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September 28, 2005

World's Fastest Singing Painter!

On October 3 Quebec artist Pierre Paul Fortin will attempt to surpass the Guinness Book of World Records holder Andre Roger as the fastest painter in the world. In 1986 Mr. Roger created 60 paintings in 57 minutes. Mr. Fortin feels confident he will set a new record by creating 61 paintings in 57 minutes. But Mr. Fortin will go one better: As he paints - dressed to fit the occasion as a race car driver - he will sing nine songs a cappella in double time with the Young People's Chorus of New York City in English, French, Italian, and German.

Mr. Fortin was born in Chicoutimi, in the province of Quebec in 1959. On March 23, 2003, he set a record by creating 31 paintings in 27 minutes and 21 seconds while singing nine songs. The Young People's Chorus of New York City (YPC), the resident choir of both the 92nd Street Y and WNYC, New York public radio, has distinguished itself as one of the finest youth choruses in the city. A portion of the profits from this event will be donated to Young People's Chorus of NYC and to the Sainte Justine Hospital's charitable organization in Montreal.

Posted by acapnews at September 28, 2005 9:42 PM