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February 2018

Shakespeare and Company

February 7, 2018 @ 7:30 pm (19:30) - 9:30 pm (21:30)
Claire and Marc Bourgie Pavilion – The Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, 1339 Sherbrooke Street West
Montreal, Quebec Canada
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$18.05 – $33.92

Four hundred years after his death, Shakespeare still inspires. Stephanie Moore and Tim Brady premiere two settings of texts by the great playwright that showcase the depth and power of the Voces Boreales choir and the ingenuity of the ensemble Of Sound, Mind and Body. A coproduction of Bradyworks, the Montreal Choral Institute, and the Arte Musica Foundation ARTISTS OF SOUND, MIND AND BODY Tim Brady, electric guitar Helmut Lipsky, violin Shawn Mativetsky, percussion Ben Duinker, marimba VOCES BOREALES Choir…

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A choral encounter with Ēriks Ešenvalds

February 27, 2018 @ 7:30 pm (19:30) - 9:30 pm (21:30)
Elizabeth Wirth Music Building, 527 Sherbrooke St W
Montreal, Quebec H3A 1E3 Canada
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$25.00
Ēriks Ešenvalds

The Montreal Choral Institute (MCI) invites fans of Baltic and Scandinavian repertoire to a choral workshop hosted by internationally renowned Latvian composer Ēriks Ešenvalds. Despite the composer’s short stay in Montreal, this choral encounter will interest the public, music lovers, choristers, soloists, conductors, composers and instrumentalists alike. All are welcome to attend this two-hour event scheduled for Tuesday, February 27, 2018, between 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Orpheus Choir Toronto is promoting Ešenvalds’s Central Canada tour. The Montreal event is…

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March 2018

Choral Conducting Masterclass – Ninth Edition

March 22, 2018 @ 7:00 pm (19:00) - March 24, 2018 @ 5:30 pm (17:30)
Church of St. John the Evangelist, 137, av. du Président-Kennedy
Montreal, Quebec H2X 3P6 Canada
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$300.00 – $400.00

In March 2018, the Montreal Choral Institute will once again be offering its annual three-day intensive workshop on choral conducting. Six conductors selected from among all applicants will work individually with some top-notch Montreal choirs under the guidance of internationally renowned conductor Andrew Megill. Andrew Megill Since his appointment as Choral Director of the OSM Chorus a few years ago, Andrew Megill has earned the respect and admiration of everyone on the Montreal musical scene, be they choristers, soloists, instrumentalists,…

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May 2018

ELEMENTS: III. EARTH & AIR

May 29, 2018 @ 7:30 pm (19:30) - 9:30 pm (21:30)
$12.00 – $30.00

Voces Boreales once again brings an eclectic and exciting program of international contemporary music, sung in nine languages, to its Montreal audience. As always, the concert includes works by Scandinavian composers such as Jean Sibelius and Edvin Østergaard and Baltic composers such as Eriks Esenvalds. The program includes a Canadian work by Toronto composer Stephanie Martin as well as one from Mongolian composer Se Enkhbayer (a new addition to Voces Boreales’ list of countries!). In addition, the ensemble will perform…

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November 2018

Elements: Quintessence

November 20, 2018 @ 2:30 pm (14:30) - 6:00 pm (18:00)
Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel, 400 Saint Paul Street East
Montreal, Qc Canada
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$12.00 – $30.00

“Quintessence” is the last concert in the Voces Boreales Elements series. Referred to as ether, quintessence is described as a material filling the universe above the terrestrial sphere. Quintessence is given various names according to some traditions and cultures. For instance, it is a void in Japanese culture, while it is known as Akash in Indian Hinduism. Despite the different names, one common aspect prevails: quintessence relates to the same intangible, unseen concept—a sense of spirit, a soul, an essence…

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Conducting master class with Simon Carrington

November 26, 2018 @ 7:00 pm (19:00) - 9:45 pm (21:45)
Church of St. John the Evangelist, 137, av. du Président-Kennedy
Montreal, Quebec H2X 3P6 Canada
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$100.00

The Montreal Choral Institute is proud to announce that Simon Carrington, Yale University professor emeritus, will hold a conducting masterclass for choir conductors willing to learn from his first-class experience. Each selected conductor will have the opportunity  to conduct Voces Boreales, one of Montreal’s professional choral ensembles, under Simon Carrington’s baton, providing conductors with techniques for their conducting approaches. Interested candidates should send their CV, letter of interest, and video link to: masterclass@montrealchoralinstitute.ca Deadline: October 27 Podium time: 25 minutes…

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December 2018

Workshop with Simon Carrington

December 1, 2018 @ 10:00 am (10:00) - 1:00 pm (13:00)
Conseil des arts de Montréal, 1210 Rue Sherbrooke Est
Montreal, Quebec Canada
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$15.00 – $20.00

The Montreal Choral Institute (MCI) is proud to announce that Simon Carrington, Yale University professor emeritus and a founder member of The King’s Singers, will hold a choral workshop for singers from the Greater Montreal area who are curious to learn from the expertise of this world-renowned choral clinician. The MCI opens this workshop to anyone wishing to work on three choral pieces Carrington selected. A once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to learn from Simon on his experience and insights into choral music.…

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March 2019

Choral Conducting Masterclass – Tenth Edition

March 21 @ 8:00 am (08:00) - March 23 @ 5:00 pm (17:00)
Church of St. John the Evangelist, 137, av. du Président-Kennedy
Montreal, Quebec H2X 3P6 Canada
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$400.00 – $500.00

On March 21, 22, and 23, 2019, the Montreal Choral Institute will once again offer an annual three-day intensive conducting workshop. Six selected conductors will work individually with a number of Montreal-based choral ensembles and will hone their techniques with attentive tutelage from Andrew Megill. Andrew Megill A few years ago, Montreal was delighted to welcome Andrew Megill as the new OSM Chorus director. An international figure on the choral scene, Megill is much loved by choristers, soloists, instrumentalists, composers,…

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May 2019

From XL to L : 40 voices in space

May 21 @ 7:30 pm (19:30) - 9:30 pm (21:30)
Le Gesù Church, 1202 De Bleury Street
Montréal, Quebec H3B 3J3 Canada
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$18.00 – $29.50

It suddenly struck me that that tiny pea, pretty and blue, was the Earth. I put up my thumb and shut one eye, and my thumb blotted out the planet Earth. --Neil Armstrong, Apollo Cocooned in the reverberant nave of Montreal’s Le Gesù Church, we are transported to the confines of space 40 voices gather round and surround us: Thomas Tallis’s ancient harmonies Gabriel Jackson’s mystical hymn Meredith Monk’s primal rite Marie-Claire Saindon’s interstellar ballet Alec Roth’s cosmic cantata. On…

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September 2019

A Time for Everything

September 10 @ 8:00 am (08:00) - 5:00 pm (17:00)
Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel, 400 Saint Paul Street East
Montreal, Qc Canada
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$15.00 – $25.00

The Montreal Choral Institute invites you to experience one of Montreal’s finest chamber choirs, voces boreales, in concert with conductor Michael Zaugg.  The evening will create a transcendent soundscape on the theme of 'A Time for Everything'. The Book of Ecclesiastes is the inspiration behind the selection of these great a cappella works. Programme Bo Holten – A Time for Everything Ann-Sofi Söderqvist – What is life? Pēteris Plakidis – Mūžība ­(Eternity) Benjamin Britten – A.M.D.G. (Ad majorem Dei gloriam)…

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