2023-2024 Season
L’Harmonie des saisons
Vocal & Instrumental Ensemble with International Guest Artists
Eric Milnes & Mélisande Corriveau, Directors
presents our 2023 – 2024 Season
We are thrilled to offer our audience more listening pleasure!
Your presence at these events, and your generous Donations, assure our continued activities and successes!

Sacred music in Sacred spaces

PURCELL: Anthems & Fantasies

The vocal ensemble of L’Harmonie des saisons collaborates with Les Voix humaines Viol Consort in a presentation of a magnificent program of English Baroque music, focusing on the sacred and instrumental repertory of Henry Purcell.

Purcell is considered one of the most illustrious English composers of the 17th century. He was also the last composer to include viol consorts in his sacred music. Rarely heard works by his contemporaries (John Blow, John Jenkins and Michael Wise) round out this unique program.

      • Friday, June 7 at 7:30 p.m, Chapelle Saint-Louis, Montreal
      • Saturday, June 8 at 2:00 pm, Abbaye de Saint-Benoît-du-Lac
      • Sunday, June 9 at 4:00 p.m, Église Saint-Dominique, Quebec City
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We invite you to join us at our benefit event “Wine and Cheese with the Artists”, which will take place immediately after the concert at the Abbaye de Saint-Benoît-du-Lac, on June 8 at 3:30 pm. To participate, you can purchase the ticket of your choice and add a $100 donation.


Special Concerts

Festival of Chiquitos Missions

April 19 – 22 avril 2024, Bolivia

With Philippe Gagné – counter tenor, Mélisande corriveau – viola da gamba & Suren Barry – harpsichord

Court arias and character pieces with a few songs from the archives of the Bolivian missions.

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Sackville Early Music Festival, New Brunswick

Bach Concertos

L’Harmonie des saisons will offer their programme of J. S. Bach Concertos from their latest CD release, featuring established Québec artists in prominent solo roles as they recreate seldom-heard masterworks in an evening concert.

      • Friday, September 29 2023 at 7:30pm, Auditorium Brunton

Featuring Italian music from the early seventeenth century.

      • Sunday October 1st 2023 at 3:00 pm, Auditorium Brunton

Past Concerts

REQUIEM: Gabriel Fauré (on period instruments)
& La Messe des morts by Marc-Antoine Charpentier

Fauré’s Requiem, this great masterpiece of the French repertoire, will be presented on period instruments, with the famous Messe des morts by Baroque composer Marc-Antoine Charpentier as a complementary program.

Gabriel Fauré’s magnificent Requiem is distinguished by its intimate, nuanced expressiveness. L’Harmonie des saisons will reveal this masterpiece in the authentic manner of its 19th-century premiere by Fauré himself. Indeed, the work is rarely performed in its original “church” version of January 1890, with vocal forces and orchestra on period instruments adapted to this context.

When combined with the deeply moving Messe des morts by 17th-century composer Marc-Antoine Charpentier, we can immediately grasp the complementary nature of these compositions, and hear the extent to which Fauré was influenced by his Parisian musical predecessor.

  • Saturday, November 4 at 2:00 pm, Abbaye de St-Benoit-du Lac
  • Sunday, November 5 at 3:00 pm, College Street Congregational Church, Burlington, VT
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Eric Milnes, direction & harpsichord
Denise Torre-Ormeno – soprano
Nicholas Burns – male alto
Philippe Gagné – tenor
Sumner Thompson – baritone
William Kraushaar – bass

Messiah: an oratorio by G. F. Handel

L’Harmonie des saisons, soloists, choir and orchestra on period instruments, presents its annual Christmas concert: G.F. Handel’s THE MESSIAH, on tour! This program celebrating the Nativity will bring together some 40 artists from Canada, the United States and South America.

This timeless work, composed in just 24 days by Handel, has captivated audiences and music lovers alike since its premiere in April 1742.

      • Thursday, December 7 at 8:00 pm, Théâtre Alphonse-Desjardins, Repentigny (Aramusique)
      • Friday, December 8 at 7:30 pm, Southminster United Church, Ottawa (Music & Beyond)
      • Saturday, December 9 at 2:00 pm, Abbaye de Saint-Benoît-du-Lac
      • Sunday, December 10 at 4:00 pm & 8:00 pm, College Street Congregational Church, Burlington, VT
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Eric Milnes – harpsichord
Philippe Gagné – tenor, Evangelist
William Kraushaar – bass, Jesus
Sumner Thompson – baritone, Pilate
Denise Torre Ormeno – soprano
Nicholas Burns – male alto
Aldéo Jean – tenor

J. S. BACH: St. John Passion

As we climb towards Easter, experience Johann Sebastian Bach’s masterly musical retelling of the Passion of Christ.

It is through human feelings – fear, pain, compassion – that the musician Bach, the preacher Bach, leads his listeners to contemplate the divine drama.
_Gilles Cantagrel, Le Moulin et la rivière, 1998

This grand concert of sacred music will be presented by L’Harmonie des saisons, a vocal ensemble and orchestra on period instruments, on tour.

      • Thursday, March 21 at 7:30pm, Ottawa (Music & Beyond)
      • Friday, March 22 at 7:30 p.m, Église Saint-Dominique, Quebec City
      • Saturday, March 23 at 2:00 pm, Abbaye de Saint-Benoît-du-Lac
      • Sunday, March 24 at 4:00 pm, College Street Congregational Church, Burlington, VT
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