5th Lenten Interlude commissioned

Rev. Robert Gendreau, Director of Liturgy Services at the Catholique Diocese of Montréal becomes the commissioner of the fifth Lenten organ work that I will compose to be used as a musical offering during Lent. It will be the last of five interludes that form a Lenten organ cycle project, an idea of Gabrielle Tessier, titular organist at the Cocathédrale Saint-Antoine-de-Padoue de Longueuil. The other supporters are art patron Hélène Paul (I), His Excellency Lionel Gendron, Bishop of the Diocèse de Saint-Jean-Longueuil (II), the Vital Organ Project (III, Graeme Shields & Tyler Jameson Pimm) and concert organist Christian Lane (IV).

R. Gendreau letter

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4th Lenten interlude commissioned

The winner of the 2011 Canadian International Organ Competition and director of the Boston Organ Studio, Christian Lane, became the commissioner of a 4th Lenten interlude for organ. I am composing a set of 5 total, a liturgical new music project launched by Gabrielle Tessier. Christian Lane joins Hélène Paul (I),Mgr L. Gendron, bishop of Diocèse de Saint-Jean-Longueuil (II) and the Vital Organ Project (III). A fifth interlude awaits its champion!

Concert at Mission Marie-Auxiliatrice

On December 16th at 2 PM I conducted a concert at Mission Marie-Auxiliatrice de Rivière-des-Priries, 8555 boul. Maurice-Duplessis, Montréal. Other artists joined the Schola Maria Ausiliatrice – Jean-Pierre Couturier, Luigi Insogna and Martolomeo Marsillo. I sang Fauré’s Ave Maria with Couturier, who played the organ and sang other solos. You can see a short video HERE Special thanks to all our sponsors from Montréal and from Laval, who made the concert possible.

Harmony in Diversity conference

On December 10, 2018, I participated with a paper at the National conference Harmony in Diversity that took place in Sofia, Bulgaria, co-organized by the State University of Library Science and IT, and the National Council of Religious Communities in Bulgaria. Special thanks to my mother, who read my paper at the conference on my behalf.

The full publication is already for sale, ISSN: 2367-7899. The full text of my article can be downloaded for free at Academia.edu HERE