2019 Sunday Concerts at Saint-Joseph's Oratory

LA FOLIA CONCERTS SERIES

From May 5 to June 30, 2019

Every Sunday at 15:30, with live projection on giant screen – contributions gratefully accepted. Concerts bearing the ($) mention require a ticket purchase.

CONCERT PROGRAMS AND BIOGRAPHIES OF THE ARTISTS

May 5: Ensemble Maestria, Anne Robert, violin, Sœur Angèle, animation
Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons
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May 12: L’Ensemble Sinfonia de Montréal, the Petits chanteurs du Mont-Royal, Louis Lavigueur, Director and Yuan Shen, organ
French Music for Choir, orchestra and organ from Saint-Saëns, Fauré, Poulenc, Duruflé, Gounod, Vierne and Widor
Tickets available online and at the door ($20)
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May 19: Four Centuries of Music at Notre-Dame de Paris
Works from Balbastre, Racquet, Vierne, Cochereau
Dominique Joubert (France), organ
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May 26: Anne-Julie Caron, percussion – Festival du prix d’Europe document-pdf-icon
June 2: BlackWatch Pipes & Drums
Improvisations on Bagpipes themes
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June 9: Vincent Dubois (France), organist and Marie-Andrée Joerger, accordeonist
Afternoon at Notre-Dame de Paris
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June 16: Denis Plante, bandoneonist and Vincent Boucher, organist
Piazzolla Tango
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June 23: Jean-Luc Thilien (France), organist and Pierre Rancourt, baritone
Improvisation on Quebec Chants
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June 30: Stéphane Beaulac, trumpeter and Vincent Boucher, organist
Trumpet tunes
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La Folia 2019 - Concerts du dimanche à l'Oratoire Saint-Joseph

SUMMER CONCERTS SERIES

From July 14 to September 1, 2019

Every Sunday at 15:30, with live projection on giant screen – contributions gratefully accepted. Concerts bearing the ($) mention require a ticket purchase.

CONCERT PROGRAMS AND BIOGRAPHIES OF THE ARTISTS

July 14: Johann Vexo (France) document-pdf-icon
July 21: Jean-Willy Kunz document-pdf-icon
July 28: Janos Kristofi (Roumanie) document-pdf-icon
August 4: Laurent Jochum (France) document-pdf-icon
August 11: Pascal Rouet (France) document-pdf-icon
August 18: Willy Ippolo (France) document-pdf-icon
August 25: Dominique Gagnon (Canada) document-pdf-icon
September 1: David Henning (États-Unis) document-pdf-icon

MONTRÉAL BACH FESTIVAL CONCERTS SERIES

From November 3 to December 1, 2019

Every Sunday at 15:30, with live projection on giant screen – contributions gratefully accepted. Concerts bearing the ($) mention require a ticket purchase.

CONCERT PROGRAMS AND ARTIST BIOGRAPHIES

November 3: Vincent Boucher Album release under the ATMA Classique label – The Meeting in Lübeck document-pdf-icon
November 10: ($) Olivier Vernet (France) ($15) General admission – Bach and the French
Tickets on sale at Montreal Bach Festival and at the door.
($) November 17 : ($) Dexter Kennedy (États-Unis) ($15) General admission – Improvised Bach
Tickets on sale at Montreal Bach Festival and at the door.
November 24 : Shin-Young Lee (South Korea) document-pdf-icon
December 1 : Chœur Musica Antiqua, Jean-Sébastien Vallée, director, Vincent Boucher, organ – Bach and Handel : An imaginary Meeting document-pdf-icon

2019 Sunday Concerts Series

 50 free concerts featuring reknowned guest organists, singers and instrumentalists
NouvelleGeneration.orgue – January 14 to February 24, 2019
Montreal Sacred Music – March 3 to April 28, 2019
La Folia – May 5 to June 30, 2019
Summer Concerts – July 14 to September 1, 2019
CIOC Festival – September 8 to October 27, 2019
Montreal Bach Festival – November 3 to December 1, 2019
Noël at the Oratory – December 8 to January 5, 2019

VINCENT BOUCHER, TITULAR ORGANIST

Vincent Boucher organiste

« A virtuoso on the organ […], his playing is flawless. »

– John Collins, The Diapason

« Vincent Boucher is clearly one of the finest organists to appear in Canada in decades. »

– Daniel Foley, The Wholenote

Vincent Boucher is enjoying a true double career, pursuing both music and finance. He has studied under harpsichordists Dom André Laberge and Luc Beauséjour, as well as organist Bernard Lagacé. While in Mireille Lagacé’s class at the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal, a jury twice unanimously awarded him a first prize for organ and harpsichord. He has also completed a doctorate in performance at McGill University with John Grew and William Porter, and furthered his studies in Vienna with Michael Gailit, and later in Paris with Pierre Pincemaille.

Vincent Boucher has performed extensively and internationally, notably in England, Austria and France at the Cathedrals of Chartres, Bourges, and Notre-Dame de Paris. In 2000 he won first prize in the John Robb Organ Competition. In 2002, he won the Académie de musique du Québec’s Prix d’Europe, which had not been given to an organist since 1966. In 2003 he was awarded an Opus Prize in the category Discovery of the Year. He has already made eleven recordings, which have won a number of prizes and the praise of critics. Most recently, he has released the first recordings of the complete works of Charles Tournemire, as well as three CDs recorded on Saint-Joseph’s Oratory’s Beckerath organ.

With over 21 years experience as a liturgical organist, Mr. Boucher is the titular organist at Saint Joseph’s Oratory of Mount Royal. He was the principal organist at Sainte-Cécile Cathedral in Valleyfield from 1996 to 2000 and is currently assistant organist at Saint-Jean-Baptiste Church in Montréal  since 1993.

For more than 15 years, Vincent Boucher has worked in the financial industry, and he currently serves as investment advisor at National Bank Financial. A CFA chartholder, he holds a bachelor’s degree in finance and a graduate degree in e-commerce from the HEC, Université de Montréal’s business school and a Master of Business Administration from Oxford University. Sought administrator, he currently sits on the Board of the Pro Musica Society and the Concours International Organ Competition.

Visit Vincent Boucher – Organist’s website

Vincent Boucher – Excerpt of Concerto for organ in A minor, BWV 593 – III. Allegro

Performed on the Beckerath Organ in the Basilica during recording of the album Messes pour choeurs et orgues

Vincent Boucher – Daquin: Livre de Noëls