Organist for “Semain”

On Halloween 2018 I was the organist for “Semain”, an all-day event for children, organized by Boulevard Saint-Laurent. We performed outside, in Parc des Amériques in Montréal. It was my first time performing outside in minus 3 degree rainy weather!

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Concert at Saint-Joseph’s Oratory

On Sunday, October 28th at 15h30 I performed a concert at Saint-Joseph’s Oratory in Montréal, cloing the concert series “Ces femmes qui jouent de l’orgue”. The repertoire included mostly female romantic composers, of whom at least 2 – Senfler and Andrée – seems to have been Canadian premières – however, no official confirmation could be obtained.

Premiere of Organ Interludes I & II

On Sunday, October 21, 2018, at 13h the Vital Organ Project, founded by Graeme Shields and Tyler Jameson Pinn, gave the world premiere performances of my first and second organ interludes in London, Ontario. The Vital Organ Project has commissioned the third Interlude of the cycle.

Third organ interlude commissioned

After Hélène Paul and His Excellency Lionel Gendron, bishop of Saint-Jean-Longueuil, the Vital Organ Project (USA), a duo founded by Graeme Shields and Tyler Jamison Pimm, to promote contemporary organ music, joined the consortium of sponsors of my Organ Interlude cycle, a project of organist Gabrielle Tessier. They commissioned the third Interlude of the series, which will ideally comprise five.

Radio presentation

During the night between October 6th and 7th 2018, during the Radio programme “Night horizon” on Bulgarian National Radio, were played the recordings of my work Salve, Regina, sung by Jean-Pierre Couturier, and of his Te Deum in the Mohawk language, sung by myself. The disc can be purchased HERE

Largest annual religious gathering in QC

On September 30, 1028, for the third time I played the organ for the largest annual religious gathering in Québec: the pilgrimage of the Italian communities in Montréal at the Saint-Joseph Oratory, organized by the Conferenza dei sacerdoti italiani di Montréal.

I am particularly proud of the Offertory hymn, À cause d’une croix by Robert Lebel, used and translated by Lina Saracino, with his permission. Some of the older Italians speak only rudimentary French, but they worked really hard to perform it.

The official video, made by Leandro Phederrico, lasts 16 min. You can watch it HERE

You can watch a short excerpt of the Offertory HERE