L et the irresistible magic of Christmas music take you back to childhood! I Musici offers the joy of a large-scale concert with the vocal ensemble Meslanges, composed of the best lyrical chamber musicians in the metropolitan region. Enjoy the warmth of the strings blending with the majesty of the organ and the angelic sounds of the harp. Discover or rediscover Christmas classics from Bach and Poulenc to Rameau and Berlioz. This concert will brighten up your holiday season like a magnificent Christmas tree.

Thursday December 10 2020, 4pm

Webcast live

Webcast live and replay of the concert at St. Jax Church in Montreal from December 10 at 8:30 p.m. to Sunday December 13 at midnight.

Tickets

Ticket price : 20$ taxes included

Update COVID-19 – October 2020 
With the health of our musicians and our audience at heart, and according to the current restrictions issued by Public Health, tickets on sale for St. Jax Church are only available for webcasting at this time.

Program

Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)

Cantate  BWV 61 Nun komm, der Heiden Heiland

-Ouverture

 

Michael Praetorius (1571-1621)

Es ist ein Ros entsprungen

 

Giuseppe Torelli (1658-1709)

Concerto grosso en sol mineur op. 8 n°6. in forma di Pastorale per il santissimo Natale

    1. Grave-Vivace
    2. Largo
    3. Vivace

 

Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764)

Hymne à la Nuit

 

MarcAntoine Charpentier (1634-1704)

Messe de Minuit

-Gloria
-Sanctus-Benedictus
-Agnus Dei

Hector Berlioz (1803-1869)

L’enfance du Christ

-L’Adieu des bergers à la Sainte famille

 

Ralph Vaughan-Williams (1872-1958)

Fantasia on Greensleeves

 

Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)

4 Motets pour le temps de Noël, FP 152

    1. O magnum mysterium
    2. Quem vidistis pastores dicite
    3. Videntes stellam
    4. Hodie Christus natus est

 

Camille Saint-Saëns (1835-1921)

Oratorio de Noël

-Tecum principium
-Consurge filia Sion
-Tollite Hostias

 

Florilèges de Noëls traditionnels

Artists

Meslanges Ensemble

Vocal ensemble

 

Based in Montreal and founded in 2017 by soprano Marie Magistry and bass Martin Auclair, Meslanges Ensemble is a young, professional vocal ensemble with a variable geometry, whose core is composed of four to eight highly talented singers. Taking its name from the ancient French, Meslanges Ensemble interprets various musical styles with flexibility, even the most complex and demanding. The exceptional level of quality of their concerts, as well as the enthusiasm of critics, audiences and peers, has enabled them to collaborate quickly with renowned ensembles.

 

Meslanges Ensemble has no appointed conductor. The singers make their artistic decisions in a collegial manner. However, when it is necessary for the production of certain works, they form partnerships with existing ensembles by working jointly with their artistic directors. The ensemble is made up of experienced singers with perfectly matched voices. They mainly sing a cappella a part at a time, but sometimes increase their numbers according to the needs of the repertoire. All of them have significant professional experience as choristers, chamber musicians and soloists and regularly collaborate with prestigious international ensembles.

 

Since 2017, Meslanges Ensemble has produced several concerts including a program of a cappella French songs from the Renaissance and 20th century, programs of a cappella sacred music from different periods and Lieder for vocal quartet and piano four hands from the classical and romantic periods. They also produced a tour of Monteverdi’s Vespers in conjunction with the ensemble L’Harmonie des Saisons which was a huge success. This concert was his first collaboration with I Musici. Meslanges Ensemble is supported in its various projects by the Conseil des Arts et des lettres du Québec.

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