Thursday, January 10th 2019, 7 p. m.
 (Short one-hour version without intermission. Experience music differently and gain a deeper understanding of the composers and their works as one of our musicians provides brief commentaries through out the concert.)
Friday, January 11th 2019, 8 p. m.
Saturday, January 12th 2019, 4 p. m.
***Sunday, January 13th 2019, 2 p. m.

*** Tickets available at the door at 13 h 15

Bourgie Hall
1339 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal
Peel Metro


The genius of Henry Purcell— who died at the age of 36— gleams like a comet in the sky over the world of British music. With equal pleasure, he produced abundant work that touched on all genres, as he used—in both the sacred and the profane—a sometimes striking sense of harmony to serve a powerful expressiveness. This program features poignant anthems for a cappella choir (Thou knowest, Lord, the secret of our hearts; Jehovah, quam multi sunt hostes; and Hear my Prayer, O Lord), the anthems with orchestra Rejoice in the Lord always and O Sing unto the Lord, and the delicate Ode to St. Cecilia from 1683, along with the suite composed for the play Abdelazer or The Moor’s Revenge.

Presented in collaboration Arion Orchestre Baroque

Listen the pre-concert bilingual conversation (Claire Guimond / Andrew McAnerney)


Henry Purcell (1659-1695) Thou knowest Lord, Z.58B, a capella

Hear my Prayer, Z.15 a capella
Jehova, quam multi sunt hostes mei Z.135 continuo
Abdelazar Suite ou Moor’s revenge, pour cordes et basse continue, Z570
Rejoice in the Lord always  pour chœur et cordes
O sing unto the Lord Z.44
Chacony in G minor Z.730
Ode on St Cecilia’s day Z.339

Duration : 1 h 30


Stephanie Manias, soprano
Nicholas Burns,  countertenor
Nils Brown, tenor
Normand Richard, bass-baritone
Choir and Orchestra
Andrew McAnerney, direction