This is a marriage that you wouldn’t have thought possible : Marc Hervieux in front of an audience of dozens of cars, in a field next to a motor racing circuit. The tenor has, however, risen to the challenge of pandemic during the series ‘ TD musiparc, Wednesday, at Mirabel.
Marc Hervieux was his baptism of ” concert car “, Wednesday. “I never would have imagined that in my entire life,” he told the Newspaper, last weekend, on the experience out of the ordinary.
On the stroke of 21 h, the tenor has made his arrival on the scene TD musiparc the ICAR circuit Mirabel. While the applause was rather discreet, a few horns to react, the singer, who has mustered a smile before beginning When we only have love, by Jacques Brel.
After the song, the horns are again made to be hear, which got a laugh out of Hervieux. “Thank you so much for being there, it is amazing ! a-t-launched it. I don’t know how to react. When you do honk, I don’t know if you like it or not. Then allow yourself to go with the horns and the lights, it’s going to reassure me “.
The spectators did not pray to meet the demand of the tenor, replacing their applause usual by honking well felt throughout the evening. “I never thought that I klaxonnerait after in a show,” said Hervieux, laughing.
When he was offered to participate in the series of shows TD musiparc, Marc Hervieux has said that he could choose his songs as if he were in a concert hall, because the radio of the car can allow for moments of intimacy.
Pigeant mainly in the times of his album Our songs, released in 2018, Marc Hervieux has notably sung the success of Jean-Pierre Ferland (what A luck that we took), Richard Desjardins (The heart is a bird), Louis Armstrong (What a Wonderful World), Charlie Chaplin (Smile), and the songs of the film The wizard of Oz (Over the Rainbow) and The Godfather (Parla più piano).
“It is surreal that we live in “
To borrow a phrase, with Marc Hervieux on stage Wednesday, it was ” drive “, all was well. The tenor has delivered moments of emotion, other power, punctuated interventions, sympathetic and funny.
Taking almost to a stand-up comedian, he launched into a droll anecdote to relate that he had already mixed the words serpent (snake), and snail (snail). “Why I tell it so ? he asked his pianist after several minutes. Ah yes, the next song is in English ! “
“It is surreal what we saw tonight,” said the singer later. In 25 years, we will say : do you remember the concert piano-voice of a guy we went to see in what resembled a ciné-parc ? “He could not have said it better.
►Marc Hervieux will be performing at Gatineau (Thursday night), Mercier (Friday) and Quebec (Sunday) in the framework of the series TD musiparc. For info : musiparc.ca.