Tomorrow marks the 20th anniversary of the Millennium Symphony premiere on the St. Joseph’s Oratory site in front of more than 45,000 people!

On the 3rd of June 2000, at dusk, 333 performers and 2000 hand-bell ringers hit the first notes of a mega symphony lasting 90 minutes, based on the Gregorian chant “Veni Creator”. The public was literally surrounded by the digitalized sound of 15 sets of bell towers, 15 groups of musicians dispersed all around the audience, the Oratory’s organ and 56 bell chimes and 2 “vintage” fire trucks. This was the world premiere of a collective work by 19 Quebec composers. An unprecedented event in the history of music!

News posted on Tuesday, June 2, 2020.