MONTRÉAL MUSIQUE SACRÉE SERIES
From March 4 to April 29, 2018
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From March 4 to April 29, 2018
This series will allow music lovers to hear acclaimed organist Daniel Roth, titular organist at Saint-Sulpice Church in Paris, in Montréal for the first time in over 20 years. They will also have the chance to enjoy five vocal ensembles, playing major works including François Couperin’s Leçons de ténèbres, and the Mass for Two Choirs & Two Organs by Louis Vierne.
Every Sunday at 15:30, with live projection on giant screen – contributions gratefully accepted.
CONCERT PROGRAMS AND ARTIST BIOGRAPHIES
|March 4: Chœur Massenet, Lucie Roy, director. Jonathan Oldengarm and Vincent Boucher, organ|
|March 11: Chœur Modulation, Lucie Roy, director. Jonathan Oldengarm and Raphaël Ashby, organ.
|March 18: Vincent Boucher.|
|March 25: Geoffroy Salvas, baritone and Christophe Gauthier, organ.|
|April 1: Réal Gauthier.|
|April 8: Chœur du Plateau, Roseline Blain, director and Vincent Boucher, organ.|
|April 15: Daniel Roth, organist at Saint-Sulpice Church in Paris.|
|April 22: Chœur Classique de Montréal, Louis Lavigueur, director and Mireille Lagacé, organ.|
|April 29: Éclats de mémoire, Literary and musical event with Jean Marchand, narration and Hampus Lindwall (Sweden), organ.|
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 June 24, 2018|
|Summer Concerts – July 1 to September 23, 2018|
|Montreal Organ Festival – September 30 to October 28, 2018|
|Montreal Bach Festival – November 4 to December 2, 2018|
|Noëls at the Organ – December 9 to 30, 2018|
« 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.