In 18th-century Paris, Christmas and its sacred and popular repertoire of carols were the joy of family members joining in musical get-togethers, whether in the humblest of homes, in the gilded halls of aristocratic palaces, or in the smoke-filled abodes of the bourgeoisie. Directed by the brilliant recorder player Vincent Lauzer, Arion invites you to discover the French and Italian works, whether high-spirited or more meditative, that graced those musical evenings of pleasure, sharing, and rejoicing.

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Concert program

Michel Corrette (1707-1795) Symphonies en quatuor contenant les plus beaux Noëls français et étrangers
Louis-Claude Daquin (1694-1772) Nouveau livre de Noëls pour l’orgue et le clavecin: Noël en dialogue, duo et trio (transcription Vincent Lauzer)
Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713) Concerto grosso op. 6, no. 8 in g minor, « Fatto per la notte di Natale »
Nicolas Chédeville (1705-1782) Sonata in G Major op. 13 no. 4
Francesco Geminiani (1687-1762) Concerto no.10 in F Major, after Corelli
Anon. Traditional French Christmas Carols (arrangements Vincent Lauzer and Ton Koopman) ‒ Entre le boeuf et l’âne gris, La marche des rois, Noël nouvelet, Les anges dans nos campagnes

Guest Artist(s)

Vincent Lauzer

Vincent Lauzer

Révélation Radio-Canada 2013-2014 and Breakthrough Artist of the Year (2012 Opus Awards), recorder player Vincent Lauzer graduated from McGill University where he studied with Matthias Maute. He is the artistic director of the Lamèque International Baroque Music Festival.

See the full biography of Vincent Lauzer


  • Sunday, December 17, 2023 – 14:30