JUNE 12, 13 AND 14, 2020 - CANCELLED 19 SEPTEMBRE 2019 NOVEMBER 21, 2019 AVRIL 17, 2020 - POSTPONED APRIL 25, 2020 - POSTPONED

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Dear music-loving friends, In the light of the last announcements made by our governments to help stop the spread of COVID-19, we are forced to cut current season short. The benefit concert planned for June 9 and the Académie de musique ancienne de Saint-Camille, from......

Dear music-loving friends, Since the beginning of the COVID-19 crisis, the Boréades team has followed all regulations announced by the government of Québec in order to slow the spreading of this virus amongst the population. We support and rigorously follow the new hygiene and sanitary......

Au nom de toute notre équipe, je vous souhaite la bienvenue à la 5e édition de l’Académie de musique ancienne de Saint-Camille. Tout en raffinant votre interprétation musicale et la technique même de votre instrument en regard du répertoire baroque, à chaque année, les nouveaux compositeurs......

Francis Colpron
Artistic director

Artistic Director’s Note

2019-2020 SEASON

Another magnificent season is here… As always, Les Boréades selected four very different concerts out of the vast repertoire from the XVIIth and XVIIIth century. As a tribute to our love of fine dining, a series of culinary names now represent different types of performances. The Ratatouille and Minestrone categories reference the French and Italian repertoire respectively, while Strudel and Banquet designate the classical repertoire for the first, and large scale projects for the second. The Mignardises series exclusively promotes the virtuoso capacities of the members of the ensemble, no matter the repertoire. Each one of them can thus propose pieces and share newly discovered favourites, accompanied by some of their colleagues.

We hope to see you amongst us!

Francis Colpron


Founded by Francis Colpron in 1991, Les Boréades de Montréal focuses on early music. The ensemble has chosen an interpretative approach in keeping with the spirit of the Baroque era, by adhering to the rules of performance practice of the past and playing on period instruments. Critics and audiences alike in Canada and abroad have been unanimous in hailing the group’s energy and spontaneity as well as its theatrical, expressive and elegant playing, indicative of a unique flair for Baroque aesthetics.