Sunday, February 2nd 2020, 3 p. m.
Church of Saint-Pierre-Apôtre
1201 rue de la Visitation, Montreal
Beaudry Station


In a way that may seem astonishing to us today, intense devotion in ancient times could exist alongside—or even serve to make amends for—the most unbridled behaviour… Particularly during the Renaissance, composers were equally successful at musically illustrating both the glorification of God and the wide array of human activities. After the great success of our concert celebrating the Court of Burgundy, this program features motets and (very) profane songs by early 16th century Franco-Flemish masters. The first raise the soul to heaven, while the second sing of love in all its forms, the pleasures of wine, hunting, and feasting in a way that François Rabelais, in the same era, would not have disavowed.


Motets and bawdy songs from the time of Rabelais

Gombert, de La Rue,
Compère, Agricola


Choir and instruments 

Andrew McAnerney, direction