Presented as part of the Journées de la Culture, the concert by the Ensemble vocal Polymnie de Longueuil, organized by the Recreation Committee of Maison Jésus-Marie, was a magnificent opening to the concert season. The ensemble of 40 choir members, was led by Louis Lavigueur, both choirmaster and orchestra conductor, and who demonstrated his great mastery throughout the diversity of his repertoire.
This repertoire consists of sacred and secular choral works by composers of yesterday and today. The choir performed a dozen pieces, including those by Melchior Franck, Alain Langrée, Morten Lauridsen, W.A. Mozart and Lionel Daunais.
Throughout the performance by the Ensemble vocal Polymnie, Louis Lavigueur took the time to give information about each piece, which resulted in a better experience for the audience. Also noteworthy was the magnificent work of accomplished pianist-accompanist Anne-Marie Denoncourt, a graduate of the prestigious Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey.