Wednesday, April 26th, 2023 – 7:30 p.m. Chapelle historique du Bon-Pasteur
100 Sherbrooke East
Montréal, H2X 1C3–
Bus : 24 – stop Saint-Laurent
In a monastery, a mystical abbess composes rhapsodic songs to the glory of God. Below the window of a woman married to a wealthy lord, a troubadour sings of his ardent love. In a vast gothic cathedral, pilgrims begin a few songs of devotion to the Virgin at the end of their long journey. Around a banquet table, some noblemen enjoy the bounty of their hunt to the sounds of a joyful estampie… Many are the songs and instrumental pieces of the Middle Ages that accompanied activities of daily life, for both the poor peasantry and the wealthy nobility.
Sacred songs and love songs of the 12th to 15th centuries, by Hildegarde von Bingen, Adam de la Halle, Guillaume de Machaut, Jehan de Lescurel, Béatrice de Dia, Johannes Ciconia, Gilles Binchois
Ghislaine Deschambault, voice Antoine Malette-Chénier, gothic harp Émilie Brûlé, vielle