Woo-hoo! Choraline Burton!Friday, September 21, 2012 by: SooToday.com Staff
CONSEIL SCOLAIRE CATHOLIQUE
Notre-Dame-du-Sault student benefits from a professional artistic experience in Granby
Choraline Burton, a Grade 10 student at École Notre-Dame-du-Sault in Sault Ste. Marie, was among the two dozen Francophone students from across the country selected to take part in the “Jamais trop tôt” competition.
This contest was presented as part of the Festival international de la chanson de Granby (Granby International Music Festival) held in Granby, Québec.
During six days, this 15-year-old artist received professional musical and artistic training to help her improve her artistic talents.
The training was completed on September 12 when Choraline gave a solo performance during a professional concert featuring up-and-coming artists.
Hailing from a musical family with both parents being musicians, Choraline has performed with her family since her early childhood at various musical events as part of the Burton Clan.
She sings and plays the drums.
Choraline qualified for this international festival due to her outstanding performance at the “2012 Quand ça nous chante” music festival in Timmins where she claimed one of the four solo artist awards.
This prize recognizes outstanding individual performances that display professionalism and originality.
The experience gained at the Granby International Music Festival, which included working alongside professional artists and taking part in workshops, helped her to develop her artistic talent.
“My experience in Granby has given me greater self-confidence. I made many friends, and we continually sang together, even in restaurants when waiting for our food to be served. ‘Jamais trop tôt’ increased my desire to pursue my musical ambitions. More shows, recordings: who knows what lies ahead? I loved my experience in Granby and would return at the drop of a hat,” explained Choraline Burton.
The Conseil scolaire catholique du Nouvel-Ontario offers a French Catholic Educational Program that is widely recognized for its excellence.
The CSCNO provides a quality academic program that runs from early childhood to adult education, with some 7,000 students in 27 elementary and 10 secondary schools.