Joëlle Rabu stars in ‘Tonight… Piaf,’ described as a “moving, compelling tribute” to Édith Piaf, March 26-27 at the Port Theatre. (Angie Oh photo)

Joëlle Rabu stars in ‘Tonight… Piaf,’ described as a “moving, compelling tribute” to Édith Piaf, March 26-27 at the Port Theatre. (Angie Oh photo)

Vancouver Island Symphony presenting ‘moving’ tribute to French songstress

‘Tonight… Piaf’ returns for two shows at Nanaimo’s Port Theatre on March 26-27

A tribute to a famous French songstress is coming to the Port Theatre for two nights this weekend.

The Vancouver Island Symphony is presenting ‘Tonight… Piaf’ on March 26-27, described as a “moving, compelling tribute” to Édith Piaf, starring “vibrant Nanaimo actor” Joëlle Rabu under the direction of Pierre Simard.

“Her voice was passionate. It was untrained,” Rabu said in a previous interview with the News Bulletin. “She was discovered in the streets of Paris so there was a certain rawness to her voice, her quality of interpretation of songs that I’ve always admired. She understood what she was singing about.”

WHAT’S ON … ‘Tonight… Piaf’ at the Port Theatre March -27. For more information, visit www.porttheatre.com.

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