For a Song

For a Song

| 1 h 17 min

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This documentary opens the door to the magnificent world of choral music, a world inhabited by exceptional beings with the capacity to experience joy from a single musical note. They sing anywhere and everywhere: at the wheel, in the shower, even in the kitchen. But above all, they sing together, men and women of all ages and various backgrounds, transformed by the radiant glory of song and united under the banner of L'Ensemble vocal d'Outremont.

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For a Song, Tahani Rached, provided by the National Film Board of Canada

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  • director
    Tahani Rached
  • research
    Tahani Rached
  • script
    Tahani Rached
  • script - collaboration
    Laurent Gagliardi
  • assistant director
    Laurent Gagliardi
    Karina Goma
  • cinematographer
    Jacques Leduc
  • additional cinematography
    Alex Margineanu
    Martin Gardner
  • editing
    André Corriveau
  • sound
    Claude Beaugrand
  • sound editing
    Claude Beaugrand
  • additional sound
    Marie-France Delagrave
  • gaffer
    Clermont Lapointe
  • electrician
    Bob McKenna
  • conductor
    Christine Harel
  • singer
    Monique Bélanger
    Pascale Boily
    Claudette Brown
    Monique Cardinal
    Sarah-Anaïs Crevier-Goulet
    Denise Desjardins
    Hélène Fafard
    Christine Jourdan
    Louise Lapierre
    Marie-France Marcoux
    Magdeleine Robillard
    Marie-Michelle Bellon
    Stéphanie Bouchard
    Catherine Brunelle
    Anne Charpentier
    Loly Darcel
    Valérie Desjardins
    Carmelle Gaudet
    Diane Langlois
    Suzanne Lebel
    Patricia Rios
    Claire Savoie
    Josée Beaudet
    Andrée Boisvert
    Claire Côté
    Lyse Desmarais-Gervais
    Catherine Hamann
    Lise Labonté
    Francine Langlois
    Pia Melillo-Houle
    Danielle Poupart
    Micheline Samson
    Isabelle Van Branteghem
    Louise Blain
    Andrée Bureau
    Christiane Dubé
    Jacqueline Épitaux
    Eve Krakow
    Denise Lafleur
    Brigitte Lapointe
    Hélène Paré
    Chantal Roux
    Odette Soucy
    Jacqueline Blanchard
    Benoît Dicaire
    David Fuchs
    François Marcotte
    Sylvain Poirier
    Bernard Brault
    Jean-Yvan Fradet
    Bernard Gagnon
    Jacques Palumbo
    Guillaume Chouteau
    Paul-André Dumais
    Michel Gratton
    Philippe Ibarra
    Jean-François Marier
    François Morin
    Normand Croteau
    Martin Gervais
    Marc Harvey
    Jean-Claude Marcelin
    Normand Montour
    Pascal Saint-Gelais
  • accompanist
    Guylaine Flamand
  • concert stager
    François Racine
  • sight specific intervention
    Loly Darcel
  • musician
    Alain Aubut
    Denis Béliveau
    Catherine Bolduc
    Suzanne Careau
    Louis Dagenais
    Normand Forget
    Katerine James
    Yves Prairie
    Pierre Savoie
    Anne St-Cyr
    Samuel Vero
    Anne Beaudry
    Michel Bettez
    Martin Boucher
    Marc Denis
    Timothy Bruce Halliday
    Madeleine Messier
    Christian Prévost
    Robert Slapcoff
    Julie Triquet
    Kirsten Zander
  • dialogue editor
    Francine Poirier
  • re-recording
    Serge Boivin
  • online editing
    Denis Pilon
  • titles
    NFB Postproduction Image Service
  • subtitles
    Kathleen Fleming
  • production administrator
    Colette Brodeur
  • production administration assistant
    Dany Delpy
    Josée Trudel
  • technical coordinator
    Richard Cliche
  • distribution officer
    Élise Labbé
  • line producer
    Christiane Germain
  • producer
    Éric Michel

  • timfrompittsburgh

    Having returned from a Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra performance of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony featuring the Mendelssohn Choir, I was pleased to notice a documentary on a Canadian choir available on my TV cable offerings. I thoroughly enjoyed "For a Song"! It gave me tremendous insight into the whole process involved in putting on a choral work, and showed me the dedication, talent, heart, and drive of L'Ensemble vocal d'Outremont. Christine Harel's energy, enthusiasm, and joy in leading this tremendous group of singers was inspiring. I was rooting for the choir to have a successful outcome in the challenging stage piece they performed, and they came through wonderfully. Makes me wish I could sing. Fantastic documentary!

    timfrompittsburgh, 29 Apr 2013
  • leodou

    c'est vrai!!! Le chant choral peut changer votre vie! Ceci est arrive a moi depuis ma reprise a partir de 1982, quand j'avais 24 ans!!!

    leodou, 23 Feb 2012