable and familiar surroundings.


ACCOMPANIMENT: Live or Prerecorded
Live accompaniment is normally chosen for its quality and versatility. Piano is most commonly used, but guitar, string duo/trio/quartet, accordion, organ, band and orchestra accompaniments are also very good options. Live accompaniment is hired separately from the vocalist. If needed, Marie-Claire can make some inquiries among her contacts for quotes.

Prerecorded accompaniment is nice for a lower budget, since it is offered at no extra charge. However, it may be the case that not everything you re quest may be sung with prerecorded accompaniment. Please inquire for details.
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2015
Sep
12
Our Lady of the Visitation
Ottawa, ON
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
2015
May
2
St. Boniface Church
Guelph, ON
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
2015
Apr
26
TBD
Ottawa, ON
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2015
Apr
19
TBD
Ottawa, ON
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2015
Mar
1
St. Hedwig's Parish
Combermere, ON
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2014
Dec
21
Knox Presbyterian Church
Vankleek Hill, ON
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Ave Maria
Schubert
Ave Maria
Bach/Gounod
Ave Maria
Caccini
Apres un reve
Faure
Amarilli mia bella
Caccini
Caro mio ben
Giordani
Porgi amor
Mozart
Standchen
Schubert
Time to Say Goodbye
Celine Dion
Ombra mai fu
Handel
Singer
Opera Singer
Classical Singer
Italian Singer
Big Band Singer
Wedding Singer
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Christmas Parties
Quinceañeras
Please note Marie-Claire Bissonnette, Soprano will also travel to Hull, Aylmer, Gatineau, Ramsayville, Chelsea, Orleans, Carlsbad Springs, Greely, Navan, Edwards, Manotick, Masson-angers, Cumberland, Carp, Metcalfe, Val-des-monts, Luskville, Richmond, Sarsfield, Vars, Buckingham, Kars, Kenmore, Wakefield, Woodlawn, North Gower, Russell, Osgoode, Vernon, Marathon.
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