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In Memoriam

November 5 @ 7:30 pm (19:30) - 9:30 pm (21:30)


Only two larks still soar dreamily into the fragrant air. Come here, and let them fly around, soon it will be time to sleep, we must not lose our way in this solitude. – Joseph von Euchedorff

Where there is unspeakable raw pain and despair, there is also joy, and love for humankind. With Remembrance Day approaching, Voces Boreales takes an intimate look at war, loss and the emotions borne from them. It inspired the most poignant pages of music history, and highlights the complexity of the human existence and experience. Composers on this program hail from all around the world: Canada, Estonia, United States, United Kingdom, France, Austria, Norway, and Germany, while the dates of composition range from 1840 to today. Grief and death are indeed universal and timeless, but each composer chosen for this program brings a unique point of view, creating a dialogue between generations and nations.


The Deer’s Cry, Arvo Pärt
Let all mortal flesh keep silence, Stephanie Martin
Il pleure dans mon cœur, Claude Debussy (harm. Clytus Gottwald)
Four Songs About Not Being There, Norbert Palej
Do not stand at my grave and weep, Chris Hutchings
Bring us O Lord, William Harris
There are some men, Philip Glass
Polaris – pour chœur à 8 voix, Louis Desjarlais (Création)
Blegnet, Segnet! / (At the grave of a young wife), Edvard Grieg
Im Abendrot (Adagietto from the 5th Symphony), Gustav Mahler (harm. Clytus Gottwald)
Lux Aeterna, Edward Elgar


November 5
7:30 pm (19:30) - 9:30 pm (21:30)


Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel
400 Saint Paul Street East
Montreal, Qc H2Y 1H4 Canada
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