Past concert

Friday December 16, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.

Saint-Léon de Westmount Church
4311, boul. de Maisonneuve West
Atwater Metro 


No other composer wrote more music for the celebration of Christmas than Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1643-1704). He left us a number of Magnificats and motets of all magnitudes celebrating the Virgin and the infant Jesus, a few sacred stories relating the shepherds’ visit to the manger, and a famous Midnight Mass, drawing on the melodies of popular Christmas carols still sung today. Throughout, with writing both skilful and sensitive, he conveys the sentiment surrounding the magnificent mystery of all births. As for the Te Deum—a hymn of thanksgiving—, with its gleaming trumpets, it is perfectly suited to any festive occasion.

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Josée Lalonde,  alto
Michiel Schrey, tenor
Normand Richard, basse


Odéï Bilodeau, soprano
Catherine St-Arnaud
,  soprano
Martin Auclair, basse

Choir Studio de musique ancienne de Montréal
Orchestra Clavecin en concert

Andrew McAnerney and Luc Beauséjour, conductors