L’Orchestre Classique de Montréal to Present ‘Messiah’

By David Salazar

L’Orchestre Classique de Montréal is set to present Händel’ “Messiah” on Dec. 7, 2021.

The showcase, which will take place at the basilica of Saint Joseph’s Oratory of Mount Royal, will star soprano Jacqueline Woodley, mezzo-soprano Marie-Andrée Mathieu, tenor Antoine Bélanger, and baritone Neil Craighead. Conductors Boris Brott and Xavier Brossard-Ménard will lead the evening, which will also include the participation of the vocal ensemble Les Rugissants.

Audiences unable to see the event live will be able to stream it until Dec. 21, 2021.

The event will continue the company’s “Women of Distinction” theme of honoring one woman at each performance. This showcase will be performed in tribute to Suzanne Fortier, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of McGill University.

L’Orchestre Classique de Montréal was founded in 1939 and has become one of the premiere ensembles in Canada, touring across five continents, and performing and recording extensively over the years.