L’Orchestre Agora performs Mahler : Grandeur and beauty (in webcast)

Orchestre Agora et Nicolas Elis

Event details

  • Thursday | 29 July 2021 to Friday | 30 July 2021
  • 19:00
  • On Concerts Lachine Facebook and on this website
  • Free admission | $10 suggested donation

Nicolas Ellis leads his orchestra in Klaus Simon’s superb chamber version of Mahler’s eternal and sublime, Symphony No.4. Solist: Vanessa Croome, soprano.


This concert is a replay of the concert presented on July 3 at the Saints-Anges church

The concert is on our Facebook and on this page. 

It includes:

  • Introductory talk 
  • Concert

The concert is accessible free of charge, but we suggest a donation of $ 10 per concert. Make a donation

Means of accessing the virtual concert

Can’t attend the concert ?

Recordings of the concerts will be available for 24 hours, on this page.



  • Bedächtig. Nicht eilen. Recht gemächlich
  • In gemächlicher Bewegung. Ohne Hast.
  • Ruhevoll. Poco adagio.
  • Das himmlische Leben: Sehr behaglich

(1860 -1911)



L’Orchestre de l’Agora (OA), under the direction of Nicolas Ellis, is a multifaceted musical collective that is reinventing the role that classical musicians play in their community by focusing on their talent and commitment. Our musicians, who are young professionals from the Montreal area, are among the finest of their generation. Through their music, they actively take part in our bold concerts and outreach efforts. Together, we are out to change the world, one note at a time.

Since it was founded in 2013, the orchestra has had a twofold purpose: to showcase art and classical music, and to contribute to society. Much like its founder, Nicolas Ellis, the Orchestre is focused on the core values of initiative, collaboration, commitment, impact, and boldness. These values have been reflected in the orchestra’s many undertakings over the years.

From season to season, the orchestra has continued to evolve in a most astonishing way. While its very first concerts came together through the efforts of a handful of musicians convinced of the power of music as a tool for social change, the orchestra has since been able to shine a spotlight on their talent and award them with over $200,000 in bursaries and fees. The orchestra has also contributed tens of thousands of dollars to local community organizations, by giving concerts to raise funds for them.

Nicolas Ellis, conductor

 Nicolas Ellis is the artistic director, conductor, and founder of L’Orchestre de l’Agora and also acts as an artistic collaborator with L’Orchestre Métropolitain and Yannick Nézet-Séguin. Nicolas Ellis founded L’Orchestre de l’Agora in 2013. The ensemble’s mission is to reinvent the role of classical musicians in society by giving them the power to collectively increase their impact on the world, thanks to their talent and their commitment. Nicolas Ellis is the recipient of the 2017 Fernand Lindsay Career Bursary, was named Radio-Canada Classical Revelation 2018-2019 and won the Goyer Mécénat Musica Prize worth $125,000 in April 2021.

Vanessa Croome, soprano

A member of l’Atelier lyrique de l’Opéra de Montréal, Vanessa Croome is the recipient of the 2018 Stingray Star Award at the Atelier lyrique de l’Opéra de Montréal and the Elizabeth Wirth Vocal Art Award from the Schulich School of Music at McGill University. Also, in 2018, she made her professional debut as part of the Gerdine Young Artists program at the Opera Theater in St.Louis. A participant at the Lachine International Vocal Academy in 2018 and 2019, Vanessa created the role of Léa in the opera, L’hiver attend beaucoup de moi by Laurence Jobidon at L’Opéra de Montréal in 2020.

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