Over Hill and Dale (organ and harp)

Photo du duo Grenon-Guibord.

Event details

  • Sunday | 26 May 2024
  • 15:00
  • Église Saints-Anges de Lachine 1400, Boul. St-Joseph Lachine (Qc) H8S 2M8
  • Free Admission | Suggested Donation $15

Gisèle Guibord, organist and harpist

Robin Grenon, harpist

The duo Grenon-Guibord has captivated a wide variety of audiences with its astonishing versatility, presenting its own creations and a varied repertoire of South American, Celtic and classical music.

 

Details

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

 

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Biography

 

ROBIN GRENON & GISELE GUIBORD DUET 

For twenty-five years, the duo has delighted listeners with their versatility. They developed, by exploring the world of the harp, a passion for the music of several folk traditions.

Both musicians began their career in classical music, but gradually turned toward other styles and instruments. Both studied at the Montreal Conservatory of Music, Gisèle as classical organist with Bernard Lagacé and Robin as classical guitarist with Stephen Fentok. Fascinated by Latin music, Robin fell under the spell of the Paraguayan harp, which he studied with Paraguayan Eralio Gill and Cuban Alfredo Rolando Ortiz. Gisèle, an active concert and church organist, turned to the harp in 1993, when Robin became her teacher. They soon found in each other a kindred spirit in music and in life!

Through their compositions and arrangements, they have created a unique and innovative sound all their own where the misty Celtic and sunny Paraguayan harps blend in harmony. Robin and Gisèle are regular quest performers and teachers at the following events: The International Folk Harp Conference in Seattle (1996), Toronto Harp Fest (2000), The Canadian Music Showcase in Ottawa (2009), the Cammac Lake MacDonald Music Centre (2011), The Northern Lights Festival in Ottawa (2015-2017), The Huron Harp Fest in Goderich, ON (2019).

They have eight recordings: Djiguedon (2001): Celtic and Paraguayan repertoire; Trace d’Ange (2004): Celtic Christmas; Suite Mariale / Marian Suite (2006): inspired by the life of Mary of Nazareth; Harpe du Paraguay (following their trip to Paraguay in 2007); Close to You (2008): Folk music for Folk Harps; Beatles Melodies (2010): with the Robin Grenon trio, harp, pipe organ and percussion; Harpes d’Irlande (2010): soft Irish ballads for two harps; Parfum d’été (2014): Celtic harps, organ and percussion.

In 1996, Gisèle and Robin co-founded Harpissimo Quebec (the Quebec Chapter of the International Society of Folk Harpers and Craftsmen) celebrating 25 years of existence this year (many concerts, three recordings and hundreds of harp circles).


Program

 

Trace d’Ange

Robin Grenon
(Né en 1960)

Spagnoletta
Extrait du recueil Terpsichore

 Michael Praetorius
(Allemagne, 1571 – 1621)

Canadios (c. 1674)

Gaspar Sanz
(Espagne, 1640 – 1710)

Lament
Extrait des Four Impressions on Ireland

Antoine Toulemonde
(Belgique, 1902 – 1993)

Follow me up to Carlow (c. approx. 1580) 

Traditionnel Irlande

The Butterfly (Slip Jig)

Traditionnel Irlande

Ecuador

Alfredo Rolando Ortiz
(Cuba, né en 1946)

Danza a Luzma

Alfredo Rolando Ortiz

Como llora una estrella

Antonio Carrillo
(Venezuela, 1892 – 1962)

Pasaje Numero Uno

Traditionnel Venezuela

Angela Rosa

Feliz Perez Cardozo
(Paraguay, 1908 – 1952)

Toccata in Seven

John Rutter
(Angleterre, né en 1945)

Désert
Adaptation pour orgue: G. Guibord

Robin Grenon / Marcel D. Gauthier
(1963 – 2013)

Fiesta
Adaptation pour orgue: G. Guibord

Robin Grenon arr. Marcel D. Gauthier


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
Martin & Cie, comptables professionnels agréés
IGA Extra Vallée
Centre visuel Victoria