Studio de musique ancienne de Montréal
Founded in 1974 by Hélène Dugal, Réjean Poirier and Christopher Jackson, the Studio de Musique An-cienne de Montréal is composed of a choir and orchestra of professional musicians. It devotes itself to the performance of moderate-sized and large works composed by 1750, including motets, cantatas, oratorios, suites, and symphonies, with occasional incursions into the classical period. Its musicians play on period instruments or faithful copies thereof, and the singers have mastered the vocal style particular to this repertory. Thus the Studio joins a movement, as much American as European, to renew and rediscover through interpretation the music of the Renaissance and baroque.