2018–2019 MONTREAL SEASON UNVEILED
Published on March 20, 2018
Quebec City, March 20, 2018 – New music director Jonathan Cohen, executive director Hugo Sanschagrin, and head of artistic administration Laurent Patenaude are delighted to present the 2018–2019 Montreal season of Les Violons du Roy and La Chapelle de Québec. Put together in conjunction with Bernard Labadie, Anthony Marwood, Mathieu Lussier, the members of the orchestra, and leading guest artists, the program combines masterworks by Bach, Handel, Haydn, Mozart, and Vivaldi with new discoveries that will take audiences on unique and exciting musical adventures.
Cantates de bach, l'étoile du matin
Published on March 7, 2018
Quebec City, March 7, 2018 — Les Violons du Roy invites you to an intimate gathering under the baton of new music director Jonathan Cohen to experience three glorious cantatas by Johann Sebastian Bach. Three radiant guest soloists—soprano Anna Dennis, tenor Andrew Tortise, and baritone Neal Davies—will join the orchestra to make this truly a night of Baroque enchantment. Performances will take place Thursday, March 22 at 8 p.m. at Palais Montcalm - Maison de la musique in Quebec City and Sunday, March 25 at 2 p.m. at Bourgie Hall, Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.
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.