Next live concert HANDEL’S MESSIAH, a Masterpiece for the Holidays will be on 13 December 2020 at 14h00

Who is L’Harmonie des saisons?

Founded in 2010 by co-directors Mélisande Corriveau and Eric Milnes, ensemble L’Harmonie des

saisons inspires audiences with its fresh and unique musical approach. After presenting forty different programs in over 150 concerts, the ensemble, which performs on period instruments, continues to expand its acclaim throughout Quebec, Canada and abroad. Their recordings on the ATMA Classique label – Las Ciudades de Oro, Pardessus de viole and Marin Marais : Badinages – have been the recipients of the coveted JUNO prize, the Prix Opus, Radio-Canada’s Recording of the Year, among the CBC’s Top Ten CDs of the Year, and made the Apple Music prestigious TOP Ten Classical Recording list. The ensemble, alongside international guest artists, hosts a prestigious series of concerts and has been featured at international series’ and festivals across Europe, North and South America.

Recorded at The Bishop Stewart Memorial Church, Frelighsburg, Qc,
and at St. George Anglican Church, Granby, Qc
December 13, 2:00 p.m. EST – Available until December 27

Concert program

MESSIAH, an Oratorio, by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)
Part the First

L’HARMONIE DES SAISONS CHOIR AND ORCHESTRA
Mélisande Corriveau, artistic director • Eric Milnes, conductor

SOLOISTS
Hélène Brunet, soprano
Daniel Taylor, alto
Philippe Gagné, tenor
Jonathon Adams, baritone

1. Sinfonia
2. Tenor Recitative: Comfort ye, my people
3. Tenor Aria: Every valley shall be exalted
4. Chorus: And the glory of the Lord
5. Bass Recitative: Thus saith the Lord
6. Alto Aria: But who may abide
7. Chorus: And he shall purify
8. Alto Recitative: Behold, a virgin shall conceive
9. Alto Aria & Choir: O thou that tellest good tidings
10. Bass Recitative: For behold, darkness shall cover the earth
11. Bass Aria: The people that walked in darkness
12. Chorus: For unto us a child is born
13. Pifa (Pastoral Symphony)
14a. Soprano Recitative: There were shepherds abiding in the field
14b Soprano Arioso: But lo, the angel of the Lord
15. Soprano Recitative: And the angel of the Lord said unto them
16. Soprano Recitative: And suddenly there was with the angel
17. Chorus: Glory to God
18. Soprano Aria: Rejoice, greatly
19. Alto Recitative: Then shall the eyes of the blind
20. Alto & Soprano Duet: He shall feed His flock
21. Chorus: His yoke is easy and his burden is light
22. Chorus: Halleluia

L’HARMONIE DES SAISONS
Mélisande Corriveau, artistic director
Eric Milnes, musical director

Soloists:
Hélène Brunet, soprano
Daniel Taylor, alto
Philippe Gagné, tenor
Jonathon Adams, baritone

Choir:
Bronwyn Thies-Thompson, Rebecca Dowd-Lexk, Maude Fréchette-Gagné, sorpanos
Josée Lalonde, Matthew Muggeridge, Maude Côté-Gendron, altos
Kerry Bursey, Jean-Sébastien Allaire, Bernard Cayouette, tenors
William Kraushaar, Clayton Kennedy, Léo McKenna, basses

Orchestra:
Julia Wedman, solo violin
Noemy Gagnon-Lafrenais, Marie Nadeau-Tremblay, violins
Guillaume Villeneuve, Laura Andriani, Jessy Dubé, violins
Hélène Plouffe, Margaret Little, altos
Mélisande Corriveau, Felix Deak, cellos
Pierre Cartier, double bass
Matthew Jennejohn, Karim Nasr, oboes
François Viault, bassoon
Christopher Price, Amir Rabinovitz, trompets
Philip Hornsey, timpany
Eric Milnes, harpsichord

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HANDEL’S MESSIAH, a Masterpiece for the Holidays

L'Harmonie des Saisons Choir and Orchestra, Dir. Eric Milnes

13 December 2020 at 14h00

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