Schola interculturae, a Sherbrooke-based vocal quartet dedicated to the dialogue between epochs and cultures, will be holding a candlelight concert on the evenings of Dec. 10 and 11 in the crypt of the Saint-Michel Cathedral. Founded in 2019 by Guillaume Lirette-Gélinas, a graduate in Ritual Chant and Songs from Limerick University in Ireland, dramatic tenor and specialist in medieval music, the ensemble will feature traditional and ancient sacred music.
Based on a feeling that the province of Quebec has lost religious heritage buildings at an alarming rate in recent years, the ensemble is in the process of planning a province-wide tour.
In the last year alone, four churches in the Eastern Townships have closed their doors.
In an effort to counteract this effect, Schola interculturae is aiming to produce a sacred music show to be performed inside these spaces, with the first version of this show to be presented to the population of Sherbrooke. The local performance aims to be a unique and intimate experience that is accessible and refined, and that tends towards the ceremonial. Performed by candlelight, the show will take the audience on a journey through time and space.