On Solstice Day, June 21st, 2018, for the second consecutive year my music accompanied the Thracian rite for welcoming the Sun-God in Yambol, Bulgaria at sunrise! Special thanks to the Regional Museum of History, Yambol!
On June 12, 2018, between 10h and 11h Jean-Pierre Couturier presented the upcoming Disques Benedictus CD in the context of a spiritual talk on Radio Maria Canada (Montréal). Below a snapshot of a part of the back CD cover, including the full track list:
On June 2, 2018, at 7 PM I accompanied Choeur d’hommes Les Troyens at Festival Classica at Saint-Lambert, QC.
On Saturday, May 26th, at 19h34, the Orchestre à vents non-identifié – OVNI, premières my work Danse folesque à la bulgare, composed as part of my composer’s residency with the orchestra. The concert, conducted by Jonathan Dagenais, took place at the Marguerite Bourgeoys Hall at Collège Regina Assumpta, 1750, rue Sauriol Est, Montréal.
A CD release of the repertoire is expected in the autumn of this year.
The orchestra organized an exhibition of a part of my hand-written score in the lobby of the concert hall. Special thanks to François Saint-Hilaire for his artwork.
On Friday, May 25th at 19h30 and Saturday, May 26th at 2 PM I was guest organist and conductor at the 25th anniversary od e Association of Supinesi families in North America. Members from across Canada and the USA gathered at the San Domenico Savio parish in Montréal. The second mass was presided by the Archbishop, Monseignor C. Lépine.
On May 11th, 2018, at 12h15 at the Sanctuaire Marie-Reine-des-Coeurs in Montréal, Canada, Jean-Pierre Couturier gave the word premiere of my work Salve Regina for baritone and piano and the 2017 revision of my 2001 composition Non pur la morte on text by Michelangelo Buonarroti. I performed the organ for this concert, which was part of the annual sanctuary series called L’orgue en mai.