Summer concerts in Montréal

Saint-Enfant-Jesus du Mile End Church
5039 Rue Saint-Dominique, Montréal, QC H2T 1V1


July 27th, 2024 – 8 pm

Between sea and mountains, between modes and polyphony — Clair-obscur is born of the desire for deeper dialogue on the part both of the musicians of Constantinople and the singers of A Filetta, the preeminent ensemble of Corsican polyphony. They have created a poetic and musical suite, mixing polyphonies created by the well-versed singers of A Filetta with songs and tunes composed and arranged by Kiya Tabassian. A profoundly touching concert.

Sur scène

  • A Filetta, corsican polyphony
    • Jean-Claude Acquaviva
    • François Aragni
    • Jean-Do Bianco
    • Petr’Antò Casta
    • Paul Giansily
    • Maxime Vuillamier
  • Constantinople
    • Kiya Tabassian, setar and direction
    • Didem Basar, kanun
    • Patrick Graham, percussion
    • Tanya LaPerrière, baroque violin baroque & viola d’amore


August 9th, 2024 – 8 pm

More than 600 years separates the life of John-Sebastien Bach (1685 -1750) and Omar Khayyam (1048 -1131), but these two genius were made to meet each other.  Their visions of the world, as a perfect match of mathematics mastery and a super high level of spirituality, bring these two men in a delightful dialogue and traces a clear path to the sublime. Constantinople proposes arrangements of some of the most beautiful spiritual songs and arias of JS Bach in dialogue with poems of Omar Khayyam sung in Persian and responding to Bach’s songs. 

Sur scène

  • Hana Blažíková, soprano
  • Kiya Tabassian, setar, voice & direction
  • Michel Angers, theorbe
  • Didem Başar, kanun
  • Johanna Rose, viola da gamba
  • Patrick Graham, percussion
  • Tanya LaPerrière, baroque violin
  • Neva Özgen, kemençe