After a massive, critically acclaimed and sold-out show at Sydney’s City Recital Hall last year,
Monsieur Camembert returns with its all-star, blockbuster show celebrating the life,
music and poetry of iconic Canadian songwriter Leonard Cohen.
Drawing on material that spans 35 years, Monsieur Camembert's entirely original interpretations traverse styles
rarely (if ever) associated with Cohen, including swing, jazz, tango, Latin, klezmer and more.
Linking the songs with Cohen's remarkable poetry and prose, the show also features audio fragments of Cohen himself.
For 20 years, Sydney’s own three-time ARIA-award-winning band Monsieur Camembert
has been performing and touring its joyful, wild and wonderful repertoire, playing capacity concert halls nationally and internationally,
including headlining the International Leonard Cohen Festival in Canada.
For this unmissable City Recital Hall event, the 13-piece line-up features Monsieur Camembert (Yaron Hallis on vocals, guitar;
Eddie Bronson on saxes, clarinet, flute, accordion; Mark Harris, double bass; Jim Pennell, lead guitar;
Daniel Pliner, piano; and Jess Ciampa, drums, percussion) and will feature special guest singers
Abby Dobson, Diana Rouvas, Gregg Arthur, & Susie Bishop, together with 3 virtuoso guest instrumentalists:
Mexican harp player Victor Valdes, Ukrainian cellist Anatoli Torjinski & Egyptian Oud wizard Joseph Tawadros.
“An uplifting tribute…Yaron Hallis’ singing brings joie de vivre to the originals. Monsieur Camembert does justice to the emotional,
lyrical and melodic intent of the songs while adding a new dimension.” – Weekend Australian
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City Recital Hall Angel Place @ 2 Angel Place, Sydney, NSW 2000