Musique chez nous

Musique chez nous

Musique chez nousThe Department of Music at Bishop’s University presents Musique Chez Nous, a student-run concert series designed to appeal to all tastes, featuring the talents of local musicians, visiting artists, and the University’s own music faculty.

2019-2020 Concert Season

Download the PDF brochure of the 2019-2020 Concert Season

Tickets *

$20 Adults
$15 Seniors (60 +)
FREE for Students with valid school ID

* These rates do not apply to concerts by the BU Singers, please call the box office.

Subscriptions *

Adults: 6 concerts for $90
Seniors: 6 concerts for $60

* Subscriptions are NOT applicable for the BU Singers concerts.

Tickets are available in advance at the Centennial Theatre Box Office and at the door one hour before showtime.


Parking on Bishop’s campus is free on concert nights.

Howard Brown Memorial Concert

Friday, September 20, 2019
8:00 p.m.

Bandeen Hall

Faculty members from the Music Department perform in our annual tribute to the founder of the department. The Artistic Directors of the Musique Chez Nous Series will provide details about the upcoming events this season. All are invited to a reception following the concert to meet the artists.

Featured performers: Ross Osmun on piano performs Liszt and Debussy; Francine Leng  on piano performs three preludes by Rachmaninoff; Fannie on piano and vocals performs music by François Cousineau and original music; jazz with Guillaume Gilbert (jazz guitar) and Mathieu Tarlo (bass), Northern Comfort (Sonia Patenaude, vocals with Ben Kinsley, guitar) perform folk and jazz arrangements of popular music.

Bandeen Hall

RedFox, Indie Folk Band

Thursday, September 26, 2019
9:00 p.m.

The Gait

RedFox is a five-piece indie-folk band based in Montreal, Quebec. Their sound is primarily comprised of acoustic-based music with hints of indie rock. Played by a 5-piece ensemble which includes bass, guitar, violin, banjo and percussion. Their dynamic and energetic sound is influenced by bands such as Punch Brothers, Mumford & Sons and Paramore. Featuring Bishop’s alumni, RedFox featuring Daphnée Vandal ’17, Jono Townsend ’17, and Samuel Neumann ’17.


Michel Franck, piano

Friday, October 4, 2019
8:00 p.m.
It will be rescheduled for the 2020-2021 season.

Scarlatti, Beethoven, Scriabin, Chopin
Michel Franck

Jeremy Huw Williams, baritone with Paula Fan, piano

Friday, October 25, 2019
8:00 p.m.

Bandeen Hall

World renowned baritone singer, Jeremy Huw Williams and accompanist, Paula Fan on piano propose a recital built upon a French theme and includes, the Canadian premieres of works by the Canadian composer Andrew Paul MacDonald and the Welsh/Canadian composer John Metcalf.

Jeremy Huw Williams

Olivier Hébert & LoFi Octet

Friday, November 1, 2019
8:00 p.m.

Bandeen Hall

Where string quartet meets jazz ensemble. Where noted music meets improvised swirls.  Correspondance is Olivier Hebert’s second album. Leader of the LOFI OCTET, this multi-instrumentalist ensures a balance between the sensuality of a string quartet and the spirit of jazz. Through Hébert’s meticulous compositions, these two realms fuse into a unique symbiosis that brings the best out of both worlds.

Olivier Hébert & LoFi Octet

Les Voix Humaines Consort of Viols

Friday, November 8, 2019
8:00 p.m.

Bandeen Hall

4 Seasons, 4 viols

Original arrangements of Vivaldi’s 4 Seasons by Susie Napper & Margaret Little, with readings of the Seasons poems (as originally published by Vivaldi), mixed in with a tasty recipe of 20th century favorite seasonal songs and a brand new take on the Seasons by Montreal composer Maurice-G Du Berger.

Les Voix Humaines

Festival of Lessons and Carols

Saturday, November 30, 2019
7:00 p.m.

