Bernard Labadie, conductor © Francois Rivard
"Labadie’s arcs of clear, relentless structure, provoked his initially sultry sense of direction to come alive, seemingly spontaneously from within, as if he were a classical music pianist’s equivalent of a 1950s method actor. "  Tim Greiving, LA TImes, Apr 2016
  • Handel Coronation anthem "The King shall rejoice”
  • J.S. Bach Mass in G major
  • Handel Ode for St. Cecilia’s Day

Heaven and Earth join in harmony in this evening of music fit for kings and angels. Celestial voices sing the universe into existence in the glorious Ode to St. Cecelia’s Day. Handel’s secular anthem The King Shall Rejoice, which has been performed at coronations of British monarchs since 1727, crowns the evening with regal splendour. With an international roster of vocal stars, the Juno-winning La Chapelle de Québec brings the pomp and passion of the Baroque era to the concert halls of the 21st century.

Bernard Labadie, conductor © Francois Rivard


  • Conductor Bernard Labadie
  • Soprano Lydia Teuscher
  • Countertenor Daniel Cabena
  • Tenor James Gilchrist
  • Bass Tyler Duncan
  • Featuring La Chapelle de Québec