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


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


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


Paulina Francisco, soprano
Nicholas Burns, contreténor
Michiel Schrey, tenor
Alex Dobson, bass

Ian Sabourin, contreténor
Arthur Tanguay-Labrosse, tenor
Normand Richard
, bass

Stephanie Manias, Marie Magistry, Rebecca Dowd Lekx, sopranos
Josée Lalonde, Marie-Andrée Mathieu, altos
Kerry Bursey, David Menzies, tenors
John Giffen, William Kraushaar, basses

Gagnon-Lafrenais, Jessy Dubé,  Sari Tsuji, Sarah Bleile Douglass, violin 1
Guillaume Villeneuve, Marie Nadeau-Tremblay, Mélanie de Bonville
, Jimin Shin Dobson, violin 2 
Valérie Arsenault
, Jacques-André Houle, alto
Amanda Keesmaat
, Andrea Stewart, cello
Thibault Bertin-Maghit
, bass 
Sylvain Bergeron
, baroque guitar 
Hank Knox
, organ
Matthew Jennejohn
,Karim Nasr, oboe and recorder
François Viault, bassoon
Roman Golovanov
, Simon Tremblay, trumpet
Matthias Soly-Letarte
, timpani

Andrew McAnerney, musical direction
Mathieu Lussier, artistic direction