Orchestre Classique de Montréal to Present ‘Messiah’

(Credit: Brent Calis) The Orchestre Classique de Montréal has announced two upcoming performances of Händel’s “Messiah” in the crypt of Saint Joseph’s Oratory on Mount Royal. Scheduled for Dec. 13 and 14, 2023, the showcases will be conducted by Jacques Lacombe and stars soprano Sydney Baedke, mezzo-soprano Lauren Segal, tenor Antoine Bélanger and baritone Gregory Dahl. “It is with great pride and enthusiasm that we {…}

Orchestre classique de Montréal presents ‘Illuminations’ with Magali Simard-Galdès

Photo: Brent Calis Orchestre classique de Montréal (OCM) has announced its upcoming concert, “Illuminations,” which will take place on Sunday, March 5, 2023, as part of the Montréal/Nouvelles Musiques Festival. The concert will be held at the Pierre-Mercure Hall in the Pierre-Péladeau Centre. Incorporating the theme “Music and Spirituality,” the concert program will showcase a repertoire that explores the transformation {…}

Hélène Brunet, Rose Naggar-Tremblay, Zachary Rioux, Phillip Addis Headline Orchestre Classique de Montréal’s ‘Messiah’

The Orchestre Classique de Montréal will present Händel’s “Messiah” at Saint Joseph’s Oratory on Dec. 13, 2022. Simon Rivard will conduct the performance with such soloists as soprano Hélène Brunet, contralto Rose Naggar-Tremblay, tenor Zachary Rioux, and baritone Phillip Addis. Also performing will be the Montréal choirs Filles de l’île and the Chantres musiciens. The performance will be presented in {…}

Orchestre Classique de Montréal to Present World Premiere of ‘La Flambeau’

The Orchestre Classique de Montréal has announced the creation of “La Flambeau.” The opera, which is being created alongside Haitian-Canadian composer David Bontemps will world premiere in February 2023 in Hamilton and Montréal. The work will star Cameroonian-born soprano Suzanne Taffot, Canadian mezzo-soprano Catherine Daniel, Jamaican-Canadian tenor Paul Williamson, and Canadian bass Korin Thomas‑Smith, all under the direction of Mariah {…}

Orchestre Classique de Montréal to Present Armenian Songs in ‘From Yerevan to Montreal’ Concert

Running from March 9 to 23, 2021, the Orchestre Classique de Montreal will present an online fundraising concert of Armenian music, titled “From Yerevan to Montreal.” Led by Maestro Boris Brott, the concert will feature Armenian-Canadian soprano Aline Kutan. The program is comprised of works from Armenian composers Armen Tigranian and Kevork Andonian, as well as two works by composer {…}

Rihab Chaieb, Elizabeth Polese Headline Orchestre Classique de Montréal’s ‘Messiah’

The Orchestre Classique de Montréal has announced that it will present a special online performance of Handel’s “Messiah.” The event will start streaming on Dec. 8, 2020 and will be available for repeat viewings through Dec. 22. The showcase will feature soprano Elizabeth Polese, mezzo-soprano Rihab Chaieb, tenor Marcel d’Entremont, and baritone Hugo Laporte, under the musical direction of Boris Brott. Les Rugissants will also {…}

Orchestre Classique de Montréal To Present Historic ‘Messiah’

The Orchestre Classique de Montréal is set to showcase the first-ever performance of Handel’s “Messiah” at the Crypt of Saint-Joseph’s Oratory. The performance, set for Dec. 8, 2019, will feature soprano Aline Kutan, mezzo-soprano Annamaria Popescu, tenor Zachary Rioux, and baritone Gregory Dahl. Kutan teaches Montréal’s Conservatoire de Musique in addition to enjoying an international career onstage. Rioux is currently {…}