Extra concert –  Saturday April 1st, at 7:30 p.m.
Sunday April 2nd, 2016 at 2 p.m. (sold out)

Bourgie Hall of  the Montreal Museum of Fine-Arts
1339 Sherbrooke Street West
Guy-Concordia Métro


Part of the exposition Chagall: Colour and music serie presented in Bourgie Hall by the Arte Musica Foundation

The great Russian choral tradition goes back centuries. The fact that the Orthodox Church had forbidden the use of instruments in liturgical music allowed a magnificent repertoire of religious music for a cappella choir to build up over time. Compellingly original, and by turns hieratic and virtuosic, it made the Slavonic language a vehicle for intense spirituality. With the rise of the Romanovs in the 17th century came a European influence, with composers adopting polyphony and the concertanto style, while managing to keep with tradition, uniting “popular Russian song and good old Western fugue,” in the words of Glinka.



24-voice choir
Andrew McAnerney conductor


Individual tickets are available only through the Museum of Fine Arts box office.
514-285-2000 ext 4 or sallebourgie.ca
In person at the Museum of Fine Arts box office.