A  recital of songs in french for your school.                                         

Je propose aux enseignant de français un récital francophone composé de chansons variées:

Des interprétations de chanson françaises, des chansons originales, mais aussi  des chansons Américaines traduites et adaptées au Français.

A) -Contact et discussion au préalable avec les enseignants de Français

B) -J’envoie des textes de chanson choisis. que je chante pour analyse et apprentissage.

C) - Concert.*

*Ce récital peut très bien intégrer le travail fait en classe dans l’ Atelier-Chanson.

Les deux activités peuvent se compléter: j’inclus la chanson crée en classe dans le récital,

soit en surprise, ou bien même avec la classe

D’ ailleurs, en fonction du budget et du curriculum de l’établissement interressé, une performance de la chanson en groupe dans un context de festival ou de pièce de théâtre est tout à fait envisageable.

En plus d’une analyse de texte, ce récital peut aussi engendrer le travail écrit d’une petite

critique du dit récital. En français, si possible. Voice quelques examples de retour.

 

Michaela Pelland

Le présentateur était très intéressant. J’aime la façon dont il nous a aidé à faire une chanson sur quelque chose simple comme notre quartier. Je souhaite je suis allé au concert après pour l'entendre chanter ses chansons. Il était un très bon chanteur et très créatif. C'était une belle présentation et je suis content qu'il est venu. J'aimerais que nous avons plus de temps pour faire une chanson sur quelque chose autre.

 

Sarah St. Pierre                                           May 21, 2014

Francais 3

 

    J’ai aimé Bertrand Laurence. Son concert était très bon. Il a fait des grimaces pendant qu’il a chanté. C’était amusant. Quand il a parlé l’allemand, j’ai ri parce qu’il était inopiné. J’ai aimé tout les chansons. Il était un joueur extraordinaire de guitare. Ses doigts a remué très rapidement. Je n’ai compris que un peu des chansons. Il a parlé plus vite que j’ai pu traduire ses mots. Néanmoins, je l’ai aimé, et j’ai apprecié l’opportunité pour le voir. 

 

Abby Slater

Francais III

 

Bertrand Laurence était un chanteur très comique. Hier, il a chanté le blues et le jazz pour ma classe de français et une classe d’allemand. Moi, j’ai aimé la représentation parce qu’elle était drôle et amusante. Sa voix était forte, et le rythme des chansons a coulé. Il a un don spécial pour jouer de la guitare. Il a utilisé son don pour nous amuser. 

 

 

    Jenna Peabody and Sophia Duros

Acc French 3

5/21/14

Le concert français

Un  chanteur éranger  est venu a l’ ecole. Il chante en  français. Il a joué en solo. Et il a joue de la guitare, il etait bon. Il était aussi un très bon chanteur.  Nous n’avons pas compris la plupart des chansons qu’ il chantait. Il a chanté pour une demi-heure. Je desire que  le concert est plus long. Le concert était dans l’ auditorium.  Nous esperons qu’il reviendra l’annee prochaine.

 

Ben C.

 

Je pense que la visite de Bertrand est bon. Il dit que la musique de France est comme. Il est tres talentueux. Mais il parle français est il est difficile. La chanson que nous chanton  est plus bonne est m’aide moi avec le francais.

 

Erika Rohrberg

 

Je pense que le présentation hier était intéressant, et Bernard est un bon chanteur. Mais, il a parlé très vite, et il était difficile de comprendre les paroles des chansons. Quand il a nous aidé avec la composition, notre sujet était un peu bizarre- les pommiers sont assez ennuyeux, parce que nous habitons au campagne, et les arbres sont partout. Bernard est doué en jouer de la guitare, et il a eu beaucoup d’énergie. 

 

Brody Miller

5/22/14

Review of French Concert

 

    C’était une bonne expérience. J’ai bien aimé la musique. Il était utile d’entendre un orateur français. Il aurait étè mieux si il a parlé plus en anglais au début. Bertrand était très bon avec la classe. Il a fait rire tout le étudiants au concert. Il aurait été bien si il a mélangé dans la musique moderne. Il était un très bon musicien et interprète. L’écriture de la chanson était amusant.

