T wo luminous, celestial voices, those of Myriam Leblanc and Maude Brunet, illuminate one of Pergolesi’s most beloved works. In addition, the audience will hear a piece by contemporary composer Missy Mazzoli, “Dark with Excessive Bright,” a title that summarizes the program for the concert, a survivor of the 2019-2020 season. Her concerto features the deep sombre sound of Yannick Chênevert’s double bass, an instrument rarely heard alone. Between the darkness and light, the audience will also be treated to a work by composer Kelly-Marie Murphy, commissioned by I Musici.

Thursday November 12 2020, 2pm

Webcast live

Webcast live and replay of the concert at St. Jax Church in Montreal from November 12 at 8:30 p.m. to Sunday November 15 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

Missy Mazzoli
Dark with Excessive Bright (2018)

Yannick Chênevert, Double Basses

 

Kelly-Marie Murphy

In The Time Of Our Disbelieving (2020)

Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (1710-1736)

Stabat Mater

    1. Stabat Mater dolorosa (duo)
    2. Cuius animam gementem (air de soprano)
    3. O quam tristis et afflicta (duo)
    4. Quae maerebat et dolebat (air d’alto)
    5. Quis est homo (duo)
    6. Vidit suum dulcem natum (air de soprano)
    7. Eia, Mater, fons amoris (air d’alto)
    8. Fac, ut ardeat cor meum (duo)
    9. Sancta Mater, istud agas (duo)
    10. Fac ut portem Christi mortem (air d’alto)
    11. Inflammatus et accensus (duo)
    12. Quando corpus morietur / Amen (duo)

Artists

Maude Brunet

Mezzo-soprano

 

Montréal mezzo-soprano Maude Brunet is known for her “warm, engaging, and pure” tone (La Presse) and for her great musical sensitivity. She has been invited to many prestigious festivals around the country, such as the Vancouver Early Music Festival, Ottawa Chamberfest, the Festival de Lanaudière, and the Lamèque International Baroque Music Festival.

 

In 2019, she debuted at Barcelona’s Gran Teatre del Liceu, performing Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater, and with Kitchener’s Grand Philharmonic Choir, in Handel’s Messiah. She regularly performs with such renowned ensembles as the Studio de musique ancienne de Montréal, lea Boréades, Ensemble Caprice, and Les Violons du Roy, with whom she sang Vivaldi’s Stabat Mater for solo alto last fall as part of their Vivaldissimo! tour.

Myriam Leblanc

Soprano

 

Winner of first prize at the OSTR Competition, the Audience Choice Award at the COC’s Centre Stage Competition, an excellence bursary from the Atelier lyrique de l’Opera de Montreal, and first prize at the Lameque Early Music Competition, Myriam Leblanc is a versatile artist whose work ranges from Classical to bel canto to Baroque. She is known for possessing a pure tone and a “voice of rare beauty” (Caroline Rodgers, La Presse). Recent roles include Gilda (Rigoletto) Opera de Montreal, Micaela (Carmen) Opera de Quebec, and Donna Anna (Don Giovanni) Saskatoon Opera.

Yannick Chênevert

Double bass

 

Yannick Chênevert earned a master’s degree with great distinction from the Conservatoire de Musique de Montréal in 1999, studying with René Gosselin. His versatility puts him at ease in various musical genres, including Classical, Baroque, contemporary, pop, and jazz. Chênevert performs with all of the major ensembles and orchestras in the Montreal region, and he is particularly active in the recording studio. He has been a member of the Nouvel ensemble moderne since 2000, and he regularly appears with the Orchestre Métropolitain, Orchestre symphonique de Montréal, Orchestre symphonique de Québec, and Les Violons du Roy. He has been a member of I Musici since April 2012.

Missy Mazzoli

Composer

 

Missy Mazzoli is an American composer and pianist who is a member of the composition faculty at the Mannes College of Music. She has received critical acclaim for her chamber, orchestral and operatic work. In 2018 she became one of the first two women to receive a commission from the Metropolitan Opera House. She is the founder and keyboardist for Victoire, an electro-acoustic band dedicated to performing her music. Mazzoli received a 2015 Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grants to Artists Award, a Fulbright Grant to the Netherlands, and in 2018 was nominated for a Grammy Award in the category of Best Classical Composition.

Kelly-Marie Murphy

Composer

 

Kelly-Marie Murphy was born on a NATO base in Sardegna, Italy, and grew up on Canadian Armed Forces bases all across Canada.  She began her studies in composition at the University of Calgary with William Jordan and Allan Bell, and later received a Ph.D. in composition from the University of Leeds, England, where she studied with Philip Wilby.  After living and working for many years in the Washington D.C. area where she was designated “an alien of extraordinary ability” by the US Immigration and Naturalization Service, she is now based in Ottawa.

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