Corey Payette is a playwright, actor, composer and director of Northern Ontario Oji-Cree heritage, based in Vancouver, BC. His ground-breaking stage writing, such as the musicals “Les Filles Du Roi” and “Children of God” have explored heart-wrenching Indigenous experiences and brought important conversations to the community of stage acting.
Vancouver Youth Choir performs ‘Cold Isn’t Permanent’ from the musical “Les Filles du Roi” by Corey Payette and Julie McIsaac.
Cold Isn’t Permanent
from “Les Filles Du Roi”
SATB, Piano Accompaniment
Composer: Corey Payette
Composer Lyricist: Corey Payette, Julie Mcisaac
Arranger: Corey Payette
“Les Filles du Roi” (The King’s Daughters) is a gorgeous new trilingual musical written in English, French, and Kanien’kéha (Mohawk) from the creators of last season’s groundbreaking “Children of God.” The powerful story of Kateri, a young Mohawk girl, and her brother Jean-Baptiste whose lives are disrupted upon the arrival of les filles du roi in 1665. They forge an unlikely relationship with young fille Marie-Jeanne Lespérance, whose dreams of a new life are more complicated than she could have imagined. Over the course of a year, Mohawk, French and English journeys collide setting the stage for the Canada we know today. Payette’s music connects the heartbeat of the drum and the soaring voices of our female ancestors in a thrilling contemporary score, weaving three languages and rivaling the beauty of Canada’s most stunning landscapes.