Local musician wins prestigious award before returning home for concert

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MERIGOMISH  –   Merigomish tenor Marcel d’Entremont is the recent recipient of prestigious award from McGill University.

On Nov. 25, the tenor won the 2018-2019 Wirth Vocal Prize at McGill University in front of an enthusiastic audience and a four-person jury. Alongside collaborative pianist Dakota Scott-Digout, from Barrington, NS, d’Entremont’s program included works by Verdi, Duparc, Schubert, Tchaikovsky, Quilter and Copland.

Established in 2015 by philanthropist Elizabeth Wirth, the Wirth Vocal Prize includes a cash award of $25,000, which the highest music award offered at a Canadian university, a 14-karat Wirth Prize lapel pin, a private consultation with Marie-Catherine Lapointe from Boulevart Artists’ Management, a concert performance at La Chapelle historique du Bon-Pasteur in Montreal on April 25, 2019, as well as a concert performance in the Richard Bradshaw Theatre at the Four Seasons Centre in Toronto in the fall of 2019.

On December 20, d’Entremont and Scott-Digout will be joined by soprano Brenna Conrad, a soloist at the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo, for a holiday concert, “Christmas at the Square”, at the Glasgow Square Theatre. Tickets are $30 each, or two for $50, and can be purchased online at www.glasgowsquare.com, or by calling Gerald at: 902-926-2020.