The ArtChoral Ensemble to Present ‘Hallelujah’

By Afton Wooten
(Photo credit: GFN Productions Inc)

The ArtChoral Ensemble, is set to perform “Hallelujah – Timeless Melodies for the Soul,” on Jan. 13, 2024 at the Maison symphonique de Montréal.

Under the direction of Matthias Maute the ensemble takes the audience on a choral journey into emotional crossovers between music and poetry. Leonard Cohen’s hymn, “Hallelujah” is paired with works by Kurt Weill, Leonard Bernstein and Ernest Bloch.

“Although they worked in different styles and genres, these composers share a vision of society and the human experience. Through haunting melodies and powerful introspective lyrics, these artists have all left a lasting impact on the music world. With this new concert, we celebrate their timeless repertoires, their innovative compositions and their unique artistic visions,” explains Matthias Maute in a press release.

The ArtChoral Ensemble is a professional choir based in Quebec. The ensemble was the recipient of the OPUS AWARD for Musical Event of the Year 2020.

After having been directed for almost 40 years by its founder Yves Courville, the choir appointed Matthias Maute, recipient of two Juno Awards, as artistic director in 2019.