Rhynell Christopher

    Je pense que le concert etait difficile faire attention dans le concert. Le musique etait comme-ci comme-ca. Je ne comprends pas le plus la piece de musique. Si je comprends le plus la piece de musique, je ferais attention a le concert. 

Justin Livoli

B Period

 

J'ai apprécié le concert. La musique était amusant et Bertrand et talentueux. Les chansons étaient bonnes. Bertrand m'a aidé à voir ce que la musique française était comme. Nous devons le faire à nouveau. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hannah Feakes 

Concert Review

French B

5/22/14

    Concert Review 

Le concert a ete une excellente idee et expose aux eleves de vivre la musique d'une autre culture qui etait vraiment interesante. Bien que ce fut une experience différente, j'ai trouve le concert d'être difficile de se concentrer sur parce que je n'ai pas compris la plupart de ce qu'il disait. J'ai aussi trouve le concert pour etre ennuyeux parce qu'il a joue beaucoup de chansons lentes. Si il a joue des chansons plus optimistes, il pourrait de fait le concert plus interessant et amusant. Je pensais que ce concert etait un excellent moyen de sortir de la classe et il s'est avere etre un peu d'education.

 

Colin Willoughby

Thoughts on the french singer

 

    Je crois que le chanteur etait tres tres bon et tres talentueux. J’aime les chansons parce que nous lisons les chansons dans les jours précédents, donc nous pourrions comprendre le mots qu’il chantait. Aussi, il etait tres enthousiaste au sujet de chansons, et il a trop d’energie, donc j’aime regarder il realiser.

 

Elizabeth Hagopian

HON French 4

Mrs. Winter

May 21, 2014

Bertrand Laurence Concert

    Je pense ça le concert est pas mal. Bertrand est un musicien fantastique. Il est un artiste naturel. J’aime les chansons ça il chanter. Aussi, j’aime ça nous avons connu quelques de les chansons il chante, si nous avons compris les mots. De l’arrière de l’auditorium, il est parfois difficile entendre Bertrand chant. Aussi parfois il chante très vite, et il est comprendre difficile que il est chante. En général, le concert est bien, et j’apprécie ça.  

Justin Seeley

La Revue de Concert

    J’ai aime le concert. Il a jouer plein de chansons. Il a jouer les chansons que nous a déjà lire. Par exemple, Petites Boites et Emmene-Moi. C’est super parce-que je n’a pas connais comment les chansons marcher quand tu les chanter. Je crois que il a prend le participation de le public et tout le monde ont apprécier. Il a aussi jouer les autre chanson que je n’a pas connais et j’ai peut écouter les autre chansons français. Il est très enthousiaste. 

Divya Krishna

Honors French 4

May 21, 2014

 

 

 

 

 

Bertrand Laurence

 

    Le concert de Bertrand Laurence a été bon, bien que je n’aime pas le blues.  Il a été drôle quelquefois, qui est bon entre les chansons.  Mais, je ne comprenne pas tout les choses il a parlé, particulèrement pendant les chansons rapide.  Depuis j'ai été très loin de stage, quelquefois il est difficile entendre la mots parce que le guitare a été plus bruyant que se voix.  En général j'ai apprécié la performance, particulèrement quand j'ai reconnu les chansons.

Tyler Plakson

Bertrand Laurence

 

    Bertrand Laurence a etait pas mal. Il a etait comique et tres bon a guitar. Il a etait tres excellent a guitar. Son improvisation a etait tres bon, aussi. J’ai beaucoup aime Bertrand. Il a etait tres interessant. Une fois, il a commence chant au sujet de les pommes de terres. Je veux voir il encore, si je peux. Apres le concert, nous (Tim et moi) avons parle avec Bertrand, et il a etait tres gentil. Que l’homme! Il a dit nous de son groupe de theatre. Il a etait amusant. 

