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Day 1 Thursday, June 21, 2018

La Chamaille with Philippe Gagné
English songs and Celtic tunes from Handel's era. With Alexis Reisler, theorbo, Mélanie de Bonville, violin, and Amanda Keesmaat, cello
The Urban Forest, Musée McCord's terrasse on Victoria Street
Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 12pm

Grand Opening Parade
Come join the parade with your recorders, drums, pots and pans!
From Place Jacques Cartier to the Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours
Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 6:30pm

THE TRIUMPH OF TIME AND TRUTH
L'Orchestre l'Arte del Mondo (Allemagne), Ensemble Caprice, Ensemble vocal Arts-Québec - Shannon Mercer, soprano, Leandro Marziotte (Uruguay) contreténor, Charles Daniels (UK) ténor, Geoffroy Salvas (baryton)
A good Montréal première of Handel's last, great Oratorio with an international cast of soloists, Arte del Mondo from Germany and a huge chorus of enthusiasts!
Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours
Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 7pm

FUGGE DAL VENTO
Windstorm!
Flûte Alors!
Top ten Handel opera arias arranged by Montreal's fabulous recorder ensemble!
Crypte de la Chapelle Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours
Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 9pm

Musical evening at the Café
Join us at the café, as usual, to eat, drink and make merry with music by Le Petit Rien and everyone else!
Café du Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal
Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 10pm

Day 2 Friday, June 22, 2018

Passiflore
Trad here and Trad elsewhere, the Celtic influence: traditional Scottish and Irish Baroque music and traditional Quebec music. Émilie Brûlé and Mélanie de Bonville, violins, Sari Tsuji, viola, Jivko Georgiev, cello et Jonathan Addleman, harpsichord.
Square Cabot
Friday, June 22, 2018 at 12pm

Early Modern Conversions
Conference and cocktails - Islands of Enchantment: Pleasure, Domination, and Transformation
Café du Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal
Friday, June 22, 2018 at 5pm

DRAMMA PER MOLTI ISTROMENTI
Orchestre L'Arte del Mondo
Brilliant concerti by an inspired, young Handel in Rome. Canadian premiere of the celebrated German baroque orchestra.
Saint John the Evangelist (Red Roof Church)
Friday, June 22, 2018 at 7pm

SPARROWS DOVES RAVENS OWLS
Charles Daniels, Antoine Mallette-Chénier, Les Voix humaines
A life-cycle of songs and suites from the European union of Handel's birth.
Rotonde du Musée d'art contemporaine de Montréal
Friday, June 22, 2018 at 9pm

Musical evening at the Café
Join us at the café, as usual, to eat, drink and make merry with music by Le Petit Rien and everyone else!
Café du Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal
Friday, June 22, 2018 at 10pm

Day 3 Saturday, June 23, 2018

Musical Marathon: The Sing-Along Messiah
Have you always wanted to perform in Handel's Messiah, but not had the opportunity? Here is your chance! Join us for a reading of the Messiah where amateur musicians and choristers will make up the orchestra and the choir.
Saint John the Evangelist (Red Roof Church)
Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 10am

Exhibition by musical instrument makers with demonstration
McCord Museum
Saturday, June 23, 2018 from 10am to 5pm

FAREWELL TO MUSIC
La Cigale
Popular music from Ireland, Scotland and Wales that inspired composers of Handel’s time.
Saint John the Evangelist (Red Roof Church)
Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 11:30am

Die Hautboisten/Montréal Baroque Oboe Band
Die Hautboisten/Montréal Baroque Oboe Band Ceremony, majesty, military, and feasts; revel and tremble in the wake of the Band! Karim Nasr and Andrew Maruzzella, dessus d'hautbois, Joel Verkaik, taille d'hautbois, François Viault, bassoon, Philip Hornsey, drums
Square Philips
Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 12pm

Élise Guay et Nicolas Gerardin
Traditional French dance music : bourrées, schottish, marches, mazurkas and other dance tunes with presentations of the instruments. Élise Guay and Nicolas Gerardin, bagpipes flutes, oboes and other early wood winds.
Square Philips
Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 1:30pm

SÉMÉLÉ v. JUNON: L’ORGEUIL ET LA VANITÉ
Les Méandres
Bravura arias between Goddesses competing for the title of Queen of Olympia!
Saint John the Evangelist (Red Roof Church)
Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 2pm

Nils Brown
Nils Brown: The '45 - 1745 was the Jacobite rebellion... Handel composed Judas Maccabaeus for the English victors. Nils will present music from tbe other side of the conflict and other Scots music.
Square Philips
Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 3pm

