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Rituæls

A grand artistic ceremony that brings together works from the Middle Ages to the 21st century.

Conceived as an artistic and spiritual experience, Rituæls brings together works dating from the Middle Ages to the 21st century. Throughout the show, the musicians occupy several spaces in a way that echoes the grandeur and the depth of the pieces on the program. The lighting, scenography and staging contribute to creating a succession of moments that transport and invite contemplation, creating a moment of connection and introspection.

This show was the subject of a film-concert released in 2021 and of an album which will be published under the Alpha Classics label in 2023.

Music program

Hildegard von Bingen (1098-1179):O vis aeternitatis

Arvo Pärt (born in 1935): Psalom and Summa

Nicole Lizée (born in 1973): Another Living Soul*

Bryce Dessner (born in 1976): Aheym and Tenebre*

Michael Tippett (1905-1998): Lament

Jocelyn Morlock (born in 1969): Exaudi*

 

*arranged by Thibault Bertin-Maghit

Creative team

Concept and artistic direction: Thibault Bertin Maghit

Video production (film-concert): Benoît Fry and Lucas Harrison Rupnik

Dance and choreography: Stacey Désilier

Scenography: Joëlle Harbec

Lighting design: Alexandre Péloquin

What they said

“A sensory landscape that evokes timelessness... the real, the important.”

Pan M 360

 

“Whenever we make something, especially something new, we may not always know what we’ve made. It’s therefore quite marvelous to discover something displaying genuine mastery, created with a deep understanding of the issues facing the audience.”

Barcza Blog

 

“Moved, moved to tears, shivers, hairs standing up, the spine straightening on its own, the heart tightening, a smile forming, tenderness received, all senses on alert ... in the end, I just want to say thank you.”

Audience member

Photos

Rituæls - The album

 

Rituæls will be released by Alpha Classics in 2023.

More info to come.

Rituæls - The film-concert

 

Rituæls was the subject of a film-concert (2020) which was notably broadcast by Ottawa Chamberfest (2021) and Music Toronto (2021). The film is currently available on the platform arts.film (in Canada only).

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