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Les amis de l’orgue de l’Estrie

199, Queen-Victoria Blvd, Sherbrooke (Québec) J1H 3P9

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Chantal Boulanger and Marc O'Reilly
[email protected]
819 346-3097

Les Amis de l’orgue de l’Estrie exists since 2010. The organization, acknowledged by the City of Sherbrooke, promotes the pipe and reed organ and its repertoire while showcasing the various instruments found in the region. It also supports the creation and performance of original organ music and contributes to the discovery of lesser-known works.

Each year, around six concerts are presented, featuring the organ as a soloist or accompanied by singers or other instruments such as the trumpet, violin, cello or harp. The concerts are presented in different churches in Sherbrooke such as Plymouth Trinity Church, St. Mark’s Chapel, Saint Jean Baptiste Church, Immaculée-Conception Church and Saint Michel Cathedral Basilica. Each church is different, not only in its architecture, but also in its acoustics and in the craftsmanship of its instrument.

Each instrument has been designed specifically for the place where it has been installed or, if it has been moved, adapted to its new location. If the organ is more associated with the liturgical service, it is also a concert instrument with a very rich repertoire. It is a little-known instrument, and all the orchestral majesty of the organ is enhanced by the architecture and the acoustics of the site.

Since summer 2019, Les Amis de l’orgue de l’Estrie also present a three-concert organ festival at the Saint-Michel Cathedral Basilica.

Membership in Les Amis de l’orgue de l’Estrie is available at a cost of $20 per year, which entitles the member to two issues of a captivating magazine on the organ community in Quebec. For membership or any other information, write to [email protected] or call 819 346‑3097.

 

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PROGRAMMING


Pax Luminosa

St. Mark’s Chapel of Bishop’s University

Claudine Ledoux, mezzo-soprano and Julien Girard, organ

Louis Mitchell, né il y a 200 ans

Saint-François-Xavier-de-Brompton Church

Louis Brouillette, organ, Chœur Piacere under the direction of Chantal Boulanger, Robin Côté, organ builder, and Jean Choquette on animation

Contribution volontaire

La Relève

St-Michel Cathedral Basilica

Dorothée Lacasse, organ

$20 – tickets on sale at the venue

Christmas

Saint-Michel Cathedral Basilica

Piacere Choir under the direction of Chantal Boulanger, Nicolas-Alexandre Marcotte, organ

$20 | Tickets on sale at the venue

Célébrons

Basilique-Cathédrale Saint-Michel

Louis Brouillette, organ, and the Sacré-Cœur School Teachers’ String Ensemble.

General Admission: $20 | Students: $10$
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Baroque music in the spotlight

St. Mark’s Chapel of Bishop’s University

Aubert Lavoie, organ

General Admission: $20 | Students: $10$
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De l’Europe au Québec

Saint-Jean-Baptiste Church

Francis Gagnon, organ

General Admission: $20 | Students: $10$
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Chocolat

St-Michel Cathedral Basilica

Organ Festival 2023 | 6th edition

The film Chocolat with Juliette Binoche is the theme of this concert with organ where you will hear the Estrie organists Cécile L’Écuyer, Chantal Boulanger and Louis Brouillette.

Voluntary contribution

Baroque & Modernity

St-Michel Cathedral Basilica

Organ Festival 2023 | 6th edition

Raphaël Ashby, a young organist from East Angus, gives us a concert where contemporary composers rub shoulders with baroque composers.

Voluntary contribution

D’un continent à l’autre

St-Michel Cathedral Basilica

Organ Festival 2023 | 6th edition

Composers from France, Germany and Quebec are at the heart of the program of Laurence Jobidon, organist and composer.

Voluntary contribution

Baroque et classique

Chapelle St.Mark’s

Music Doctor Régis Rousseau regularly gives recitals in Canada and Europe. He has held various influential positions in the musical community, such as that of director of the Conservatoire de Saguenay. On the programme: baroque pieces (Bach, Blow and Buxtehude) and classics (Haydn and Mozart)

General Admission 20$ | Student 10$
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Pater noster

Basilique-cathédrale St-Michel, 130 rue de la Cathédrale, Sherbrooke

Marc D’Anjou has been the titular organist of the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Quebec City since 1993. It honours Böhm, Buxtehude, Clérambault, Mendelssohn and Bédard, whose works on the Our Father

General Admission 20$ | Student 10$
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Gloria

Basilique-cathédrale St-Michel, 130 rue de la Cathédrale, Sherbrooke

Let’s celebrate choral singing with the famous Gloria de Vivaldi and the sublime Cantique by Jean Racine de Fauré performed by the Victoriavillois female choir Les Chante-Dames and the titular organist of Sherbrooke Cathedral.

General Admission 20$ | Student 10$
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Espana

St.Mark’s Chapel, 2600 College Street, Sherbrooke

Vincent Brauer, Quebec organist specializing in Spanish music and lecturer at Laval University, offers a recital of Iberian organ pieces from the 16th to the 20th century.  Welcome to the fascinating world of Cabanilles, Cabezon, Correa de Arauxo, Guiridi, Mompou and Turina.

General Admission 20$ | Student 10$
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Concert sacré Voix et orgue

Église Saint-François-Xavier, 181 rue de l’Église, Saint-François-Xavier-de-Brompton

Maude Fréchette-Gagné, voice • Maryse Simard, organ and harpsichord, Jean-Yves St-Pierre, organ and flutes

The Saint-François-Xavier organ is the oldest two-manual mechanical traction organ in Canada.  The restoration was carried out by Juget-Sinclair of Montreal in 2014-2015.

General admission 21,50$ | Student 11,50$

Treasures and Success

Saint-Jean-Baptiste Church, 280 rue du Conseil, Sherbrooke

Frédéric Demers, one of the best Canadian trumpets according to the International Trumpet Guild, and the colourful Louis Brouillette present known works or to discover.

General Admission 20$ | Student 10$
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