Perspectives d’Hildegarde

This concert is finalist in these categories for the CQM’s Prix Opus 2018-2019:

Concert de l’année – Musiques moderne, contemporaine
Concert de l’année – Montréal

Cléo Palacio-Quintin’s Voltiges oniriques is finalist for “Création de l’année”.

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Productions Fiolûtröniq presents: PERSPECTIVES D’HILDEGARDE, a concert-length work conceived by Marie-Hélène Breault and inspired by the music and writings of Hildegard of Bingen.

Benedictine nun, autodidact and great visionary, Hildegard of Bingen (1098-1179) had a very wide-ranging knowledge and left us an impressive heritage as a composer, a woman of letters, a linguist and a medicinal healer. Eight composers and four performers of today are in dialogue with her work and reinterpret her life and history with eight miniatures staged by Alice Ronfard.

The composers Marie-Pierre Brasset, Geneviève Dupuis, Émilie Girard-Charest, Emily Hall, Terri Hron, Katia Makdissi-Warren, Cléo Palacio-Quintin and Danielle Palardy Roger explore the multiple facets of the abbess’ work and craft new creations from her intimate thoughts, her inner voice, her prayers and praises, her love of birds, her lingua ignota (an invented language with strange sounds), her plant remedies and even her terrible visions of evil spirits, of Lucifer and of tortured souls…

Ghislaine Deschambault (mezzo-soprano), Marie-Hélène Breault (flutes & voice), Pamela Reimer (piano & voice) and Beverley Johnston (percussion & voice) bring their flexibility and virtuosity into play, using their voices as well as their instruments. During the concert, you will certainly discover new perspectives on the amazing woman that was Hildegard of Bingen!


Thursday, April 5, 2018, 8 pm ‒ Sunday, April 8, 3 pm ‒ Gesù Church

Box Office: $20/$10 (+ fees), 1200, rue de Bleury, Montréal, 514-861-4036