Carte Midi

 

The Festival orgue et couleurs includes five free noon-hour organ recitals, les Midis à la carte, on distinctive organs around the City of Montreal, daily from Monday, September 24, through Friday, September 28.  Click for further information.


 

 

Orgue et Couleurs

Les Midis à la carte

Free Noon-hour Organ Recitals Around Montreal

Monday, Sept. 24, through Friday, Sept. 28

 

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Orgue et Couleurs  is an annual festival that celebrates the organ in Montreal every September just as autumn begins.  This year, 2007, the festival runs from Friday, September 21, to Sunday, September 30.  There are grands concerts in the evening, apero-concerts in the late afternoon and free organ recitals at noon, les Midis à la carte.  This year the noontime, free organ recitals, les Midis à la carte, are on pilgrimage, stopping along the way at some of the distinctive organs of Montreal. 

 

There will be talks by Régis Rousseau, available only in French, to explain the characteristics of the five different organs, at the Château Dufresne, on Saturday, September 22, and Sunday, September 23, both at 1:30 pm.

 

 

 Château Dufresne

 

Saturday, Sept. 22, 1:30 pm       

Sunday, Sept. 23, 1:30 pm          Château Dufresne

                                                       Causeries au Château

                                                       par Régis Rousseau

                                                       2929, avenue Jeanne-d'Arc (corner of    

                                                       rue Sherbrooke and boulevard Pie-IX)

                                                       Montréal, Québec [Pie IX metro]

                                                                  Amours, délices et orgues… Pour mieux 

                                                       connaître et apprécier les récitals des

                                                       Midis à la carte, présentation des   

                                                       esthétiques et des particularités de 

                                                       chacun des cinq orgues de la série.

                                                                 (Available only in French)

 

 

 

Casavant, Opus 600, 1915/1999

 

  

Monday, Sept. 24, 12:00 pm             Église du Très-Saint-Nom-de-Jesus              

                                                               The Brillance and the Power of a

                                                               Casavant

                                             4215, rue Adam, Montréal, Québec

                                             [Pie IX metro + autobus 139 south;

                                             Papineau metro + autobus 34 east]

                                                               

                                             Marc-André Doran, organ

                                             Works by: Franck

                                                               

                                             Click for pictures of the church and

                                             organ.

                                             Click for a description of the church and

                                             organ.

 

 

 

 

 

                                                              

  Wilhelm, Opus 129, 1993

 

  

Tuesday, Sept. 25, 12:00 pm          Église du Très-Saint-Rédempteur

                                                              The Refinement of a Wilhelm all’Italiana

                                            3530, rue Adam, Montréal, Québec

                                            [Joliette metro + autobus 29 east;

                                            Papineau metro + autobus 34 east]

                                                             

                                            Reál Gauthier, organ

                                            Frescobaldi, Vivaldi, Bach

 

                                            Click for pictures of the church and

                                            organ.

                                            Click for a description of the church and

                                            organ.

 

 

 

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Wolff & Associés, Opus 24, 1981

 

  

Wednesday, Sept. 26, 12:00 pm   Redpath Hall, McGill University

                                                            The French Grand Century of a Wolff

                                           3461, rue McTavish, Montréal, Québec

                                           [Peel Metro]

                                           Entrance through the McTavish Gates and

                                           then by the Library Terrace

                                                                                                  

                                           Laurent Martin, organ

                                           Titelouze, F. Couperin, Clérambault

 

                                           Click for pictures and a description of 

                                           Redpath Hall.

                                           Click for more on the hall and a

                                           description of the organ.

 

 

 

 

 

 Beckerath, 1961

 

  

Thursday, Sept. 27, 12:00 pm      Église de l’Immaculée-Conception

                                                          The Genius of a Beckerath

                                          4201, avenue Papineau, Montréal, Québec

                                          [Mont-Royal metro]                                 

                                          Catherine Todorovski, organ        

                                          BachBuxtehude, Krebs

                                           

                                          Click for pictures of the church and organ.

                                                 Click for a description of the church and

                                                 organ.

 

 

 

 

Wolff & Associés, Opus 36, 1993

 

 

Friday, Sept. 28, 12:00 pm         Église de la Visitation

                                                         The English Spirit of a Warren-Wolff

                                         1847, boulevard Gouin est, Montréal,        

                                         Québec                                                                                            [Henri-Bourassa metro + autobus 69 east] 

                                        

                                         Louis Brouillette, organ

                                         John Blow, Maurice Greene, John James

 

                                         Click for pictures of the church and organ.

                                         Click for a description of the church and 

                                          organ.