Many thanks to Jacques Boucher (organ) and Anne Robert (violin) for sharing such a brilliant concert on May 8! Thanks also to our dedicated Board of Directors, to our fine team of volunteers, to our wonderful audience, and to all who support the work of St. John’s Organ Society.
Tuesday, May 8, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
Jacques Boucher, organ, with Anne Robert, violin
St. John’s Catholic Church
St. John’s Organ Society is pleased to welcome Canadian duo Jacques Boucher and Anne Robert on Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 7:30 p.m at St. John’s Catholic Church, 207 York Street in Bangor. Boucher will play the historic E. & G. G. Hook organ, Opus 288, and Robert will play her 1738 Carlo Antonio Testore violin. They will perform music of Albinoni, Gounod, Rheinberger, and Bèdard.
Boucher, an organist and a music broadcaster, has recorded extensively and has concertized in Canada, Europe, the United States, Bermuda, Mexico, and South America. He is principal organist of the Sanctuaire du Saint-Sacrement and the titular organist of the Saint-Jean- Baptiste church in Montreal.
Robert is an active chamber musician who regularly plays in Canada, Europe, Asia, and the United States. She has recorded extensively with a particular affinity for French music. She teaches at the Conservatoire de Musique de Montréal and at the summer academy of the Orford Arts Center.
The May 8th program continues the tradition of an annual concert by an internationally recognized recitalist on the historic E. & G. G. Hook organ, Opus 288, at St. John’s Catholic Church. Hook’s Opus 288, the largest 19th -Century pipe organ in northern New England, has been described by Alan Laufman (past president of the Organ Historical Society) as “…a national treasure.”
St. John’s Catholic Church is located at 207 York Street in Bangor. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated and will benefit outreach and education projects of St. John’s Organ Society, a non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and stewardship of the historic E. & G. G. Hook Organ built in 1860.
For more information about Jacques Boucher and Anne Robert, please see their website:
We are grateful to our partner hotel, the Charles Inn.