Tuesday, January 25th, 2022 – 7:30 p.m.

On demand until Wednesday, February 2nd, 2022 – 12 p.m.
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.

PROGRAM

Airs de cour and Métis songs

DISTRIBUTION

Jonathon Adams, Nêhiyaw Michif (Cri and Métis), baryton
Les Voix humaines

Andrew McAnerney, direction