The Harpissimo-Québec Association, member of the ISFHC (International Society of Folk Harpers and Craftsmen) is celebrating its 20th Season (2016/2017). On this occasion, they have made a video entitled “Harpissimo-Québec: 20 and déjà” which can be seen on YouTube. They also produced a third CD called “Le chant des cordes”.
They are giving many concerts in the Québec province this year, including a concert in Verdun (Montreal) celebrating the 150th anniversary of the Canadian Confederation (1867-2017). On this occasion, the group will play an entire program of works by Canadian composers.
Their co-directors and founders, Gisèle Guibord and Robin Grenon, are very proud of the path undertook by Harpissimo-Québec 20 years ago. The association has now 42 members, and The Harpissimo-Québec Ensemble, near 20 active members, mostly from the Montreal area, but also from the region of Eastern Townships, Lanaudière and even Vermont State (U.S.A.), getting together once a month to rehearse and socialize.