Come experience the magic of the Holidays with a free concert at Saint Joseph’s Oratory!

This year, Saint Joseph’s Oratory keeps tradition by presenting a Christmas concert for everyone. New this year: the event is free of charge — contributions are greatefully accepted — a great way to get into the spirit of the Seasons with the whole family!

This year’s concert features the Petits Chanteurs du Mont-Royal Boys Choir who will sing great Christmas classics, with Vincent Boucher on the organ, under the direction of Andrew Gray.

In the Basilica at 15:30
Live Projection on giant screen

CONCERT PROGRAM

10 Pieces for organ
– Rhapsodies on Noëls *
Eugène Gigout (1844-1925)
Veni, veni Emmanuel Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1643-1604)
Midnight Mass for Noël, H.9
– Kyrie
– Gloria
Traditional Song
In dulci jubilo Traditional Song
(Harmonization: Robert Lucas de Pearsall)
Où s’en vont ces gais bergers Claude Balbastre (1724-1799)
Excerpt from Fête de Noël de Ernest Gagnon
– Dans cette étable
– Dans le silence de la nuit
– Notre divin Maitre
Popular Cantiques
(Harmonization : Andrew Gray)
Midnight Mass for Noël, H.9
– Sanctus/Benedictus
– Agnus Dei
Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Wachet auf, ruft  Uns die Stimme,  C 179  (BWV 140/7)
– (Venez, adorons-Le)
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)
Iesous Ahatonhia Jean de Brébeuf (1593-1649)
(Harmonization : Stephen Chatman)
Minuit, chrétiens Adolphe Adam (1803-1856)
(Harmonization : John E. West)
A Christmas Lullaby Stephen Chatman (born en 1950)
Weihnachten, op. 79 no 1
– (Réjouissez, O peuple)
Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
Symphony no 5 in F minor, op.42
– Toccata
Charles-Marie Widor (1844-1937)

*organ solo

Les Petits Chanteurs du Mont-Royal
Andrew Gray, director
Vincent Boucher, great organ
Réjean Poirier, choir organ
With the participation of Pierre Rancourt, baritone

For the whole family :

Exposition au Musée de l'Oratoire, Une crèche un monde

A WORLD IN A CRECHE

Permanent Exhibit at the Oratory Museum
Discover a hundred nativity scenes from five continents.

Sunday Concerts 2017
This Christmas concert is part of the Organ Noëls concert series