Logo Sunday Concerts 2018

MONTRÉAL MUSIQUE SACRÉE SERIES

From March 4 to April 29, 2018

This series will allow music lovers to hear acclaimed organist Daniel Roth, titular organist at Saint-Sulpice Church in Paris, in Montréal for the first time in over 20 years. They will also have the chance to enjoy five vocal ensembles, playing major works including François Couperin’s Leçons de ténèbres, and the Mass for Two Choirs & Two Organs by Louis Vierne.

Every Sunday at 15:30, with live projection on giant screen – contributions gratefully accepted.

LA FOLIA SERIES

From May 6 to june 24, 2018

The Lynwood-Farnahm Organ Competition will open the series with a special two-hour concert.

Every Sunday at 15:30, with live projection on giant screen – contributions gratefully accepted.

CONCERT PROGRAMS AND ARTIST BIOGRAPHIES

May 6 : Lynwood-Farnham Organ Competition. Three organists. Pendant la délibération du jury, ensemble de cornemuses *** document-pdf-icon
May 13 : Vivaldi’s Four seasons with Anne Robert, violon, feminine instrumental ensemble and Julie Daoust, narrator. document-pdf-icon
May 20 : The Petits Chanteurs du Mont-Royal, directed by Andrew Gray, with Thomas Ospital, organ. Mass by Widor for two choirs. document-pdf-icon
May 27 : Famous pieces for trumpet and organ with Paul Merkelo, trumpet and Luc Beauséjour, orgue. document-pdf-icon
June 3 : The Operas of Jean-Philippe Rameau, with Yves Rechsteiner, organ and Henri-Charles Caget, percussions. document-pdf-icon
June 10 : The Melodies of André Jolivet with Vincent Ranallo, barytone and Nicolas-Alexandre Marcotte, organ. document-pdf-icon
June 17 : Piazzola’s tangos with Denis Plante, bandoneon and Vincent Boucher, organ. document-pdf-icon
June 24 : Ah ! Si mon moine : Improvisations on traditional songs with Dom Richard Gagné, o.s.b., organ. document-pdf-icon

*** Special duration : 2 hours.

2018 Sunday Concerts Series

 50 free concerts featuring 42 reknowned organists from over 8 countries and 800 singers and instrumentalists
Montréal musique sacrée – March 4 to April 29, 2018
La Folia – May 6 to June 24, 2018
Summer Concerts – July 1 to September 23, 2018
Montreal Organ Festival – September 30 to October 28, 2018
Montreal Bach Festival – November 4 to December 2, 2018
Noëls at the Organ – December 9 to 30, 2018

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