Handel, Haydn et La Chapelle de Québec

Published on February 8, 2018

 

HANDEL, HAYDN, AND LA CHAPELLE DE QUÉBEC
TWO CHORAL MASTERPIECES

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.

Performances will be on Wednesday, February 28, 2018, at 8:00 p.m. and Thursday, March 1, 2018, at 8:00 p.m. in the Raoul-Jobin Hall of Palais Montcalm - Maison de la musique in Québec City and Saturday, March 3, 2018, at 7:30 p.m. at Maison symphonique de Montréal.

Haydn's Mass in B-Flat Major is one of the great masses of the 18th century. One of Haydn’s six most mature works, it is known for its splendid choral passages. The solemn choruses of Handel’s Ode for St. Cecilia’s Day are nothing if not bold. They were each written to elicit a specific emotion, characteristic of the purest Baroque style. This is a not-to-miss performance in the 2018 winter program.

Bernard Labadie, conductor
Lydia Teuscher, soprano
Allyson McHardy, mezzo-soprano
James Gilchrist, tenor
Tyler Duncan, baritone
La Chapelle de Québec, chamber choir

Program:

F.J. HAYDN (1732–1809)
Mass in B-Flat Major, Hob. XXII: 10 Heiligmesse

G.F. HANDEL (1685–1759)
Ode for St. Cecilia’s Day, HWV 76

Les Violons du Roy and La Chapelle de Québec are pleased to welcome the talented medici.tv team at the February 28 concert. They will webcast the live performance for free at medici.tv and make it available on demand online for 90 days. The service aims to make classical music accessible to a broader public and will help Les Violons du Roy and La Chapelle de Québec gain international exposure.

Tickets are available at the Palais Montcalm - Maison de la musique box office at 1-877-641-6040 and the Place des Arts box office at 1-866-842-2112.

Les Violons du Roy Quebec City Season is presented by Hydro-Québec.

Les Violons du Roy Montreal Season is presented by La Capitale Assurance et services financiers.

Handel, Haydn et La Chapelle de Québec concerts are presented in collaboration with Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec.

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