Sunday Concerts 2017

CONCERT SERIES: CATHEDRAL MUSIC

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 (except on October 29 – $20).

CONCERT PROGRAMS AND ARTIST BIOGRAPHIES

July 2: Nathan Laube, American Guild of Organists (USA) document-pdf-icon
July 4 (at 10:00): Vincent Boucher, Saint Joseph’s Oratory of Mount Royal document-pdf-icon
July 9: Frédéric Blanc, Notre-Dame d’Auteuil Church (France) document-pdf-icon
July 16: Georges Bessonnet (France) document-pdf-icon
July 23: Break
July 30: Lorenzo Ghielmi (Italie), Susanna Veerman and Wim Does (Netherlands) document-pdf-icon
August 6: Réjean Poirier (Canada) document-pdf-icon
August 13: Chantal De Zeeuw, Cathédrale d’Aix en Provence (France) document-pdf-icon
August 20: Matthew Larkin (Canada) document-pdf-icon
August 27: Didier Matry, Saint-Augustin de Paris Church (France) document-pdf-icon
Septembre 3: Philip Crozier document-pdf-icon
Septembre 10: Vincent Boucher (Canada) document-pdf-icon
Septembre 17: Maria Budačova (Slovakia) document-pdf-icon
24 septembre: Break
October 1: Dominique Joubert (France) document-pdf-icon
October 8: Jean-Baptiste Robin, Versailles Royal Chapel (France) document-pdf-icon
October 15: Daniel Brondel (USA) document-pdf-icon
October 22: Silvius von Kessel, Cathédrale d’Erfurt (Germany) document-pdf-icon
October 29: Final Concert : Les symphonies avec orgue de Saint-Saëns et Guilmant performed by the Sinfonia Orchestra, under the direction of Louis Lavigueur; Jacques Boucher, Jonathan Oldengarm and Vincent Boucher, organists. In collaboration with the Canadian International Organ Competition (CIOC).$20 General Admission. Tickets on sale through the CIOC Website and at the door on the day of the concert. document-pdf-icon
Concerts d'orgue - Cathédrales en musique 2017

2017 Sunday Concert Series

 50 free concerts, open door workshops, 6 thematical series with 16 choirs, 3 orchestras, 40 instrumentalists and 45 reknowned organists from over 8 countries.
Nouvellegeneration.orgue – January 8 to February 26
Montréal musique sacrée – March 5 to April 30
Cultures in Spring – May 7 to June 25
Cathedral Music – July 2 to October 29
Montreal Bach Festival – November 5 to December 3
Organ Noels 2017 – December 10 to December 31

VINCENT BOUCHER, TITULAR ORGANIST

« 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