Carole Therrien
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Montréal-born singer Carole Therrien began studying music at a young age at Le Plateau School, and later at Joseph François-Perrault School. In 1994, she earned her bachelor's degree in voice (classical) at UQAM and was awarded the Fondation UQAM's Pierre J.Jeanniot scholarship.That same year, she was runner-up for the Mount-Royal Symphony Orchestra music competition. 1994 was also the year Carole discovered her love of jazz.
She began singing with bassist Alain Bédard's group Auguste before eventually founding her own jazz ensemble, the Carole Therrien 4tet. In 2003 her debut album entitled "Oracle" was released on the Effendi Records label.
Carole Therrien sings regularly with the MSO's professional choir, La Chapelle de Québec (chamber choir of Les Violons du Roy directed by Bernard Labadie),and the choir of Christchurch Anglican Cathedral in Montréal directed by Patrick Wedd.
Carole Therrien has been featured on more than twenty CDs as soloist or chorister with various ensembles. Some of her major recordings include "Roma Triumphans" with the vocal ensemble SMAM (Studio de Musique Ancienne de Montréal),Karen Young's "Âme, Corps et Désir" (winner of a 2008 Félix Prize) and "Auguste" by double bassist/composer Alain Bédard.She is also featured in the films "Canticum Canticorum" with Karen Young, (Jury Prize at the 2007 Yorkton Film Festival) and "Requiem de Mozart" with Les Violons du Roy directed by Bernard Labadie.
Carole has also sung as chorister on numerous recordings by the Montreal Symphony Orchestra (MSO)

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