1er au 7 juillet 2017

July 1 - 7, 2017



l'AGO région du Nord-Est, le CRCO et le CIOC


Northeast AGO,

RCCO, & CIOC














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Louis Brouillette holds a Ph.D. in musicology from the University of Montreal as well as a Bachelor's degree in Organ Performance and a Master's degree in Instrumental Didactics (organ) from Laval University. His research on the organ, musical life in Quebec and music manuscripts has been published in several national and international journals, including Fontes Artis Musicae, the Revue de Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (unofficially the Journal of the National Library and Archives of Quebec), the Revue musicale OICRM and Les Cahiers de la Société québécoise de recherche en musique (the Quebec Music Research Society). His article on Claver Casavant will soon be published in volume 16 of the Dictionary of Canadian Biography. He has given lectures in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, France, Belgium and Poland. Mr. Brouillette serves as musicologist for the Sherbrooke Symphony Orchestra, titular organist of the St. Barnabas Anglican Church in North Hatley and assistant organist at the Saint-Michel Catholic Basilica-Cathedral in Sherbrooke. Very active as a concert organist, he has performed among others at the Orgue et Couleurs Festival in Montreal, during Notre-Dame-du-Cap Basilica's summer season, as well as for concert series organized by the Friends of the Organ of Quebec City, Montreal, Drummond, the Bois-Francs and the Eastern Townships. As an organist, he has premiered works by Quebec composers Jocelyn Lafond, Marc O'Reilly, Éric Champagne and Vincent Hamel.


The Fédération Québécoise des Amis de l'Orgue (FQAO) was founded on June 9, 1994, in Quebec City, by renowned organists with the help and support of organ music lovers.

The Federation brings together professional organists, students, musicologists, organ builders, historians and organ music lovers along with organ concert societies and music publishers.

FQAO (Fédération Québécoise des Amis de l'Orgue)

Joint FQAO – Montreal Organ Festival Conference

Robin Côté - La facture d'orgue dans la vallée du Saint-Laurent au XIXe siècle (19th Century Organ Building in the St. Lawrence Valley) (Wednesday, July 5th at 9 A.M.)

The FQAO is a member of the Fédération Francophone des Amis de l'Orgue (FFAO), its French counterpart, which groups 220 French and francophile associations representing more than 12 000 members.

Louis Brouillette - Les compositions québécoises pour orgue (Quebec Compositions for Organ)

(Wednesday, July 5th at 10:30 A.M.)

Having acquired a solid musical foundation with the Maîtrise des Petits Chanteurs du Mont-Royal, Robin Côté was introduced to the organ at the Oratoire Saint-Joseph-du-Mont-Royal, as assistant to Raymond Daveluy. Fascinated by the organ-building process, he joined the Juget-Sinclair Organ Builders workshop team in 2002 to undergo full training. He then travelled to France to improve his knowledge of 19th century organ restoration, the manufacturing of tin principals and the design of French-style symphonic instruments with S.A.R.L. Michel Jurine Organ Builders in Lyon. During his study trips, he gained privileged access to several significant instruments in France, Germany, Sweden, the USA and Latvia. Robin Côté also pays great attention to documenting the old instruments of Quebec, in particular those of Montreal organ builder Louis Mitchell. Having contributed over the course of fifteen years to about thirty new organ or restoration projects, Robin Côté and his colleagues share the desire to create instruments with the highest standards in terms of quality and refinement. Robin Côté distinguishes himself for his ability to balance the artistic and technical aspects of designing new organ concepts. For this reason he is now a partner alongside Denis Juget and Stephen Sinclair, and is involved in administrative affairs of the Maison Juget-Sinclair Organ Builders as Vice President.


When: Wednesday, July 5th from 9 A.M. To 11:45 A.M.

Where: The Centre Sheraton Montréal (1201, boulevard René-Lévesque Ouest, Montréal (QC) H3B 2L7

*Free entry for FQAO members