 

Emily Steele

 

Hier, Bertrand est venu a l’école et il a chanté. J’ai aimé sa représentation. C’était très bon. Il est très talenteux. J’aime sa musique. Il joue la guitare très bon! Il était amusant. Il a écrit une chanson pour notre classe. C’était très belle! J’ai compris quelques des sa chansons, mais pas beaucoup. J’ai aimé sa vêtements, aussi. J’ai parlé a lui apres sa représentation, et il a impliqué en un théâtre de communauté. C’est intéressant que il aime comédie aussi! 

 

Laura Laite

Francais 3

 

Le concertiste Bertrande Lawrence été tres amusant!  J’aimé son représentation et la musique son joue!  Bertrand Lawrence été un talentueux musicien et été engagé le audience avec son musique.  Bertrand Lawrence joue plus chansons.  Bertrand Lawrence été tres comique. J’aiméquand Bertrand joué chansons que le audience pourra chanter avec son.

 

Natalie Lindsay

May 22, 2014

Bertrand Lawrence

Le concert était très interessant. Bertrand Lawrence jouait le guitar tres bien, et certains de les chansons étaient très compliquée. J’étais impressionné par son connaissance de trois langues: français, anglais, et allemand. Il avait l’air heureux a jouer a notre école, et tout le monde a apprecié son concert. Il etait très drôle et expressif. Il a connu beaucoup de genres de musique.

 

 

 

Fernanda M. Cruz

05/21/14

C period

                       Critique for Mini Concert 

 

    I really enjoyed the concert we had yesterday. I love listening to music from other countries. Most people don’t really enjoy it because they don’t understand what they’re saying, but I think that’s the beauty of it! I thought his singing voice was fantastic! And I loved the way he could easily play around with the guitar while he was singing. His interaction with the crowd was really good because it wasn’t dead silent, he made everyone laugh and sing along! I would most certainly pay to see him sing again! The only part that I didn’t like was that we barely had anytime to listen! I wish there were more time to enjoy the company of his musical talent     

Lily Keiley

French 1

Le 21 mai

Responde

I thought that the concert was interesting. The singer, Bertrand Laurence, was very good. He sang each song with feeling, and even though french isnt his native language, he spoke it fluently. My favorite song was “les petits boites.” The song is cool since it is sung so joyously, like a childrens song. However the lyrics tell another story.Bertrand plays the guitar really well, and even spoke a little German. I hope we can have more french singers come and visit.

 

Carrie Cheung 

 

Mrs. Winter

French 1

May 21, 2014

 

French Concert 

 

    I found the french concert very enjoyable. The guy did a great job interacting with the audience, and captured our attention throughout the whole performance. His plethora of music styles, including blues and jazz, increased the authenticity of his music. While I didn’t understand most of the words, using hand gestures and his tone he was able to describe the themes of the songs to everyone. I thought the concert was beneficial to everyone, and should be continued for years to come.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Caleb Winick

5/21/14

French 1 French Concert Review

 

    Overall the concert was good. Bertrand Laurence was a very skilled guitar player and had a pleasant voice. In addition he had a great sense of humor. The only complaint i could make was his tendency to speak in french the whole time. I understand that the higher level french classes may have under stood him but we had no chance of doing so. I think he even spoke more german than english. One thing that could improve his visit would have been a sheet with all the lyrics printed on it. This would kind of help out us to understand his songs. 

Sophie Wood

    I thought it was really cool to listen to french songs. There were only about two songs that I understood but the way all of the other songs sounded gave my a really good sense on what the songs are like in France. I feel like even though I didn’t really understand the songs it helped me with learning French. I was able to take what i knew already and plug it into the song and connect it all myself. Bertrand Laurence had a really good attitude about playing for us which made the room feel a little more excited.  

 

Daniel Seeley

Period C

 

Concert Review

 

    I thought the concert was very entertaining. I liked it because I got to hear a lot of french songs. The songs Bertrand laurence played showed the culture of France. I liked how he was very enthusiastic. I noticed that he must really like performing. 


Kristi Cushing

French I

May, 21, 2014 Concert Review

I thought that the concert on Tuesday was very fun. Bertrand Laurence was a great singer, and he was friendly and funny. My favorite song that hye sang was the one about the person’s  life story and how they grew up and then died. Also I liked the song about the house with the fountain and the children, and then there were big buildings being built. I think that Bertrand Laurence had a good voice with a nice range. Im glad that we could hear him sing yesterday, and it would be fun to do it again next year too.

