From Vienna to Montreal: ArtChoral’s Viennese tribute and the return of the enchanting annual Viennese Ball of Montreal!
Ensemble ArtChoral’s Enchanting Viennese Evening: A Night of Musical Magic
MONTREAL, September 12, 2023 — Montreal’s Maison Symphonique bore witness to an evening of timeless elegance and musical enchantment on September 8th, as Ensemble ArtChoral delivered a mesmerizing performance that transported the audience straight to the era of the Habsburgs and the Viennese court.
A Musical Journey to 19th-Century Austria
The program for the evening featured Viennese songs, waltzes, and romances, designed to transport attendees to the heart of Vienna’s cultural heritage. With swirling waltzes by the likes of Johann Strauss II and Johannes Brahms, the Ensemble left no doubt that the audience would be enchanted by the melodies of a bygone era.
At the core of this romantic evening was Brahms’s renowned Liebeslieder, a collection of songs that achieved great success even during the composer’s lifetime.
The performance showcased the exceptional vocal talents of the Ensemble and their ability to convey the essence of Romantic vocal expression.
Talented Virtuosos Join the Ensemble
Accompanying Ensemble ArtChoral on this enchanting journey were two virtuoso pianists, Meagan Milatz and Suren Barry. Ms. Milatz, recognized by CBC as one of Canada’s “30 hot classical musicians under 30” in 2019, lent her remarkable talents to the evening, adding an extra layer of brilliance to the already stellar performance.
Vienna’s Musical Legacy Brought to Life
Conductor Matthias Maute expressed his excitement about paying tribute to Vienna’s rich musical heritage with such gifted artists, saying:
“Vienna is synonymous with music and the waltz, and I can’t wait to pay tribute to it with such talented artists. A real musical treat awaits us!”
A Musical Program to Remember
The evening’s program included iconic compositions, including Johann Strauss II’s “Le Danube bleu” and “Champagne Chorus,” as well as excerpts from Johannes Brahms’s “Liebeslieder op.52” and “Liebeslieder op.65.” Franz Schubert’s timeless pieces, such as “Ständchen,” “Der Tanz,” “Gott im Ungewitter,” “Coronach,” and “Der Tanz,” added depth and variety to the repertoire.
An Enchanted Evening
Ensemble ArtChoral’s performance last September 8th, 2023, will be remembered as a night when the Maison Symphonique was filled with the echoes of Vienna’s musical legacy. The Ensemble’s ability to transport audiences into unique musical worlds, combined with the virtuosity of their pianists, made this concert an evening to cherish.
For those who attended, it was a night of musical magic and an enchanting escape to a bygone era.
Ensemble ArtChoral once again proved why they are renowned for their exciting interpretations and the ability to make every concert a unique and memorable experience.
Comittee members of the Austrian Society of Montreal came out to celebrate in full force:
Viennese Ball of Montreal Returns in Grand Style on November 18, 2023: A Night of Elegance and Charity:
Montreal, September 10, 2023 — The Grand Viennese Ball of Montreal is back, and it’s set to be an unforgettable night! Mark your calendars for November 18, 2023, as the ball committee prepares to once again bring the enchanting allure of Austria to the heart of Montreal at the Montreal Marriott Chateau Champlain
A Time-Honored Tradition Since 1962
For over six decades, the Austrian Society has been captivating Montrealers with the magic of the annual Viennese Ball. This event, steeped in tradition and elegance, has become a staple of Montreal’s social calendar. But it’s not just about glitz and glamour; it’s about making a difference.
A Night of Elegance with a Noble Purpose
The Viennese Ball of Montreal isn’t just a dazzling soirée; it’s a charitable endeavor that stands for something greater. This high-profile Charity Event has consistently donated all proceeds to causes that align with its noble mission. It’s not just a night to remember; it’s a night that contributes to the betterment of our community and the true magic lies in its dedication to fundraising for worthy causes, including the esteemed @Love_quebec.
A Celebration of Culture and Tradition
The annual Viennese Ball of Montreal transcends generations and cultures, uniting people in a shared celebration of Austrian music, culinary delights, tradition, and customs. It’s an event where the past and future harmoniously blend, creating an atmosphere that’s both timeless and forward-looking.
This Year’s Beneficiaries
In keeping with its tradition of giving back, the Viennese Ball is proud to support two remarkable causes this year. The beneficiaries include Leave Out ViolencE (LOVE), Canada’s leading youth violence prevention organization, and McGill’s Schulich School of Music. The latter will use funds to provide bursaries for students pursuing musical studies in Austria, opening doors to a world of musical exploration.
Join Us for an Unforgettable Evening
The Viennese Ball of Montreal is not just a spectator event; it’s an immersive experience. Every year, the debutantes and their partners steal the spotlight, leaving attendees in awe of their grace and charm.
If you’ve ever dreamt of participating as a debutante or her dancing partner, this is your chance! Registration is open on their website for the next in-person Ball.
Along with live orchestras, ballet and operatic performances, ball attendees can also expect the following activities:
● A musical cocktail reception
● An enchanting evening of gourmet food, fine wine and dancing
● Viennese cultural performances, including the iconic Debutante dance
● A Silent Auction, a on-site Casino and much more!
Get ready to don your finest attire, swirl across the dance floor, and savor the magic of Vienna right here in Montreal.
Save the date, November 18, 2023, because the Viennese Ball of Montreal is back, and it promises to be a night of elegance, tradition, and giving back to the community.
Don’t miss out on this extraordinary experience! Get your tickets today and be part of an unforgettable evening.
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