Wednesday, December 12th 2018, 7:30 p. m.
Bon Pasteur Historical Chapel
100 Sherbrooke Est, Montreal
Sherbrooke Metro


Carols were not always simple Christmas songs. During the 15th century and into the 16th, England was becoming a nation, one that would found its own Church. The original carol was a uniquely English musical genre that bore witness to these developments. To lyrics on a wide variety of topics, the late medieval carol was sung by clerics and laity, men and women, professional and amateur musicians alike. With its blend of Latin and English lyrics, it foreshadowed England’s transition from Catholicism to Anglicanism and became a favourite of King Henry VIII. Ensemble Scholastica presents a selection of early English carols for the Yuletide season and beyond.


Agincourt Roll (début XVe siècle) Deo gratias, Anglia
Manuscrit Egerton (mi-XVe siècle) Saint Thomas honor we
Manuscrit Egerton Anglia tibi turbidas
Manuscrit Ritson (début XVIe siècle) O blessed Lord
Manuscrit Ritson Lullay, lullow
Manuscrit Ritson Mervel not, Joseph
Selden Carol Book (mi-XVe siècle) Nowell. Out of your sleep arise
Agincourt Roll Abide, I hope it be the best
Manuscrit Ritson Nowell. Dieu vous garde


Ensemble Scholastica 

Rebecca Bain, voice, viol, and direction
Elizabeth Ekholm, voice
Cynthia Gates, voice
Josée Lalonde, voice
Angèle Trudeau, voice and gothic-harp