With its spectacular stained-glass windows, plush seating and superior acoustics, the Bourgie Concert Hall offers a feast for the senses.
This beautiful 462-seat concert hall is housed in the restored neo-Roman Erskine and American Church, which was designed by architect Alexander Cowper Hutchison in 1894. Today, it belongs to the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts.
Its stained-glass windows are a scene stealer in themselves. There are 146 breathtaking panes to admire at in total, ranging from simple geometric forms to intricate figurative compositions. Of the 81 windows that were meticulously restored, 20 were designed by the prestigious Tiffany studios. They are among the two Tiffany works ever carried out for Canada, and one of its rare religious scenes series in North America.
The Bourgie Concert Hall has three grand pianos, two harpischords, a clavicytherium and a grand chamber organ. Music lovers can revel in more than a hundred concerts a year in this outstanding acoustic environment, with genres ranging from classical to jazz and contemporary to world culture. The venue’s program also extends to a series of music-themed cultural and educational events throughout the year, perfectly in tune with the exceptional encyclopedic diversity offered at the Museum.
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