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CELEBRATING WOMEN ORGANISTS SERIES

From October 7 to 28, 2018

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

CONCERT PROGRAMS AND ARTIST BIOGRAPHIES

October 7 : Jennifer McPherson (United States) document-pdf-icon
October 14 : Eunsung Kim (Korea) document-pdf-icon
October 21 : Esther Clément (Canada) document-pdf-icon
October 28 : Alexandra Fol (Bulgaria-Canada) document-pdf-icon

MONTRÉAL BACH FESTIVAL CONCERTS SERIES

From November 4 to December 2, 2018

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 4: Emmanuel Hocdé (France) document-pdf-icon
November 11: Richard Paré (Canada), Violons du Roy’s Organist document-pdf-icon
($) November 18 : Bach in Family Format with six organists from the Lagacé and Boucher families.
($15) Tickets on sale at www.festivalbachmontreal.com and at the door.
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($) November 25 : Stéphane Tétreault : Stradivarius meets Beckerath. Stéphane Tétreault, cello, Mireille Lagacé, organ, Gilles Cantagrel, animation (in French)
($25) Tickets on sale at www.festivalbachmontreal.com and at the door.
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December 2 : Gilles Cantagrel et Vincent Boucher
Bach and Buxtehude : The Meeting in Lübeck
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Festival Bach Montréal 2018 - L'Oratoire Saint-Joseph

NOËL AT THE ORATORY CONCERTS SERIES

From December 9 to December 30, 2018

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

CONCERT PROGRAMS AND ARTIST BIOGRAPHIES

December 9: Aldéo Jean et the Alarica choir document-pdf-icon
December 16: Christmas concert with the Petits Chanteurs du Mont-Royal and Vincent Boucher, organ document-pdf-icon
December 23 : The Story of the Nativity, with Jacques Boucher document-pdf-icon
December 30 : Improvised Noël, with Jean-Michel Grondin, organ and Pierre Rancourt, barytone document-pdf-icon

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 July 1st, 2018
Summer Concerts – July 15 to September 23, 2018
Celebrating Women Organists – October 7 to October 28, 2018
Montreal Bach Festival – November 4 to December 2, 2018
Noël at the Oratory – December 9 to 30, 2018

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