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January 2016

Choral Conducting Masterclass — Seventh Edition

January 14, 2016 @ 7:00 pm (19:00) - January 16, 2016 @ 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

What an enriching experience this has been! Our deepest thanks to Andrew Megill for his precious teachings! And congratulations to our own Thomas Burton, member of the Voces Boreales’ tenor section and choir conductor, for winning the Iwan Edwards Award 2016! Front row (left to right): Monique Orvoine; Brian Stevens; Claude-Marie Landré; Andrew Megill, masterclass leader; Amelia McMahon; Pascal Germain-Berardi; Thomas Burton; Johanna Crooymans, President of the Montreal Choral Institute's Board of Trustees. Next January, the Montreal Choral Institute will…

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March 2016

Motets in Leipzig

March 12, 2016 @ 7:30 pm (19:30) - 9:30 pm (21:30)
Church of Saint-Pierre-Apôtre, 1323 René-Lévesque Blvd. East
Montreal, Quebec H2L 2L9 Canada
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$10.00 – $40.00

  On March 12th, Voces Boreales will be joining forces with the St. Lawrence Choir for its Motets in Leipzig concert. The event is part of a new three-year project by the SLC to explore the motet in all its forms. Generally sacred and a cappella, the motet is an opportunity for composers to play with rich choral harmonies, often in eight voices, and to combine music and theology through a text-led musical rhetoric. For this concert, we will begin…

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May 2016

ELEMENTS: I. WATER

May 31, 2016 @ 7:30 pm (19:30) - 9:30 pm (21:30)
Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel, 400 Saint Paul Street East
Montreal, Qc Canada
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$12.00 – $30.00

Great rivers, oceans, rain In May, we will be launching a series of concerts each of which will paint one of the elements of nature in wonderful, terrifying or exciting scenes. For the first of these concerts, the theme will be water, a matter essential to life itself. It will allow our thoughts to turn towards philosophical reflections about water and its relation to our lives, our psychology and our world and to contemplate at once our earthbound lives and…

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November 2016

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November 22, 2016 @ 7:30 pm (19:30) - 9:30 pm (21:30)
Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel, 400 Saint Paul Street East
Montreal, Qc Canada
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$12.00 – $30.00

Celebrating the 10th anniversary of Voces Boreales’ founding and the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death This coming season, we will be celebrating our ten years of music making and paying tribute to Michael Zaugg, our founding director from Switzerland, by continuing to explore the contemporary repertoire from Scandinavia, the Baltic States and North America, the mission he had entrusted us with. Since 2016 also marks the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, most of the works that you will…

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February 2017

Tutti Quanti VI Choral Workshop

February 18, 2017 @ 1:00 pm (13:00) - February 19, 2017 @ 9:30 pm (21:30)
Church of Saint-Pierre-Apôtre, 1323 René-Lévesque Blvd. East
Montreal, Quebec H2L 2L9 Canada
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$20.00 – $25.00

On February 18 and 19, 2017, the Montreal Choral Institute will welcome Montreal conductor Jean-Sébastien Vallée, who will lead two afternoon training sessions with some Montreal-area vocal ensembles and other selected choristers. The workshop will end with a gala concert where the participating choirs will have the opportunity to showcase their own repertoire and will then form a massed choir to sing the pieces focussed on during the training sessions. Jean-Sébastien Vallée Active conductor, scholar, clinician, and adjudicator, Maestro Jean-Sébastien Vallée…

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March 2017

Choral Conducting Masterclass — Eighth Edition

March 16, 2017 @ 7:00 pm (19:00) - March 18, 2017 @ 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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In March 2017, 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. Those from Canada will automatically be eligible for the Iwan Edwards Award, which covers the enrolment fee and provides a per diem. The recipient of the award will be informed prior to the masterclass and will have the…

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May 2017

ELEMENTS: II. FIRE

May 30, 2017 @ 7:30 pm (19:30) - 9:30 pm (21:30)
Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel, 400 Saint Paul Street East
Montreal, Qc Canada
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$12.00 – $30.00

For the second of our Elements concert series, we give you... FIRE! This evening of mostly contemporary a cappella offerings includes various interpretations of this most charismatic element: divine fire, the fire of the human spirit, the fire of love, of passion and of anguish, mythological immortal fire, the sun, poetic fire, and the physical element itself. Through an eclectic selection of music ranging from the 15th century to the present day, we explore our fascination with fire and flame,…

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November 2017

Coast to Coast

November 28, 2017 @ 7:30 pm (19:30) - 9:30 pm (21:30)
Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel, 400 Saint Paul Street East
Montreal, Qc Canada
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$12.00 – $30.00

As part of the many Canada 150 celebrations taking place during 2017, vocal ensemble voces boreales once again puts contemporary choral music at the forefront with a Coast to Coast concert featuring works by present-day Canadian composers. "At some point, celebrating Canada has to include commemoration of the past, where the country and its peoples came from, its struggles and hardships, as well as remembering those who paved the way for freedom and equality," says Andrew Gray, the group's conductor and artistic director. "November's concert…

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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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