AT THE COURT OF HENRY VIII

Although King Henry VIII captures our collective imagination for many sinister reasons, his reign and numerous reforms undeniably contributed to the rise of English Renaissance polyphony. Music occupied a central place in his life: he composed, sang and excelled on several musical instruments – including the recorder. In fact, there are nearly 75 examples in his personal collection! For this concert, Flûte Alors! delves into the manuscripts, influences and heritage of Henry VIII. The works of Henry VIII, William Cornysh and Thomas Tallis promise a royal evening!

30$ Regular – 25$ Senior – 15$ Student

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At the court of Henry VIII

Although King Henry VIII captures our collective imagination for many sinister reasons, his reign and numerous reforms undeniably contributed to the rise of English Renaissance polyphony. Music occupied a central place in his life: he composed, sang and excelled on several musical instruments – including the recorder. In fact, there are nearly 75 examples in his personal collection! For this concert, Flûte Alors! delves into the manuscripts, influences and heritage of Henry VIII. The works of Henry VIII, William Cornysh and Thomas Tallis promise a royal evening!

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The Great Journey

The Great Journey

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Covering almost 10 million square kilometers, our immense country arose from a cultural intertwining of inestimable richness. Arriving by grandiose sailboats after a long voyage across the ocean, the new arrivals set foot ashore. In their luggage, they carried instruments, musical scores, and a style of playing from the old continent. France, England, Scotland and Ireland will take the lead in this concert as we explore the music of different cultural communities who came from Europe to settle in Canada. This concert also includes original arrangements by Guillaume Bouchard of well-known Québecois folk melodies.

In-person concert  : $30 regular / $25 seniors & students – ===> BUY TICKETS

Virtual concert : $20 regular / $15 seniors & students – ===> BUY TICKETS

 

WINDS AND WEATHER

Flute Alors! is very happy to present a live concert as part of the Montreal Baroque Festival on June 18 at 9 p.m.!
 
WINDS AND WEATHER
Prepare for a stormy night of tempests and tides, winds and weather. The members of Flûte Alors! have arranged iconic and theatrical music for recorders.
Vivaldi, Locke, Telemann, Dvořák, Maute
 
Procedural masks must be worn at all times, bring your own, all seats will be distanced, doors will open at 8:30 pm
 

O ROSA BELLA – AVAILABLE ONLINE FROM MARCH 20TH TO APRIL 3RD

Spanning three centuries (c.1400-c.1650), the Franco-Flemish school is a major musical movement divided into five or six generations, and represents a variety of stylistic differences. The exchanges of ideas, favored by increased travel throughout Europe and the invention of musical printing advanced musical theory and dissemination of composers’ works. The result is a melodic and harmonic symbiosis specific to Franco-Flemish polyphony.  In this concert, the theme of the rose serves as a common thread throughout the programme. In addition to celebrating the love between two beings, the rose also symbolizes the Virgin Mary.

With harpist Sara Lackie. 

Recorded on January 14th, 2021. Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel, Montreal, Qc

Video & editing: Emmanuel Crombez

Sound recording & mixing : Ghyslain Luc Lavigne

 

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Badinage

Thanks to you, our 2020-2021 virtual concert season is a reality!

This concert is available from January 30th to February 13rd

Flûte Alors! dedicates the first concert of the season to Johann Sebastian Bach. The

ensemble presents original arrangements of pieces you thought you knew backwards and

forwards! On the program: large-scale works such as the Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B minor

and Brandenburg Concerto No. 6, as well as more intimate works such as the Leipzig

chorales, originally written for a single organ. With this concert, the quartet continues its

exploration of Bach’s fascinating repertoire.

 

Video & editing: Emmanuel Crombez

Additional cameras : Guillaume Briand, Frédérique Forget

Sound recording & mixing : Ghyslain Luc Lavigne

 

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