ATMA Classique is proud to announce that its recording La traverse miraculeuse with Les Charbonniers de l’Enfer and La Nef won an ADISQ Award for Traditional Album of the Year.
La traverse miraculeuse (the miraculous crossing) brings together two Québec music groups who have looked back to the sea-going past of their culture to find common ground in songs of the 18th century. Most of the songs on the CD were collected in Québec or Acadia, while others evoke the struggle between the English and the French during the Seven Years War. Soprano Meredith Hall sings the epic ballad The Battle of Québec.
Founded in 1978, ADISQ’s (Association québécoise de l'industrie du disque) mandate is to promote and develop Québec’s music industry.