April 15, 20107:00 pm
Works by Lassus, Macque, Marenzio, Palestrina, Provost, Tremblay, Victoria.
A beacon beckons: Gilles Tremblay’s flagship work Les Vêpres de la Vierge will be presented alongside sixteenth-century sacred polyphonic music. Hundreds of years and thousands of miles separate these works, and yet they emit the same welcoming light, the same mystical vocal beauty that is also found in Gregorian chant. For Tremblay, Gregorian chant constituted, “beauty that transcends time, and retains its flowing life force now more than ever…” A veritable institution for new music in North America, for this event the SMCQ has teamed up with SMAM, renowned as the most outstanding early music ensemble from Montreal.