You were at Montréal’s Saint Joseph’s Oratory among 2000 outdoor bell-ringers, each equipped with a handbell. With 15 musical musical groups — including — the Montréal Symphony Orchestra, Les Petits Chanteurs du Mont-Royal, the church organs of the Oratory and electronic instruments. On this day you participated in the performance of the Symphonie du Millénaire. Coomposed for this occasion in 2000, this work, written by 19 Quebec composers also integrated the bells of some 15 Montréal bell towers.

And if we began again? If you kept your handbell from 2000, bring it to Saint Joseph’s Oratory on Sunday, February 26th, and participate in the new version of the Symphonie du Millénaire (Prise II) in the basilica. In order to coordinate musical interventions with the orchestra, the presence of the bell-ringers will be required at the basilica during the dress rehearsal, which will take place on Saturday, February 25 at 1 pm. Those who can not attend to it are asked to present themselves at the Oratoire St-Joseph at 2 pm. The other bell-ringers are invited at 14:30.

News written by Vincent Poirier Ruel and posted on Wednesday, February 15, 2017.