French-Canadian music at Crossroads

Quebec chanteuse Johanne Blouin will headline a French Song Festival on Friday, March 12, at the Crossroads Church.

Quebec chanteuse Johanne Blouin will headline a French Song Festival on Friday, March 12, at the Crossroads Church.

The pop/jazz singer from St-Hyacinthe is known for the richness of her voice and the quality of her material.

Blouin, a two-time winner of the Felix Award (the Quebec equivalent of a Juno), made her debut singing songs by Felix Leclerc, Michel Rivard, Jim Corcoran and Louise Forestier in the early 1990s, becoming a much-loved singer in her home province.

Opening for Blouin will be a talented group of young Central Alberta singers and musicians from local French and French immersion schools, who will perform a “Galala.”

Tickets for the 7 p.m. concert, organized by the Alberta Canadian French Association, are $12 in advance for members ($42 for member families) from the Black Knight Inn Ticket Centre. Non-members pay $20 in advance or at the door.

The Crossroads Church is in Red Deer County, just west of 32nd Street and Hwy 2.