Friday, April 1st, 2022 – 7 :30 p.m.
On demand until April, 9th, 2022
Bourgie Hall
1339, Sherbrooke West, Montreal
Métro Station Guy-Concordia / Métro Station Peel


After seducing Bathsheba and having her husband killed in battle, King David realizes the error of his ways. He then confesses to God in what would become Psalm 51, Miserere mei, Deus (Have mercy upon me, O God). Many composers in different eras have set this imploration to music. We are presenting four masterful versions by composers of various backgrounds: a version by Josquin des Prez written for Ercole d’Este (1504), Gregorio Allegri’s famous version for the Papal Chapel (1638), one by Leonardo Leo for the Chapel Royal of Sardinia (1739), and James McMillan (2009).

In collaboration with Bourgie Hall



Josquin des Prés (1450-1521)
Miserere (Ferrara, 1504)

Leonardo Leo (1694-1744)
Miserere (Turin, 1739)

James McMillan (1959)
Miserere (London, 2009)

Gregorio Allegri (1582-1652)
Miserere (Rome, 1638)


Marie Magistry
et Stephanie Manias, sopranos
Josée Lalonde, alto
Michiel Schrey, tenor
John Giffen et Normand Richard, basses

Ian Sabourin, alto
Kerry Bursey, tenor

Anne-Marie Beaudette et Rebecca Dowd Lekx, sopranos
Elizabeth Ekholm et Rachèle Tremblay, altos
Nils Brown et Justin Jalea, tenors
François-Nicolas Guertin et William Kraushaar, basses

Susie Napper, bass viol
Christophe Gauthier, orgue

Andrew McAnerney, direction