Works by anonymous, Hindman, Ligeti, Nelson, Stewart and Vivier.

This concert highlights the relationship between Vivier’s moving Trois Airs pour un Opéra Imaginaire and a melodic style that often underlies the composer’s work: Gregorian chant. The invocation of Gregorian processionals, incantation, heightened melancholy, and invented language: all aspects of Vivier’s music that stand out when placed against the backdrop of a capella Gregorian chant, led by Dom Richard Gagné, Schola director of the abbeys of Solesmes (Sarthe, France) and later Saint-Benoît du Lac (Québec, Canada).

Also on the programme:

  • anonymous, Gregorian Chants (700)
    McGill Cappella Antica; Dom Richard Gagné



Production McGill Schulich School of Music