Published on December 3, 2020

TO RING IN THE HOLIDAY SEASON, 
LES VIOLONS DU ROY, UNDER THE DIRECTION OF BERNARD LABADIE, PRESENTS A FREE ONLINE CONCERT OF BAROQUE CHRISTMAS MUSIQUE 

Quebec City, December 3, 2020 - To ring in the holiday season, Les Violons du Roy presents, under the direction of founding conductor Bernard Labadie, the Noëls baroques concert recorded a few weeks ago at Palais Montcalm – Maison de la musique, free and on demand on the orchestra’s YouTube channel starting Saturday, December 12, at 7:30 p.m. 

This online concert will be available for 21 days and gives audiences the opportunity to enjoy the orchestra’s music once again, this time immersed in the magic of Christmas and rich acoustics of Raoul-Jobin Hall. During the filming of the concert, Les Violons du Roy was thrilled to revisit the program’s pieces, which, apart form Pifa—an excerpt from Handel’s Messiah—are all on the album Simphonies des noëls. The latter was Les Violons du Roy and Bernard Labadie’s debut album, which came out in 1994 on the Dorian label and was rereleased by ATMA Classique in 2016. It is one of the orchestra’s most popular albums. The video performance was directed and produced by Denis Plante, production and tour director of Les Violons du Roy, and recorded by sound engineer Anne-Marie Sylvestre. With this digital gift, Les Violons du Roy is poised to enchant and captivate audiences with the beauty of Baroque music.

Bernard Labadie, conductor
Les Violons du Roy, orchestra
Denis Plante, producer and director
Anne-Marie Sylvestre, sound

M.-A. CHARPENTIER
Noëls pour les instruments, H.531 et 534
G. TORELLI
Concerto a quattro in forma di Pastorale per il Santissimo Natale,  op. 8 no. 6
G. F. HANDEL
Pifa excerpt from the Messiah, HWV56
J.C. PEZ
Concerto Pastorale in F major
A. CORELLI
Concerto grosso Fatto per la notte di natale, op. 6 no. 8

Les Violons du Roy’s season in Quebec City is presented by Hydro-Québec.
Les Violons du Roy’s Montreal season is presented by La Capitale Insurance and Financial Group.
Les Violons du Roy would like to thank Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, the Canada Council for the Arts, Ville de Québec, and the Government of Canada for their support.

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