Bourgie Hall presents

A Passiontide Concert: Around Marguerite d’Youville

A Passiontide Concert: Around Marguerite d'YouvilleLes Idées heureuses pursues its practice of historically reconstructed works through research into musical documentary heritage housed at the Hôtel-Dieu de Montréal and in several of Quebec’s conventual archives. Special emphasis will be given to the two co-founders of Montreal: Jeanne Mance and Paul de Chomedey de Maisonneuve.

Thanks to an exhaustive musicological research carried out at the Gray Nuns Archives of Montreal, this traditional concert presents vocal music from high quality manuscript and printed books, used since the 18th century by the community and admirably preserved. Some were used during the very lifetime of the founder, Marguerite d´Youville (1701 – 1771).

The works from the Livre d’orgue de Montréal and the motets by Lebègue which complete the program are part of the repertoire of the parish of Notre-Dame de Montréal (now Notre-Dame basilica) in the 18th century and could therefore be heard by the canonized nun.

Les Idées heureuses

Founded in Montreal in 1987, Les Idées heureuses interprets and disseminates the repertoire of the Baroque period in chamber formation. Les Idées heureuses favors programming focused on the rediscovery of repertoire, New France and history. The work of Christoph Graupner, brought forward by the research of its founder, harpsichordist and organist Geneviève Soly, is central to the mission and contributes to the international renown of the ensemble.

Geneviève Soly, chamber organ
Dorothéa Ventura, organ

Angèle Trudeau, soprano

Ensemble Scholastica
Rebecca Bain, direction
Luce Chamberland
Elizabeth Ekholm
Cynthia Gates
Carole LeDez

Messe bordelaise, reference book in New France
Vespers for the Discovery of the Holy Cross—community feast, in plainchant
Magnificat by Jean Girard (excerpts from the Livre contenant les messes, Vêpres et saluts solennels en plain-chant à l’usage de l’Hôpital général de Montréal, stencil manuscript from 1770)
French Passiontide hymns (from the Opuscules sacrés… de Saint-Sulpice, 1772)
Duos in Latin for soprano and organ by Samuel Webbe
Motets for the Blessed Sacrament by Niolas Lebègue and excerpts from the Livre d’orgue de Montréal, brought to Ville-Marie in 1724 by Sulpician cleric Jean Girard, organist for the Notre-Dame parish, who was close to Marguerite d’Youville

Enjoy this concert 2 ways:

Live at Bourgie Hall
Friday, April 2, 2021 at 3:00 pm

Friday, April 2, 2021 at 3:00 pm until April 5, 2021

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