5 Things to Know About Gregory Charles

5 Things to Know About Gregory Charles

Gregory Charles joins us for the French Fest on September 27, 2023 at 7 p.m. in La Grande Salle at Place des Arts.

As a child, his mother used to say to him: “Imagine all you can do with just your voice and ten fingers”.

You’re probably already familiar with this great artist, who’s been on the road for over 35 years, but why deprive yourself of an opportunity to find out just a little bit more?

Here are 5 interesting facts about this icon of song.

1. A lifelong artist

Born in Montreal on February 12, 1968, Gregory Charles has been a classical pianist since childhood.

His long career began at the age of 7, when he won the Grand Prize at the Canadian Music Competition.

Since then, he has continued to share his love of music with audiences.

2. A meteoric rise

In 1998, he accompanied Céline Dion on her Let’s Talk About Love world tour, as backing vocalist and pianist.

Inspired by the experience, in 2002 he presented his first solo show, Noir et Blanc, in which he showcased his immense musical baggage.

It was a phenomenal success, with audiences clamoring for more!

3. Sales explode

In October 2006, he released the album I Think Of You, which sold over 350,000 copies in Canada, including 100,000 in its first week of release.

This highly successful album earned him a triple-platinum record and rave reviews.

The resounding success of the first single from his album, I Think Of You, came as a surprise to many, including himself, according to this TVA Nouvelles article by Pascale Wilhemy.


4. Mr. Professor

In 2011, he received his honorary doctorate in civil law from Bishop’s University.

The following year, he became a teacher on the popular TV show Star Académie, enabling him to continue sharing what he says is the greatest human asset: knowledge.

5. One jewel is worth another...

An accomplished artist, Gregory Charles became Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee Medalist in 2012.

Now, the Slague has the honor of welcoming this great star on Wednesday, September 27 at French Fest to relive his greatest classics.

As part of a fundraising evening, la Slague wishes to create a tradition of annual support for Place des Arts, our treasure.

Coming soon...

We are pleased to introduce you to a brand-new experience:
Au bistro des découvertes!

During an exchange between la Slague and Daniel Bédard, followed by another conversation and yet another, we asked ourselves an existential question: why not get together over a meal and a drink, and listen to some great local music?

Now it is time to put our words into action!

We are delighted to invite you to the very first installment of our new Au bistro des découvertes series!

During this experience, you will be immersed in the universe of our host artists, right down to your plate… They will share with us the source of their inspiration, their favorite music and the emerging artist they would like us to discover.

What flames ignite their listening when they are simple music lovers like us? What lesser-known talents do they fall in love with? What flavors are welcome on their plates?

Find out at Au bistro des découvertes!

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