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30. A Chorus of voices

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30. A Chorus of voices

Maison symphonique de Montréal

For the third year in a row, the Classical Spree welcomes choirs of the Alliance chorale du Québec, who present a varied repertoire in tribute to the rich tradition of choral singing. The concert concludes with the powerful sound of four choirs, joined together with accompaniment on the Grand Orgue Pierre-Béique in Beethoven’s Ode to Joy, an authentic hymn to freedom and human brotherhood, conducted by Kent Nagano.

Sainte-Anne Singers – Margo Keenan, chorus master
La Petite Bande de Montréal – Martin Dagenais, chorus master
Seraphim Chamber Choir – John Guzik, chorus master
Member-Choirs of the Alliance chorale du Québec and their titular conductors – Kent Nagano, conductor
Jean-Willy Kunz, organist in residence
James Box, trombone


Alexandre Guilmant, Morceau symphonique, op. 88, for Trombone and Organ (7 min.)


Sainte-Anne Singers (12 min)

Quebec Folk Song (arr. Jean-Charles Côté), En montant la rivière

Don Macdonald, When the Earth Stands Still

Ivo Antognini, Ubi caritas


Seraphim Chamber Choir (11 min.)

Morten Lauridsen, En une seule fleur

Kenneth Jennings, Virtue

Ola Gjeilo, Northern Lights

Cyrillus Kreek, Mis sa sirised


La Petite Bande de Montréal (12 min)

Robert Ingari, Kyrie

Purcell, Hear My Prayer O Lord

Poulenc, Chansons françaises, excerpts
  Margoton va t’a l’iau
  La Belle se sied au pied de la tour
  Pilons l’orge
  Les tisserands


Member-Choirs of the Alliance chorale du Québec (15 min.)

Duruflé, Requiem, « Sanctus »

Stravinsky, Symphony of Psalms, « Exaudi orationem meam »

Handel, Messiah, « Alleluia »

Beethoven, Symphony no. 9, op. 125, « Ode to Joy »


Concert without orchestra


$15 to $30*


SUNDAY, August 11 2019

11:00 A.M.

Win a pair of VIP tickets to the opening concert of the Classical Spree
and meet Maestro Kent Nagano!

Purchase a minimum of two Classical Spree concerts and you become eligible to win front row seats at the OSM’s concert on the Esplanade of Olympic Park, August 7! From the Parterre seated area, you will contemplate the Orchestra’s magic and even meet its conductor Kent Nagano during a private post-concert cocktail.

Your participation couldn’t be made any simpler: by purchasing two concerts or more through or at the OSM ticket office, you are automatically entered in the draw to win 1 of 10 pairs of tickets, next August 1**. Get ready to immerse yourself at the heart of the music by transforming your concert experience into a simply unforgettable adventure!

*Valid exclusively for tickets purchased at or at the OSM box office. Purchases via the Place des Arts website or ticket services will not be entered into the draw.
**For details, please consult the Contest Rules.

Kent Nagano