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The Festival Montréal Baroque always likes to do things a little bit differently… a look back at the  7th edition, Death By Chocolate.

Montreal Baroque invited festivalgoers to dress up for a dazzling evening of dance at the Château Ramezay!

The Rufty Tufty ensemble and a master dancer twirled our audience clad in their 18th century garb through the Salle de Nantes, while in an adjoining salon the Franz Joseph Quartet entertained us for this special occasion. And between the two, a master chocolatier was on hand to titillate the taste buds!

All to say, the scene was set for a joyous evening, danced away as it might have been in an English country manor in the days of Jane Austen, with beautiful tunes played by musicians accompanied by some exquisite dishes.

Anecdote: Susie Napper, our founder and artistic director, managed to convince Hart House (University of Toronto) to liberate several 17th century viols of exceptional quality, that have been locked up for 40 years. Your memories, photos, anecdotes ... share them with us on Facebook!

From the festival archives - 2009