This week in Montreal: April 22 – 28
In collaboration with Pallade Musica, ensemble Viva Voce presents a program of Claudio Monteverdi’s dramatic madrigals on Saturday, April 27. Shannon Mercer will be the guest soloist. The concert takes place at McGill University’s Redpath Hall, starting at 7:30 pm. www.vivavoce-montreal.com
- Daniel Turp
Under the artistic direction of Nathalie Michaud, two baroque ensembles unite to present a panoramic repertoire composed 400 years ago. Speaker Georges Leroux will highlight the musical diversity of four countries: Italy, France, England and Germany. Bourgie Hall, April 28, 3 pm. Conference (French) at 2pm. www.idesheureuses.ca
- Renée Banville
For its second edition, MTLacappella, Montreal’s one-day a cappella music festival assembles 17 vocal ensembles, comprising 276 singers, from across North America in varied repertoire from French chansons to The Beatles, and from Bach to Kanye West. Last year, over 400 attended. This year, the festival expands to two venues, Sala Rossa and Casa del Popolo. Tickets are $15 and are sold as all-access day passes. Sunday, April 28, day and evening. www.mtlacappella.com.
- Wah Keung Chan