L'AVANT-CONCERT | Cinq bonnes raisons de découvrir Mozart en juin

By Ludwig Van - May 2, 2018

En juin, trois ensembles musicaux s’uniront pour un concert à grand déploiement 100% consacré à Mozart. Découvrez deux grands chefs-d’œuvre du compositeur à l’église Saint-Jean-Baptiste avec 200 musiciens dans un programme conçu pour satisfaire tant les mélomanes avertis que les néophytes. Voici cinq bonnes raisons de ne pas manquer cet événement exceptionnel avec le Chœur St-Laurent, la Société chorale d’Ottawa et l’Orchestre de chambre McGill. 


CONCERT REVIEW | Christmas with Marc Hervieux

By La Scena Musicale - February/March 2018

Overall 7/10; Conducting 9/10; Choir 10/10; Soloists 8/10; Orchestra: 8/10

WHAT YOU MISSED:

Marc Hervieux presented mostly Christmas classics such as Minuit Chrétien, Sainte Nuit, Panis Angelicus, using his resonant voice with ease and nailing every note. Under choirmaster Philippe Bourque, the St. Lawrence Choir’s performance of “Magnus Misteryum” for a capella choir was the jewel of the night. It had unconventional harmonies and delicious nuances.

Philippe Bourque's Mendelssohn Elijah

By La Scena Musicale - April/May 2017

In 1846, when Felix Mendelssohn conducted the commissioned premiere of his oratorio Elijah for the Birmingham Festival he presided over an orchestra of one hundred and twenty five musicians, ten soloists, and a chorus of four hundred singers. Mendelssohn was in his mid thirties. Fast-forward one hundred
and seventy years, and another conductor in his mid- thirties will direct one of the most popular oratorios of the choral repertoire. On March 9, for the 45th anniversary of the St. Lawrence Choir, its Artistic Director Philippe Bourque will debut his first Elijah.