2019 Sunday Concerts at Saint-Joseph's Oratory

NOUVELLEGENERATION.ORGUE CONCERTS SERIES

From January 13 to February 24, 2019

Every Sunday at 3:30 p.m., with live projection on giant screen – contributions gratefully accepted.

CONCERT PROGRAMS AND ARTIST BIOGRAPHIES

January 13: Hans-Ola Ericsson document-pdf-icon
January 20: Julien Girard (France) document-pdf-icon
January 27: Helen Tucker (Canada) document-pdf-icon
February 3: Vincent Boucher document-pdf-icon
February 10: Christian Lane (United-States) document-pdf-icon
February 17: Isaac Drewes (United States) – Winner of the Lynnwood Farnham 2017 competition document-pdf-icon
February 24: Back, Beatles, Brady: 150 guitars at the Oratory document-pdf-icon

MONTREAL SACRED MUSIC CONCERTS SERIES

From March 3 to April 28, 2019

Every Sunday at 3:30 p.m., with live projection on giant screen – contributions gratefully accepted.

CONCERT PROGRAMS AND ARTIST BIOGRAPHIES

March 3: Angèle Coutu, actor and Vincent Boucher, organist document-pdf-icon
March 10: Chœur Opus Novum and Aldéo Jean, organist document-pdf-icon
March 17: Passio : les larmes du cœur with Geoffroy Salvas, baritone and Christophe Gauthier, organist document-pdf-icon
March 24: Chœur Massenet and Vincent Boucher, organist document-pdf-icon
March 31: Chœur Modulation and Suzanne Ozorak, organist document-pdf-icon
April 7: Chœur St. Matthias and Scott Bradford, organist document-pdf-icon
April 14: Réal Gauthier – Music for Palm Sunday document-pdf-icon
April 21: Dominique Lupien – Music for Easter document-pdf-icon
April 28: Chœur classique de Montréal and Vincent Boucher, organist 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

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