2019 Sunday Concerts at Saint-Joseph's Oratory

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
Poetry and World Music
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March 10: Aldéo Jean, organist
Sacred Pieces for Organ
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March 17: Jacques Boucher, organist and Désirée Till, soprano
Emotions
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March 24: Eugénie Préfontaine, soprano, Maude Côté-Gendron, mezzo and Jean-Michel Grondin, organist
Pergolesi Stabat Mater
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March 31: Dominique Lupien, organist
Sacred Pieces for Organ
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April 7: Chœur de l’église St.Matthias, Scott Bradford, Director and Helen Tucker, organist
Sacred Pieces for Choir and Organ
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April 14: Réal Gauthier, organist
Sacred Pieces for Organ
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April 21: Réjean Poirier, organist document-pdf-icon
April 28: Chœur Classique de Montréal, Louis Lavigueur, Director and Justin Desmarais, organist
Sacred Music for Choir and Organ
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Montréal musique sacrée - Concerts du dimanche à l'Oratoire Saint-Joseph

LA FOLIA CONCERTS SERIES

From May 5 to June 30, 2019

Every Sunday at 15:30, with live projection on giant screen – contributions gratefully accepted. Concerts bearing the ($) mention require a ticket purchase.

PROGRAMMES DES CONCERTS ET BIOGRAPHIES DES ARTISTES

May 5 : Ensemble Maestria, Anne Robert, violin, Sœur Angèle, animation
Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons
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May 12 : L’Ensemble Sinfonia de Montréal, the Petits chanteurs du Mont-Royal and Louis Lavigueur, Director
French Music for Choir, orchestra and organ
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June 2 : BlackWatch Pipes & Drums
Improvisations on Bagpipes themes
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June 9 : Vincent Dubois (France), organist and Marie-Andrée Joerger, accordeonist
Afternoon at Notre-Dame de Paris
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June 16 : Denis Plante, bandoneonist and Vincent Boucher, organist
Piazzolla Tango
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June 23 : Jean-Luc Thilien (France), organist and Pierre Rancourt, baritone
Improvisation on Quebec Chants
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June 30 : Stéphane Beaulac, trumpeter and Vincent Boucher, organist
Trumpet tunes
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La Folia 2019 - Concerts du dimanche à l'Oratoire Saint-Joseph

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