Orchestre symphonique de Montréal presents

Montreal, la ville aux 100 clochers

Montreal’s 375th anniversary is an opportunity to celebrate the rich religious heritage of “the city of 100 bell towers.” Projections of images of artworks and architectural features provide a vibrant backdrop for works by Raymond Daveluy, Rachel Laurin, Louis Vierne and César Franck, performed by three world-renowned organists.

Rachel Laurin, organ
Rachel Laurin was born in l96l, in St-Benoît, Province of Quebec, Canada. After her studies at the Montreal Conservatory, she became Associate Organist at St-Joseph’s Oratory, Montreal (1986-2002), and from 2002 to 2006, she was Titular Organist at Notre Dame Cathedral, Ottawa. She now devotes herself to composition, recitals, master classes and lectures.

Patrick Wedd, organ
Patrick directed his first church choir at the age of 12 and has been active in the world of choral music ever since. His church positions have included music director at Christ Church Cathedral, Vancouver, Montreal’s Church of St. Andrew & St. Paul and, since 1996, Christ Church Cathedral, Montreal. He is also Artistic Director of the Montreal Boys’ Choir Course, and was conductor of the Tudor Singers for six years. His career as a pianist, harpsichordist, and organist spans all branches of music from medieval to avant-garde.

Michel Bouvard, organ
For the past 30 years Michel Bouvard has had a double career as a concert artist and a professor of organ. Recognized as an interpreter of French repertoire, he is regularly invited to perform internationally on historic organs in Europe and in concert halls throughout Asia and North America. Bouvard has given more than 1,000 concerts in more than 25 countries. In the past few years he has performed in New York, Tokyo, Madrid, Montreal, Milan, Rio de Janeiro, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Brussels, St. Petersburg, Seoul, London, Leipzig, New Orleans and San Francisco, among others.

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