Clair-Obscur with Constantinople and A Filetta


Clair-Obscur with Constantinople and A Filetta

Date: Friday, December 10, 2021, 8:30 pm
Price: $40, $36 Friends, $30 students and seniors

Please note: guests ages 12 and up will be required to show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19, along with ID, to attend this event. Go here for more information about the Museum's proof of vaccination policy.


Let the polyphonic melodies and sacred songs of Iran and Europe enchant you in a deeply moving concert from Museum Favourites Constantinople along with the all-male Corsican vocal group, A Filetta. Together in harmony and counterpoint, they create a sonic tableau where light and shadow meet.


Clair-obscur is born of the desire for dialogue on the part 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 and songs rooted in their traditions and repertoires.


Inspired by the ancient city illuminating East and West, Constantinople was conceived as a forum for cross-cultural musical encounters in 1998 in Montreal. A Filetta specialize in the traditional three-part polyphonic songs of the Mediterranean island of Corsica.


Clair-Obscur is presented in associate partnership with Constantinople. It was originally planned for our 2019/20 season, Listening to Each Other, which paid tribute to the role of the performing arts in preserving culture, spurring social change, and celebrating diversity.


Can't attend the performance in person? Tune in to the live stream on our Facebook channel!


Concert Series
Duende Festival 2021

November 18–21, 2021

Presented with support from

Canada Council for the Arts logo

Conseil des arts and des lettres du Québéc logo

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