 

Ben Seeto    

concert review

5-21-14

 

I thought the concert yesterday was very good. Betrand Laurance was a very good singer/ guitarist. He was even able to tell a few jokes in french which I didn't understand but was apparently funny. In a few of his songs i thought it was a little hard to hear what he was saying. i thought the songs were enjoyable to listen to. it helped that we went over them in class so i had an idea on what to expect. overall i think it was a good experience and i would want to do it again.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sarah Duhaime and Emily Worden ( we had to share a computer): 

 

Even though I only knew the two songs we learned in class, it was a great concert and I thought it was really entertaining. I like how he cracked jokes and how he was also talking to the German class also. I learned a lot about the French song culture and was introduced to a new kind of music. He was very talented with only his guitar as an instrument. 

 

 

Lea Markham

5/21/15

Period C

French Concert Review

 

    Bertrand Laurence was a fun musician to watch perform. I could tell he was very enthusiastic and passionate for his music through the constant energy he put into his performance. Even though I couldn’t always understand his French, I enjoyed listening to the different styles of music from jazz to the blues. It was simple but also relaxing. I liked how he kept the concert moving and explained a little about every song. He is also very funny and very interactive with the audience. However, I think I would have enjoyed it more if he spoke more english because I felt as if I would have been able to better connect with his music. But overall, it was a fun performance and I hope he can visit again.

 

 

Jessie Harmon

French Concert Review

 

Yesterday we were fortunate to have Bertrand Lawrence come in to our school to perform a few French songs for our-and the other- French classes. It was a great experience and it was interesting to hear live French music. I enjoyed the music as it was an exposure to French culture, and I actually knew one of the songs he sang. I had already known ‘Petite Boites’ (though, it was in English) and was glad to hear it live. 

    I was happy Bertrand came in because we were able to be outside of the classroom and still learn French, which is nice to do every once in a while. I hope that we will be able to have Bertrand come back in further years so that the upcoming French students can have this experience as well.

 

Shayne McKenna

 

Bertrand Laurence

Performance Review

 

    In my opinion, the musical performance put on by Bertrand Laurence was quite well put together. He made it clear that he was a fan of the Blues and Jazz, but he was also clear that he enjoyed Rock as well through his French interpretations of American rock songs. He was very helpful in providing a brief explanation of a few of the songs in English as well as in French which was needed for the students who didn’t know quite enough French to understand everything he said. Overall, I think that it was a great experience to enjoy some of the music produced by French culture.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carrie Cheung

Mrs. Winter

French 1

May 21, 2014

 

French Concert 

 

    I found the french concert very enjoyable. The guy did a great job interacting with the audience, and captured our attention throughout the whole performance. His plethora of music styles, including blues and jazz, increased the authenticity of his music. While I didn’t understand most of the words, using hand gestures and his tone he was able to describe the themes of the songs to everyone. I thought the concert was beneficial to everyone, and should be continued for years to come.

 

Jake Watkins

Per C

5-21-14

 

 

 

 

French Concert Critique

I personally enjoyed the French concert and thought it was very fun and enjoyable. I thought it was also very helpful and allowed us to get an idea of what kind of music the French listen to and write. It was a very pleasurable experience. The musician was a good performer and funny. Although I couldn’t understand a word he said the entire time, the concert was an overall good experience.

John Seeto

 

French Concert

I thought the concert yesterday contained quality culture and music throughout the entire experience. It was interesting to observe a different style and composure performed by Bertrand Laurence. I was able to interpret some of the words and meaning in the songs that were played. It was also nice that he was able to speak english, so he was able to clarify any unidentified messages that were in french. Overall a positive and unique experience that taught in a different way.

 

Ben Seeto    

concert review

5-21-14

 

I thought the concert yesterday was very good. Betrand Laurance was a very good singer/ guitarist. He was even able to tell a few jokes in french which I didn't understand but was apparently funny. In a few of his songs i thought it was a little hard to hear what he was saying. i thought the songs were enjoyable to listen to. it helped that we went over them in class so i had an idea on what to expect. overall i think it was a good experience and i would want to do it again.

