Treasures from the cloisters Tribute concert to the Hospitallers


On October 20, 1659, Judith Moreau de Brésoles, Marie Maillet and Catherine Macé, the first Hospitallers of Saint-Joseph, arrived in Ville-Marie in order to help Jeanne Mance at the Hôtel-Dieu. 360 years later, on the anniversary of their arrival in Canada, the Museum of the Hospitallers of the l’Hôtel-Dieu of Montreal paid tribute to these exceptional women with a concert open to all.

Treasures from the cloisters present songs from the repertoire of the Ursulines of Quebec, the Congregation of Notre-Dame and songs written by Italian nuns before and around 1659, performed by Suzie LeBlanc and Cappella Antica.

When? Sunday, October 20 at 2pm
Where? Chapel of the Hospitallers of Saint-Joseph
Price: free

Places are limited, reservation required!

To book: 514 849-2919


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Suzie LeBlanc, C.M., begins her international career in London in 1987 with the vocal ensemble The Consort of Musicke. From there, she continued to specialize in early repertoire with many European ensembles. In the year 2000, she creates Le Nouvel Opéra, a company that specializes in lesser-known works. With ATMA, she recorded Mozart lieder with Yannick Nezet-Seguin, early songs by Messiaen and many 17th century unknown works. In 2019, she co-authored “Mouvance”, a multimedia concert on migration and displacement, and directed the Studio de Musique Ancienne in a programme of music from 17th century Italian convents. She directs Cappella Antica at McGill University since 2018 where she is also early music vocal coach.


Cappella Antica is the flagship vocal ensemble of McGill’s Early Music program. Comprised of twelve singers carefully selected from Vocal Performance majors, the ensemble concentrates on sixteenth and seventeenth-century repertoire. In addition to performing concerts of Renaissance and Baroque masterpieces, the cappella also revives and presents lesser-known works as in tonight’s performance of works from cloisters and convents to honour the arrival of the first Hospitalières in Montreal 360 years ago.

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