SORCIÈRE AU BÛCHER
Catherine & complices
The story of a sorceress, Lady Catherine the Beguiler, as told by Handel, Purcell and Eccles.
Rotonde du Musée d'art contemporaine de Montréal
Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 4pm

Archetype
European Celtic music makes it way to the Maritime Provinces: traditional Scottish and Irish music from the 18th and 19th centuries and music from the Maritime Provinces (Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland) from the 20th and 21st centuries. Kate Bevan-Baker and Émilie Brûlé, Baroque and Celtic violins.
Square Philips
Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 4:30pm

ACIS & GALATEA AND HANDEL'S HARP
L’Harmonie des Saisons, Charles Daniels, ténor (UK), Clara Rottsolk, soprano, Nicholas Burns, alto, Philippe Gagné, ténor, Peter Becker, basse, Antoine Mallette-Chénier, harpe baroque
Acis and Galatea are in love! Jealous, the Cyclops crushes Acis under a rock whereupon Galatea transforms her lover into a babbling brook. The celestial harp concerto completes the concert!
Hydro-Quebec UQAM Agora
Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 7pm

UNO, DUE, TRE, QUATTRO
Orchestre L'Arte del Mondo
Sonatas for one, two, three and four instruments from Handel’s Italian visit. Brilliant experiments!
Saint John the Evangelist (Red Roof Church)
Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 9pm

Musical evening at the Café
Join us at the café, as usual, to eat, drink and make merry with music by Le Petit Rien and everyone else!
Café du Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal
Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 10pm

Day 4 Sunday, June 24, 2018

Exhibition by musical instrument makers with demonstration
McCord Museum
Sunday, June 24, 2018 from 10am to 5pm

LEANDRO AND ARIADNE : AMORE
Ariadne Lih & Leandro Marziote
17th century Italian love songs on themes later chosen by Handel.
McCord Museum
Sunday, June 24, 2018 at 11am

Élise Guay et Nicolas Gerardin
Traditional French dance music : bourrées, schottish, marches, mazurkas and other dance tunes with presentations of the instruments. Élise Guay and Nicolas Gerardin, bagpipes flutes, oboes and other early wood winds.
Square Philips
Sunday, June 24, 2018 at 12pm

Antoine Malette-Chénier
From ancient Celtic airs to Spanish rhythms, and English contredanses to the refinements of the Cours de France, let the harp tell the story of Europe dancing.
Square Philips
Sunday, June 24, 2018 at 1:30pm

THE PRIVATE HANDEL
Musica Obscura
First drafts of Handel's most famous arias and sonatas: works in progress by a vulnerable young immigrant new to London.
McCord Museum
Sunday, June 24, 2018 at 2pm

Kate Beven-Baker et Dave Gossage
Irish pub music with Kate Beven-Baker (violin) et Dave Gossage (flute and guitar)
Square Philips
Sunday, June 24, 2018 at 3pm

Danse Cadence
Danse Cadence: Dance class to prepare for the grand ball! With Anne-Marie Gardette, Pierre Chartrand (dance) and Alexis Chartrand (violin)
Hydro-Quebec UQAM Agora
Sunday, June 24, 2018 at 4pm

Die Hautboisten/Montréal Baroque Oboe Band
Die Hautboisten/Montréal Baroque Oboe Band Ceremony, majesty, military, and feasts; revel and tremble in the wake of the Band! Karim Nasr and Andrew Maruzzella, dessus d'hautbois, Joel Verkaik, taille d'hautbois, François Viault, bassoon, Philip Hornsey, drums
Square Philips
Sunday, June 24, 2018 at 4:30pm

APOLLON ET DAPHNÉ AT CUPID'S GRAND BALL
Les Boréades et Les Jardins Chorégraphiques. With the participation of Dance Cadence.
Danse Cadence: Contredances, square dances and jigs with Pierre Chartrand, Anne-Marie Gardette and Alexis Chartrand- violin. An evening on the theme of metamorphosis in which Daphne transforms herself into a laurel bush to escape Apollo’s clutches and the soirée transforms from a myth into a grand ball! Come adorned with laurel wreathes or more to dance with the Gods!
Hydro-Quebec UQAM Agora
Sunday, June 24, 2018 at 7pm

Musical evening at the Café
It's already over ! Just time for one last musical evening to wrap up this 16th edition in good company with Le Petit Rien.
Café du Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal
Sunday, June 24, 2018 at 10pm