Royal Harmonies


Friday, October 7, 2022 - 19:30
Saturday, October 8, 2022 - 16:00
Sunday, October 9, 2022 - 14:30

Concert Hall

Salle Bourgie - MBAM

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Guest : Andrew McAnerney, Conductor

Music has always brought an added lustre to both sacred and secular ceremonies. During the English Baroque period, alongside anthems for voice and orchestra performed at church services, equally lavish compositions enhanced all kinds of events. Henry Purcell, for example, composed his ode Come ye Sons of Art for the birthday of Queen Mary II in 1694. William Boyce presented his ode O be Joyful in God all ye Lands for the installation of the new chancellor of Cambridge University in 1749, which Arion and the SMAM will perform for you in its North American premiere.

Concert program




Henry Purcell

Praise the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, Z47
William Boyce

O be Joyful in God all ye Lands (Canadian premiere)
William Hayes

Sinfonia in D minor: Andante - Largo - Allegro - Andante
Henry Purcell

Come, Ye Sons of Art, Z323


In collaboration with SMAM

Guest Artist(s)

Studio de musique ancienne de Montréal

Studio de musique ancienne de Montréal

Praised for its “rich-textured, vibrant sound” and “hypnotic beauty”, the Studio de musique ancienne de Montréal (SMAM) has established a reputation as Canada’s finest early music vocal ensemble. Directed by Andrew McAnerney since 2015, SM...

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