Saturday, June 15, 2019

Out of the Jurisdiction: Organist of the Basilica de Notre Dame

Pierre Grandmaison is the longtime organist of the Basilica de Notre Dame in Montreal.

We were treated to an hour-long talk about the organ, with Grandmaison giving examples of its many tones.  Then he played several Bach pieces, a wedding march and improvisations on the theme of Amazing Grace.  Superb.  For me, it was the highlight of this trip to Montreal.

From the organ loft.


RedPat said...

What a beautiful church, Jack! During one of our Doors Open events I happened upon an organist giving a talk and performance in a chapel and it too was wonderful!

William Kendall said...

That truly is a spectacular church.

Sharon said...

Wow, a beautiful church.