Friday, March 8th, 2024 – 7:30 pm
Saturday, March 9th, 2024 – 4 pm
Sunday, March 10th, 2024 – 2:30 pm 
Bourgie Hall
1339, Sherbrooke West
Montréal, H3G 1G2

Bus Bus : 24 – stop De la Montagne
Métro Stations Guy-Concordia, Peel or Lucien-L’Allier


This concert offers an opportunity to (re)discover two contrasting Masses heard in France during the reigns of Louis XVI and Napoleon. Written by Mozart on his deathbed in 1791, at the urgent request of an enigmatic commissioner, his Requiem was performed for the first time in Paris in 1804, in a slightly reworked version by Luigi Cherubini, who also conducted it. It was a triumph! Some years earlier, in 1774, François Giroust, the last representative of the grand motet à la française, had been commissioned to compose the music for the coronation of Louis XVI at the Cathedral of Reims.

In collaboration with Arion Baroque Orchestra


Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Requiem in D minor (K 626)

François Giroust (1737-1799)
Coronation Mass for Louis XVI
Super flumina Babylonis


Florie Valiquette, soprano
Sophie Naubert, mezzo sopranos
Nicholas Scott, tenor
Alexander Dobson, bass

Choir and orchestra

Mathieu Lussier, direction