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Handel, Haydn et La Chapelle de Québec

Published on February 8, 2018

Québec City, February 6, 2018 - Les Violons du Roy and La Chapelle de Québec will present two of the world's greatest choral masterpieces: Handel's Ode for St. Cecilia's Day, HWV 76, and Haydn's Mass in B-Flat Major Hob. XXII:10 Heiligmesse. They will perform the spectacular works under the direction of founding conductor Bernard Labadie and accompanied by four exceptional soloists: soprano Lydia Teuscher, mezzo-soprano Allyson McHardy, tenor James Gilchrist, and baritone Tyler Duncan.

Les Violons du Roy Opus award for concert of the year

Published on February 5, 2018

At the 21st Opus awards ceremony held on Sunday, February 4 at Montreal Museum of Fine Arts' Bourgie hHall, the 2016-2017 Opus award for concert of the year in Quebec City was presented to Les Violons du Roy for the concert Philippe Jaroussky, l’art d’un contre-ténor.

Amadeus et le piano

Published on January 3, 2018

Quebec City, January 3, 2018 - Les Violons du Roy kick off the New Year on an exciting note with the virtuoso pianist Kristian Bezuidenhout. Under the direction of new Music Director Jonathan Cohen, the ensemble will perform Mozart’s Piano Concertos Nos 14 and 18 in a program contrasting emotional expressivity with the exquisite refinement of the classical period. Dates for the concerts are Thursday, January 18, at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. at Palais Montcalm - Maison de la musique in Quebec City and Friday, January 19, at 7:30 p.m. at Bourgie Hall, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.

Cantates de Bach pour Noël, The Perfect Concert for the Festive Season

Published on December 1, 2017

Quebec City, November 30, 2017 - Just before the holidays, Les Violons du Roy founding conductor Bernard Labadie is bringing together La Chapelle de Québec and Les Violons du Roy to treat Quebec audiences to a Christmas and New Year’s–themed performance of four cantatas by Johann Sebastian Bach. This festive program combines the splendor of the orchestra and choir with internationally acclaimed soloists: mezzo-soprano Paula Murrihy, tenor Thomas Hobbs, and baritone Detlef Roth. Dates for the concerts are Wednesday, December 13, and Thursday, December  14, at 8 p.m. at Palais Montcalm - Maison de la musique in Quebec City and Sunday, December 17, at 2 p.m. at Maison symphonique de Montréal.

Magdalena Kožená et Les Violons du Roy

Published on November 16, 2017

Quebec City, November 16, 2017 – Les Violons du Roy is pleased to announce an update to the program for the 2017–2018 season finale. Audiences at these events—under the direction of Les Violons du Roy founding conductor Bernard Labadie—will now have the opportunity to hear world-renowned mezzo-soprano Magdalena Kožená.