2019 Sunday Concerts at Saint-Joseph's Oratory

SPECIAL CONCERT

December 8, 2019

Concerts bearing the ($) mention require a ticket purchase.

CONCERT PROGRAM AND ARTIST BIOGRAPHIES

December 8: ($) Aline Kutan, soprano; Annamaria Popescu, mezzo-soprano; Zachary Rioux, tenor, Gregory Dahl, baritone; Les chantres musiciens, Les filles de l’île; Le Choeur de l’OCM – Handel’s Messiah

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Tickets on sale at the Orchestre classique de Montréal and at the door.

Please note that this concert is presented at 3 p.m., in the Oratory’s Crypt Church.

Le Messie de Handel

NOËL AT THE ORATORY CONCERTS SERIES

From December 15 to January 5, 2020

Every Sunday at 3:30 p.m., with live projection on giant screen – contributions gratefully accepted. Concerts bearing the ($) mention require a ticket purchase.

CONCERT PROGRAMS AND ARTIST BIOGRAPHIES

December 15 : Les Noëls de Louis-Claude Daquin, with Vincent Boucher, organ document-pdf-icon
December 22 : Traditional Christmas concert with the Petits Chanteurs du Mont-Royal, Andrew Gray, director, Vincent Boucher, organ document-pdf-icon
December 29 : Noëls en dialogue, with Pierre Rancourt, Barytone and Jean-Michel Grondin, organ document-pdf-icon
January 5, 2020 : Noël improvisé, with Jacques Giroux, organ document-pdf-icon
Noël à l'Oratoire

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
Summer Concerts – July 14 to September 1, 2019
CIOC Festival – September 15 to October 27, 2019
Montreal Bach Festival – November 3 to December 1, 2019
Noël at the Oratory – December 15 to January 5, 2020

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