2011

Montreal Medieval Festival 2011

A DEMON AND HIS SIN

During the 2011 edition of the Montreal Medieval Festival, we presented 3 concerts:


June 24, 2h00 PM
Ensemble Mandragore


Each deadly sin will be placed under the governance of a demon in this concert, fetching from the great Medieval manuscripts (Carmina Burana, Llibre Vermell from Montserrat, Cantigas de Santa Maria, etc) with historical anecdotes.

Musicians:

Ingried Boussaroque, voice, flute, crumhorn
Grégoire Jeay, voice, flute, traverso, percussions
Andrew Wells-Oberegger, oud, bouzouki

VIRTUTES ET DIABOLUS




June 25, 2h00 PM
Deus ex machina, under the direction of Alain Vadeboncoeur


Hildegard von Bingen, abbess, composer and visionary wrote down and set to music the visions she has had since the age of 5. They are songs depicting the hierarchy of celestial beings whose virtues appear as persons that the Devil addresses in order to capture them.

Musicians:

Marie-Annick Béliveau
Ingried Boussaroque
Pierre Cartier
Martin Quesnel
Angèle Trudeau
Alain Vadeboncoeur

LUXURIA




June 26, 2h00 PM
Strada Grand-joie


Already in medieval times, dance, particularly the Carol, was considered as an activy for the sole purpose of pleasure, therefore one should be condemned for it. Those who practised it, committed the sin of lust, and in the eyes of the church, had to repent.

Musicians:

Pierre Langevin : bagpipes, flutes, voice
Liette Remon : medieval fiddle, bagpipes, voice
Pierre Tanguay : percussion, jaw harp, string drum
Michèle Motard : voice , sinfonia