McGill’s Bicentennial anniversary is a significant occasion to celebrate as a community, by reinforcing the deep bonds between McGill, Montreal and Canada. On Sunday, October 23, 2022, at 3:00 p.m., the Bicentennial will come to a close at the Maison symphonique, with a spectacular closing concert by the McGill Symphony Orchestra, Schulich Singers, the McGill Concert Choir and McGill University Chorus.
Under the direction of conductor Alexis Hauser and chorus master Jean-Sébastien Vallée, the stage will be filled with remarkable Schulich musicians and alumni soloists Charlotte Siegel, Jenny Ivanovna, Benjamin Butterfield, and Philippe Sly, performing Beethoven’s Symphony No.9 in D minor, culminating in the unforgettable Ode to Joy. For almost 200 years, the ‘Ode to Joy’ has symbolised hope, unity and fellowship – across borders and through conflicts.
To celebrate the closing of the University’s 200th anniversary celebrations, the McGill community is invited to attend for free.
October 23, 2022
PLACE DES ARTS, MAISON SYMPHONIQUE
McGill Symphony Orchestra, Schulich Singers, McGill Concert Choir and McGill University Chorus
Alexis Hauser, conductor; Jean-Sébastien Vallée, chorus master
Charlotte Siegel, soprano; Jenny Ivanovna, mezzo-soprano; Benjamin Butterfield, tenor; Philippe Sly, bass-baritone
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125
An occasion not to be missed!