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MONTREAL, FEBRUARY 3, 2017  – More than 200 students from nine English Montreal School Board schools have lent their voices to L’Or du roi Midas, a children’s book and audio project that retells the ancient Greek myth of Midas’ gold. Students will join peers from 11 other local schools at the Hellenic Community Centre of Greater Montreal (5757 Wilderton) on February 9 (7 pm) to debut three choral pieces from the CD.

L’Or du roi Midas is a follow up project for music directors Dimitris Ilias and Maria Diamantis as well as author and lyricist Glen Huser and composer Giannis Georgantelis. The four previously teamed up in the retelling of the myth of Demeter and Persephone in the picture book and CD, Le Temps des Fleurs, le temps des neiges.

This project, like its predecessor, allows the children to discover the beautiful world of illustrations, learn how a professional CD is composed, from recording to mixing and editing, sing alongside a symphony orchestra all the while having fun building their self-esteem, team spirit and discipline.

Upon completion, the final book and CD are sold and net profits are donated to the participating schools to strengthen music education and literary exploration in their curriculum.

Michael J. Cohen
Communications and Marketing Specialist
English Montreal School Board
Tel: (514) 483-7200 ext. 7243
Fax: (514) 483-7213