Sunday October 18, 2015 at 3 p.m.

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

crop CJ


This concert will be given in memory of Christopher Jackson, our founder, conductor and artistic director that died of lung cancer on September 25, 2015.


Attributed to King Solomon, the Song of Songs is an intensely erotic text in which the man and woman sing to each other of the ardour that unites them. It remains an important book of the Bible, as it uses profane love as a metaphor for God’s love for his creatures. From the Middle Ages on, the female lover was associated with the Virgin Mary, or sometimes with Mary Magdalen, becoming the human soul irresistibly attracted to Christ and his infinite love. Since the Renaissance, composers have set fragments of this long poem to music, illustrating both carnal desire and spiritual aspiration.


Concert program


A capella choir
Andrew McAnerney  conductor
Christopher Jackson  artistic director