 

Erin Alzapiedi

 

I thoroughly enjoyed the french concert on Tuesday.  I liked how upbeat and relaxed Bertrand Laurence was and how he also had an entertaining personality. He didn’t just sing the songs, he performed them. I also liked how we were all comfortable enough to feel like we could sing along and he even taught us parts of the songs. Bertrand’s performance was engaging and uplifting. I was left humming the songs all day long.

 

 

 

Fernanda M. Cruz

05/21/14

C period

 

                   Critique for Mini Concert 

 

    I really enjoyed the concert we had yesterday. I love listening to music from other countries. Most people don’t really enjoy it because they don’t understand what they’re saying, but I think that’s the beauty of it! I thought his singing voice was fantastic! And I loved the way he could easily play around with the guitar while he was singing. His interaction with the crowd was really good because it wasn’t dead silent, he made everyone laugh and sing along! I would most certainly pay to see him sing again! The only part that I didn’t like was that we barely had anytime to listen! I wish there were more time to enjoy the company of his musical talent! 

 

Danny Nagle

Madame Winter

Yesterday, we watched a french musician named Betrand Laurence,in the auditorium during C block. Bertrand Laurence sang and played guitar. He was a talented singer and guitarist, but i did not really enjoy his concert because i did not understand him 

 

 

                    Ashley Cormier

 

French Concert Review

    The concert was very energetic and entertaining to watch. I feel as if Bertand Laurance always kept everyone interested in what he was doing, and played diverse types of music. The music was upbeat most of the time, although it was very hard to understand what he was saying and I wish I could have connected to what he was saying better. It was nice to have listened to some of his songs and translate them prior to the concert because I knew what he was saying which made it much more enjoyable. He was a great singer with a lot of energy and enthusiasm which made this a fun experience. Overall, I’d say the concert was a great experience and a fun way to hear a taste of some french music. 

 

 

Kyle Cloutier

French 1

le 21 mais

        French Concert Reflection 

 

    The french concert yesterday was a fantastic experience. I had a great time listening to all the french songs. Bertrand Laurence was a great singer and also seemed like a bit of a comedian. He continuously made the whole audience laugh which made the concert lively and enjoyable. Culturally, the concert was also a great experience because it taught about the french songs, style of music that Bertrand Laurence liked, and the style of music a lot of french people listen to. I would like to continue to listen to french songs and discuss their meanings. 

 

 

Jessica Kouvo

Mrs. Winter

HON French 1

21 May 2014

Bertrand Laurence Concert Critique

 

    I thought that Bertrand Laurence’s concert was very interesting. The songs were easy to listen to, but I could not understand the majority of the lyrics that were in french. He did a good job of trying to involve us in french conversation, but it was hard to understand what he was trying to say. It was a good cultural experience to see what french songs are like when played in person. Bertrand had an entertaining personality and an energetic stage presence, and his concert gave an example of what a small concert in France might be like.

    

    

Ellie Petter 

21 May 2014 

Concert Critique

    I enjoyed seeing Bertrand Laurence perform yesterday. It was interesting to hear French folk music performed live. He brought so much energy to the stage, which helped to keep me engaged and listening. I also like that he spoke in almost all French because it was fun for me to guess what he was saying. I thought trying to figure out what he was saying was helpful because it helped me make connections to what we are learning in class and showed me how muchprogress I have made. Also, it was fun to go watch a concert instead of sitting class. Concerts are always fun. 

 

 

 

 

 

Keenan Doyle

 

Une critique du concert

 

The concert was very fun and interactive, not to mention that the singer, Bertrand Laurence, was hilarious. I was very unsure about the concert when I saw him putting the flag around Mme. Winter’s neck I knew that she was just here to have some fun and spread the humor of the french culture. I’m really glad that I got to see this concert and laugh along with everyone else when the German teacher came and and Bertrand started speaking German to them. I think just seeing him talk to them in German it really open my eyes on how closely connected the French are to their neighboring countries.  I think that the concert was a enlightening experience that I definitely enjoyed.