Richard Paré – 17th-18th Century Christmas and Improvisations

Richard Paré

Event details

  • 28 November 2021
  • 15:00
  • Saints-Anges Church 1400, St-Joseph Blvd Lachine (Qc) H8S 2M8
  • Free admission / Suggested donation : 10$

Richard Paré, organist, will present works by Bach, Raison, Handel, Duron, Cabanilles, Dandrieu as well as improvisations.

This concert takes place at  Saints-Anges Church

  • -Arrive at least 10-15 minutes before the start of the concert
  • -Show your vaccine passport, required for access to the concert (13 years old and older)
  • -The church configuration will allow to observe physical-distancing
  • -Wear a mask (for 10 yr-old and older)



Richard Paré received his formation at the Music Conservatory of Quebec and graduated with three fist prizes: organ, harpsichord and chamber music. While pursuing his activities as an interpreter, he pursued an academic career as a professor at Laval University in Quebec City. Besides instrumental (organ, harpsichord) and theory teaching, he acts as music director of the Atelier de Musique baroque he instigated. Founder member of the chamber orchestra Les Violons du Roy, he has toured with them in many occasions, in Europe, United States and throughout Canada, having the opportunity to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York and the Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, among other places. Invited by various concert societies, Richard Paré has performed in many Canadian cities. He has been invited five times to play with the New-
World Symphony Orchestra in Miami, Florida. Between 2006 and 2001, he was guest soloist with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, the San Francisco Symphony and the Chicago Symphonic Orchestra, in organ works from Bach and Handel. He recently had the opportunity to inaugurate the new Casavant organ installed at the Palais Montcalm concert hall, with the Violons du Roy, under Bernard Labadie, in a series of four concerts. In 2014, together with the Violons du Roy, he presented Francis Poulenc’s Organ Concerto and played in the first part of the complete Handel’s Organ Concertos presentation, under Mathieu Lussier. Since 2015, he is regularly invited by the Music of the Royal 22nd Regiment as soloist. Richard Paré is organist in residence at the Palais Montcalm Maison de la musique and titular organist at the Saints-Martyrs-Canadiens church in Quebec City.


Offerte du 5e ton sur “Vive le Roy des Parisiens” ANDRÉ RAISON
(1640 – 1719)
Concerto no. 4 pour orgue en mineur op. 7  
-Organo ad libitum
(1665 – 1759)
Fantaisie et fugue en sol mineur BWV 542 JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH
(1685 – 1750)
Gaitilla de mano izquierda SEBASTIAN DURON
(1660 – 1716)
(1644 – 1712)
Noël « Puer nobis nascitur » JEAN-FRANCOIS DANDRIEU
(1682 – 1738)
Sortie de messe de minuit (basée sur une improvisation) RICHARD PARÉ


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


Season sponsors – Silver

Piano Vertu
Fondation JM Canada

Season sponsors – Bronze

Atelier lyrique de l’Opéra de Montréal
Cognitive Group

Concerts 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