Duo Voix Vent

Duo Voix Vent

Duo Voix Vent  

A unique voice and flute duo providing ambient music to enhance your special event, wedding, or cocktail reception. 

We also provide music appropriate for funeral services and visitation in funeral homes. 

Vocal repertoire sung in French, English, Latin, Italian, Spanish and German. 

Contact:  Deborah Jeans, Soprano (418) 655-6064
Terry Ellen Christophersen, Flutist (418) 802-7681
Email:  DuoVoixVent@gmail.com

Biographies:

Deborah Jeans, Artistic Director, Viva Voce Voix Voice Studio
 
At the heart of Deborah Jeans is her ability to help people find their singing voices and to experience joy through the art of singing.  Deborah began to sing at a very early age in her native Cape Breton, Nova Scotia, where she received her early musical education and exposure to solo singing.  Later, she graduated from the University of Toronto, Faculty of Music, with a Bachelor’s degree in voice performance and a diploma in operatic literature and performance.  She was awarded the Josephine Harper Award as the most outstanding female singer in her graduating year.  A winner of a number of competitions and awards, among them study grants from the Canada Counsel, Deborah Jeans studied voice and interpretation of classical repertoire in Rome, New York and Austria.  Her performance credits include the Canadian Opera Company, Vancouver Opera Association, Pacific Opera Victoria and Opera-in-Concert, Toronto.   

In Toronto, Ms. Jeans operated Viva Voce Voice Studio for sixteen years.   Some of her former students are graduates of McGill University, University of Western Ontario, Queen’s University and the University of British Columbia.  A passion for the French language and culture brought her to Quebec City in 2008, where she opened a voice studio known as Viva Voce Voix, studio vocal/Viva Voce Voix, voice studio. 

Terry Ellen Christophersen – Flutist 
Terry began studying flute at age 7 with her father, Roy Christophersen, a music teacher and former composition student of Nadia Boulanger at the Conservatoire de la Paris. 

She obtained her Bachelors Degree from McGill University graduating with Distinction in Flute Performance under Professor Timothy Hutchins, first flute of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra.

Her orchestral experience includes: The McGill Symphony Orchestra; The Concordia Orchestra; The National Youth Orchestra of Canada; L’ Orchestra Symphonique de Quebec; The Windsor Symphony Orchestra; The Huronia Symphony Orchestra. 

Terry has participated in many small ensembles.

She has also recorded 5 albums with various ensembles: 

“A Year’s Day”, Valuri De Matase 2007

“ Valuri De Matase”, Valuri De Matase 2004

“Je T’aime, C’est Tout”, Sophie Marie Martel with Les Nostalchics  L’Orchestre de Salon de Québec (one track) 1998

“Une Echappée D’Ivresse Romantique”,  Les Nostalchics L’Orchestre de  Salon de Québec   1997

“Sea Pictures” with contralto Maureen Forrester and the McGill Symphony Orchestra, 1986

Services:

The following ensembles are available for your special event:

Flute & Guitar – Light pop music from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s, Celtic & folk music

Flute & Clarinet – classical, world music, jazz, ‘Gypsy and Modern’

Flute & Piano – classical, world music, Eastern European folk music

Flute & Voice – Duo Voix Vent

 

Testimonials:

Having Deborah Jeans’ help to formulate my early training as a singer was the best thing that could have happened to me! Deborah helped me to recognize my own potential abilities and also to believe in myself.  She taught me the skills I would later use in my craft as a performer.  Sensitive, caring teachers like Deborah Jeans are almost impossible to find!
Ann Rowe, Canadian soprano living and working in Salzburg, Austria

Deborah Jeans was my first voice teacher.  She helped me to discover my voice and opened it to a powerful, focused sound or more than two and a half octaves, capable of singing with many colours. She also recognized right away that I was a visual learner, so she tailored our lessons to my way of learning and processing information, something that made the process of learning to sing so much easier for me. 

Deborah Jeans is a talented educator and a strong force in the Canadian vocal scene. I feel that my work with her is one of the reasons I can now call myself a professional singer.

Ryan Field, Canadian actor (Stratford Festival 2011) & singer (www.ryanfieldmusic.com)

 

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