CONCERT SERIES: CATHEDRALS IN MUSIC
July 2 to October 29, 2017
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July 2 to October 29, 2017
Music and titular organists from cathedrals in North America and Europe.
Sundays at 15:30 – Projection on giant screen. Contributions gratefully accepted.*
CONCERT PROGRAMS AND ARTIST BIOGRAPHIES
|July 2: Nathan Laube, American Guild of Organists (USA)|
|July 4 (at 10:00): Vincent Boucher, Saint Joseph’s Oratory of Mount Royal|
|July 9: Frédéric Blanc, Notre-Dame d’Auteuil Church (France)|
|July 16: Georges Bessonnet (France)|
|July 23: Break|
|July 30: Lorenzo Ghielmi (Italie), Susanna Veerman and Wim Does (Netherlands)|
|August 6: Réjean Poirier (Canada)|
|August 13: Bruno Mathieu, Tours Cathedral (France)|
|August 20: Matthew Larkin (Canada)|
|August 27: Didier Matry, Saint-Augustin de Paris Church (France)|
|Septembre 3: Edoardo Bellotti (Italy)|
|Septembre 10: Vincent Boucher (Canada)
|Septembre 17: Maria Budačova (Slovakia)|
|24 septembre: Break|
|October 1: Dominique Joubert (France)|
|October 8: Jean-Baptiste Robin, Versailles Royal Chapel (France)|
|October 15: Daniel Brondel (USA)|
|October 22: Silvius von Kessel, Cathédrale d’Erfurt (Germany)
|October 29: Final Concert : Symphonies with Organ by Saint-Saëns and Guilmant with the Sinfonia Ensemble from Montreal, directed by Louis Lavigueur and Jonathan Oldengarm, Jacques Boucher et Vincent Boucher, orgue.
Admission générale : 20 $
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« 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.