Duet Concert (this concert replaces Carmina Burana at the organ!)*

Photo de Yves Garand et Monique Poirier

Event details

  • 29 October 2023
  • 15:00
  • Église Saints-Anges de Lachine 1400, Boul. St-Joseph Lachine (Qc) H8S 2M8
  • Entrée libre |Free Admission | Suggested Donation $10

This duet concert features accessible music, perfect for discovering the organ. Monique Poirier and Yves Garand will perform works by Blanco, Bach, Mozart, Hesse, Vivaldi, Demarest, Poirier, Saint-Saëns, and Dukas.

  • This concert is replacing the “Carmina Burana on the Organ!” concert due to illness.

Details

  • The size of the church allows social distancing
  • Free entrance. No tickets required

Suggested Donation

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Biographies

Monique Poirier

Monique Poirier is a pianist, organist and composer and a graduate of the Vincent-d’Indy School of Music. She has worked as a pianist-accompanist for several choirs and has collaborated with numerous singers and musicians. After studying the organ with Pierre Grandmaison, she held the position as Organist at the Sainte-Anne-de-Varennes Basilica in Quebec from 1986 to 1995. Monique also studied cello with Walter Joachim, principal cello of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra.
Her first contact with France was in 1983, when she obtained a scholarship to study cello at the advanced level at the Académie Internationale d’Été in Nice. In 1995, Monique moved to Le Mans in France, where she continued her career. She has written compositions for several musicians as well as for students at the Le Mans Conservatory, for whom she composed around ten duets. In May 2017, she composed and performed for the first time her Magnificat for choir, soloist, trumpets and piano at the Church of Saints-Anges in Lachine. This work was performed at Le Mans as part of the 20th anniversary of the Le Pré en musique Festival in 2018. Monique shares her passion for music through her compositions and her concerts, both in Quebec and in France.

 

Yves Garand

Yves Garand is active on the Montreal cultural scene as a musician and teacher. He began his musical studies early in life, first as a pianist. He studied at the Faculty of Music at the Université de Montréal, as well as at the Conservatoire de musique du Québec. His cherished mentors include Françoise Aubut, Marcelle Martin-Graton, Raymond Daveluy (organ), Janine Lachance (piano accompaniment) and Agnès Grossmann (choral direction). In 1985, he received a Quebec government scholarship to study organ with Suzanne Chaisemartin in Paris. A much-loved and multi-talented artist, Yves Garand brings his expertise as a teacher, pianist and accompanying organist to his work with leading lyric and choral artists in Quebec.
He was a piano teacher with the Vincent-d’Indy School of Music for more than twenty years and held the positions of Director for both the Jocelyne-Laberge School of Music and the Auguste-Descarries School of Music. For seven years, he led intermediate students of piano and strings at the Camp musical des Laurentides. Since 1989, he has held the position of titular of the symphonic organ at Saints-Anges Lachine parish and since 2003 been Artistic Director of the Les Saints-Anges en musique series presented by Concerts Lachine. Since 1999, he has led Chœur Ambiance as Musical Director. Additionally, he was Artistic and General Director of the Mayor Jean-Drapeau Symphonic Concerts. He currently brings this extensive experience to his work as an independent consultant in management and communications. Yves Garand also teaches voice training and singing at the National Theater School of Canada.

Program

 

Concerto pour deux orgues en sol majeur

 PEDRO JOSÉ BLANCO
(1750 – 1811)

Te Deum
Tu Patris
Judex Crederis
Miserere Nostri
Tu Devcito

ANONYME (1551)
École espagnole

Fugue en sol mineur KV 410
(Arr. : Maximilian Stadler)

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART
(1756 – 1791)

Fantaisie pour orgue à quatre mains en ut mineur, op. 35
Adagio
Andante grazioso
Allegretto (Fugue)

ADOLF FRIEDRICH HESSE
(1809 – 1863)

L’Automne
(Ext. : des Quatre saisons)

ANTONIO VIVALDI
(1678 – 1741)

La danse du balai
(Ext. : l’Apprenti sorcier)

PAUL DUKAS
(1865 – 1935)

Danse macabre, op. 40
(Arr. : pour orgue à quatre mains d’Ernest Guiraud)

CAMILLE SAINT- SAËNS
(1835 – 1921)

It is Well with My Soul
(Arr. : pour piano et orgue de David Schwoebel)

PHILIP P. BLISS
(1838 – 1876)

Fantaisie pour piano et orgue

CLIFFORD DEMAREST
(1874 – 1946)

Fantaisie québécoise en trois mouvements

MONIQUE POIRIER
(Née en 1959)


Thank you to all our sponsors

PUBLIC PARTNERS

 
Arrondissement Lachine
Ville de Montréal
Conseil des arts de Montréal
PME MTL West-Island
Enrico Ciccone, député de Marquette
Bingo Lachine
 

 

SEASON SPONSORS – GOLD

 
Fondation Azrieli – Azrieli Foundation
Collégial international Sainte-Anne
Desjardins Caisse de Lachine
Spinelli
 

 

SEASON SPONSORS – SILVER

 
Piano Vertu
Fondation JM Canada
 

 

SEASON SPONSORS – BRONZE

 
Atelier lyrique de l’Opéra de Montréal
CabinetDentaire.ca
Cognitive Group
 

 

CONCERT SPONSORS

 
Beauchamp Laplante – Cabinet de services financiers
MLV Immobilier
Jean Coutu Aboud Georges
J.J. Cardinal Lachine
IGA Extra Vallée
Martin & Cie, comptables professionnels agréés
Centre visuel Victoria