Friday, October 7, 2022 – 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 8, 2022 – 4 p.m.
Sunday, October 9, 2022 – 2:30 p.m
Bourgie Hall
1339 Sherbrooke West
Montréal, H3G 1G2


Bus : 24 – stop De la Montagne Bus

Stations Guy-Concordia, Peel or Lucien-L’Allier

PRESENTATION

Music has always added an incomparable lustre to ceremonies, both sacred and secular. In baroque-era England, alongside religious anthems for voice and orchestra, elaborate and resplendent compositions served to enhance all manner of occasions. For example, in honour of the birthday of Queen Mary II in 1694, Henry Purcell composed the ode Come Ye Sons of Art, which features one of the finest countertenor duets ever composed. And performed for the swearing-in of the new rector of Cambridge University in 1749 was William Boyce’s ode O be Joyful in God all ye Lands, which Arion and the SMAM are performing for the first time in North America.

In collaboration with Arion Orchestre baroque

PROGRAM

Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
Praise the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, Z. 47

William Boyce (1711-1779)
O be Joyful in God all ye Lands (Canadian Premiere)

William Hayes (1706-1777)
Sinfonia in D minor

Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
Come, Ye Sons of Art, Z. 323

DISTRIBUTION

Soloists, choir, and orchestra

Andrew McAnerney, musical direction
Mathieu Lussier, artistic direction