“Chantons tous!” –Famous French Songs and Their Translations

Instructor:  Lila Nation

  • Thursday Morning
  • 9:30 – 11:30 AM

We’re going to sing through this winter! From “Frère Jacques” to “Les feuilles mortes (Autumn Leaves), and “Michèle, ma belle” to “Je ne regrette rien!” (I Regret Nothing!), all will be revealed. No, you don’t have to be a singer, and no, you don’t have to know one word of French; you just need to want to have fun. Some songs are happy, and some are sad, while some songs are silly and others profound. We’ll take them apart then put them back together again with greater understanding and laughter. After all, “Ils ont changé ma chanson,” and yours!

Lila Nation has been singing all her life from Maester Singers to rock n’ roll. In fact, before she fell in love with French, she was a music major with a voice secondary, but even after a graduate degree in French, she returned to her roots and became the music director at a local church, growing the choir from eleven to thirty-five members! Last Winterim she conducted “Gospel Sing and Shout!” and this Fall semester started the Senior College Chorale.