On demand until Wednesday, February 2nd, 2022
Bon-Pasteur Historical Chapel   
100, Sherbrooke East, Montreal
Sherbrooke Subway Station

SUMMARY

This unique programme of the music of the Métis and the European settlers in Québec is experimental in nature. Researching the European origins of Metis songs, now sung in Michif, French and English, and knowing that Indigenous youth were adept viol players. The concert is a recreation of the music-making that flourished in 17th century Quebec. Inspired by French 17th century consort songs, new arrangements include remarkable Métis melodies for voice and viols, delightfully cushioned between spectacular viol music and airs de cour by composers who’s music traversed the Atlantic.

VIDEO PODCAST

PROGRAM

Traditional Cree
Cree Song 

Sieur de Ste-Colombe (1640-1700)
Les Roulades

Traditional Métis
J’ai fait une maitresse*
Les petits oiseaux*

François Couperin (1668-1738)
Musètes de Choisi et Taverni

Jean Boyer (v. 1600-1648)
Que feray-je ? Que diray-je ?*

Louis Couperin (1626-1661)
Fantaisie pour les violes

Traditional Métis
La montagne sauvage*

Traditional Métis
En montant la rivière*

Sébastien Le Camus (ca. 1610-1677)
Amour Cruel*

Marin Marais (1656-1728)
Fantasie en écho

Andre Campra (16160-1774)
Doux échos

Traditional Métis
Le petit Rossignol Sauvage*

Michel Lambert (1619-1696)
Vos Mèpris

Traditional Cree
Cree Song

* Arrangement by Susie Napper

DISTRIBUTION

Jonathon Adams, Nêhiyaw Michif (Cri and Métis), baryton
Les Voix humaines Consort of Viols
Mélisande Corriveau
Felix Deak
Pippa Macmillan
Susie Napper