School Component

Une chanson à l’école 2023

A musical start to the school year with Fanny Bloom, l’OSM and maestro Rafael Payare !

On Friday, September 29, 2023, hundreds of thousands of students from Quebec and French-speaking Canada will kick off the 27th Journées de la culture by performing Le Grand Rendez-vous, an original composition by Fanny Bloom and the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, conducted by Maestro Rafael Payare.

Discover the video clip of the song Le Grand Rendez-vous, produced by La Fabrique culturelle de Télé-Québec in the fabulous setting of the Maison symphonique de Montréal.

Register now to take part in the party!

Photo : Vivien Gaumand

A song

-… that you can learn easily, in less than 4 weeks;
– … to be interpreted as you wish: on the sung version or the instrumental, a cappella, on Orff instruments, on the piano or with the whole orchestra!
– … accompanied by a brand new original choreography by PPS Danse;
– … accompanied by multiple scores and a complete pedagogical guide, full of ideas for activities to do in class, in September and throughout the year!

« What an immense privilege to be entrusted with the mandate of writing Une chanson à l’école! I wanted the voices of youth to be raised to invite us to become aware of the efforts we must make to preserve our environment, our planet, on which we are lucky enough to live and grow. I wanted to give children and teenagers the power to speak frankly to us. Without being moralistic, my text is meant to be luminous, playful and full of hope, but it implies that we should not blind ourselves to the urgency of acting. Humbly, I offer you this little piece of hope, a stardust engraved forever in my heart, and I invite you all to this Grand rendez-vous brought to you by the extraordinary musicians of the OSM and its maestro, Rafael Payare! »

– Fanny Bloom


Thank you

Une chanson à l’école is made possible by Culture pour tous with support of Quebec’s Department of Culture and Communications as well as the Centrale des syndicats du Québec, and in collaboration with the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal and Télé-Québec’s La Fabrique culturelle.

Outreach partners: Association canadienne d’éducation de langue française (ACELF), Fédération des Associations de Musiciens Éducateurs du Québec (FAMEQ), Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF-FCE), Fédération culturelle canadienne-française (FCCF) and Fédération nationale des conseils scolaires francophones (FNCSF).