Sunday, December 1, 2019
4:00 p.m.

St-Mark’s Chapel

Under the direction of Sarah Heath, the St. Mark’s Chapel Choir hosts their annual Festival of Lessons and Carols. Mark your calendars to attend one of these special, candlelit services. Donations to support local charities will be greatly appreciated.

Carvings at St. Mark's Chapel

Bishop’s University Singers – Frostiana

Thursday, December 5, 2019 and Friday, December 6, 2019
8:00 p.m.

Bandeen Hall

Jean-Philippe Dutil, Guest Choir Director
Fannie Gaudette, directrice artistique/accompagnatrice
Melinda Enns – vocal coach

An intimate concert in Bandeen Hall with piano and harp. Music by Randall Thompson, John Rutter, and Benjamin Britten’s  A Ceremony of Carols, Op. 28.

Frostiana - Bishop's University Singers

Bishop’s University Singers with Orchestre symphonique de Sherbrooke

Sunday, December 8, 2019
3:00 p.m.

Salle Maurice O’Bready, Centre culturel de l’Université de Sherbrooke

Duo François

Friday, January 24, 2020
8:00 p.m.

Bandeen Hall

The Duo Francois will present a concert featuring masterpieces music for violin and piano including the wonderful Sonata #3 in C minor of Edvard Grieg, the hauntingly beautiful “Lark Ascending” of Ralph Vaughan Williams, and other works. The concert may include the world premiere of a new commissioned Sonata by Andrew Paul MacDonald. The work is entitled “Vault, Veil and Veer” Sonata #5 for Violin and Piano.

“We love the music of Andrew Mac Donald and we are thrilled to have such an amazing composer write yet another work for the Duo Francois!”


Master Class with Duo François on Saturday, January 25, 2020

Duo François

Kellylee Evans Jazz Quartet

Friday, February 14, 2020
8:00 p.m.

Bandeen Hall

2018 JUNO nominee Kellylee Evans is a high-octane, chameleon-like performer whose natural charm and improvisational vocal style embody jazz, soul, pop, and hip-hop. The singer-songwriter won a 2011 JUNO Award and has been captivating audiences along the way, opening for stars such as John Legend, George Benson and Willie Nelson.

Kellylee Evans Quatuor Jazz Quartet


Friday, February 21, 2020
8:00 p.m.

Bandeen Hall

Original music by Fannie
Lyrics: Normand Achim

A concert of French music by the Bishop’s University Singers’ artistic director, Fannie Gaudette who is exploring a new musical journey as a singer-songwriter.


Fannie Gaudette

Sam Kirmayer Sextet

Friday, March 27, 2020
8:00 p.m.

Bandeen Hall

One of CBC Music’s picks for the “35 Best Canadian Jazz Musicians Under 35”, guitarist and composer, Sam Kirmayer, has released two albums as a leader, Opening Statement (Chromatic Audio, 2017) and High and Low (Cellar Live, 2018). His playing has been described as “no pretense or posturing, only musical sincerity” (Jazz Guitar Life) and “never overstated and always expressed with good taste.” (All About Jazz). Kirmayer’s new project sees him stepping out as composer and arranger with a program of new original works for a sextet comprised of young New Yorkers and Montreal heavyweights.

Sam Kirmayer Sextet

Bishop’s University Singers

Friday, April 3, 2020 and Saturday, April 4, 2020
8:00 p.m.

Centennial Theatre

Always an exciting and most anticipated event, the BU Singers’ Spring Concert delivers once again, this time on the theme of Broadway and film music.

Bishop’s University Singers

The Department of Music thanks the Bishop’s University Foundation for its generous contributions to Musique Chez Nous.

Artistic Directors
Jack Eby, Ross Osmun, Sonia Patenaude

Concert coordination
Nikolaus-Paul Kaeser-Reiss, Llinos Owen

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Bandeen Hall
2600 College St.
Sherbrooke, QC