This Week in Montreal (December 5-11)

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La Scena Musicale's Discovery Box

Christmas at Bourgie Hall

With its colorful stained glass and its warm atmosphere, Bourgie hall is a choice venue for Christmas celebrations.
Les Idées heureuses, under Geneviève Soly, transports us to 17th-century Ville-Marie, during Advent and Christmas period. Church music, Gregorian chant, organ, Christmas hymns and motets are on the program. In collaboration with the Scholastica women’s vocal ensemble, under Rebecca Bain. (Bourgie Hall, Thursday December 8, 11 AM).
A popular Montréal tradition, the Sing Along at Bourgie Hall and Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul marks its 37th edition. Produced by CBC Montréal, in collaboration with the Church of St. Andrew and St. Paul, the Arte Musica Foundation and the Montréal Museum of Fine Arts. Broadcast live. (Bourgie Hall, Sunday December 11, 3PM).
www.sallebourgie.ca

Geneviève Soly - Photo: Robert Etcheverry

Geneviève Soly – Photo: Robert Etcheverry

Chapelle historique du Bon-Pasteur

Les Cantates de l’éther present baroque and contemporary music. Composer Maurice-G. Du Berger was inspired by the poetry of Claude Gauvreau and Tina Biello. With Andréanne Brisson Paquin, soprano, Francis Colpron, flute, Marie-Laurence Primeau, viola da gamba. Also works by Handel. (Chapelle historique du Bon-Pasteur, Thursday December 8, 7:30PM.
France Bellemare, soprano, and Marie-Ève Scarfone perform works by Dvořák, Rachmaninov, Floyd and Puccini. (Chapelle historique du Bon-Pasteur, Sunday December 11, 3 PM).
www.ville.montreal.qc.ca/chapellebonpasteur

Holidays with les Violons du Roy

Perennial holiday favorite, Haendel’s Messiah returns with Les Violons of Roy, La Chapelle de Québec and four soloists of international renown: Lucy Crowe, soprano, Iestyn Davies, countertenor, Allan Clayton, tenor and Luca Pisaroni, baritone-bass, all under Bernard Labadie. (Maison symphonique, Saturday December 10, 7:30PM).
www.violonsduroy.com 

Violons du Roy - Photo: David Cannon

Violons du Roy – Photo: David Cannon

Gesù – A Holiday Classic

For the 9th year, Le Gesù presents Les Noëls pour orgue by Louis-Claude Daquin, performed by titular organist François Zeitouni. These famous variations on popular carols will bring out the brilliant colors of this downtown historic church’s great organ. New this year: the organist will be shown on a big screen inside the church. (Le Gesù, Sunday December 11, 3 PM).
www.legesu.com

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