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

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
tickets abbaye
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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, Ottawa (Music & Beyond)
      • Saturday, December 9 at 2:00 pm, Abbaye de Saint-Benoît-du-Lac
      • Sunday, December 10 at 4:00 pm & 7:30 pm, College Street Congregational Church, Burlington, VT
Repentigny Tickets
Ottawa tickets to come
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Eric Milnes – harpsichord
Philippe Gagné – tenor, Evangelist
Eric Edlund – baritone, Pilate
William Kraushaar – bass, Jesus
Denise Torre Ormeno – soprano
Nicholas Burns – male alto
Jeffrey Thompson – 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
ottawa tickets to come
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Abbaye tickets
burlington tickets to come

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